Senior Regulatory Advisor

Date: Jan 6, 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 Regulatory Advisor with Trans Mountain, you will have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Regulatory experts supporting operation activities for the Trans Mountain pipeline system.  This position is based in our Calgary Head office.  The successful candidate will manage a wide range of responsibilities including managing the regulatory process and records for applications, compliance filings and compliance activities under the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In this role you will also monitor and assess regulatory changes and support the maintenance of legal requirements within the management system.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, track, resolve, and closeout regulatory compliance verification activities (e.g. audits) and coordinate compliance filings in a timely and accurate manner.           
  • Effectively and efficiently manage regulatory applications, filings or submissions relating to operation activities.
  • Ensure timely follow-up and close-out of regulatory conditions and commitments.     
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory changes:
    • Research, assess and communicate regulatory changes for applicability to the business.
    • Ensure the legal requirements database is updated with regulatory analyses.  
  • Provide support to the management system programs to ensure regulatory requirements and compliance activities support pipeline operations.
  • This role may also require participation in industry associations and require analyzing and drafting comments in response to proposed regulatory developments and communicating initiatives that may have an impact on Trans Mountain. 
  • Support regulatory department initiatives or research.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders (internal and external).


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Economics, Business, Public Policy, Engineering, Accounting or closely related field.
  • A minimum 8 years of related work experience.
  • Direct experience or familiarity with the Federal regulatory process in the energy industry (CER and FERC) throughout the asset life cycle.
  • Experience in the commercial aspects of pipeline regulation and toll settlement negotiation would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative and strong team player.   



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.