Pipeline Integrity Engineering, 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 Pipeline Integrity Engineering, Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group in the Technical Services Department.


This position is based in the Calgary office and will report to the Manager, Integrity Threats & Risk Management.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with class location change management;
  • Assess QA/QC;
  • Gather pipeline datasets required for hydraulic assessments;
  • Assist in gathering regulatory filing requirements for areas of class location change;
  • Coordinate with other internal departments to complete field-level surveys and assessments;
  • Use engineering judgement in the review and acceptance of class assessment results from a third-party vendor software;
  • Coordinate directly with field personnel and other business units and third-party consultants to ensure life-cycle management of class assessments;
  • Assist the Class Engineer in the regulatory filing of reportable class location changes;
  • Assist in updating Pipeline Integrity technical documents, procedures and standards and ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements;
  • Assist the Risk Engineer in the QA/QC of in-line inspection tool data, field dig information, and other pipeline integrity data prior to loading into the risk database;
  • Assist with the collection of TMEP pipe property datasets;
  • Assist the in-line inspection team with the planning of in-line inspection tool runs;
  • Assist with the data collection and filing of annual performance indicator reports; and
  • Archive field coating evaluation reports.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Currently working towards a post-secondary degree, in your 2nd or 3rd year of Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or Petroleum Engineering;
  • Ability to take on tasks proactively;
  • Technical understanding of pipelines would be an asset;
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of software (ex., Outlook/Word/Excel/SharePoint/Teams);
  • 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; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the fall.


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.