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Operations Superintendent, Thermal SAGD Operations

Lloydminster, Canada
Job Posting: Feb 7, 2019, 9:46:23 PM Unposting Date: Feb 25, 2019, 6:59:00 AM
Operations Superintendent, Thermal SAGD Operations-00137773-20190110


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’s Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Lloyd Thermal Operations is currently looking for an Operations Superintendent to join their team and oversee a Thermal SAGD facility.
The Thermal Operations Superintendent will be highly motivated focusing on business strategies, developing and managing op costs, developing and maintaining relationships, and ensuring Husky’s Operational Integrity Management System (HOIMS) compliance.  The Superintendent is also responsible to mentor Sr Supervisors in the supervision and training of their direct reports. This role will provide the required tools to ensure the operators are competently trained to perform their duties safely and efficiently as well as direct career planning and succession planning to ensure adequate competencies are met throughout the life of the plant.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Ensure that all plant (Field, Battery and Steam/Water/River Intake) operating activities are carried out in a planned, efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible manner in compliance with all HOIMS elements, regulatory health, safety and environmental codes, practices, policies, laws and regulations
  • Ensure production efficiency and fiscal restraint by providing leadership and direction to all business areas within the facility
  • Provide leadership to effectively manage the workforce, maximize team effectiveness and deliver on performance contracts. Coach and mentor reports. Regular communication (face time in work areas), career development (PPRPs, Learning Plans, one-on-one coaching) and provide guidance (Safety and Operations meetings, one-on-one meetings)
  • Prepare plant operating cost budgets and re-forecasts and providing monthly reconciliation of actual costs to forecasts with a view to implement appropriate optimization strategies to address the variances and improve financial discipline. Providing input and assistance with capital budget planning
  • Develop business unit strategies and business plans in conjunction with other Thermal facilities Senior Leadership. This position ensures communication and collaboration between Thermal facilities to manage projects and production/product disruptions
  • Develop effective relationships with other work groups within Husky (including land, engineering, construction and well servicing) and with all external stakeholders. (Land owners and regulators, etc.)
  • Recruitment and Work force planning. (ensuring operation needs are focused and met)
  • Work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to assist with new thermal plant startups, commissioning, and RFO (Ready for Operations) activities
Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Minimum 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate of Competency 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business may be considered
  • 10 or more years’ experience in Oil and Gas operations (Thermal operations experience including SAGD or cyclic steam would be preferred)
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a leadership role of direct reports or external resources
  • Process, Steam, and Wells Experience
  • Familiar with government regulations, corporate policies and procedures
  • Previous project and plant start-up experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) such as Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) reviews and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Experience with conducting Personal Performance Reviews and personal development plans
  • Experience with Management of Change (MOC) processes
  • Strong knowledge of computer programs (SAP, HuskySafe, Outlook, Microsoft Office)
  • Strong troubleshooting and decision-making abilities, as well as proven business acumen
  • Proficient in reading Piping and Instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), Process Flow diagrams (PFDs), logic narratives, Shut Down (S/D) keys
  • Able to lead as On-Scene Commander as required
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Knowledge of Incident Investigation, process safety, and Loss management processes
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.
For this position you will be required to maintain a Class 5 driver's license, a satisfactory driving record, and adhere to the appropriate Company policies and guidelines.  A Driver’s abstract will be one of the background checks requested in the Pre-employment Screening for the final candidate.
Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.    
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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