Project Mobilization Lead, Spread 34A, Expansion Project (Term role)

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Clearwater, 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 Project Mobilization Lead, Land and Permits with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of land, permits and project management professionals. This is a field-based position based in Valemount, British Columbia with occasional travel to the Calgary head office and other sites as needed and reports to the Pipeline Spread Project Manager.


Key Responsibilities

  • In support of the Pipeline Spread Project Manager, the position will provide direction and oversight between project construction management and land and permit teams to align requirements to ensure on-time construction.
  • Analyze requirements from project management and construction teams to determine priorities and ensure alignment with Land and Permit acquisition teams.
  • Coordinate with field engineering, environment, land and survey teams to determine/meet land, crossings, and roads needs in order to expedite land and permits delivery.
  • Coordinate and communicate with other Project functional groups to ensure proper understanding of project construction timelines, requirements and deliverables.
  • Ensure all required documentation is complete and approved for the Pipeline Spread Project Manager.
  • Communication of status, reporting, issues and project risks.
  • Identify project risks/issues and work with the Project Construction Manager to develop contingency plans to mitigate impact on schedule or scope throughout project lifecycle.
  • Coordinate with compliance groups to track commitments and conditions derived from agreements and permits to ensure compliance.
  • Track actions, issues, risks and dependencies associated with land and permits delivery.
  • Produce readiness reports as required for construction groups and Project Management.
  • Support the Pipeline Spread Project Manager in meeting key milestone dates and ensure delivery of land and permits in accordance with construction schedule.
  • Support tracking of all documentation required by Project team, construction team and regulators with regards to land and permitting.
  • Support the project management and land and permits leadership in understanding of data and data analysis.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Post-Secondary Education in Business, Engineering, or relevant other discipline is considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in overseeing and coordinating large scale construction projects, preferably within the oil and gas industry.
  • Experience interfacing with land and permit functional project delivery teams, is a strong asset.
  • Understanding of pipelines/linear infrastructure project construction.
  • Experience and knowledge of permit and land acquisition in British Columbia and Alberta, is an asset.
  • Ability to coordinate and provide interface between the company’s various stakeholders and construction teams.
  • Practical skills in project planning, is an asset.
  • Some experience and knowledge of land and permitting requirements, is an asset.
  • Approaches challenges with mental tenacity and ability to overcome obstacles and competing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and able to work across multiple groups and disciplines to meet objectives.
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to add value through creative input and forward thinking.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and objectives based on Project needs.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office is an asset.


Other Requirements and Information

  • Site based role in Valemount, BC.
  • Must be able to work 6/1 schedule or similar schedule as per company direction
  • Safety Sensitive position requiring successful completion of Drug and Alcohol testing prior to start date.


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.