Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer

Date: May 11, 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 Pipeline Integrity Engineer with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Engineers. This position will be based in Calgary and will report to the Lead Integrity Engineer.


The Senior Pipeline Integrity Engineer will provide technical guidance and support to pipeline integrity programs.  The Engineer will be responsible for developing Machine Learning Tools for Integrity Management of Pipelines, and for writing engineering and integrity assessments.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provide technical support to Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Technical Services Department. 
  • Primary duty is to lead and develop machine learning tools for pipeline integrity management, such as for dents, corrosion and crack assessments.
  • Keep abreast of industry issues and new technologies and develop new ideas and solutions for company programs.
  • Review 3rd party technical reports including interacting with the authors to clarify and improve the reports.
  • Assist with threat assessments, investigating past industry incidents, and make recommendations to prevent similar events from happening on Trans Mountain Pipeline.
  • Participate in Joint Industry Projects and external industry associations/workgroups that increase company and industry efficiencies and knowledge.
  • Mentor or coach less experienced engineers as required.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in pipeline engineering and integrity.
  • Proven ability for developing machine learning tools.
  • Master’s degree in engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Metallurgical, Petroleum).
  • Must have a Professional Engineer designation and registration with provincial engineering association.
  • Proven ability in a relevant discipline of engineering.
  • Strong background in pipeline engineering and integrity.
  • Knowledge and experience in risk assessment; internal pipeline inspection; crack, deformation, and metal loss assessments; chemical treatments; maintenance pigging; welding; and cathodic protection.
  • Familiarity of the requirements specified in CSA Z662 and CFR 195.
  • Courses in programming, corrosion, cracks, cathodic protection, welding, defect assessment, pipeline engineering, and pipeline integrity would be beneficial.
  • Competency in an AI programming language such as Python and Java.
  • Competency with Excel.


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.