Sheila Bebe

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Sheila Bebe

AP Administrator at The Crossing Company

What’s your name and role, and what division do you work under at The Crossing Group?

My name is Sheila Bebe, and I am the AP Administrator at The Crossing Company. I work with the finance team in the Nisku office and report directly to Adam Lysak, our Canadian controller.

Where did you start and what has your career path been like at The Crossing Group?

As the AP Administrator, I am responsible for processing all the payables for each of our Canadian divisions. That includes The Tunneling Company in Kamloops and Calgary offices, as well as the Light Rig Division in Grande Prairie and Taber offices and of course The Crossing Company located in Nisku Office. I have been with the company for 7 ½ years, with this being my 8th year.

I was originally hired to be the company’s Administrative Coordinator back in 2015 and not only had to learn about the dynamic office culture, but also the business background of pipeline construction. Since then, I have learned so much and am proud to have grown into my role of AP Administrator today.

What’s the most rewarding (or favourite) part of your role?

The most rewarding part of my role is delivering my best on each and every request sent my way. It’s always a pleasure to assist the rest of my team and take on new challenges.

The role of an AP Administrator can be difficult and mentally demanding, but I love that every single day is different and that I get to take on unexpected tasks. I find it’s most important to maintain my to-do list and keep a positive working relationship with the rest of the team to be successful.

What’s your favourite thing about working at The Crossing Group?

My favourite part about working at The Crossing Group is the people. It’s incredibly motivating to work with great individuals who have a lot to bring to the table. I feel like each of our team members is effective in communicating their needs and being professional.

We have created a family here full of people who are incredibly welcoming and whom I’ve really been able to learn from over the past few years.

My favourite part about my role specifically is filing everything that has been accumulated over the year. At the start of each new year, it’s my job to ensure all payable-vendor files have their own folders. I also handle all the payables for the AP team and ensure each company is represented with its own folders.

How would you describe the culture at The Crossing Group?

Working at The Crossing Company has been a wonderful experience. We have an excellent finance team that ensures each individual is aware of their duties and that we deliver great results to our stakeholders.

We have a great safety team who ensures each individual is aware of our safety processes on a daily basis and helps us to stay mindful of our environment and surroundings. We all learn to adapt and improve continuously and have employees who all practice mutual respect.

The Crossing Group also supports many charities and schools that assist individuals in their future endeavors.

The Crossing Group management has been a pleasure working with, they are very welcoming and accommodating with all my requests for the past 7 ½ years of working here.

What advice would you give to someone looking to work in a role such as yours at The Crossing Group?

One piece of advice that I would give to someone looking to work in the accounting department is to be patient, focus and detail oriented, and have fun. As an AP Administrator, your role is not only focused on payables but many other factors as well. A great working attitude towards your team and vendors will always help to ensure your success.


Tunnel Boring and Pipe Jacking Systems are used to hydraulically install underground pipelines up to 4.2 m (168 in) in OD range within strict alignment and grade tolerances. The likelihood of settling or sloughing is very low. Wheel machines are equipped with various cutter heads and sand shelves. A closed-face attachment is available for boring in unstable ground conditions. This versatile system can be easily adapted to work with any jacking pipe, in any pipe joint length. It can accommodate a wide range of pipe diameters.

Tunnel Boring Machines are used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They can bore through hard rock, sand, and almost anything in between. Tunnel diameters can range from 1 m and exceed 15 m (3 ft to 49 ft).

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A boring technique commonly used for installing oil & gas pipelines ranging from 51 mm to 1067 mm (2 in to 42 in) in diameter without leaving casing in the ground. Product pipe is welded to steel casings and either pushed or pulled through the ground in sections. The casing is cut off and removed, leaving just the product pipe. Maximum installation length is 150 m (492 ft).

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A pneumatic hammer is attached to the inside edge of the casing. The front of the DTH breaks cobles, boulders and even solid rock into small pebbles or dust. The spoil makes its way through the hammer and into the casing, where it is removed by airway augers.

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A Guided Boring Machine (GBM) is used to install 305 mm to 3.6 m diameter pipe (12 in to 144 in) with grade and alignment precision. It is commonly used for installations 50 m to 150 m in length (164 ft to 492 ft) or when line and grade accuracy is critical in displaceable soil. Our GBM is extremely versatile and our customers continually approach us with new applications.

The pipe installation involves a two-step process where launch and reception shafts are strategically located to minimize surface disruption. A pilot tube with a theodolite guidance system is then pushed through the ground at the precise grade and alignment specified in the design into the reception shaft. A reaming head is welded to the pilot tube and the casing and the pilot tube is used as a guide to install casing. The GBM can be used in conjunction with auger boring or pipe ramming methodologies.

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Pipe Ramming is used in a wide variety of soil types including gravel, cobble or sand. A pneumatic hammer is attached to the back of the casing pipe and driven through the material at any angle: from horizontal to vertical. The material is cleaned out of the pipe using an auger boring machine. Pipe Ramming methods are used for pipe diameters of 305 mm to 3.6 m (12 in to 144 in).

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