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Operations Team Leader 

Reference Code: 37762 

Location: United States (US)  - Alden, KS 
Job Category: Management; Pipeline/Power Operations
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program 



General Information


Reporting to the US Gas Operations Area Manager, the Operations Team Leader will provide active leadership to ensure corporate policies and regional practices and procedures are followed with the additional focus of leveraging best practices across the region. The incumbent will ensure consistent compliance with applicable codes, procedures, policies, and regulations, meets/coordinates activities with contractors, Government agencies, landowners, vendors and others and evaluates employee performance and provides feedback.  The successful individual will possess demonstrated leadership with a proven track record of influencing and motivating core staff, line management, and contractors that result in positive outcomes.


*Preference is for this position to be based at the Alden, KS location, but it may be filled at Greensburg, KS or Enterprise, KS depending on the location of the successful candidate.



  • Exhibit the desired value behaviors, leadership and operational / technical skills;
  • Effectively perform leadership activities necessary for effective performance of a competent, pro-active, and engaged staff including employee safety, employee development, salary administration, performance management, mentoring and coaching;
  • Conduct/coordinate emergency response;
  • Develops and implements work plans;
  • Communicate competitor activities;
  • Meet and coordinate O&M activities and capital with customers;
  • Communicate and partner with people to coordinate sharing of resources across the organization;
  • Ensure records are kept secured and in compliance;
  • Accountable for safe reliable operations at the lowest cost for facilities within an asset group;
  • Facilitate employee meetings;
  • Perform technical tasks as required;
  • Other responsibilities as needed.


Qualifications & Education



Ability to:

  • Treat people as the source of our strength; with respect, fairness, dignity, honesty, trust and valuing diversity;
  • Display a can-do attitude that is positive, supportive and cooperative and creates positive energy;
  • Strive for continuous self-improvement; expanding breadth and depth of knowledge, learn from mistakes, teach others and share;
  • Take responsibility and accountability for actions. Recognize who you are accountable to and treat them as you would a valued customer;
  • Adapt to and embrace change;
  • Take pride in self and fellow employees of the company; promotes and supports safety with self, co-workers and the communities in which we operate. Offer encouragement to co-workers;
  • Demonstrate proven leadership abilities and facilitative leadership skills;
  • Support and communicate the strategic vision; create a shared need;
  • Implement tactical plans;
  • Gain support and ensures commitment from others both inside and outside the company;
  • Champion change and makes changes lasting;
  • Facilitate local teams to find answers, learn and grow;
  • Promote open discussion and feedback and is an effective communicator;
  • Resolve conflict;
  • Demonstrate good judgment and decision making skills; be proactive and visionary in making high risk operational and confidential decisions;
  • Offer encouragement, coach employees and develop and nurture teams;
  • Build a productive and motivated team by developing trusting relationships, providing timely direction and coaching, and anticipating and responding to the needs of your team;
  • Reward and recognize performance based on results;
  • Think and act like an owner;
  • Visibly support organizational vision and values; Lead by example
  • Communicate effectively through excellent written, verbal, presentation and electronic communication skills at all levels of the organization, with attention to communicating changes, complex issues or new ideas.


Education / Experience

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED;
  • Bachelor’s degree or operational experience in lieu of a degree preferred;
  • Technical operational expertise preferred in one or more of the following areas: corrosion and pipeline; compression and gas conditioning; automation and electrical; storage; pipeline safety and mapping; measurement and regulation; operations and maintenance; construction management; permitting/compliance regulations; project management and design;
  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Proficient in use of PC; willingness to use and learn current and future TransCanada systems/applications;
  • Proficient in use of Computerized Maintenance Management System;
  • Knowledge of natural gas (overall energy) industry;
  • Understanding of transmission/storage operations, equipment usage and strategic value;
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, procedures, policies, and regulations desired;
  • Project management and process improvement skills desired.


*This position requires candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • Provide a driver’s abstract for review;
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including drug and alcohol testing;
  • Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings, or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home.


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

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 08/06/2017. To apply, go to jobs.transcanada.com and enter Reference Code 37762. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible. 

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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