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Senior Communications Specialist


Job Description

Location: Canada (CA)  - Vancouver, BC

Job Category: Communications/Marketing

Employment Type: Employee Full-time

Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. TransCanada’s job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.

Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and commitment.

The opportunity

Our Public Affairs and Communications Team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in our Vancouver office to support our Coastal GasLink (CGL) Project.

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Communications Specialist who has knowledge and experience in a broad range of communications strategies and approaches. This individual has the proven skills, competencies and capacity to provide strategic communications and engagement advice, material development and on-the-ground support with engagement activities.

You will play an important role in delivering and producing high content for our digital channels.

About Coastal GasLink

Approximately 670 kilometres, the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline will safely deliver natural gas from the Western Canadian basin in northeast B.C., Dawson Creek area, to the proposed LNG Canada facility on the West Coast near Kitimat, B.C.

To learn more about the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, and our partnership with LNG Canada visit our website.

Are you up for the challenge?

What you’ll do

  • Understand the business challenges and opportunities for the CGL project and develop key messages and talking points;
  • Ensure all external materials (including and presentations have consistent, accurate and pertinent messaging aligned with TransCanada’s brand;
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of communications plans (projects, issues management, media relations, paid and digital media);
  • Develop edit and assist with the distribution of media releases and advisories;
  • Create engaging digital and social media website content, posts, tweets, information and comments to support our social media team;
  • Prepare senior project leaders for external interactions (media interviews, speaking engagements, press conferences and events);
  • Act as a company spokesperson, interacting with the media;
  • Develop and enhance relationships with key members of the media in British Columbia;
  • Support and execute on plans that involve members of the communications, digital and community relations team;
  • Develop integrated internal/external communications strategies that enhance TransCanada’s brand and reputation, support understanding, and drive action;
  • Monitor and measure communications results and continually improve effectiveness.


Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or business;
  • Minimum of 6  years' progressive, related experience in various aspects of corporate communications;
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Curiosity, motivation and interest in energy, energy infrastructure and its related societal impact;
  • Team player with a customer service focus – able to build strong relationships and rapport with clients and team members, and meet customer requirements under the pressure of tight deadlines;
  • Strong, versatile, professionally trained writer – able to write in many styles for a variety of internal and external audiences; ranging from developing technical and detailed program information to storytelling and producing engaging content for digital and social media;
  • Project management – able to prioritize and organize communications project work, and coordinate the work of team members;
  • Communications expertise - able to develop integrated internal/external communications strategies and digital marketing plans;
  • Consulting – able to think strategically, weigh issues, and recommend effective solutions; able to navigate and resolve ambiguity;
  • Experience working in corporate, investor-owned environment is an asset;
  • Industry experience in oil and gas, forestry, hydro or related is preferred;
  • Understanding of the political landscape in British Columbia;
  • Experience working and engaging with reporters via interviews, scrums;
  • Experience in media relations, issues management and crisis communications;
  • Experience in being accountable for broad objectives to be accomplished and completed in an independent manner;
  • Ability to analyze issues and develop strategies to mitigate potential negative public perception;
  • Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines.

*Driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function of this position.  Following a conditional offer of employment, the Company will check the motor vehicle records of any job applicant when driving is an essential

How To Apply

Do work that really matters.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

*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. TransCanada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations. Please apply to this posting by 04/15/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 56392. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged. TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 65 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.

Contact For This Position

Company Website: View
Job Location
Vancouver BC
Job Level & Type
Senior Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing To Be Posted Until
May 05, 2019
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