Pipeline Protection Technician

Date: Jun 14, 2022

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.


Trans Mountain Pipeline Protection Technicians (PLP) are responsible for ensuring all Trans Mountain assets are identified and protected against external mechanical damage during ground disturbance and that all Trans Mountain assets are properly identified and that all stakeholders know how to conduct themselves around said assets.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate Trans Mountain pipeline protection standards and practices to Trans Mountain employees and third parties        
  • Respond to One Call Notifications          
  • Provide site inspection of activities occurring on or near Trans Mountain Right of Way (ROW) to ensure compliance with, and provide enforcement of, Trans Mountain pipeline protection zones and ROW excavation conditions       
  • Represent Trans Mountain in public forums to improve awareness of damage prevention issues    
  • Identify pipeline locations using GI, GPS and line locating equipment      
  • Inspect ROW to ensure compliance with Trans Mountain signage program            
  • Provide periodic review and input related to Trans Mountain operational documentation including job plans, procedures and planning       
  • Analyze, interpret and utilize graphic and other information contained in drawings or generated by GIS technology


Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • High School completion
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in related field
  • Technical Diploma in related field and Journeyman trade certification is preferred
  • Provincial Automobile License is required
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision and have a good team building attitude
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously as attention to detail is critical
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, safety of company assets and employees, and the general public
  • Demonstrated decision making ability and ability to achieve results using influence, while responding to One Calls
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs



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 competitive compensation program.
  • A flexible benefits package.
  • A pension and a savings plan.


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.