Pipeline Right of Way Inspector

  • $45/hour
  • Canada Ontario Hamilton
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry.

Our client is seeking a Pipeline Right of Way Inspector near Hamilton, ON for a 1 year contract..  The shift is Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day and requires field travel daily.  Candidates must be local to the area, no LOA is provided.

Job Description
The main responsibilities will include overseeing and supporting contractors on site and site project work; and maintaining effective, reliable and efficient operation while ensuring all work is done safely according to Company policies.

As the Right of Way Inspector, your scope of responsibility will include, but not limited to:

• Actively participate in Company’s Loss Prevention System (LPS). Include Near Loss, Hazard Identification and Incident reporting on a daily basis.
• Develop knowledge of all pipeline systems including line size, block valve locations, product and current status.
• Represent Company’s interests at 3rd Party crossings job-sites to ensure that acceptable crossing practices, ground disturbance regulations, and Controlled Area Access Agreement Terms/Conditions are followed at all times.
• Respond to any emergency situation - spills, leaks, and contractor violations. Be familiar with Company’s Emergency Response Manual.
• Identify and report all right of way maintenance issues including signage, brushing, or environmental issues such as drainage problems or corrosion immediately to the Area manager or designate.
• Recognize and report any safety and/or environmental hazard involving any of the pipelines.
• Recognize and report any potential hazard regarding construction near or on the pipelines.
• Support Community Awareness Program and maintain corporate public image.
• Effectively deal with inquiries and mediation from landowners and contractors. Know when to report issues to area manager or designate.
• Provide work direction to temporary Short Term Pipeline Crossings - Locating Technician(s) utilized for low risk 3rd party inspections on an as required bases.
• Perform all duties in an environmentally sound manner that meets or exceeds regulations.
• Support operations and maintenance duties as assigned.



• Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required
• Post-secondary education in construction, project or safety management is an asset


• Valid driver's license is required
• Possess knowledge of local, provincial, and federal ground disturbance regulations
• Possess knowledge of Company’s Standards and Procedures pertaining to all Crossings, Signage, Inspection requirements and Construction Procedures
• Possess excellent Communication skills to effectively deal with a wide variety of situations while representing the Client
• Possess sufficient construction experience (1-2 years) to witness various types of 3rd Party Crossings as follows: boring, directional drilling, open cuts, hydro-vac, proper backfill, coating repair, test lead installation, road construction, compaction, excavation near live lines, sloping and shoring methods, erosion problems, creek and river crossings
• Possess knowledge of seismic programs and related regulations
• Possess knowledge of how to read and interpret construction, planning and development or other related drawings
• Possess effective time management and planning skills
• Be available for call-outs and to work late or on weekends if required
• Proficient at pipeline locating and operation of gas detection equipment

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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