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Supervisor, Field Communications


Sherwood Park, AB, CA, T8H 0X5

Requisition ID:  25902

Work Arrangement: Hybrid 

Department: Field Communications Function (East) 



Pembina Pipeline Corporation is currently recruiting for a Field Communications Supervisor to join the Field Communications team in our Sherwood Park office.  This position reports to the Manager, Field Communications in the Information Services Unit (ISU).

At Pembina Information Services Unit, our responsibility is to continuously improve data, security and integrity of the network from infringement, interruption and destruction of sensitive data. We depend on the help of our talented people who are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve our processes and existing technologies. Our focus is to collaborate with our customers and colleagues to land cutting edge technologies to help improve the way we work, maximize productivity and reduce costs which in turn could possibly help contribute to the environmental solutions that can help with our climate change challenges. We are building a diverse team of open minded, adaptable, and innovative people to keep up with the changing world of technology. 


Reporting to the Manager, Field Communications, the Supervisor will be accountable for the integration of new pipeline facilities into the existing SCADA System, maintaining existing telecommunications infrastructure, as well as participating in new pipeline and system initiatives at the project level. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and mentor a team of telecommunications technologists
  • Assess team core competencies and provide on-the-job training and development opportunities
  • Ensure safety and compliance (regulatory or internal) for all Field Communications activities
  • Oversee and ensure that Field Communications activities and projects are thoroughly reviewed and approved
  • Responsible for development, enforcement, revision, and updates of Field Communication tasks, job functions, procedures, and safety plans
  • Maintains overall system stability and health by using proactive system maintenance techniques
  • Ensure 100% available field communications feeding the SCADA and Leak Detection systems required for the efficient and safe monitoring and control of all Pembina operated pipeline systems
  • Promote a strong working relationship with strategic vendors and service providers to enable efficient delivery of circuits, equipment, and services
  • Participate in tracking and budgeting of operational, project, and service costs
  • Work with the Field Communications Manager to investigate and recommend new software and technology for Field Communications that provides financial or operational/safety benefits for Pembina. (Innovation)
  • Collaborate with Pembina’s Field Communication West and NOC teams, SCADA & Leak Detection teams, control center staff, engineering groups, automation, and field operations personnel
  • Enable, champion, and embrace an inclusive and diverse workplace

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized technical training institution (such as NAIT, SAIT, BCIT, etc.)
  • Formal experience involving progressively more challenging responsibilities in telecommunications, and associated technologies
  • Strong skills at reading and interpreting telecommunication equipment, networking, tower, and building engineered drawings
  • Strong technical understanding of telecommunications concepts, including microwave radio, networking, cellular, and satellite
  • Experience with SCADA communications
  • Commitment to expanding knowledge and experience in network telecommunications and leadership
  • Inspire your team to do their best work every day and rally around a common vision for the future
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a constantly changing workload
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills for effective interactions with all levels of stakeholders
  • Flexibility to provide after-hours support work will be necessary, given that our pipelines are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License

Position requires applicant to reside within 50km of Sherwood Park, Alberta


Final candidate will be required to undergo Pre-Employment Background Checks including a Criminal Record Check. 

No agency calls please.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and ensuring that our employees have the ability to thrive in an inclusive environment. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous status, national origin, age, disability or any other legally-protected factors. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request during the recruitment process.

For more than 65 years, Pembina has safely and reliably served North America’s energy industry, delivering oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids production to North American markets. 
Powering Pembina's growth are our smart, creative and energetic people who allow us to remain a disciplined and responsible energy transportation and service provider and a trusted member in our communities.
Our expectations are high and our rewards reflect this: We treat our people well – whether it’s through our compensation package, community engagement or volunteer opportunities.

Pembina provides everything you could want in an employer. We are a proud recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018-2022), Alberta's Top Employers (2014-2022) and an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada.