Director, Owner Managed Execution, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide increased capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth and ensure access to global energy markets. The largest project in the pipeline’s history, it involves installing approximately 980 kilometres of new pipeline, as well as new and modified facilities.



Reporting to the Senior Director, Pipeline Execution, the Director, Owner Managed Execution will be responsible for a budget of $3.5 billion which includes a portfolio consisting of construction services, materials, technical services, and infrastructure construction and operation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the project management team for Owner Managed Execution (OME) in collaboration with Supply Chain, Project Controls, and Logistics:
  • Constructions Services: Overseeing the Project Manager (PM) who is responsible for site surveying, matting, trenchless crossings, inspection services, indigenous monitors, etc.
  • Materials: Overseeing the PM who is responsible for all aspects of obtaining, transporting, and storing all materials for the site.
  • Technical Services: Overseeing the PM responsible for all technical support such as engineers, geotechs, surveyors, and other technical specialists.
  • Infrastructure: Overseeing the PM who is managing all the logistics to set up infrastructure at the site such as grading, security, preparing sites and camps, and building the sites.
  • Support the Director, Pipeline Execution in the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP).
  • Ensure the Construction Execution Plans developed by the construction contractors are aligned with the PEP.
  • In coordination with TMEP Engineering, provide direction and guidance to the Pipeline Execution divisions.
  • Support Pipeline Project Managers to ensure the General Construction Contractors (GCCs) are prepared to execute pipeline construction.
  • Manage and supervise direct contractor costs and schedule management processes through construction to ensure project delivery is on time and within budget.
  • Manage the Project Managers and their team’s performance to achieve the scope of work required.
  • Oversee all hiring of OME team members and contributes to the strategic staffing requirements on the project.
  • Provide ongoing comprehensive leadership and oversight to OME about the Pipeline
  • Execution directives: be organized, well-coordinated, meet engineering and construction requirements and implement effective solutions as required.
  • Lead and roll-out strategies and communication of new processes and procedures ensuring implementation meet the needs and requirements, as well as increasing efficiency and productivity of the project.
  • Communicate Project status to relevant stakeholders.
  • Complete regular Project reports and updates, including cost, schedule, progress, and KPIs.
  • Ensure that the Project Safety Plan and Environmental Protection Plan are adhered to during construction.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities, as required.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with large infrastructure and pipelines.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with major capital project execution in Energy,
  • Construction, or similar industries.
  • Demonstrated experience in a construction environment, preferably with a large infrastructure and pipeline projects.
  • Proven past performance in construction projects with working knowledge of the interfaces
  • with other engineering disciplines: Construction, Materials, Technical Services, and Infrastructure.
  • Project Management experience with major pipeline or facilities projects.
  • Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Exceptional leadership experience to drive a team towards common goals, with stringent timelines and cost pressures.
  • Demonstrated an unwavering commitment to safe work culture, environmental protection, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • A strong sense of ownership over work delivery and work product.
  • Strong organizational skills, technical knowledge, and people skills to interface with a diverse group of third-party contractors and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Teamwork, communication, people skills, and achieving milestones are important to success in this role.
  • Strong investigative and data analysis ability.
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Excellent business, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.


Other Requirements and Information

  • Based in Calgary, AB.
  • 50% + travel may be required.


In the Fall of 2021, the Government of Canada expressed its expectation that all federally owned or regulated companies (including Trans Mountain) implement polices to ensure that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

In order to be considered as a candidate for a position with Trans Mountain, you must be fully vaccinated or eligible for accommodation based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act or applicable human rights legislation.

We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take.  Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.


A Rewarding Opportunity. We offer:

  • A place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships.
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference.
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.


In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.


In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).


In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences.  The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day.  Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.