Environment Manager, Pipelines and Reactivation, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: Aug 2, 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.

 

As part of the Environmental Leadership Team (ELT) and reporting to the Director of Environment, the Environment Manager - Pipelines and Reactivation will oversee the Environmental Protection Program for Pipelines and Reactivation.  This includes managing a team of Environmental Advisors (EAs), an Environmental Inspection team composed of Environmental Inspectors (EIs) and Indigenous Monitors (IMs) and 3rd party Environmental Consultants (Resource Specialists).  The Environment Manager is responsible for all phases of the Project including planning, construction and reclamation, budget management, personnel hiring, issue management and resolution, and regulatory field compliance. A key function will be to provide direction and guidance to the EAs and EIs to ensure consistency of Environmental Reference Document (ERD) execution across the Project, proactive issue identification and resolution, management of environmental regulatory communications and corrective actions and emergency management. The Environment Manager will collaborate with the Construction Contractors and Trans Mountain functional teams to verify their understanding of the environmental issues and sensitivities of the Project and support their areas as required.

 

Contract Deliverables

  • Work with Project Directors, Project Managers, Environmental Analysts (EA’s) and Environmental Inspectors (EI’s) to resolve conflicts that may occur between Contractors and EIs/Indigenous Monitors (IM’s) regarding environmental issues and to clarify environmental concerns and understanding of environmental requirements.
  • Communicate clearly and on a timely basis to the Director of Environment regarding the status of environmental performance, report on environmental issues including non-compliance and proactively identify issues for management.
  • Lead response development for field regulatory reports and inquiries including writing requests and person compliance verification meetings or inspections. Provide support and leadership on Project actions to manage Environmental Regulatory enforcement measures taken by Provincial and Federal regulators.
  • Work with Contractors and Chief EI to ensure the appropriate level of qualified personnel are in place to implement the environmental aspects of the project. Lead hiring of Environmental Inspection team.
  • Review TMEP and Contractor environmental reports, incident reports, investigations, Contractor environmental execution plans and correction action plans for the Project.
  • Hire, supervise and provide direction to the EAs and Chief EI’s to ensure all spread deliverables and support requirements are in place and functional. Identify gaps and develop corrective actions as required.
  • Ensure that the environmental inspection team and associated supporting functions are working effectively and consistently to monitor environmental compliance.
  • Complete field environmental audits and associated reporting, as required and support regulatory field inspections and associated reporting.
  • Work with Project Managers, EAs and EIs to review and comment on proposed changes through the Management of Change (MOC) and Field Change Request (FCR) processes.
  • Work with Project team to complete required internal reporting and external regulatory reporting needs, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting. Reporting requirements include regulatory filings, internal progress reporting and annual Integrated Safety and Loss Management System (ISLMS) reporting.
  • Work with Chief EI to ensure all EIs are trained and competent in areas of communications, reporting requirements, permit conditions and technical expertise. Ensure standardization and consistency in implementation of environmental inspection, procedures, processes and reporting across all spreads.
  • Develop and manage budgets for external Resource Specialists to complete required environmental mitigation measures outlined in Project requirements.  Develop and manage budgets for 3rd party Environmental Inspector contract suppliers.  Develop and manage budgets for 3rd party reclamation service providers.
  •  Work with Chief EI to ensure Resource Specialists are providing required construction support services (e.g. amphibian salvage, nesting bird sweeps) in a manner that meets Project, permit and legal requirements while being cost effective and efficient.
  • Identify and execute opportunities for improvement in environmental processes, including managing the development of new supporting ERD’s including Environmental Field Guide Development, Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) updates and other regulatory guidance documents.
  • Provide support to the Environment Socio-Economic team including guidance for Environmental Inspectors managing Indigenous Monitors in the field.
  • Lead the Environment field team and support the Indigenous Relations Team (IRT) in communicating and managing the field process around Traditional Land Use discoveries and management.
  • Provide leadership to EA’s and CEI’s in completing and managing planning requirements for execution, including Contractor Execution Plan Review and approval.
  • Provide input to the leadership team on Environmental Initiatives, issues and focus of the environment team.

 

Qualification and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. biology, archaeology etc.)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a related field
  • Pipeline engineering and project management experience preferred, managing multiple projects
  • Leadership and supervisory experience preferred
  • Project management experience including experience managing projects up to $1M
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse group of technical personnel 
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

 

Location/Working Conditions

  • Based in Calgary, AB
  • 20-30% travel may be required.
  • Site and/or office work.

 

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.