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Superintendent, Operations

Job Posting: Jun 12, 2018 04:43:09 PM Unposting Date: Jun 27, 2018 01:59:00 AM
Superintendent, Operations-00041597-20180530


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.
We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.
Husky is currently looking for aSuperintendent, Operations at their Sunrise location. This is an exciting opportunity to help build the Sunrise Operations department from the grassroots up. This position is a key member of the Sunrise District Leadership Team and reports directly to the Operations Manager. Overall, the Sunrise District Operations Team is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the Sunrise facilities.  The Operations Team will work collaborative with Engineering, HSEQ, and Maintenance in the areas of Operability, Reliability and Integrity, I&C, sampling and analysis, production management, process performance, and continuous improvement.
Sunrise is located approximately 100 km northeast of the City of Fort McMurray and is a fly in/ fly out remote camp-based position with a 7 day in/out, 12-hour rotational shift work arrangement (Tuesday to Tuesday or Friday to Friday depending on position).  Husky will provide transportation to Sunrise from designated hubs out of Calgary and Edmonton. At the Sunrise site, employees will be provided comfortable camp accommodations and recreational amenities.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Foster a safe working environment by adopting and supporting all HOIMS elements
  • Develop a continuous improvement culture
  • Work with Engineering & Maintenance in a collaborative environment to achieve SAGD Operational Excellence
  • Provide coaching and leadership to develop staff and support their career development.
Safe Operations
  • The Operations Superintendent will be accountable for the safe operations of the entire Sunrise site and will oversee all field and Central Processing Facility operators during their 7-day shift.
  • Support a positive and open safety culture
  • Ensure that operations personnel understand and adhere to safe work practices, are able to identify risks and are empowered to take action to reduce risk
  • Ensure that safe work procedures are established, understood, and followed.
Risk Assessment and Management
  • Participate in risk assessment sessions (HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, 3D Model Reviews) to identify and address potential hazards to personnel, assets, the public, and the environment.
  • Show leadership in implementing risk management decisions.
Emergency Preparedness
  • Have a leading role in Husky’s Emergency Response organization for the Sunrise site
  • Ensure Operations staff are trained in the emergency management system and able to respond to effectively respond to incidents
  • Coordinate simulations and drills
Personnel Competency and Training
  • Work closely with HSEQ to ensure that training is provided to all Operations personnel to ensure that the Operations team is fully qualified to meet job and regulatory requirements.
Incident Management
  • Demonstrate leadership in the reporting and investigating of all incidents
  • Create a culture of accountability within the Operations team by ensuring that incident investigations are carried out in a timely manner and that preventative and corrective follow-up actions are completed.
Compliance Assurance and Regulatory Advocacy
  • Work closely with the HSEQ team, to meet ongoing compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements and with commitments to stakeholders.


Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Technical Diploma (SAIT / NAIT Power Engineering or equivalent)
  • First Class Power Engineering Certificate
  • At least 10 years of Operations experience in U/S Oil and Gas, Refining, or Petrochemicals
  • At least 5 years of experience as a coordinator, team lead, supervisor, or equivalent
  • At least 5 years prior experience in Thermal / SAGD
  • Strong troubleshooting and decision-making abilities, as well as proven business sense
  • Familiarity with ABSA Power Engineering regulations
  • Be knowledgeable in the HAZOP or other PHA processes
  • Strong understanding of the MOC (Management of Change) process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – comfortable to lay out a vision and to produce a technical report
  • Results-driven; a track record that shows the ability to achieve goals
  • Ability to coach and develop potential in others
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, computer, communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work in a team environment with a strong leaning towards a collaborative approach
  • Ability to set priorities and work in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary work environment
As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and alcohol/drug assessments.
As this position requires the operation of a motor vehicle, applicants are asked to provide a recent (i.e., issued within the previous 4 weeks) original driver’s abstract for the preceding 3-year period when appearing for an interview.
At Husky, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, women, and persons with disabilities.
Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company.  It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 
Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.
Interested candidates must apply online at:  Only those candidates who apply via Husky's online application process can be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



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