Intermediate Project Engineer - Electrical (term role)

Date: May 31, 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.


As an Intermediate Project Engineer – Electrical with Trans Mountain (TM), you will have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of experts.  This position is based in our Calgary Head Office. Reporting to the Manager, Engineering, you will be responsible for managing capital projects which are focused on ensuring the integrity of TM's pipeline and all related facilities, maintaining public safety, and protecting the environment. You will also provide electrical, instrumentation, and control system-focused technical direction and design input to support the safe operation and regulatory compliance of TM's pipeline system.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute sustaining capital projects with multiple project stakeholders and prepare project specifications, cost estimates, bid documents and analysis, bid awards, budgets, schedules and execution plans.
  • Coordinates with TM Operations, Engineering and Technical Services departments, Cost Control, and other stakeholders to develop and define sustaining capital projects.
  • Provide project engineering and management services including managing third-party engineering firms, project scoping, preparing Authorization for Expenditures (AFEs), drawings review and as-built, permitting, job hazard analysis, cost and schedule tracking, construction liaison, commissioning, and start-up support.
  • Supporting the Capital Projects Program compliance efforts by preparing and attending field audits and inspections and responding to Request for Information (RFIs) and technical deviation requests.
  • Supporting the Capital Projects Program in implementing Corrective Actions or Preventive Actions (CAPAs) that may result from audits, inspections, safety and hazard reviews or incident investigations.
  • Providing technical support to TM Field Operations and Engineering as required.
  • Participating in project design review meetings including 3D model reviews and HAZOP sessions.
  • Supporting Field Engineering and Construction Teams through response to Contractor’s RFIs, Field Change Notices and technical deviance requests for Electrical Engineering discipline.
  • Supporting supply chain team for Owner’s supplied items including preparation of the Material Requisitions (MR), technical bid evaluation, and review of vendor documents.
  • Supporting the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) teams through participation in quality review, inspection and asset turnover documentation.


Qualification and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation in the Provinces of Alberta and/or British Columbia.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation will be considered an asset.
  • 5 to 8 years of Engineering experience in a related field.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Oil and Gas pipeline field engineering experience and familiarity with the latest CSA Z662, Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.
  • High-Voltage (up to 138kV) and Low Voltage (600/347V, 480V/208V-120V) experience is required.
  • PLC and Control System experience will be an asset.
  • Arc Flash and the latest Canadian Electrical Code training will be an asset.
  • Project management experience with projects up to $10M in budget.
  • 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.


Other requirements and Information

  • This position is based in Calgary.
  • Travel to work sites is required (15%) all year round.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license is required.



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.