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Hiring: Pipeline construction roles in Western Canada

The absence of appropriate pipeline infrastructure has presented a huge challenge to Canada’s oil and gas industry over the past decade. Low oil prices and delays in investment decisions on LNG projects have put increased emphasis on the need for pipeline infrastructure to allow for increased exports of oil and gas. With two major pipeline projects moving forward, Outpost Recruitment has been contracted to assist with hiring for both site-based and office-based roles on two mega pipeline projects:

Trans Mountain Pipeline ($7.4bn)

The $7.4bn pipeline project aimed at twinning the existing oil pipeline between Edmonton (Alberta) and Vancouver (British Columbia) has been marred with controversy and delays. Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline was expected to draw a line under the issue, but environment appeals continue to linger with construction likely to start in the coming months.

Coastal Gas Link Pipeline ($2.1bn)

The Coastal GasLink pipeline project aims to deliver natural gas from Dawson Creek, British Columbia (BC), to a facility near Kitimat. Following LNG Canada’s announcement of a final investment decision (FID) on the mega $40bn project in Kitimat, this project is now in construction.

Hiring in pipeline construction

With work commenced in Spring 2019 on two major projects, Outpost Recruitment is currently hiring candidates with civil (early works, excavation and site services) experience across major pipeline projects. All roles will be on a 6/2  roster from May to November. Candidates may opt to return to office work in November or take time off if they prefer during winter months. Roles we are currently hiring for:

    • Superintendents
    • Project Management: Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Engineers
    • Commercial Management: Quantity Surveyor, Senior Commercial Coordinator/Estimator,  Cost Controls Coordinator
    • Planners
    • HSE:  HSE Coordinators, Project Safety Advisor, Health & Safety Administrator
    • Environmental:  Environmental Manager, Environmental Coordinators
    • Quality: Quality Coordinators, QA/QC Manager
    • Surveyors
    • Assistant Engineering Manager
    • Engineering Manager
    • Equipment Coordinator
    • Field Document Controller
    • Field Scheduler
    • HR Coordinator
    • Indigenous & Employment Coordinator
    • Indigenous & Local Engagement Liaison
    • Information Technology
    • Operations Manager
    • Information Technology Specialist
    • Progress Chaser
    • Project Contract Specialist
    • Project Controls Lead

If you want to be part of this exciting venture, please ensure you create a profile via our website so that we can review your CV/resume and profile. Sponsorship opportunities will only available to senior pipeline personnel, so all other candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

To create your profile, please click here.

Future hiring opportunities

Employer sponsorship opportunities are not a certainty, so if you want to be part of the pipeline industry in Canada, we recommend working towards obtaining the right to work in Canada independently. Visit our sister website, Moving2Canada, for free immigration resources and this helpful guide.

Contact Ruairi Spillane at [email protected] for more details.

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Hiring: Play your part in Canada’s LNG industry

In October 2018, after years of speculation and frustration, LNG Canada announced a final investment decision (FID) on the mega $40bn project in Kitimat, a small coastal town in Northern BC.

The LNG liquefaction plant in Kitimat will be Canada’s first LNG export facility, with further mega projects expected to move forward. With Canada being late in the global game, it was crucial for Canada’s LNG industry to get a project moving forward after years of delays and uncertainty.

LNG Canada is a joint venture (JV) that comprises of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS. LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment project in Canadian history. The $40bn value represents the overall value of the LNG liquefaction export facility (initially $18bn, with a second phase due in 2023) and associated pipeline construction ($6.2bn). Initially, the plant will export 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The FID is for two processing units or “trains,” with first LNG expected before the middle of the next decade. LNG Canada’s export plant has been designed to achieve the lowest carbon intensity of any large-scale LNG plant operating in the world today.

Why LNG?

With demand for LNG expected to double by 2035 compared with today, as a result of global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, LNG Canada will provide natural gas to countries where imported gas could displace more carbon intensive energy sources and help to address global climate change and air pollution.

Why Northern BC?

LNG Canada is advantaged by access to abundant, low-cost natural gas from British Columbia’s vast reserves and the relatively short shipping distance to North Asia, which is about 50% shorter than from the US Gulf of Mexico and avoids the Panama Canal. The LNG Plant will be constructed on a large, partially-developed industrial site with existing deep-water port, roads, rail and power supplies.

Hiring at LNG Canada

With work commenced in late 2018, Outpost Recruitment is currently hiring candidates with civil (early works, excavation and site services) experience across major projects.  All roles will be on a 14/7 FIFO roster with flights available from major Canadian cities.

  • Superintendents
  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Engineers
  • HSE Coordinators
  • Environmental Coordinators
  • Surveyors
  • Quality Coordinators

If you want to be part of this exciting venture, please ensure you create a profile via our website so that we can review your CV/resume and profile. Sponsorship opportunities will not be available, so all candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

To create your profile, please click here.

Future hiring opportunities

Given Canada does not have LNG expertise, Canada will look to international expertise for cryogenic tank construction and process infrastructure for LNG liquefaction plants. Employer sponsorship opportunities are not a certainty, so if you want to be part of the LNG industry in Canada, we recommend working towards obtaining the right to work in Canada independently. Visit our sister website, Moving2Canada, for free immigration resources and this helpful guide.

Contact Ruairi Spillane at [email protected] for more details.

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