Land Advisor
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc.
Richmond Hill, ON

ABOUT US

Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. (TNPI) operates regulated pipelines in central Alberta, from Edmonton to Calgary, and in South Eastern Ontario and the Montreal corridor. These pipelines deliver refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, aviation and heating fuel used by businesses and consumers. We have been operating pipelines for more than 70 years and are committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner in order to protect the public, the environment and the pipeline.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

TNPI offers a stable work environment with predictable business growth. The organization serves a committed client group made up of 3 major Oil & Gas companies and benefits from consistent and growing Canadian demand for petroleum products. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Damage Prevention and Land Affairs Lead, the Land Advisor supports the successful completion of Temporary Land Access requirements for TNPI project work. This position must have an extensive knowledge of pipeline operations and right of way management, as well as the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders with the goal of ensuring operational excellence and continuous improvements in the area of land acquisition, landowner consultation and document management. The Land Advisor will work closely with and provide oversight for a team of Land experts providing expertise and ensuring adherence with regulatory requirements and sound industry practices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide guidance, oversight and support to land service providers (internal and external resources), obtaining temporary rights to carry out important operation and maintenance activities on or around Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc.’s assets
  • Responsible for various land administration duties for publicly and privately-owned land for pipeline surveying and construction activities
  • Reviewing, drafting, and auditing legal documents related to temporary workspace land acquisition projects
  • Ensure that documentation is produced accurately and in a timely manner according to project schedules, applicable company guidelines, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that project schedules are maintained through acquisition of required agreements, permits and other required documentation
  • Provide land acquisition status at weekly status meetings highlighting any potential risks
  • Act as a liaison between the Land service providers and other internal departments
  • Provide assistance in resolving various landowner issues
  • When required, negotiate directly with landowners to gain temporary access
  • Provide oversight to ensure TNPI land acquisition for temporary workspace and post construction management are conducted based on contractual, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Make decisions and recommendations to those with authorized limits adhering to established guidelines, procedures or policies
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE

  • Minimum 5 to 10 years in Land acquisition particularly within the pipeline industry
  • Post-secondary university education is considered an asset
  • Experience ideally in land acquisition / real estate, data management, law clerk, or a legal studies-related discipline would be considered an asset
  • Experience in reviewing and analyzing legal title documentation, reference plans, surveys and drawings
  • Knowledge of land acquisition and permitting requirements for Ontario and Quebec
  • Understand the pipeline industry construction and operation practices
  • Ability to organize and set priorities, handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
  • Keen interest in delivering results in a timely and efficient manner
  • Bilingualism in French and English is considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario

MORE OF WHAT WE OFFER

  • Work in a small, highly competent team whose members share your high sense of commitment
  • Industry-competitive compensation

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Experience:

  • land acquisition within the pipeline industry: 5 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • French (Preferred)