Project Manager - Spread 5B, Expansion Project (term role)

Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Hope, 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.


Reporting to the Director, Pipeline Spread 5B the Project Manager, Pipeline Spread 5B will be responsible for supporting the technically challenging areas (TCA) of construction in this area while collaborating with the other Project Manager on Spread 5B.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Director in the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP) and ensure that the Construction Execution Plan developed by the construction contractor is aligned with the PEP.
  • Responsible for the project execution of the Trans Mountain Expansion project on Spread 5B (Hope, BC area) focusing on the TCA construction areas which include water interruption, steep slope, stove piping, and sheet piling.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Project Team to mitigate risk and ensure the Project Safety Plan and Environmental Protection Plan are implemented and complied with during all phases of construction.
  • Management of General Construction Contractors in preparing for and executing the Project construction activities.
  • Oversee the review and approval of GCC construction documents and execution plans, including obtaining acceptance from key stakeholders.
  • Interface with TMEP engineering director, discipline engineering leads, and operations representatives for the following:
    • Provide direction and guidance to engineering contractors on design development technical issues to ensure requirements are met.
    • Ensure the integrity of all code, regulatory, standard, and specification requirements on engineering requirements are met.
    • Oversee contractor's progress and performance to ensure execution and scope of work deliverables are met.
    • Ensure coordination, consistency, and compatibility throughout the construction cycle.
    • Support the construction and commissioning activities, in the later stages of the project.
  • Supervise and direct LEMS, RFI’s, and other similar processes throughout construction to ensure project delivery is on time and within budget.
  • Guide, manage and support the other Project Manager and Construction Manager to ensure alignment with the TMEP execution plans and scope of work.
  • Take a proactive approach to risk management to ensure project risks are identified, mitigated, and managed.
  • Provide input to the selection of subcontractors and equipment vendors required to carry out construction execution.
  • Complete regular project reports and updates, including cost, schedule, progress, and KPIs.
  • Prepare and review scoping documents to ensure all aspects of design requirements and scope are properly being captured.
  • Coordinate technical input/scope of work into bid packages.
  • Assurance of contractor compliance with regulatory requirements and commitments.
  • Present engineering plans, designs, and progress status update to project stakeholders.
  • Ensure document management and lifecycle information requirements are being met through all phases of project execution.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required.


Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working as a Project Manager managing major construction contractors planning and executing complex construction projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of petroleum pipeline systems.
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major projects.
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of project professionals.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies.
  • A proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong organizational skills, technical knowledge, and people skills to interface with a diverse
  • group of third-party contractors and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Teamwork, communication, people skills, and achieving milestones are important to the success in this role.
  • Strong communication and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • 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 on-site in Hope, BC.
  • Site and office work.

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.