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.
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.
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.
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.