Jobs and Opportunity
As a commitment to support local communities, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) will continue to provide contracting opportunities to qualified indigenous businesses, local contractors and suppliers along the pipeline route.
The majority of employment opportunities will occur during construction of the pipeline and will be provided through the selected prime contractors who are highly qualified firms with experience in large pipeline construction. Prime contractors will be required to provide local and Indigenous participation plans prior to selection and regular reporting on this plan throughout construction.
PRGT will continue to work with communities on a timely basis so that local and Indigenous candidates are aware of the qualifications and availability of opportunities.
“I think with the LNG project and the pipeline especially, it could help build and further diversify our service centre here.”
– Ray Carrier, president, Coastal Construction
Working with local businesses and contractors in B.C.
Ray Carrier is the President of Coastal Construction Aggregates Inc., a mining and construction company based in Smithers and is watching PRGT closely. Ray hopes his company will be selected to provide material for the 110 kilometre underwater leg of the project, which would enable his company to triple its employee base from four employees to 12 or more staff.
PRGT employment opportunities will span a wide variety of responsibilities, skill levels and trade specializations. These opportunities will range from labourers and equipment operators to skilled tradespersons and project managers.
Construction activities requiring indigenous and local resources will include but is not limited to: right-of-way clearing, gravel processing, access road development, camp and storage site preparation, materials hauling, right-of-way grading, pipeline ditching, site cleanup and reclamation.
PRGT is committed to doing business with qualified indigenous businesses, local contractors and suppliers. Efforts continue with these groups and economic development agencies within B.C. to identify opportunities and ensure engagement in the contracting process.
Businesses interested in working with PRGT are invited to submit their information via our online Vendor Registration Form.
During the pre-construction phase for PRGT, some opportunities include:
- Right-of-way clearing
- Facility and storage area clearing
- Construction camp set-up
- Access road and bridge construction
- Support for construction crews including transportation, catering, vehicle and equipment supply and maintenance
During construction, some local opportunities include:
- Vehicle and equipment supply and maintenance
- Pipe and vehicle hauling
- Gravel and fuel supply and trucking
- Hotshot delivery, crew transportation
- Access road construction and maintenance
- Gravel supply, fuel supply
- Concrete, rebar, fencing, hardware, lumber
- Hydrovac (locate cables, pipelines)
- Fire protection
- Environmental monitoring
- Administrative and clerical
- Right-of-way reclamation
PRGT’s prime contractors will work with indigenous owned companies to clear construction camp locations and pipeline right-of-way. These contracts are worth more than $800 million.