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Team Leader, USPO Drawing Programs


Team Leader, USPO Drawing Programs 

Reference Code: 50128 


    Location: United States (US)  - Houston, TX Job Category: EngineeringEmployment Type: Employee Full-timeRelocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program    

General Information


Reporting to the Manager of Engineering Services, the Team Leader will be responsible for providing direction, oversight, and completion of a high visibility program related to facility drawings.



  • Lead and provide strategic direction for a team of internal drafters, designers, and drawing management personnel to develop updated facility drawings and clean-up the drawing repository for ease of locating drawings;
  • Coordinate the team to deliver program scope of work consistent with strategic initiatives across functional and regional boundaries by coordinating with Operations, Technical Services, and Project Engineering;
  • Maintain safety as the foundation for all activities;
  • Hire, mentor, and performance manage staff through leadership, motivation, counseling and training; provide developmental opportunities;
  • Establishes team goals, objectives, and strategies; optimize work practices and processes; perform project audits and provide feedback to enhance learning and ensure compliance to standards and processes;
  • Work collaboratively with other project groups to share and implement best practices, and promote efficiencies where appropriate;
  • Ensure drawing deliverables meet quality standards;
  • Oversee and track the work of staff to ensure program is executed and managed in accordance with approved plans, schedules and budgets;
  • Develop and implement consistent project cost estimating guidelines for the long-term strategy of the program;
  • Manage program level budgeting and forecasting for labor and expenses;
  • Plan and set schedule for site visits and drawing completion activities;
  • Develop and communicate program scorecard to stakeholders; analyze trends on program performance metrics and make recommendations to leadership on corrective actions;
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of the company’s drawing collection management tools and processes;
  • Other tasks as required.


Qualifications and Education



  • Leadership skills; ability to create a vision, clearly communicate direction and drive to goal completion;
  • Effective stakeholder management skills;
  • Understands and expresses complex and sensitive concepts clearly, correctly and in a well-organized form;
  • Must be able to process information quickly and make decisions under stress;
  • Must be able to effectively communicate across all cultural and company boundaries;
  • Skilled in the areas of collaboration, negotiation and influencing, process mapping, problem solving and creative solutions;
  • Ability to recognize strategic implications of problems and issues.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required. Process or Mechanical Engineering preferred; other engineering disciplines will be considered based on experience;
  • Minimum 10 years of applicable gas industry experience required;
  • Understands concepts of asset lifecycle management, system reliability and gas transmission operations;
  • Extensive knowledge in compressor stations and meter stations drawings;
  • Working knowledge of engineering design standards and applicable natural gas industry codes and regulations; must stay current on technology and industry standards;
  • Experience in a formal leadership role preferred;
  • Experience in Project Engineering Management or Construction Management is preferred;
  • Experience with software applications such as SAP, MS project, Excel, etc.;
  • A proven track record of effective control of project cost expenditures.


*This position requires 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 04/23/2018. To apply, go to and enter Reference Code 50128. 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.

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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.

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Full time
Houston, Texas 77001, US