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Emergency Management Specialist (Various locations)

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransCanada

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Emergency Management Specialist (Various locations)

Reference Code: 57420

Location: Canada (CA)  - Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Winnipeg, MB; Bolton, ON; Les Cedres, QC  
Job Category: Health, Safety, Environment; Project Management
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program




We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. TransCanada’s job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.


Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.


We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and commitment.


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Emergency Management, the Emergency Management Specialist is responsible for supporting all elements of the Emergency Management program across all TransCanada lines of business. The program contains elements of preparedness, response and compliance and supports gas pipelines and storage facilities, liquid pipelines and terminals, and several energy facilities.


TransCanada strives to safely deliver the energy that millions of homes and business’ rely on every day.  Our team strives to solve one problem: How do we ensure the safety of our employees and communities we operate in by proactively managing our emergency response, emergency preparedness, business continuity and crisis management programs? With your internal drive and passion for emergency preparedness, this may be the role for you.


*This position will be located in one of our regional offices either in Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Winnipeg, MB, Bolton, ON, or Les Cedres, QC depending on where the successful candidate currently resides. The successful candidate will be legally able to work in either location as this position is not eligible for relocation.


Are you up for the challenge?


What you'll do

  • Ensures that TransCanada meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is adequately staffed to effectively respond to emergencies;
  • Enable the Emergency Preparedness and Response Training and Exercise Programs through attendance at field exercises, drills, and deployments and training events across the company’s base of operations;
  • Develop and maintain a network of EP&R consultants, contractors, and industry and agency organizations by working with external resources leads and supply chain to identify needs for supplemental support by third parties - ensure corresponding agreements are active and in accordance with resource strategies;
  • Guide, train and develop employees and responders by supporting internal and external training requirements in accordance with the TransCanada strategy;
  • Lead and liaise with emergency response agencies at all levels of government;
  • Actively participate in Industry Associations and trade groups to influence and understand new legislation with potential impact to TransCanada;
  • Conduct and continuously improve process and document reviews to ensure Emergency Management compliance requirements are understood and implemented by subject matter experts;
  • Develop and implement programs, processes and services to help identify legislation that is applicable to TransCanada;
  • Proactively keep compliance top-of-mind by developing and training subject matter experts on compliance related requirements;
  • When required, respond to incidents in the field and serve in a Command or General Staff Role in the Corporate Incident Management Team.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Emergency Management or other applicable discipline such as Public Safety, Project Management, Environmental Science, etc. is required;
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in an emergency preparedness and response role in the public sector in Emergency Management, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, or Military OR in the private sector in the Petrochemical or power generation industry;
  • Experience and qualifications in a Command or General Staff Role on an Incident Management Team or on an Incident Command System managed significant incident over multiple operational periods.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in EP&R or Operations Management in the oil and/or gas pipeline industry, at a terminal facility, or power generation facility preferred; 
  • Experience managing a project or program over the course of two or more years that required strategic planning, prioritizing, budgeting, supervision, detailed report writing, and problem solving;
  • Incident Command System 100, 200, 300 (Incident Commander or Planning Section Chief role-specific training preferred);
  • Experience managing multiple components of a program and related budget; ability to independently apply departmental policies;
  • Understanding of pipeline and oil/gas facility design;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to manage diverse issues while away from a traditional office setting;
  • Strong organization and time management skills and ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily activities;
  • Strategic thinking and thinking adaptability;
  • Strong customer service and client relations background;
  • Ability to manage conflict and use tact and diplomacy;
  • Experience working closely with or in an emergency services agency.


 *Driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function of this position.  Following a conditional offer of employment, the Company will check the motor vehicle records of any job applicant when driving is an essential job function.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

TransCanada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 02/17/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57420. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 65 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible.

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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