Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, 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 Stakeholder Engagement Specialist contributes to all aspects of engagement and communications specific to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, coordinating Technical Working Groups with for municipalities and regional districts across the Project; leading on SE&C regulatory filings and compliance; and coordinating the Project-wide construction notifications process.  The Specialist creates and delivers strategies to engage and inform stakeholders, including local governments, residents, interest groups and the public; provides information and insights to the Project team in consideration of stakeholders’ interest in Project plans; and completes the necessary reporting requirements related to engagement and consultation. A focus of this role is to help prepare stakeholders for construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project through engagement and communications initiatives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and manages Technical Working Groups for all participating Project communities; including liaising and coordinating with internal teams (Condition 49) and developing the scheduled recurring Condition reports
  • Develops stakeholder engagement plans
  • Assists the Manager, Engagement, to coordinate a consistent approach to engagement and communications across all geographical regions; including collaborating with Community Liaisons and managing flow of timely information to and from Contractors during construction
  • Leads the development of construction notifications plans and collaborates with Community Liaisons and other Project disciplines to develop associated materials; coordinates the distribution of notifications and ensures appropriate tracking and reporting
  • Documents engagement, and develops related content in support of regulatory filings and compliance, such as BC EAO Condition 14; NEB Conditions 49, 94 and 99; and permits as required
  • Ensures consistency in promotion of overall tone / key messages and distribution of communications materials
  • Coordinates with other internal and Project team members as needed to support successful Project execution
  • Works with the Stakeholder Information Management team to enhance and streamline reporting processes

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 multi-task effectively while maintaining a high standard of work
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner
  • Ability to work independently and represent the Corporation

Location/Working Conditions

  • Based in Burnaby, BC
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Site and/or project office work
  • 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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