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Engineer, Facility Integrity

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: TransCanada

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Engineer, Facility Integrity

Reference Code: 57408

Location: United States (US)   - Houston , TX or Calgary, AB 
Job Category: Engineering 
Employment Type: Employee Full-time 
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program  


General Information

TransCanada’s Facilities Integrity Engineering team in the Facility Integrity and Process Safety department within TransCanada’s Technical Centre is seeking an experienced, process safety focused Mechanical Engineer to work as part of a team to improve the Company’s Facility Integrity Program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a cohesive team with deep technical knowledge and problem solve for the entire lifecycle of our assets in each of TransCanada’s lines of business including natural gas, oil and liquids, and power across Canada, US and Mexico. If you have a passion for developing innovative, enterprise-wide solutions to drive value for the business, this may be the position for you.


*This position will be located in either Houston, Texas or Calgary, Alberta depending on where the successful applicant currently resides. The successful candidate will be legally able to work in either location as this position is not eligible for relocation. If you reside in Houston or surrounding area, please apply directly to this posting. If you reside in Calgary please apply here or search Reference Code 57288.



  • Lead hazard analysis and risk assessment on process safety critical equipment;
  • Provide technical expertise for pressure piping and pressure equipment which can include valves, valve operators, pressure vessels, pressure control devices and systems, over-pressure protection devices and systems, and other mechanical equipment used in pipeline facilities;
  • Develop and update company design standards and operational procedures;
  • Provide integrity planning and engineering support for facility equipment in both TransCanada's regulated and non- regulated businesses;
  • Develop risk management tools and processes in conjunction with risk-based asset management strategies;
  • Design and provide operational support for new and existing facilities within TransCanada;
  • Participate in the technical qualification of engineering contractors and equipment suppliers;
  • Coach, mentor, and provide technical leadership to more junior staff;
  • Ensure project designs of systems are fit-for-purpose as well as meet safety, engineering, quality, regulatory, environmental, commercial, operating, and maintenance requirements;
  • Ensure compliance to design and construction specifications and standards;
  • Provide or oversee engineering, quality assurance and quality control activities;
  • Apply your knowledge of engineering principles, codes, and standards to identify issues, recommend improvements and implement solutions;
  • Understand and utilize TransCanada’s Management System approach to integrity and risk.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent Technologist Certification recognized by APEGA including registration as a professional;
  • 6 or more years of progressive engineering experience in the design, installation and commissioning of pipeline systems;
  • Broad pipeline facilities and mechanical engineering expertise focused on the design, operation and maintenance of natural gas and oil transmission pipeline systems;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and influencing skills to be able to work with company stakeholders across North America with different backgrounds and priorities;
  • Ability to plan, manage, and prioritize work. Due to the diverse and demanding business requirements within TransCanada, candidates must be technically flexible, learn quickly, and be able to provide a high degree of quality work which is consistent and meets or exceeds customer expectations;
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable industry Codes and Standards related to pipeline and facilities engineering (e.g. CSA Z662, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8, ASME Section VIII, API pressure equipment standards);
  • Willingness to travel within North America for limited periods of time.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Independent and self-motivated;
  • At least one area of working knowledge of pipeline process/hydraulics engineering, instrument and control design;
  • Experience in Facility Integrity Management;
  • Experience in Risk Management;
  • Knowledge of TransCanada’s Engineering practices and procedures.


*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.


*This position will require travel across borders and as such the candidate must be able to provide applicable documentation to this effect.


*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.

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

Please apply to this posting by 02/15/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57408. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 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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