Field Support Engineering
Number of Openings
Field Support Engineer, FTE.
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. (TNPI) operates regulated pipelines to safely transport the refined petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, aviation, and heating fuel) used by Canadian businesses and consumers every day. These pipelines connect refineries in Edmonton to Calgary, including the Calgary International Airport; and refineries in Nanticoke, Ont., and Montreal to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with lateral pipelines to Ottawa as well as to Pearson International Airport and Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport. In operation since the 1950s, we are committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public, the environment, and the pipelines.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
TNPI offers a stable, flexible work environment with predictable business growth. The company is backed by three major shareholders who are all Fortune 500 companies and among the oil and gas industry leaders in North America.
TNPI has a culture that supports personal initiative, and is a place where employees have considerable autonomy and ownership of their functions. The flat organizational structure allows for broad mandates and the opportunity to expand your skills and experience, as well as access to decision-makers and senior leadership. The TNPI culture is collegial, values employee input, and supports work/life balance. TNPI achieves operational excellence in four pillars: Safety, Environment, Reliability and People.
Reporting to the Team Lead, Field Support Engineering, the Field Support Engineer is primarily responsible for managing smaller projects that support the base business operations and provide engineering support to Field Services. This position is responsible for developing and coordinating plans and studies to determine the best solutions to proposed pipeline and facility changes that improve operability or reduce risks. Cost estimating, coordinating with consultants, manufacturers, and TNPI SMEs, ensuring compliance with all codes and regulations, and preparing reports and presentations are all possible. The Engineer, Field Support will evaluate projects and recommend whether they can be resolved by Field Support Engineering or if an alternate strategy is required, such as transfer to the Project Engineering team or the Facilities Reliability team.
In addition, the Field support Engineer may be assigned as a Subject Matter Expert (SMEs). If assigned as a SME, they will oversee Standards and Specifications related to their area of expertise.
This job is accountable for ensuring that all aspects of work comply with safe work practices, all applicable codes, standards, regulatory requirements and TNPI’s Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS).
Security, Environment and Health & Safety
This position performs their job effectively safely, securely, and in a manner protective of the environment, and complies with TNPI Safety and Environmental Absolutes.
Program Management & Technical Expertise
• Project plans, budgets, designs, and coordinates modifications to existing pipeline systems and related facilities as identified by the need to meet safety, business, and/or regulatory requirements
• Coordination and effective communication with a team of resources comprised of company employees and consultants to complete work scope on time, on budget, and with high quality
• Identifies and implements industry best practices, while also fostering an environment in which all team members are aware of TNPI’s safety objectives and processes
• Drives continuous improvement and coordination with change management principles (MOC)
• Ensures that Field Focals provides adequate definition, business case development, preliminary alternative identification, and risk assessment/prioritization to adequately define the project
• Ensures that Project Charters and relevant project documentation are developed and handed over to Project Engineering for continued project development for projects that extend beyond the capabilities of Field Support Engineering
• Engages effectively with Field Services, Product Movements, and other relevant departments to ensure designs are well communicated and understood, and reflect specifications, drawings, codes, standards, operability, and best practices
• Investigates incidents and develops, implements, and sustains corrective actions
• If designated as a Subject Matter Expert, is accountable for engineering standards and specifications related to their expertise in order to ensure design integrity
• Assists and consults with other team members working on engineering problems
• Reports and updates are presented to the Team Lead, Field Support Engineering, and TNPI Management
Stakeholder & Regulatory Compliance
• Collaborates with internal stakeholders such as the Safety, Environmental, Regulatory, Line Control, Field Services, and Commissioning & Start Up groups to ensure that Field Support Engineering projects are planned and executed safely and successfully
• Field Services receives engineering support for the execution of Field Support Engineering projects
• Collaborates with external stakeholders such as municipalities and other infrastructure and utility companies to ensure the Company’s assets are protected and can be designed and relocated safely and successfully where necessary
• Supports the preparation of regulatory applications or reports for engineering-related projects to the Canadian Energy Board (CER) or the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Visible Safety Leadership and Change Management
• Visits project sites during planning and construction to provide visible leadership
• Change is promoted and supported through effective change management
• Maintains and promotes a strong safety culture by ensuring compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and regulations
• Coordinates or leads project risk assessment sessions with TNPI SMEs and reduces risks to an acceptable level
Program Documents, Procedures and Specifications
• Suggests changes to Field Support Engineering manuals and procedures to improve the Field Support Engineering Program
• Prepares and completes Field Support Engineering documents in accordance with established procedures
• Keeps meticulous records on all assigned projects and responsibilities
• Accountable for standards and specifications within their Area of Specialization
• Ensure that projects and budgets are effectively managed and prioritized according to risk
• Assists in the development of Field Support Engineering annual budgets and long-term plans that are in accordance with OEMS and external commitments
• Drives a culture of discipline, accountability, and responsibility, with clear career goals and objectives
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) or Applied Sciences required. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical or Electrical is preferred.
CERTIFICATATIONS, DESIGNATIONS OR LICENSES:
Minimum Professional Engineer PEO or APEGA Accreditation (P.Eng.) required. Preferred Project Management Professional (PMP).
TECHNICAL SKILLS & SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE EXPERIENCE
• Project Management required
• Pipeline Operation and Maintenance are required
• Risk assessment techniques are required
• Applicable industry codes, standards, and practices are required
• Industrial Control Systems: PLC, SCADA, equipment logic controllers required
• Experience managing several small projects is required
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
• Ability to manage time and resources to address multiple issues and work processes at the same time
• Ability to anticipate potential problems and opportunities, assess risk, and develop plans to address them in a small company Ability to identify and implement “fit for purpose” solutions
• Analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills, as well as decision-making abilities, are required
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal and team skills, are required. You must be a team player with a track record of effective implementation within a multi-disciplinary team environment. You must be a self-starter who can initiate, recommend, and gain support for the implementation of solutions and improvements
• Ability to network effectively to find and implement best practices and technology
YEARS OF POSITION RELATED EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 5 years of experience. Preferred 10-15 years.
The position is based at Trans-Northern Pipelines’ head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and while hybrid, remote, and flexible work options may be available, the applicant must be able to attend the office in person.
MORE OF WHAT WE OFFER
• Work in a small, highly competent team whose members share your high sense of commitment
• Industry-competitive pay
We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Department: Engineering & Integrity.
Location: Richmond Hill, ON
Job Types: Full-Time.
How to Apply
Application Deadline: 13/06/2023