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KXL Manager, Environment 

Reference Code: 72083 



Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX
Job Category: Community/Land/Aboriginal Relations
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program
Application Deadline: 07/07/2020




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. At TC Energy, our 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 are ready to take on exciting challenges.


The opportunity

Our hard-working team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business and we are expanding our presence in Houston, TX to support the Keystone XL Project.
We are seeking a detailed oriented manager who is a subject matter expert and a strong team leader. This role reports directly to the KXL Land and Environment Manager.  The successful candidate will lead a team of internal and field based environmental specialists responsible for environmental permitting and compliance on the Keystone XL Project. 


What you’ll do


  • Advise on environmental issues affecting the project and organization and proposes solutions to identified issues
  • Manage a team of core personnel responsible for developing and implementing environmental planning, permitting and compliance strategies for the project; providing technical and general guidance; leading issue management and risk avoidance initiatives; overseeing, and ensuring that the project is planned, developed and constructed within the organization's corporate governance and compliance policies and asset management objectives are achieved
  • Play a key role in responding to public, regulatory and legal scrutiny of project environmental issues
  • Closely coordinates with Stakeholder team on engagement with external groups including regulatory agencies, local governments, Native American groups, communities and landowners
  • Communicate information to Project leadership, staff and appropriate internal and external groups
  • Ensure environmental documents, regulatory authorizations and permits meet business needs
  • Provide direction to environmental planning team, external contractors to ensure deliverable content, quality and deadlines are met
  • Lead negotiations with environmental regulators
  • Manage project activities including budget, schedule and reporting functions
  • Ensure the project is being constructed in compliance with environmental permits and procedures
  • Ensure completion of project deliverables on time, on budget and within scope 


Minimum Qualifications


  • 10 years or more of continued experience with natural resources, environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation and permits, USACE Section 10 & 404 permitting and Section 408 reviews, , Section 106 NHPA consultation, and mitigation planning
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Science, or related field
  • Project and team leadership/management experience that demonstrates working closely with teams to establish, implement, and guide seamless execution from a project’s permitting phase through construction and reclamation
  • History of experience with project planning and scoping, regulatory agency negotiations, managing environmental field surveys, developing and providing environmental training, and managing environmental inspectors and third-party monitors
  • Communicate effectively with regulators on project matters, permitting and related compliance
  • Be a positive resource for the project team to guide proactive compliance
  • Understands and expresses complex and sensitive concepts clearly, correctly and in a well-organized form
  • Ability to supervise the work of others and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to review, critique and interpret plans, programs, contracts and special provisions
  • Field experience and knowledge of environmental field investigation techniques
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and facilitation skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • Background in planning and permitting, but focus on construction and reclamation phases
  • Field experience as a Lead Environmental Inspector and/or third-party monitor during construction and reclamation for pipeline projects
  • Experience managing multiple environmental programs


About our business

TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 07/07/2020 using reference code 72083. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

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