Pipeline Integrity Specialist

NOC #90011

  • Environment Indoor/office and Outdoor work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $103,000 to $141,000

Career profile

Pipeline integrity specialists perform various engineering and technical analyses of pipeline systems. They plan, develop and implement pipeline integrity management plans in compliance with the company’s policies and procedures and applicable federal and provincial regulations.

A pipeline integrity specialist typically works within an integrity team and often is required to travel, working with field operators and specialized contractors such as non-destructive testers to oversee integrity inspection programs.

Exploration and production, Pipelines, Offshore

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Assessing loss of containment threats and developing a pipeline integrity management plan.
  • Providing timely technical support and analysis necessary to support operational or project execution issues.
  • Working with operations and engineering to ensure the management of change process is understood and followed with regard to integrity and corrosion mitigation equipment and programs.
  • Monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators.
  • Managing, providing oversight and continuously improving pipeline integrity management plans. This may specifically include conducting inline inspections and repairs and chemical inhibition, cathodic protection, depth of cover and geohazard assessments.


  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent technical diploma is typically required


  • Preference may be given to employees who have their non-destructive testing certification by Natural Resources Canada

Additional Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable industry Codes, Standards and Regulations related to pipeline integrity (e.g., CSA Z662, NEB’s Onshore Pipeline Regulations and Damage Prevention Regulations) would be considered an asset
  • Specific health and safety certifications may be required, determined by location of work and company requirements

  • Travel likely required
  • Work not physically demanding
  • Work away from home/in camps

You have knowledge that goes as deep as a safely designed pipeline system. You understand industry codes, standards and regulations, along with your company’s unique safety policies and procedures. You also understand the engineering of the pipeline itself – how its metal can corrode and how methods like chemical inhibition and cathodic protection can protect it in the long term.

You also are constantly learning, assessing the work that’s been done and working to make every subsequent project the best it can be.

  • Design Creation
  • Application of Engineering Design and Technology
  • Production and Processing
  • Understanding Risk
  • Interpreting Documents/Plans
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Professional Judgment and Decision Making
  • Troubleshooting
  • Attention to Detail