Claims Specialist, TMEP (term role) - Calgary (20010)
Trans Mountain Corporation Inc.
Calgary, AB

About $80,000 - $100,000 a year


Who We Are

Trans Mountain Corporation operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting crude oil and refined products to the West Coast. We deliver nearly 300,000 barrels of crude oil and refined products each day through 1,274 kilometers of pipeline in Alberta, British Columbia and Washington State.

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide increased capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth and ensure access to global energy markets. The largest project in our history, it involves the installation of approximately 980 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities including pump stations and terminals, and a new dock complex at the Westridge Marine Terminal in British Columbia.

As a federal Crown corporation, the newly formed Trans Mountain Corporation will continue to build upon our 65 years of experience delivering operational and safety excellence through our crude oil pipeline system.

We are accountable to Parliament through the Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV). As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDEV, we are governed by an independent Board of Directors.

Quick Facts about Trans Mountain Corporation

  • We operate Canada’s only pipeline system transporting crude oil and refined products to the West Coast
  • We have delivered safe and reliable energy transportation for 65 years
  • We deliver 300,000 barrels of crude oil and refined products every day on our pipeline system
  • Our Trans Mountain Expansion Project will provide western Canadian crude oil producers with an additional 590,000 bpd of crude oil transportation capacity and tidewater access
  • Our corporate headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta with regional offices along the pipeline system in Alberta and British Columbia

Reporting to Claims Manager, the Claims Specialist will support SCM team to contemplate contractual issues and disputes related to large EPC Facilities and Pipeline project(s).

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Project Team, working with team members to facilitate the dispute resolution process to support Claims Manager for completing following services:

  • Review and evaluation of project documentation including contracts, specifications, drawings, schedules, and various other project documentation including meeting minutes, daily site reports, change orders, requests for information, contemplated changes, etc;
  • Discerning analysis of technical, schedule and cost issues;
  • Identification of root cause and responsibility, assessments of impact and quantum caused by disruptions, delays, changed conditions and circumstances to construction projects;
  • Preparation of reports and claim documentation to relay and support findings.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and lead the claim avoidance and defense management strategies, protecting TM’s commercial interests
  • Conducts thorough analysis and investigations necessary to determine claims exposure and proposes appropriate settlement strategies and action plans
  • Handles claims consistent with clients’ and corporate policies, procedures and “best practices” and also in accordance with any statutory, regulatory and ethical requirements
  • In conjunction with TM’s Legal counsel supports the project team as Subject Matter Expert when dealing with contracts and contract law
  • Support the SCM Manager(s) and the Project Team in the development of contracting strategies; i.e. unit price, hourly rates, lump sum, etc. minimizing TM’s contractual risk exposure
  • Supports the SCM Manager(s) and the Project Team with contract termination, claims, or dispute settlements
  • Creates reservation of rights and coverage denial letters for the Project Team as required

Position Requirements:

  • A degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada, and current licensure as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Degree in Cost Engineering or Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) required
  • Advanced knowledge and degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is preferred
  • 5+ years of claim avoidance and defence experience in managing complex construction claims in EPC/ EPCM environment
  • Has a solid understanding of claims processing and the construction business
  • Experienced in conducting contract compliance audits
  • Ability to analyzes contractual entitlement and accordingly determines defense obligations
  • Proficient use and analysis of computer models and development of dynamic spreadsheet applications
  • Skilled in claims and schedule delay analysis
  • Understanding of construction project schedules
  • Skilled in analysis of change order requests and capital project documentation
  • Experienced in cost estimation
  • Ability to work in a high-paced, multi-task environment with attention to detail
  • High level of quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills
  • Strong management decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment and ensure deadlines are met
  • Must be capable of interacting with field personnel and supervision, engineers, suppliers and project management personnel
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

Location/Working Conditions

  • This job may be performed in the office or on the jobsite
  • He/she must be able to navigate the jobsite and is expected to be able to comply with all safety regulations in the office and on the jobsite
  • Travel and/or temporary relocation to project sites may be required

As an equal opportunity employer, Trans Mountain Canada Inc. actively encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Job Type: Temporary


  • managing construction claims in EPC/ EPCM environment: 5 years (Required)


  • English (Preferred)