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Mechanical/Pipeline Inspector

As an infrastructure consultancy acting as owner’s representatives for utility and municipal clients, Maven delivers projects and services that will serve the communities where we live, work and play. And it starts with our people – motivated to do our best work and make an impact.

We are looking for a professional inspector that will be responsible for overseeing work involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of natural gas pipelines, water mains & force mains including but not limited to pressure regulating stations, gate stations, odorant injection facilities, transmission pipelines, intermediate pipelines distribution pipelines and services, NGV or LNG or RNG facilities, propane facilities, vertical subdivisions or right of ways.

It is essential to ensure that all work being performed meets the necessary safety and quality standards. This includes monitoring and inspecting the work to ensure that it is being done in a safe and compliant manner, and that it meets the quality requirements set forth by the technical standards, industry standards and regulations.

Most importantly, this individual should align with our team values (Safety, Wellbeing, Respect, Quality, Collaborate & Growth Mindset). This position is based in the lower mainland and the core responsibility of this role is to oversee, inspect, and report on the adherence of any construction contractor.

Why Join Maven:

  • Grow with us – take on new projects and share your experience with our team
  • Work on interesting projects – system upgrades to capital infrastructure projects
  • Be supported through training, team meetings, peer coaching, and townhalls
  • Receive competitive compensation and health benefits
  • Attend staff events and contribute to our Share 1% program
  • Work in a professional, friendly, and respectful culture – named as a Best Place to Work for Inclusion and Mental Health
  • Work in a flexible and hybrid work environment – spend 2-3 days in our North Vancouver office or work remotely from home
  • Contribute to a growth-oriented business – Maven has been recognized as one of the fastest growing professional service companies in Western Canada

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure work on Site and the Contractor is compliant with all applicable regulations, codes, plans and standards, including, but not limited to:
  1. Construction plan and requirements noted within;
  2. CSA Z662 ‘Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems’
  3. AWWA C206-17 Field Welding of Steel Water Pipe
  4. Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (“OHSR”) of the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, operating as WorkSafeBC (“WCB” or “WorkSafeBC”);
  5. Technical Safety BC (previously British Columbia Safety Authority) and all applicable codes
  6. The regulations of the local authorities having jurisdiction pertaining to work on public and private property
  7. Site specific plans, permits or documents
  8. All governmental authorities
  9. Must meet or exceed Owner Technical Specifications
  • Monitor and report on progress of construction, maintenance, and repair activities, and
  • report any issues or concerns to the appropriate parties.
  • Verify that all materials and equipment used are of the correct type, size, and quality, and
  • that they are being installed correctly and in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Ensure that all safety procedures are being followed and that all workers are wearing
  • appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Shall not direct the work under inspection or otherwise expose the client to liability or obligations beyond the scope of its contract with the party(ies) performing such work, unless specifically directed in writing by a an owners representative.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and treat the contractor and all other parties on site with respect and courtesy.
  • Conduct inspections of right-of-way areas to ensure that they are clear of debris and other hazards.
  • Review worksites for constructability (ie – upcoming Integrity Digs), including determining crew, equipment, material and construction requirements; and estimating costs.
  • Liaising with 4-party trenching contractors, construction crews, and planners, including conducting pre-job meetings, and confirming running line offsets and depths of cover.
  • Liaising with 3rd parties and customers with respect to BC OneCalls and Permits. This includes reviewing permits, locating and providing depth of cover for asset, inspecting the activity, and providing instruction in the field in respect to adherence to permits to ensure protection of the asset.
  • Ensure the contractor does not attempt any repairs on any pipeline or plant that have been damaged, or attempt to control any unplanned release of water or gas. Ensure safe limits of approach are maintained. This requirement is in addition to any other responsibilities to ensure safety at the Work Site and shall not preclude any party from other activities required to ensure the safety of workers and nearby members of the public in the event of an incident.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports on inspection activities and findings to the appropriate parties before the end of the next business day, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Requirements:

  • Able to read and interpret all types of construction drawings (including electrical and other utility drawings) and interpret the information with respect to site conditions’ impact to design/construction drawings
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and challenging terrain, climbing in and out of vaults, lift lids of underground plant, and work around heavy equipment and machinery
  • Ability to work Flexible hours
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, collaborative approach to problem solving, good planning and organizing multiple tasks to gain efficiency
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, work well in team environment to address issues
  • Knowledge of BC Hydro Distribution Standards is an asset
  • Electrical Utility experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of WorkSafeBC requirements and Client’s Safety Practice Regulations is an asset
  • Knowledge of environmental requirements is an asset

 

About Maven

Maven delivers infrastructure projects for communities in Western and Northern Canada as owner’s representatives. We turn client ideas and objectives into sustainable infrastructure, delivered safely, on time and on budget with Maven’s unique expertise.

Our vision is “to be western North America’s preferred infrastructure consultant with $50 million in revenue by 2033”.

The word “Maven” means, “one who is experienced or knowledgeable.” Our people are our success. We are a mid-sized firm, with a professional and friendly team committed to our values of safety, wellbeing, respect, quality, collaborate and growth mindset.

We believe we are part of the wider community and need to do our part to contribute, ensuring a positive future for our fellow citizens. Through our Share1% program we select organizations to partner with and offer volunteer opportunities for our staff.

Applications:

Email your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Maven is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be invited to interview based on their fit with this advertised role. Only those people legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered and only those invited to an interview will be contacted.

Compensation:

Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate including skillset, experience, qualifications, and other job-related reasons. Based on the requirements set out above, the salary range for this position is $45.00 – $50.00 hourly, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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