Rates Analyst, Regulatory

Date: Sep 18, 2022

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.


As a Rates Analyst, Regulatory within the Regulatory group at Trans Mountain, you will have the opportunity to work with a progressive and dynamic group of Regulatory professionals.  This position is located at the Calgary office. 


The Rates Analyst, Regulatory will be primarily responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Tariff and associated financial information including toll design models, as well as researching and recommending strategies with respect to tariff adjustments.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design, analyze and maintain the annual Trans Mountain Tariff model and provide support to Finance regarding annual budget for transportation revenue.
  • Analyze and maintain financial information that supports the annual Trans Mountain Tariff model (ex. toll design model, rate base, throughput model, dock bid premiums).
  • Analyze and maintain the Trans Mountain pipeline abandonment collection mechanism model, abandonment cost estimate (ACE) model and associated routine filings.
  • Research/investigate regulatory information that supports or may have an impact on tariffs.  Provide an analysis of this information and recommend strategies.
  • Preparation and filing of tariffs for pipeline assets (Trans Mountain, Puget, Jet Fuel) and other routine tariff related compliance filings.
  • Provide support in the event of a tariff proceeding and collaborate on strategies with regards to the proceeding.
  • Provide support to shipper services for routine updates to tariff procedures.
  • Support development of communication material for meetings with shippers


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A post-secondary degree in Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, Finance, Commerce or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Advanced regulatory Finance and Accounting related job experience required, including experience with full cycle accounting processes.
  • Familiarity with cost-of-service models would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Energy industry, pipelines and the relationship between regulators and regulated companies.
  • Economics and pricing experience in the infrastructure/transportation industry would be beneficial.
  • Strong mathematical, data and analytical competency.
  • Advanced techniques in Microsoft Excel is required, experience creating macros would be an asset.
  • Collaborative approach and ability to work well in a team, as well as with other internal and external stakeholders.


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 competitive compensation program.
  • A flexible benefits package.
  • A pension and a savings plan.


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.