Assistant Facility Chief TransMountain 2 Year Project
Joe Knows Energy
Vancouver, BC
Posted ago
Joe Knows Energy

The duties of the Assistant Chief Inspector shall be to inspect all construction activities for small projects such as well connections or to act as an assistant to the Chief Inspector on larger projects.


• Inspect pipeline and plant facilities under construction and work performed by subcontractors to assure that work meets federal and Company standards and specifications and is completed according to the terms of the contract.

• Maintains liaison with contractor and Company representatives as required for guidance and coordination of the assigned project.

• Meets with contractor at the beginning of the project to review the plans and specifications for the facilities and to make sure there is a good understanding of the work and to resolve any discrepancies.

• Inspect and/or test materials to ensure they meet federal and Company specifications. Work closely with material personnel to check for correct quantities and damages and to track the movement of materials.

• Prepare and submit daily progress reports which involves reviewing and summarizing information from individual inspectors’ reports.

• Report on the progress of subcontractors’ work and performance of contractor’s employees.

• Consult with the Chief Inspector or Regional Construction Office prior to the initiation of drawing or technical changes.

• In absence of a Chief Inspector, supervises inspectors assigned to the project including planning work schedules and assignments.

• Ensures that required clearances, permits, and regulatory obligations pertaining to the project are received and in compliance.

• Qualifies welders, operates testing equipment, interprets blueprint specifications, and performs various surveys and hydrostation testing functions.

• Plans and coordinates the technical and safety aspects of hot tie-ins with the Company’s Transmission Department and contractor personnel.

• May assist and/or perform hydrostatic tests in the field.


The minimum qualifications include a high school diploma, five (5) years field experience in construction and regulations in the natural gas industry with expertise in areas such as Marine, electrical, structural, mechanical, non-destructive testing, welding, instrumentation and 1 to 3 years directing and managing the work of others. Additionally the position must meet the basic qualifications of a Utility Inspector (basic inspector).

Desired Qualifications:

Fundamental understanding of:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer
  • Project life cycles
  • Project Management concepts
  • Construction contracting
  • Quality Management
  • Construction Compliance
  • Basic smart phone operations (email, Internet, and text)
  • Knowledge of Governing Regulations (API 1104, Pipeline Safety Regulations 192. Etc.).

About Joe Knows Energy

Joe Knows Energy delivers added value to our clients by providing them experienced Inspectors with outstanding communication and leadership skills that support the schedule and budget goals of the project team.

We hire inspectors who are committed to excellent performance standards and thrive in a safety-focused team environment.

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