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    How We Hire

    We admit it, we’re selective about the Team Members we invite to join Dynamic Risk.

    Step 1: First Contact: You’ve reached out to us in response to an opening, or maybe you’ve heard about the work we do or the culture we’ve created. We might have gone looking for you or maybe you’ve been referred to us. However you land at our front door, we’re happy you are here.

    Step 2: Initial Review: We conduct a thorough review of your qualifications and experience to assess fit to our opportunities. For some, this means they proceed to Step 3, for others, we add them to our Talent Community and regularly review them against our hiring needs.

    Step 3: Getting to Know You: What are you looking for? What experience have you gained? What do you know about Dynamic Risk? These are a few questions we ask in our first screening interview as you share your story and your career aspirations.

    Step 4: Getting into the Details: This is often your first introduction to our hiring team. Now that we know a bit more about you, in this step we dig into your industry and discipline knowledge and technical skills. This touch point helps us determine if you meet the requirements of the role. For our junior roles, we make our decision at this stage.

    Step 5: Show us What you’ve Got: For some of our intermediate and all of our senior roles we ask you to prepare a short presentation for us. This helps us understand how you handle yourself when all eyes are on you.

    Step 6: The Offer: We begin with the end in mind with the presentation of a Term Sheet. This gives us a chance to make sure we are aligned on the big items – salary, start date, and responsibilities. We then speak with your references, conduct background screening and when we have the all clear, you are presented with employment documents.

    Step 7: On Boarding: A bespoke on-boarding plan is created for you. In addition to introducing you to the Company and how we do things, during the first month, we schedule touch points for you with key individuals and departments you’ll work most closely with.

    Talent Spotlight
    Dan Williams

    Introduce yourself and elaborate on what compelled you to join Dynamic Risk?

    I’m Dan Williams and I’m a professional engineer with a background in Materials Engineering. I work as a Principal Consultant at Dynamic Risk with a team of experienced professionals. I’ve been with the company for close to 8 years. I started at Dynamic Risk on November 12, 2012. I have thirty years of combined industry experience in both the pipe and tube manufacturing industry and pipeline integrity. My career has been uniquely split in half between making pipe and tube and pipeline integrity. I have found that this has served as useful work experience in combination with the pipeline integrity work that I do in Principal Consulting. I support and lead skilled technical teams in delivering engineering and risk assessment solutions for our clients.

    In terms of what compelled me to join Dynamic Risk in 2012, I had enjoyed the transition from manufacturing to pipeline integrity consulting. When I was working with a colleague’s pipeline integrity business for five years, I was looking to expand my involvement in this industry. I was aware of Dynamic Risk as an industry leader and I immediately saw a great fit with a successful, innovative, and people-focused business. I immediately saw that there were talented and friendly employees at Dynamic Risk.

    Tell us about an interesting project you have been involved in?

    One of the things I enjoy most about the work at Dynamic Risk is that you constantly have the opportunity to work on challenging and interesting projects with a diverse group of talented professionals that all bring unique energies and skills to the project. There are always new learnings to be obtained no matter how experienced you are. There is always an opportunity to continuously become a better Engineer. Most recently, I’ve had the opportunity to lead and support technical teams on pipeline engineering assessments and supporting regulatory submissions.

    That being said, I still enjoy the opportunity to stay involved in risk assessment work. Most recently, I have teamed up with Tyler Klashinsky with support from Steve Biagiotti, Armando Borjas, and Priority Services in a unique Quantitative Risk Assessment for new pipeline construction in challenging terrain. It’s been a fulfilling interesting project. In every project, I seem to acquire new interesting skills and new areas of expertise.

    In terms of industry work, I am also currently on the CSA Z662 Risk Management Task Force. We are working on proposed updates for the 2023 Standard to guide risk acceptance criteria. Also, I have co-authored two International Pipeline Conference (IPC) papers being presented at the upcoming IPC 2020 Virtual Conference in September 2020.

    In your career, what are some of the greatest challenges that you have seen the industry overcome?

    I have seen the pipeline industry continue to work hard to strive toward the goal of zero significant release incidents and achieving a gain in public trust. This has involved increased industry collaboration and sharing through high quality industry conferences, workshops, joint industry projects, and standards enhancements. I have been proud of the often-voluntary contributions that Dynamic Risk employees continue to make toward these industry initiatives.

    Another challenging area for the industry is knowledge transfer and mentoring to ensure that new, young pipeline professionals are receiving the benefit of knowledge and guidance from more experienced pipeliners. Young Pipeline Professionals (YPP) and Young Pipeliners Association of Canada (YPAC) are good industry initiatives in support of this. Patrick Vieth has been a great mentor and driver of these programs. Within the normal course of work at Dynamic Risk, it is not unusual for various experience levels to be working alongside in a project including hands-on involvement of our senior engineering leaders and even our President/CEO, Trevor MacFarlane. This provides inherent opportunities for on-the-job learning and mentoring. And, believe me, more senior employees, like myself, certainly learn from the great ideas, innovations, and approaches put forward by our talented, younger employees. It’s a two way street.

    Do you have any advice to those working remotely due to COVID-19 given the fact you are already based remotely?

    I have found it useful to work in a separate and comfortable workspace in the home where you can close the door for calls. This ensures that my family members aren’t constantly disturbed during their day by my activities. Generally, I don’t like having the door shut, so once the calls are done it’s back open, I enjoy the mixture of work and being available and exposed to the goings-on of the day and having the window open when you aren’t in meetings.

    Being available to your colleagues on Teams is also important since we all rely on each other to progress our work. In some cases, though, when I find a day beginning to jam up with calls and meetings, I make sure to block in a chance for a break or time to catch up on a deliverable that I am responsible for turning around. A few thoughts, for a work life balance in the online remote environment.

    What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

    I can’t say that I have one specific piece of sage advice, but I have benefitted from positive influences and seeing good leaders in action throughout my career. For starters, my parents certainly taught me to be thoughtful of others and to be thorough in what I do. Early in my career, I took a Dale Carnegie Leadership Course and those concepts have stuck with me; particularly be a “good listener” and how to “conquer worry” to take things on bravely and get tasks completed. I’ve been fortunate to have worked for good companies in both the manufacturing and pipeline integrity industry where people are treated well and recognized. This is a key element of the success at Dynamic Risk. The transparency and regular communications provided by the company leadership also provide for a healthy environment and are greatly appreciated by employees. They set a good example for positive behaviours for the team to live by.