Pipeline Engineering, Co-Op Student (12-month term)

Date: Feb 21, 2024

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 Pipeline Engineering Co-Op Student (12 months) with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of engineers in the Engineering and Business Development department.


This position is open to post-secondary students who are currently enrolled in their 3rd year of studies and is part of a Co-Op Program.  


This position is based in our Calgary Head Office and will begin on May 6, 2024, with a term length of 12 months.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing engineering calculations such as sizing pipes, pumps, and valves; calculating pressure, temperature, flow rates, power, etc.
  • Preparing technical reports such as study reports, engineering assessment reports, failure analyses, optimization studies, etc.
  • Analyzing the pipeline operating data including pressure, temperature, flow rate, pump running hours, variable frequency drive (VFD) revolutions per minute (RPM), control valve percentage, power consumption, minimum, maximum, average, trends, etc.
  • Analyzing the Fluids batch data including batch contents, injections, deliveries, batch sizes, content trends, etc.
  • Maintain, update and develop pipeline database including design database structure, data input/output, edit reports, etc. 
  • Build and run pipeline hydraulic models by using the Synergi Pipeline Simulator, Pipephase, Pipeflo, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Must be enrolled in an Engineering related bachelor’s degree (e.g., Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering), preferably in 3rd year of studies and registered with your post-secondary Co-op program.
  • Strong mathematics skills for data analysis.
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in at least one programming language and Database knowledge: VBA, PowerBI, Matlab, C++, Python, Access, or SQL.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision. Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines. Strong organizational skills.


The expected pay range for this position is $25.65 to $34.97 CAD per hour.


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 experienced 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 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)

Trans Mountain is committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.  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.  We strive to create an environment that is free of barriers to promote full participation in the workplace. Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, Indigenous Peoples, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities and members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.