Construction Manager Spread 3/4A, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Valemount, British Columbia, 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.


As a Field Construction Manager with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of project management and construction professionals.  The Field Construction Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of the Expansion Project field support resources throughout the construction execution. They will ensure the successful execution, quality control, regulatory compliance, landowner relationships, and closure of the construction scopes by the Project Charter and Project Execution Plan.


The Field Construction Manager interfaces with the General Construction Contractor (GCC) on a day-to-day basis to ensure Inspection, Safety and Environmental resources align with the daily planned field activities of the GCC. They will also be responsible for daily and weekly reporting of construction progress to the Project Manager and for assisting the Project Manager in maintaining schedule and cost objectives through interfacing with the GCC regularly. The role includes management of Consultants and direct hire Contractor resources in support of pipeline construction including field inspectors, logistical planning for camps, pipe yards, and construction laydowns, right-of-way access roads, and traffic management. The Field Construction Manager shall support all of the Owners objectives inclusive of Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory compliance through proactive planning and maintaining positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that all construction activities are carried out safely and all personnel adheres to the safety standards of the company.
  • Review all drawings and technical specifications for scope compliance and constructability.
  • Coordinate and liaison through the Regulatory/Lands Manager, to ensure that copies of all governmental, regulatory, and/or permits required are in place with compliance of contractors on site.
  • Is responsible for providing construction input into cost estimates.
  • Is responsible, through the Engineering and Project Manager, for assuring that the construction work complies with governing codes, technical specifications, and design drawings.
  • Respond to technical questions relating to the drawings and specifications when and if they arise, obtaining assistance from the Engineering Consultants as required.
  • Communicate and approve, through the Engineering and Project Manager, any design changes and/or contract extra scope.
  • Coordination of field resources based on contractor schedules and work sequence to ensure compliance with the project schedule objectives and start-up plans.
  • Strategic and tactical direction for pipeline construction execution.
  • Management of Consultant and field resources in support of construction work planning, organization, and site issues including survey, access plan, traffic management.
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex technical problems and make sound technical decisions.


Qualilfications and Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 20 years of experience in the planning and execution of complex large bore pipeline construction projects.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major projects.  
  • Understanding of semi-automatic welding procedures and machines.
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team of construction professionals.
  • Experience leading interaction with regulatory agencies (CER/NEB).
  • Experience creating and managing budgets including justification, prioritization and rationing, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Ground disturbance level 2 and a good understanding of Damage Prevention rules and guidelines.
  • Understanding and knowledge of HDD, Direct pipe and auger bore crossings for rivers, creeks, streets environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Have a good understanding of environmental concerns for a project that is under scrutiny from protests.
  • Working knowledge of CSA 662 last edition.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.


Other Requirements and Information

  • Based in Clearwater/Valemount
  • Primarily a Field Based Position

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 place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships.
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference.
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.


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.