Recruiter, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide increased capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth and ensure access to global energy markets. The largest project in the pipeline’s history, it involves installing approximately 980 kilometres of new pipeline, as well as new and modified facilities.


As a Recruiter with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Human Resources professionalsThis position is based in our Calgary Head Office and will be a member of the Talent Management team.  The primary objective of this position will be to source and select talent across various disciplines in support of Trans Mountain recruitment initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, the day-to-day full cycle recruitment activities.

Reporting to the Lead, Talent Acquisition, this individual will have a good practical knowledge of the current market conditions and the current workforce availability and challenges. Other important attributes include confidence and persistence, as well as an approach that is flexible.


Key Responsibilities

  • Full cycle recruitment to support a large volume of contract hires.
  • Assist Hiring Leaders by identifying hiring needs, confirming job scope, posting jobs, processing referrals, supporting identification and selection of preferred candidates (e.g. Indigenous), coordinating interviews, sourcing candidates for difficult to fill field-based roles
  • Work with Director, HR and Manager, Field Resource Agencies (FRAs) to identify appropriate rates structures and appropriate FRA’s to meet hiring needs
  • Support onboarding and offboarding of field workers as needed
  • Preservation of the hiring schedule to ensure proper lead time for the recruitment process.
  • Thorough intake discussion with hiring leaders to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the position under recruitment.
  • Development and refinement of job postings that ensure consistency and are professionally presented.
  • Researching and recommending new sources for active and passive candidate sourcing.
  • Effective management of the requisitions within the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), which includes reporting and timely advancement through the established process.
  • Pre-employment screening, coordination and participation in candidate interviews.
  • Providing strategic counsel to hiring leaders to arrive at a selection decision and providing guidance during the offer process.
  • Assisting with on-boarding activities.
  • Advising on the effectiveness of recruiting efforts, plans and implementation to the broader HR team. Elevate issues and concerns as necessary.
  • Providing input and suggestions to improve existing processes.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years full-cycle recruitment experience.
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business or related field is preferred.
  • Working towards the CPHR designation and/or Registered Professional Recruiter accreditation would be considered an asset but not required.
  • Experience recruiting for a contract workforce would be considered an asset.
  • Proven track record of having delivered on large volume recruiting within stringent timelines.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and develop a high level of trust with internal clients to execute and deliver on their hiring priorities.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office programs and in various types of ATS.  Knowledge of SuccessFactors would be an asset.
  • Well versed in online posting websites/job boards and LinkedIn. LinkedIn Recruiter training preferred, but not required.
  • Resourceful, high attention to detail and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong reporting and record keeping skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.



In the Fall of 2021, the Government of Canada expressed its expectation that all federally owned or regulated companies (including Trans Mountain) implement policies to ensure that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

In order to be considered as a candidate for a position with Trans Mountain, you must be fully vaccinated or eligible for accommodation based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act or applicable human rights legislation.

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.