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Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 

Reference Code: 92109 


Location: United States (US) - Tinley Park, IL (Depending on the location of the successful candidate, this position may be filled at another location within the Great Lakes Region or South Region operating areas)
Job Category: Health, Safety, Environment; Management
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program   
Application Deadline: 09/28/2021 

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


Reporting to the Manager of Field Operations Support Services, the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC) is responsible for implementing the Emergency Management (EM) Program requirements and meeting the business needs in their assigned field operational Region(s) and/or facilities. The field EPC role is also a part of a larger structure that provides emergency response expertise across the entire corporation. The program contains elements of emergency preparedness and response and business continuity that are driven by regulatory compliance and best practice program requirements.

Our team faces one objective: to ensure the safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate. With your intrinsic drive and passion for emergency management, this may be the role for you. 


While this role is posted in Tinley Park, IL, the location is flexible for the operating area that this role is supporting.


What you’ll do


  • Implement TC Energy’s Corporate Emergency Management Program at the field level
  • Establish and coordinate a localized Emergency Preparedness Team (EPT) that will promote emergency management awareness and ensure their area of accountability is in compliance with the requirements of the EM Program
  • Collaborate with corporate Emergency Management Specialists and other Emergency Preparedness Coordinators to ensure consistent and effective EM Program implementation actions are being achieved in all Business Groups across Canada, the United States, and Mexico
  • Apply Senior Practitioner expertise to advance program implementation within your area of accountability to ensure the unique EM needs of your Business Unit are being met and that Leadership is receiving regular updates
  • Assume the lead role in organizing annual emergency response field exercises, tabletop exercises and business continuity exercises
  • Conduct and facilitate effective First Responder Training both as an SME as well as by providing an engaging and interactive learning environment, both in person and virtual learning. 
  • Complete annual updates and inventories for your area of accountability to include Emergency Response Plans, First Responder Kits, Incident Command Post kits, Learning Plan Reviews, etc.
  • Maintain Regional Emergency Operations Centers (REOCs) within your area of accountability
  • Maintain and train field employees on the use of the Everbridge notification system 
  • Actively contribute in the maintenance of Business Unit risk registries and work with the corporate EM Team to ensure Hazard Barrier Indexes (HBIs) are maintained
  • Maintain existing Mutual Aid Agreements, while also identifying the need for additional partnerships 
  • Lead author the creation of new Mutual Aid Agreements as required  
  • Actively engage in community outreach and first responder activities, and partner with community first responders in the planning and execution of annual field exercises
  • Maintain current Business Continuity plans for your area of accountability, including but not limited to, a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Business Resumption and Disaster Recovery Plan as needed
  • Identify EM risks and work with your EM and Business Unit peers to mitigate them and embed preventative program improvement measures
  • Facilitate and complete all post-emergency and exercise debriefings, improvement planning, and documentation requirements
  • Use documented information to provide program development feedback to Corporate EM Team
  • Establish and Maintain BU-specific EM vendor contracts as required
  • Conduct training events for field staff (i.e. annual First Responder training) and develop and execute plans to deliver other BU specific annual EM training events (i.e. qualified individual exercises and field drill weeks where required)
  • Attend and participate in the annual EPC conference
  • Be an active member of the corporate Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) and your respective Regional Incident Management Team (IMT), with the ability to effectively perform any ICS role and coach an overall Incident Command Post, providing emergency response support as required within your area of accountability and across the company
  • Roll-up Regional and Facility EM metrics into the corporate tracker as requested
  • Manage a Regional/Facility EM budget (at the discretion of your Business Unit) 


Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in an emergency preparedness and response role in public sector emergency management, fire service, law enforcement, the Military or in the private sector energy industry
  • Senior level experience and qualifications in emergency management, to include extensive success in a Command and/or General Staff role on an incident response team
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership and guidance of an Incident Command Post
  • Strong customer service and client relations background
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effective organization and time management skills, to include the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute activities
  • Experience managing a project or program over two or more years that required strategic planning, prioritizing, budgeting, supervision, report writing, and problem solving
  • Ability to think big picture and get into the details of a task
  • Experience managing multiple components of a program with the ability to independently apply departmental policies


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or qualification in Emergency Management or other applicable discipline such as Public Safety, Project Management, Environmental Science, etc.
  • Experience and/or understanding of pipelines and oil/gas facilities, as well as storage
  • Incident Command System certification (i.e. 100, 200, 300 or higher, as well as role specific such as Incident Commander, Planning Section Chief, etc.)
  • Ability to manage diverse issues while away from a traditional office setting
  • Ability to manage conflict and use tact and diplomacy
  • Experience working closely with or in an emergency services agency


This position requires candidates to


  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, to include drug and alcohol testing
  • Be subject to call out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and work extended days and/or weeks for emergency response purposes
  • Travel (up to 50% of the time) to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home
  • Travel across borders with a valid passport


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 job function.


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.

Our 57,900-mile natural gas pipeline network is positioned in two of the most prolific and lowest cost basins in North America – the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the Appalachian Basin. Our systems are well placed to meet the continent’s growing demand for clean-burning natural gas by connecting the supply in these basins to important and growing markets across the continent. We supply more than 25 percent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America, heating homes, generating power, and fueling industries. To learn more about our natural gas business, please visit


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 09/28/2021 using reference code 92109. 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 a desktop / laptop computer.

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

Thank you for choosing to grow your career with TC Energy.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

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* Consistent with our employment practices, we reserve the right to consider the cost of relocation when making internal hiring decisions.

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