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Gas Control Operator

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransCanada

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Gas Control Operator

Reference Code: 57418

Location: Canada (CA)  - Calgary, AB  
Job Category: Operations; Pipeline/Power Operations; Trades/Technical
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program


General Information

Reporting to the Manager of Gas Control, as the Gas Control Operator you will be part of an integrated team, working shift work in a consolidated 24-hour Control Centre. You will monitor and control the various facilities using state of the art Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and other advanced analysis tools. Our priority is to ensure safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation on behalf of our customers.


This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance, but is not eligible for cross-border relocation assistance.



  • Manage and execute daily operating plans and strategies;
  • Develop and recommend proven operating strategies for varying pipeline conditions, utilizing effective linepack management strategies and hydraulic evaluations;
  • Monitor and control gas compression, metering and remote valve facilities to ensure the required gas volumes, linepack and contract pressures are achieved daily;
  • Coordinate scheduled outage execution and proactively manipulate system linepack and facilities to minimize system impact and enable outage / maintenance completions;
  • Respond to alarms and events in accordance with the documented handling and reporting guidelines;
  • Analyze and respond to unscheduled facility outages, abnormal operating conditions and emergency situations;
  • Deliver sound, economically viable operational decisions for pipeline system utilization to assist in meeting targeted revenue opportunities;
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service standards, confidentiality, and working relationships with shippers, producers, and connecting pipeline operators;
  • Must obtain qualified status as per the Gas Controller Development and Qualification Program within the prescribed timeframe.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalency (GED) is required;
  • Minimum four (4) years of related experience is required;
  • Consideration will be given to individuals with other combinations of education and technical experience;
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant post-secondary education (e.g. engineering technology) and/or technical training;
  • Control Room Operational experience;
  • Prior experience working an alternating day/night shift schedule;
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive work environment within a multifunctional team setting;
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly dynamic environment with changing priorities and time constraints;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences in dynamic and sometimes high-pressure situations;
  • Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office suite and SCADA system;
  • Strong analytical and technical abilities;
  • Fundamental knowledge of gas hydraulics and gas compression operation;
  • Knowledge of emergency management systems;
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 based Quality Management Systems.


*This position requires candidates to:

  • successfully complete pre-employment medical screening including drug and alcohol testing;
  • successfully completes a security clearance/criminal record check.

*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 02/21/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57418. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

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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