Stantec brings extensive experience with pipeline and terminal construction, and commitments to community service and safety to its role as provider of construction management and inspection in support of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Tell us about Stantec’s history.

Stantec was founded in 1954 by Dr. Don Stanley in Edmonton, Alberta. Originally a one-person firm working on water and sewage projects in small municipalities, the company has transformed to a 22,000-employee global design and engineering firm with 400 locations across six continents. 

Today, Stantec is a diverse company that provides engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management and project economics services — from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning and remediation. Our work is driven by our dedication to making a difference in the communities we serve.

Stantec has seven Aboriginal partnerships across Canada. These partnerships help us understand the intricacies, history and traditions of the communities we work in. They also help us share our expertise with local professionals who want to work in our industry.

How familiar is Stantec with pipeline and or terminal construction?

Stantec has completed extensive pipeline and terminal construction work. With more than 25 years in the industry, we know how to create connections that are built to last. Our teams have worked on more than 21,000 kilometres of pipeline, two million horsepower of compression and pumping and millions of barrels of storage capacity.

What work will you perform for the Trans Mountain Project?

Stantec will provide construction monitoring and inspection services on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) for all terminals and pump stations including the Lower Mainland work in British Columbia and reactivation of inactive pipeline sections in BC and Alberta.

The scope of Stantec’s role includes monitoring and verifying compliance to all regulatory and owner requirements in relation to health, safety, environment, quality and permitting aspects of the Project.

Could you talk a bit more about construction monitoring, who is qualified to do it and the kinds of skills required for the job?

As an extension of Trans Mountain’s Project Management, Stantec provides construction monitoring and inspection services. Inspectors and monitors are highly-trained specialists in their field, which includes biologists, archeologists and welding and coating inspectors, to name a few. Aboriginal monitors will work on-site alongside the environmental inspectors — monitoring and reporting on environmental, cultural and archaeological aspects of the Project and focusing on traditional land and traditional marine resource use. 

Tell us about Stantec’s core company values.

At Stantec, we Design with Community in Mind and our employees try to live that value every day. Our employees want to make a difference in the communities we serve through our professional and personal lives, volunteering and supporting organizations that are important to us.

Tell us about Stantec’s commitments to worker and public safety and environmental protection.

Stantec is committed to conducting business proactively while protecting the health, safety and security of our employees, sub-contractors, clients and community members, — goals that closely align with the TMEP. We are committed to environmental protection and we integrate environmental and sustainability principles into the work we do. We believe excellent health, safety, security and environmental performance are fundamental to our success.

Safety is more than just a list of rules and procedures — it’s an attitude. And it matters all day, every day. We know our choices impact everyone — those at work, at home and in our communities.

It is critical that health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) commitments are fully integrated through all phases of project planning and execution, nurturing a positive safety culture throughout our company as well as in the Expansion Project. Stantec’s safe work practices help our employees identify the hazards and necessary controls for the tasks we perform. These practices are reviewed and revised regularly to reflect changes in legislation and industry best practices. The hazard assessment process focuses on a team approach. We encourage every employee — from our frontline worker to senior leadership — to support our goal of continuously improving our health and safety performance.