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Manager, Business Unit IT (BUIT) US Gas Pipelines

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: TransCanada

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Manager, Business Unit IT (BUIT) US Gas Pipelines 

Reference Code: 54562 


Location: United States (US)  - Houston, TX 
Job Category: Information Technology/Systems; Management
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program   

General Information

As part of the Business Unit IT United States team, this new role will lead the IT Application Development and support group for the US Gas business units.  This role will report directly to the Director, Business Unit IT US.

This position will be a leadership level position that will be responsible for developing a high-performance team with other managers in their reporting structure.  It will be a site level leader in Houston but also include teams in other locations.  The candidate must have experience leading managers and teams with a proven track record of results.

The Business Unit IT US team has a passionate focus on innovation and extending the business capabilities of our business partners and systems through the application of technology. We believe that the value of IT services is in making our business partners safer, more efficient and more creative in the tasks they need to perform every day. Our goal is to ensure that the business people who understand the problems and opportunities they face, can connect with the IT people that know the data and the technology, to create a valuable portfolio of high-return IT projects. This new Manager role will be at the forefront of leading this work.

As such, this exciting new role will be responsible for identifying US Gas business needs, prioritizing those with the business, developing creative and innovative plans to address these needs and ensuring these needs are reflected in a comprehensive plan. This will include managing the portfolio of applications for the business unit to keep them current to the business needs as well as maintaining technical currency. As an experienced leader with IT and Application Development expertise, the position will ensure the resulting projects, maintenance and production support tasks are delivered on schedule, within the approved budget and to high-levels of customer satisfaction. 


  • Collaborates with business partners to identify and implement innovative solutions;
  • Works across the IT department to deliver results for the business
  • Leads the Business Unit IT Application Development and Support team which includes providing direction, monitoring progress against metrics, providing feedback, coaching and support, identifying training and development opportunities, resolving performance issues and ensuring effective succession planning;
  • Ensure Developers, Business Systems Analysts, Change Management, Solution Architects and other roles are appropriately planned;
  • Develop strong strategic alignment with US Gas Pipelines business units;
  • Develop and monitor annual department operating budgets and project execution budgets;
  • Some travel within Canada, US and Mexico may be required;
  • Other tasks as required.


Qualifications and Education


  • Creative thinker with a strong interest and proven record for innovation, application development and maintenance;
  • Strong customer focus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, works collaboratively with functional, cross-functional, multi-location and technical teams to build effective working relationships;
  • Results-oriented with strong identification and initiation of continuous improvement opportunities and the ability to manage change;
  • Strategic mindset with experience in managing many initiatives with strong execution and implementation skills;
  • Demonstrates initiative and makes sound judgement to effectively resolve issues;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy;
  • Accountable to meet commitments while consistently delivering results within required timelines;
  • Proven systems thinker with strong analytical, process and problem resolution skills;
  • Demonstrated success in building, leading, motivating and empowering high performing teams;
  • Ability to leverage data and analytics effectively to manage metrics;
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and materials.



  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Computer Science or related field is required;
  • Minimum 15 years of related work experience;
  • Proven leadership experience in applications development;
  • Commercial Gas Industry knowledge preferred but not required;
  • Proficient in MS Office applications: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint; SAP knowledge a plus



*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 01/22/2019. To apply, go to and enter Reference Code 54562. 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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