Senior Project Lead - Land (Lower Mainland), TMEP (term role)
Trans Mountain
Canada, British Columbia, Burnaby
3d ago

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
  • Reporting to the Director, Trans Mountain Land, the role will be responsible for ensuring access to land in the Lower Mainland.

    This will include responsibility and oversight for negotiating and acquiring land rights primarily on freehold lands, those land rights including but not limited to : statutory rights-of-way, temporary work space, occupant consents, leases for temporary infrastructure sites, road use and crossings.

    The role will represent land to the project execution team, working closely with project management and engineering to align land department deliverables with schedule priorities, providing input and development into project strategies and tactics as requested.

    The Senior Land Spread Lead, Lower Mainland will deliver project access to lands in line with regulatory requirements, client expectations and project schedules.

    This role requires critical and big picture thinking as well as project management skills focusing on the full land deliverable to the project.

    This is a contract position.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Work directly with project managers providing guidance and solutions relating to land access aligning with schedules and priorities
  • Responsible for acquiring outstanding rights-of-way, temporary work space, leases, agreements, negotiating damage settlements
  • Experience developing business loss mitigation strategies, settling business loss claims
  • Support regulatory processes related to land, communicating directly with project managers
  • Communication of status, reporting, issues and project risks
  • Development of strategic and tactical plans to address project needs, risks and forecasts
  • Coordinate and liaise with Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, Indigenous Relations Team, Project Managers, the Land department, external vendors (land brokers)
  • Respond to landowner and land user issues
  • Manage delivery of effective and efficient land access
  • Coordination of technical requirements and landowner issues
  • Assist with related deliverables from other support groups to the extent it doesn't frustrate project needs of land access.
  • Position Requirements :

  • Minimum 10-15 years experience
  • Preferred - undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Extensive knowledge of pipeline systems
  • Extensive knowledge of Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board) requirements and subtleties
  • Experience managing files working with legal counsel
  • Experience and knowledge of land acquisition in British Columbia preferred
  • Experience successfully planning and executing major projects
  • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team of project professionals
  • Experience with regulatory agencies at territorial, provincial and federal levels
  • Practical skills in landowner relations and negotiation, Indigenous engagement and negotiation, extensive project planning, and other advanced engagement, collaborative and technical knowledge
  • 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.
  • Location / Working Conditions

  • Based in the Lower Mainland and reporting to the Director, Land in Calgary, AB
  • 50% travel may be required by necessity and nature of the work
  • Field and office work
  • 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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