Community Liaison, Fraser Valley, TMEP (term role) – Burnaby

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Trans Mountain
February 28, 2019
Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional


Who We Are

Trans Mountain Corporation operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting crude oil and refined products to the West Coast. We deliver nearly 300,000 barrels of crude oil and refined products each day through 1,274 kilometers of pipeline in Alberta, British Columbia and Washington State.

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 our history, it involves the installation of approximately 980 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities including pump stations and terminals, and a new dock complex at the Westridge Marine Terminal in British Columbia.

As a federal Crown corporation, the newly formed Trans Mountain Corporation will continue to build upon our 65 years of experience delivering operational and safety excellence through our crude oil pipeline system.

We are accountable to Parliament through the Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV). As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDEV, we are governed by an independent Board of Directors.

Quick Facts about Trans Mountain Corporation

  • We operate Canada’s only pipeline system transporting crude oil and refined products to the West Coast
  • We have delivered safe and reliable energy transportation for 65 years
  • We deliver 300,000 barrels of crude oil and refined products every day on our pipeline system
  • Our Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide western Canadian crude oil producers with an additional 590,000 bpd of crude oil transportation capacity and tidewater access
  • Our corporate headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta with regional offices along the pipeline system in Alberta and British Columbia

The Community Liaison, Fraser Valley contributes to all aspects of engagement and communications specific to the Trans Mountain Corporation in the Fraser Valley region, executing the regional engagement and communications plan for Construction Spread 6 of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The Community Liaison creates and delivers strategies to engage and inform stakeholders including local governments, interest groups, and the public; provides information and insights to the Corporation in consideration of stakeholders’ interests; serves as the local liaison as it relates to stakeholder engagement and communications; and completes the necessary reporting requirements related to engagement and consultation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops, coordinates and implements engagement plans for stakeholders in the Fraser Valley region including the following communities along the pipeline corridor:
    • Fraser Valley Regional District
    • Popkum
    • Chilliwack
    • Abbotsford
    • Langley, east of 232 Street
  • Is the Community Liaison for the Fraser Valley region and the key point of contact for stakeholders in this region
  • Supports the Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, to coordinate a consistent approach to engagement and communications across the Fraser Valley region; including managing flow of timely information to and from the Contractor for Spread 6 during construction
  • Works closely with the Community Liaisons for the Coquihalla-Hope and Lower Mainland regions to coordinate outreach to stakeholders who have interests across multiple regions, in particular, the Fraser Valley Regional District and the Township of Langley
  • Documents engagement, and develops content in support of regulatory filings and compliance
  • Ensures consistency in overall tone / key messages and distribution of communications materials
  • Coordinates with other team members as needed to support mutual objectives of the strategic engagement plan
  • Ensures the Expansion Project Contractor for the Fraser Valley is meeting requirements as they relate to Stakeholder Engagement & Communications, including StakeTracker compliance

Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education or experience in Community Relations and /or Communications and/or Engagement/Consultation
  • Five to seven years of experience with communications, stakeholder engagement, or community relations
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Experience with regulatory agencies
  • Experience working on complex, high profile and controversial projects
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to navigate and facilitate difficult conversations
  • Ability to work independently and represent the Project
  • Strong local relationships and contacts is an asset

Location/Working Conditions

  • Based in Burnaby, BC
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Site and/or project office work; may need to work from a home office
  • 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 pipeline corridor (existing and expansion)

As an equal opportunity employer, Trans Mountain Canada actively encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

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