Senior Project Manager, Major Projects

Company: Pacific Northern Gas
Location: Vancouver or Terrace, British Columbia
Email: [email protected]

The Senior Project Manager, Major Projects, will be responsible for the overall success of assigned major projects through the entire project life cycle. Additionally, the Senior Project Manager, Major Projects, will liaise extensively with technical, commercial and project support resources in order to fulfil the service needs of PNG’s larger infrastructure projects >$20 million. This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Operations & Engineering.


  • Management and leadership of natural gas pipeline and facility project development and implementation in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Plan, develop, and implementation of project management resources, management of engineering, reporting, stakeholder and Indigenous Nations relations, Human Resources, project estimating, costs, procurement, scope, risk, environment, health and safety, quality, and project schedule.
  • Champion and promote the importance of environment, health and safety management.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to manage the development and construction of major infrastructure projects.
  • Engage in future expansion projects being considered, including the addition of new pipelines and facilities.
  • Oversee the commercial and project controls matters of major projects, including change management, procurement, contract management, cost control, earned value, scheduling and risk management.
  • Contribute to the improvement of project management at PNG through the further development of standards and management tools.
  • Manage project associated activities, both in-house and those let to contract, from conceptual to final detailed design and implementation.


  • Oversee and manage large capital projects, ensuring completion in accordance with applicable codes, standards, practices, QA/QC policies, and specifications.
  • Lead project teams responsible for preparing, scheduling, coordinating, executing, and monitoring major capital infrastructure projects.
  • Manage project cost, quality, scope, and schedule control.
  • Develop and implement contracting strategies and commercial approaches for unique and complex projects. Negotiate and manage major project contracts, ensuring sound commercial management from initial strategy, procurement, execution, and contractor management.
  • Oversee and coordinate communication with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure project deliverables are in accordance with identified needs.
  • Liaise with operations and corporate staff as required to ensure alignment and support for projects.
  • Lead and/or work within project teams to ensure effective project delivery, providing technical and/or other support as required.
  • Manage the development, review, revision, and approval of project-specific deliverables.
  • Develop options analysis and implement solutions to complex problems in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Assist in the review and revision of company standards, procedures, processes, and policies associated with design, construction, maintenance, and operations. 
  • Coordinate and manage communications, relationships, and project submissions with regulatory bodies such as the BC Oil and Gas Commission, Technical Safety BC (TSBC), the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), municipalities, and regional districts.
  • Identify, mitigate, and manage project risk.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 10+ years (preferred) proven project management experience in an associated oil and gas, natural resource extraction, or industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Project management professional designation (preferred).
  • Engineering degree in an applicable discipline (mechanical, chemical or civil preferred) considered an asset.
  • P.Eng. licensed to practice in the province of British Columbia considered an asset. 
  • Pipeline and facility design and construction practices.  Experience with gas pipelines, compression, metering, and gas processing considered a strong asset.
  • Understanding of the standards, regulations, and best practices associated with pipeline and facilities.
  • Past experience with the BC Oil and Gas Commission permitting and operations systems.
  • Past experience monitoring and managing field construction, including contractors and overall site HSEQ management.
  • Sound decision-making skill and leadership capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and nourish long-lasting relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders - internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, negotiate and manage contracts.
    Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems involving a combination of technical, commercial, financial, legal, and stakeholder issues.
  • Fluent in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint) and business management platforms (JD Edwards, Maximo, SharePoint).
  • Past experience in a unionized work environment an asset.

Other Considerations/Additional Information:

Position will be based out of PNG’s Vancouver office, with regular and frequent travel throughout PNG’s service territory. Locating the position out of PNG’s Terrace office will also be considered.