Engineer, Right of Way Hazards

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting oil products to the West Coast. We deliver approximately 300,000 barrels of petroleum products each day through 1,150 kilometres of pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, and 111 kilometres of pipeline in Washington state.


Trans Mountain has created an environment where original thinking and broad application of experience are encouraged. We seek candidates who wish to expand their horizons, who will thrive in our open style management, while sharing our commitment to pipeline safety, environmental responsibility and organizational excellence. We are poised for a future dominated by expansion, activity and excitement.


Are you an individual that has been looking for an opportunity where you will be able to take the lead? Where the opportunity exists to expand your career? If you have a combination of pipeline industry experience, technical expertise, successful delivery of projects and excellent communications skills, you are definitely someone we want to talk to!


This role will report to the Team Lead, Right of Way Hazard group under the Integrity Threats and Risk Management team. The successful engineer will lead the following tasks:

  • Advance the understanding and detection of third-party hazards by pursuing the use of new data gathering techniques, analytics and technologies
  • Participate and coordinate directly with depth of cover remediation projects and provide initial recommendations for risk prioritization
  • Coordinate the execution of depth of cover field verification surveys, depth of cover mitigation projects, engineering pipeline crossing reviews and vehicle ground pressure analyses
  • Coordinate with other departments to complete field-level surveys and assessments, including Lands, Damage Prevention, Environment and External Relations
  • Oversee the crossing analysis such as ground pressure calculations, mechanical damage assessments and engineering assessments as part of other integrity programs such as Natural Hazards and Class Location
  • Participate in the advancement of risk concepts for right of way hazard management, particularly for mechanical damage, natural hazard and class location
  • Use engineering judgement in the review and approval of complex pipeline crossing applications
  • Assist in the development and continual improvement of technical documents, procedures and standards.
  • Participate in internal audits and external audits with regulatory agencies
  • Retain and manage technical consultants, ensuring adherence to procurement processes, continual communication and cost control.


Position Requirements:

  • Must have an engineering degree and be eligible for registration with APEGA and/or APEGBC.
  • A minimum of 4 years pipeline engineering and operations experience would be preferred.
  • Project Management experience would be considered an asset
  • Experience with regulatory environments (CER, AER, BCOGC, PHMSA, AEP) or experience with CSA Z662 & CFR 195 would be considered an asset
  • Field work will be required
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-paced, multi-task environment with attention to detail.


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 competitive compensation program.
  • A flexible benefits package.
  • A pension and a savings plan.


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.