Senior Regulatory Advisor

Date: May 2, 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.  This position will maintain and conduct regulatory process and records for applications and filings under the CER and FERC and associated compliance activities. This position will also track and assess new or changing regulatory initiatives, rules, and regulations/legal requirements and maintain communication with regulator(s).


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Leave to Open program for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, ensuring that Leave to Open applications and decisions were filed and received in a timely manner.
  • 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 complete regulatory filings/submission and compliance activities for Facility Applications from start to finish.
  • Ensure timely follow-up and close-out of conditions and commitments in applications, orders, and directions from the regulator(s) with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Report the progress of these submissions to the Manager, Regulatory and others as required.
  • Ensure timely follow-up and close-out of regulatory conditions and commitments.     
  • Monitor for regulatory changes:
    • Research, assess and communicate regulatory changes for applicability to the business.
    • Ensure compliance assessments are incorporated into legal requirements within the legal register and identify continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Complete applications for all operational Trans Mountain activities.
  • Work in conjunction with the Regulatory Team and keep the Manager, Regulatory appraised of progress for regulatory duties and tasks.
  • Participate in industry associations, analyze changes and draft comments in response to proposed changes.
  • Communicate initiatives that may have an impact to Trans Mountain.
  • Complete and compile presentations in support of reporting for regulatory metrics and goals.
  • Support regulatory department initiatives or research to support applications or understanding for applicability of existing or proposed regulations.
  • Communicate and collaborate on workload with the Regulatory Team for efficient workload completion.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Economics, Law 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 (Canadian Energy Regulatory (CER) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)) throughout the asset life cycle.
  • Experience in the commercial aspects of pipeline regulation 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 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.