Environment (Post-Construction), Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 2023

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.


Our Core Values

Trans Mountain’s core values – Safety, Integrity, Respect and Excellence – guide our every step. Each obstacle we’ve overcome or success we’ve experienced has been the result of a shared commitment to living these values every day. Together, we’re focused on doing the right thing for each other and our communities.


As an Environment (Post-Construction), Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Environmental experts. This role provides enhanced exposure to different environmental circumstances, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn more about environmental planning.


This position is based in the Calgary office and will report to the Senior Environmental Advisor.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Post Construction Environmental Monitoring (PCEM) program;
  • Assist with administration of PCEM program - liaise with internal and external stakeholders, track budgets, develop scopes of work and provide guidance to field teams;
  • Support development of PCEM databases, tracking and dashboards;
  • Support the implementation of GIS based field software;
  • Assist with tracking and review of Environmental Issues Lists (EIL);
  • Participate in seeding, planting, invasive plant control and erosion and sediment control (ESC);
  • Participate in PCEM review sessions to develop ongoing improvements to the program;
  • Participate in Business Readiness and transition activities related to data and records management, condition plan development/fulfillment and operations integration; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Enrolled in an environment-based program (courses in biology and ecology considered essential);
  • Basic knowledge of reclamation, post construction environmental monitoring, wildlife monitoring, and/or habitat restoration is an asset;
  • Basic knowledge of Esri ArcGis, Survey 123 and Field Maps is an asset;
  • Writing skills with the ability to understand verbal and written communications, including but not limited to email, Environmental legislation and industry standards;
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) for the purpose of word processing, spreadsheets and information retrieval;
  • Ability to successfully organize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, frequently under strict deadlines;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules and adhere to established work schedules;
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance, and high level of performance; and
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and returning to full time studies in the Fall;
  • Offers a hybrid work model (combination of in-person and remote);
  • Preference for valid Class 5 driver’s license, and ability to travel as required; 
  • This role may offer an opportunity to visit the field.


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:

  • Valuable experience providing opportunity for professional development and career advancement;
  • An opportunity to engage with and learn from some of the most talented and experience people in the business;
  • Competitive compensation;
  • A place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships;
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference;
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.


We value:

  • The health, safety and wellness of everyone working in our company;
  • Meaningful participation from Indigenous and local communities;
  • The commitment and resilience of our people;
  • Collaboration and achieving success together. 


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.