Director, Crude Oil Operations

The Company

Our client is a fast-paced, high growth midstream energy company.

The Opportunity

The Director, Crude Oil Operations position is based in the Calgary corporate office. Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, this newly-created position is responsible for directing and managing the strategic and daily operation of the crude oil and pipelines business throughout Canada. In addition, the Director is responsible for providing operating and maintenance direction to site offices and pipeline personnel.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Develop direction and strategy for the Crude Oil Operations business unit;
  • Lead and promote a safety culture by ensuring emergency and safety procedures, policies, documentation procedures, and equipment operating parameters are within all applicable federal and local regulations - ABSA, TSSA, DOT, FERC, EPA, DHS and OSHA;
  • Develop plans for appropriate staffing and project execution;
  • Ensure compliance of operations are within all regulatory requirements;
  • Select, supervise, train and mentor operating and maintenance, technical, field and administrative staff;
  • Initiate, maintain, review and implement management strategies and procedures to support the commercial objectives of the company;
  • Interface with other departments including Environment Health & Safety, Finance, Engineering, Business Development and Transportation Services
  • Participate in acquisition due-diligence, monthly financial reporting, and annual budgeting processes;
  • Travel to Facilities across Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba); and
  • Work with the Calgary and field operations teams to lead and develop sustainable operations systems.

The Individual

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience and personal attributes:

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Engineering, Business or Sciences with a minimum of 10 years relevant pipeline operations experience, combined with extensive field operating experience
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of crude processing, transportation, and pipeline operations in Canadian jurisdictions is critical.
  • Strong understanding of risk assessment and risk management techniques as they apply to a midstream company
  • Familiarity with risk based inspection programs
  • Must be familiar with Process Safety Management
  • Familiarity with NGL and LPG pipeline operations would be an asset
  • Ability to identify and analyze potential risks, determine the probability and severity of consequence and optimize the use of organization resources in managing and mitigating such risks;
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Familiar with federal (Canadian/US) and provincial/state integrity, environmental, and safety regulations.