Senior Advisor, Hazard & Risk Management

Date: Feb 24, 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 Senior Advisor, Hazard & Risk Management with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of professionals in the Calgary office,


Reporting to the Team Lead Hazard and Risk Management, the Senior Advisor, Hazard & Risk Management is responsible for various duties related to implementing, documenting, monitoring, and reporting Trans Mountain’s Hazard and Risk management element of the operations management system.


Key Deliverable/Responsibilities:

  • Develops comprehensive communications and training related to the Hazard and Risk management element, including LMS training and face-to-face training sessions both in-person and through webinars;
  • Compiles annual ORM Risk Report for presentation at the Quality Assurance Annual Management Review and inclusion in the Quality Assurance Annual Report;
  • Facilitates annual risk calibration sessions with senior management to provide an update on principal risks yearly based on risk assessment results;
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) meetings and various other internal committees and meetings;
  • Reviews and triages all reported hazards for review, assessment, and follow-up by applicable programs (~150-200 annually);
  • Ensures timely close-out of all corrective and preventative actions related to verified hazards.  Regularly presents (at least quarterly) to diverse cross-functional audiences (including Senior Management and field personnel) on reported hazards and mitigation measures and the importance of strong hazard reporting in reducing loss events (incidents and near misses);
  • Contributes to the Annual Operations Risk Management (ORM) process, including conducting risk workshops for ISLMS Programs to identify, assess and evaluate all hazard risks across Operations;
  • Updates and maintains Trans Mountain's Unified Hazard and Risk Register (UHRR) in Enablon and ensures the development and execution of risk treatment plans from the annual ORM process;
  • Analyzed trends in reported incidents, near misses and hazards to identify new risks;
  • Undertake ad-hoc special assignments to conduct continual improvement evaluations as required. Provides support on Regulator audits and assessments as needed; and
  • Identify gaps in management controls and develop risk response plans to mitigate critical risks.  Develop and perform risk control validation and verification to test controls are adequate. Plan remote and on-site auditing of risk controls.



Qualifications and Professional Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience;
  • Post-Secondary Education in Business (strategic management), Environmental Science or related discipline;
  • Experience working with enterprise-wide business solutions like Enablon;
  • Experience in Operations Risk Management, Audits, Assessments and Process Development;
  • Exposure to Regulatory Requirements (OPR, CSAs, COHSR, CLC, etc.);
  • Strong communication and experience working with Internal Stakeholders;
  • Experience with creating and facilitating large group presentations;
  • Exposure to the development of training material; and
  • Prior experience with leading facility HSE audits and assessments.


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;
  • 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.