Manager, Security

Date: Nov 12, 2021

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 a Manager, Security with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of experts in the Security department. This position is based in our Calgary Head Office. In this newly created position, the Manager, Security will be responsible to furthering the development of security functions to support the long-term requirements of Trans Mountain pipelines and other assets. In addition to being responsible for long term security strategies, including the high-level oversight and development of a small team, this position will directly interface with the Chief of Security, Trans Mountain Expansion to ensure the alignment of objectives as well as effective deployment of resources and intelligence. 


This position reports directly to the Trans Mountain Chief Operating Officer and will also receive guidance from the Vice President, Engineering and Operations. The Manager, Security, will provide oversight to a team of 4 direct reports located from Calgary to Burnaby. The incumbent will demonstrate an advanced ability to think strategically and effectively collaborate with the team to ensure the organization is adequately safeguarded against advanced threats as well as volatile situations such as protests and criminal activity.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction in developing, prioritizing, implementing, and maintaining security programs across the organization that align with Trans Mountain's values and priorities to protect people, assets and reputation. 
  • Engaging with security personnel and assets across both Alberta and British Columbia, both virtually and physically, to ensure optimal operational security and a cohesive team environment.  
  • Provide leadership to the security team which includes security advisors, a coordinator, and contractors.
  • Collaborate with IT on technology, data and process requirements and support IT in the implementation of these requirements. 
  • Support and collaborate with internal IT cyber security experts to advance the interface between technology and physical asset security.
  • Will provide strategic direction, oversight, and operationalization of security strategies integrating the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and existing assets. 
  • Regularly interface with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project security personnel in all regions to ensure streamlined communication, performance, and practices throughout the entirety of Trans Mountain operations. 
  • Lead and coordinate the development and maintenance of security policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines, ensuring compliance with federal and provincial laws and regulations.
  • Regularly visit and engage with local communities, law enforcement officials, industry associations, and Trans Mountain staff across Alberta and British Columbia to establish, build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders affected by operations.  
  • Utilize and engage with Trans Mountain Expansion Project assets, including personnel, physical assets, and technology, to ensure an effective operationalization and integration of security assets aligned with project completion. 
  • Provide security expertise to executive and senior leadership teams on current or emerging security risk areas that may impact security, safety, operations, or reputation.
  • Support the Project and Operations by ensuring all required reporting on security activities and plans are completed and/or provided when required.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years in a in corporate security profession, preferably in the energy industry or other industrial industries. 
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field (security, criminology, political sciences etc.) is an asset. 
  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification, or eligible to obtain within first year of employment is required.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholder groups, including law enforcement, local communities, and industry associations is critical.
  • Experience in a large corporate and field environment with at least 5 years in a management position is a significant asset. 
  • Proven ability to lead others and coach and develop teams to higher levels.
  • Organizational Leadership skills. The ability to manage by objective, effective listening skills, decision making, facilitation, influencing, planning, conflict resolution, career management.
  • A demonstrated ability to resolve physical and facility security issues within a corporate environment is essential.
  • Experience with projects involving multi-disciplinary teams operating in a fast-paced, driven environment.
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to build consensus and reduce risk. 
  • Expert knowledge with Canadian Energy Regulator and requirements for federally regulated pipeline companies would be an asset. 
  • Experience with integrated Management Systems.


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.