Health & Safety, 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 a Health & Safety, Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of Health & Safety experts. Working closely with the Safety Department, this position offers a mixture of field and office responsibilities within a positive learning environment.


This position is based in our Calgary office and will report to the Manager, Health & Safety.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of health and safety programming and Integrated Safety and Loss Management System (ISLMS) documentation;
  • Support tracking and reporting of health and safety key performance indicators (KPI's), near misses and leading indicators;
  • Assist with other safety initiatives including Safety Data Sheet inventories, Safety Recognition Program, and Safety Culture Survey administration;
  • Field responsibilities may include hazardous chemical inventories, and inspection of safety supplies and equipment;
  • Office responsibilities include monitoring existing safety program elements including safety recognition awards and office safety awareness;
  • Support safety oversight development and field site inspector ratings dashboard;
  • Support contractor safety oversight by supporting the Field Inspector ratings program;
  • Review and update training materials relative to Safety manual revisions;
  • Assist with the administration of the annual Environment Health and Safety (EHS) inspection program and annual audits;
  • Assist with activities related to emergency response exercises;
  • Monitor compliance to the Energy Safety Canada Life Saving Rules and the contractor safety program; and
  • Assist with other team functions and provide support as necessary.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Enrollment in an Occupational Health and Safety related discipline considered an asset;
  • Basic knowledge of occupational health and safety is an asset;
  • Strong verbal and written communications, including but not limited to email, Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) 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 manage multiple priorities and 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 return to full time studies in the Fall; and
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License


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.