Risk Management, Expansion Project, Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 2023

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.


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 Risk Management, Expansion Project, Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the Project Risk Management team and learn project management skills, particularly within the risk management process.


This position is based in our Calgary office and will report to the Risk Manager.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect historical information from current risk database to build a risk library specific to the expansion project;
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary risk data for compilation to build a lesson learned database;
  • Support the risk coordinator with various field risk work;
  • Provide support for internal and external reporting where needed;
  • Maintain risk management documentation, filing systems, spreadsheets, databases, etc.;
  • Collaborate with other team functions to collect discipline specific risk items and records to contribute to the building of the risk library; and
  • Review, update, and conclude risk records within the Project Information Management System (PIMS) risk module for transition to the corporate enterprise risk management team.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Enrolled in Commerce (i.e., Risk Management & Insurance), Economics, Engineering, or a Technology-based program, preferably entering third or fourth year of an accredited post-secondary program;
  • Analytical mindset with demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines;
  • A self-starter that approaches challenges with mental tenacity and ability to overcome resistance and competing priorities;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint);
  • Understanding of basic risk management concepts with strong communication skills;
  • Organized, self-starter who can work in a team environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline oriented; and
  • Ability to openly engage and collaborate with multiple team members considered an asset.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the Fall; and
  • Minimal travel may be required (5-10%).



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:

  • An opportunity to work for a world class pipeline project in Canada;
  • 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 on or impacted by our Project;
  • 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.