Manager, Operations
Athabasca Oil Sands
CA-Fort McMurray, Alberta
9d ago


Athabasca Oil Corporation (AOC) is an intermediate oil-weighted producer with exposure to several of the largest resource plays in Western Canada including the Montney, Duvernay and Oil Sands.

Over the first half of 2017 AOC closed a transformational acquisition of thermal oil assets, continued to actively drill and expand our light oil assets (partially funded through a strategic joint venture entered into in 2016) and completed a substantial balance sheet refinancing.

The company is positioned for sustainable cash flow generation and a fully funded development outlook capable of delivering growth to 60,000boe / d by 2020.

AOC is looking to continue its growth strategy into the future and offers an exciting and entrepreneurial work environment for the right candidate.

Manager, Operations

We are currently recruiting for a Manager, Operations, reporting to the Director, Thermal Operations to assist with leadership responsibility of the on-

shift day-to-day care and control of our Hangingstone Operation & Maintenance (O&M) organization, Central Processing Facilities, and well pads to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all plant, field, and pipeline operations.

This is a 4-on 3-off, 10 hour day, field based position working at our Hangingstone site which is located in the Fort McMurray area.

Relocation to Fort McMurray is mandatory.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide and demonstrate safety leadership, supporting a strong safety culture within the AOC O&M team.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with local regulatory agencies and ensure the facilities are operated in accordance to all approvals and government directives.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the various facilities by developing and implementing day-to-day operating strategies in conjunction with operating, maintenance, and technical personnel in order to maximize production.
  • Supervise, lead, and mentor a team of operations and maintenance staff and contractors to meet the business needs of the corporation.
  • Provide shutdown planning and execution, communicating and coordinating with affected stakeholders.
  • Promote and participate in personnel training and development programs; develop and engage staff utilizing performance management system.
  • Manage and maintain key stakeholder and local community relationships.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Director, Thermal Operations to advise on plant status, including cost-
  • control, budgeting, expenditures, and operating cost containment opportunities.

  • Provide day-to-day support to the O&M teams including coverage for Chief Power Engineer or Maintenance Foreman functions as required.
  • Qualifications :

  • A First Class Power Engineering Certificate and / or Professional Engineering designation. Consideration will be given to individuals who are willing to complete a First Class Power Engineering Certificate within a year.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of industrial plant experience, preferably in thermal heavy oil production.
  • Proven effective leadership skills with five (5) or more years of management experience.
  • Ability to make critical decisions and direct multiple staff, projects, and deadlines.
  • Experience with operational budget and cost management.
  • Excellent written and oral command of English.
  • Proficient in using MS office packages.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Athabasca Oil Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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