Senior HR Business Partner, Expansion Project (Term Role)

Date: Jan 24, 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 Senior HR Business Partner, you will provide a broad range of expertise, counsel and advice to the business that attracts, retains, and engages our talent in service of achieving our business objectives.

Working in a fast-paced and continuously evolving project environment, you will be a strategic thought partner to leaders and teams in the areas of workforce planning, engagement and culture, human capital risk assessment and mitigation, talent management and employee relations. You will support our project workforce in both office and field locations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality generalist expertise, supporting the delivery of Human Resources programs and services for a designated business portfolio;
  • Counsel and advise leaders on strategic workforce planning. Provide proactive support to the business to ensure continued alignment of org structures and resourcing plans as the project progresses;
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition regarding the recruitment status of active requirements and future talent needs. Additionally, support the business in identifying and implementing opportunities to redeploy talent from other business areas where appropriate to address resourcing needs;
  • Work with leaders to identify opportunities and implement strategies that strengthen culture, enhance engagement, support wellbeing and aid retention;
  • Support strategies and initiatives that promote and strengthen our inclusive culture;
  • Build and cultivate positive, trust-based working relationships with the business and HR colleagues; and
  • Ensure that employee relations matters are handled skillfully and in accordance with best practices.


Qualifications & Expertise Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences) or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 7 - 10 years related experience in a human resources generalist/HRBP capacity. Experience in providing HR support to both office and field workforces is preferred;
  • Knowledge of best practices in workforce planning, employee relations, talent management and organizational effectiveness;
  • Highly skilled in relationship-building, being influential, and acting as a trusted thought partner and coach to business leaders;
  • Solid project planning and project management capabilities; and
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly changing project environment, with an ability to navigate a degree of ambiguity while demonstrating sound judgment and decision-making.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • This is an office-based position located at our corporate office in downtown Calgary.



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.