Quality Assurance Analyst

Date: May 19, 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 Quality Assurance Analyst with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of Engineers. The role will provide support to the Anomaly investigation Program which handles the development and implementation of the Pipeline Dig program  under the Technical Services department at Trans Mountain.; therefore, this position provides ongoing technical support to all parties in the Integrity Team

This position will be based in Calgary and will report to Team Lead Anomaly Investigation


Key Responsibilities

  • Revise, create, manage, and approve quality documentation from fieldwork activities and submit it to head office engineers for final review, approval, and archiving.
  • Develops corrective actions, solutions, and improvements to the current data-gathering process in the field.
  • Provide support to field activities such as In-Line inspections, Non-destructive testing, and welding inspections,
  • Liaison with key stakeholders in head office/field processes; including but not limited to technical team members, third-party vendors, quality, approval representatives, program managers, sub-contractors.
  • Develops work procedures and perform training, coaching, and auditing functions of field personnel and field processes such as data gathering and approval.
  • Ensures adherence to engineering best practices and internal engineering processes and standards.
  • Drives continuous improvement of existing information-gathering processes and actions to reduce returns by understanding and improving key quality drivers, such as improving design and/or optimizing diagnosis processes.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Completion of a Technical studies related to pipeline integrity
  • 3 - 5 years pipeline operations/engineering experience, with a minimum 3 of those years being pipeline integrity related. 
  • Familiar with the US Code of Federal Regulations Section 49 (Part 195), CER OPR-99 Onshore Pipeline Regulation and CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.
  • P.Eng. would be considered an asset
  • Background in NDE Techniques; PT, MT, RT, UT
  • CWB Certified Welding Inspector designation an asset
  • Holds a NACE Coating Inspector to CSA W178.2 would be considered an asset
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to navigate and facilitate difficult conversations.


Other Requirements and Information

  • Valid Canadian driver’s license
  • Frequent travel to various site locations in Alberta and British Columbia will be required
  • This is a safety sensitive role so a Drug and Alcohol test will be required prior to employment


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;
  • Comprehensive benefits programs including flexible benefits, pension and savings plans
  • 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.