Pipeline Protection Administration, Summer Student

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Edmonton, 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 Pipeline Protection Administration, Summer Student (Edmonton) with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and fast-paced group of Pipeline Protection experts. The successful candidate will learn about the Trans Mountain Pipeline system, our commitment to the environment and public safety, as well as learn about useful tools.


This position is based in our Edmonton office and will report to the Supervisor, Damage Prevention.

Duration: May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Pipeline Protection team to focus on damage prevention and safety during the seasonal work volume increase by providing support with Unauthorized Activity and Field Reports;
  • Complete Administrative duties such as contacting One Call applicants, contacting landowners, managing crossing permits and other important documents, taking meeting minutes;
  • Reconcile One Call Reports/Audits, Helicopter Reports & Helicopter Patrol Schedules, and manage Keep Training Records;
  • Submit Field Reports on behalf of the Permit Technician/Pipeline Inspectors;
  • Assisting with Public Awareness presentations;
  • Assist Budget Coordinator and the Crossing Technologist when needed;
  • Assist with fleet management;
  • Dropping off and picking up vehicles when maintenance is required;
  • Deliver and retrieve mail and document for the Edmonton Regional office; and
  • All other duties as requested by the Pipeline Protection Supervisor or Administrative Assistant.


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Business Administration or related field;
  • Common knowledge of Microsoft systems – Outlook/Word/Excel/SharePoint/WebEx;
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude;
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines;
  • Attention to detail is critical; 
  • Strong organizational skills; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Other Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the Fall;
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; and
  • Minimal travel may be required (5%).


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;
  • 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.