Communications and Engagement Summer Student

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Trans Mountain
March 1, 2021
Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
New to communications


As a Communications and Engagement Student – Summer Student with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of communication and stakeholder engagement experts. This position is based in our Burnaby Project office. Learn from your Leader, the Manager, Engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing editorial content for Trans Mountain’s internal and external communications channels, including intranet, website and social media
  • Gathering, obtaining approvals, and cataloguing digital assets
  • Documenting regulatory requirements related to consultation and engagement
  • Drafting correspondence, communications and engagement plans and materials, such as information packages, briefing notes, and other documents.
  • Event and meeting logistics including set up of virtual platforms, coordinating participants, preparing meeting materials and preparing reports.
  • Monitoring events and traditional and social media for content of interest to Trans Mountain.
  • Researching, preparing and updating contact lists.
  • Coordinating mail outs.
  • Draft and organize process documents and templates.
  • Assisting with inquiries to the public information phone line and email
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor of Communications, Stakeholder Engagement program or related post-secondary program, preferably in 3rd year of program.
  • Working knowledge of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Organized, self-starter that is able to work in a team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline oriented.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle strict deadlines.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, problem solving and organizational skills.

Other Requirements and Information

  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and return to full time studies in the fall.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with access to a vehicle.
  • Local travel may be required.
  • Flexible work week; may need to work evenings or weekends.

Application instructions:

We are excited to review your application so do not hesitate to apply! Applications will be reviewed throughout the posting period.

Students are required to answer the following questions, using a bulleted format in their cover letter. Please upload your cover letter and resume (with current address) in one PDF document with the cover letter as the first page.

  1. Will you be returning to school this Fall 2021?
  2. What year of study are you currently enrolled and in which program?
  3. What is your current GPA?
  4. Do you live in the location(s) indicated in this posting or are you willing to relocate (at your expense) for a May 3 start date?
  5. Are you available, without disruption, for the duration of this work term (May 3 – Aug 31)? If
  6. not, please list the dates that you are not available.
  7. Do you have any family or friends who currently work for Trans Mountain or the Trans Mountain
  8. expansion project? If yes, please provide name(s).
  9. Why do you want to work for Trans Mountain? (100 words or less)
  10. Why are you the best student for this job? (100 words or less)

Summer student postings close on: March 11, 2021.

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.

Stay in touch! Please find more exciting opportunities on our website, our LinkedIn page and on Indeed.

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.

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