DIRECTOR - OIL SANDS
INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATION AREA DIRECTOR (OSDG)
Director, Oil Sands
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is seeking a Director, Oil Sands. The successful candidate reports to the Vice President of Markets & Oil Sands.
This is a senior position that provides leadership and experience to the CAPP organization and plays a key role in ensuring that issues related to the oil sands, and their interaction with other components of the upstream oil and gas industry, are managed in the best interests of CAPP member companies.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly and proactively influence oil sands policy and regulation within CAPP’s membership and with governments and external stakeholders.
- Provide leadership and direct experience with a wide variety of oil sands issues that include the economic, environmental and regional aspects of the oil sands sector
- Proactively address production, transportation, political, regulatory, environmental and social issues related to oil sands.
- Communicating and engaging extensively (written and oral) with key stakeholders, opinion leaders and the public regarding CAPP's perspectives and policy positions;
- Presenting CAPP’s views to diverse audiences in a broad range of forums;
- Provide credible and informed response to media requests and act as CAPP spokesperson for information on CAPP’s involvement and positions on specific issues
- Advocating CAPP's positions on key strategic policy issues with governments, regulators and key influencers in Canada and the U.S.
- Provide in-depth advice and analysis to CAPP members in the development of strategies, plans, and programs for managing the issues and responses to all levels of government
- Manage consultants and experts in performing analysis and in developing positions and formal evidence for regulatory proceedings
- Prepare and present policy submissions to governments
- Maintain strong relationships and liaise with CAPP staff, CAPP members, governments, regulators, external companies, associations, and public interest groups to identify and address emerging issues and priorities, to pursue desired policy changes, and to provide information on and enhance their understanding of CAPP’s activities and positions
Specialized knowledge in the area of oil sands; post-secondary education, preferably a Master’s Degree in Economics or Business; 10 or more years of experience in the oil and gas industry with experience in oil sands, projects, policies, issues and regulatory process, as well as experience in dealing with the government and its agencies.
- Leadership - demonstrates initiative and energy
- Direct experience with oil sands developments
- Ability to form, communicate and implement a strategic outlook
- Strong oral and written communication
- Ability to share experience and knowledge in a credible manner
- Facilitation of and collaboration with groups and stakeholders
- Strong team work and cooperation Planning and organization skills
Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to [email protected] by May 1, 2013 with “Director – Oil Sands” in the subject line. We thank those that respond. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Infrastructure Collaboration Area Director (OSDG)
On behalf of the OSDG (Oil Sands Developers Group), CAPP is looking for an Infrastructure Collaboration Area Director. With direction and guidance from the Executive Director of OSDG and the Infrastructure Committee, the Infrastructure Collaboration Area Director will oversee the coordination, administration, and day-to-day activities of the Infrastructure Collaboration Area, including planning, launching, supporting, leading, and monitoring ongoing operations.
The mission of the Infrastructure Committee is to foster collaboration amongst oil sands developers, three orders of government, infrastructure providers, developers, and local stakeholders to help plan, prioritize, and promote the development of infrastructure by governments and industry in Alberta’s oil sands. It will also encourage the development of private infrastructure to improve the quality of life in Alberta’s oil sands.
Industry and population growth have created pressure on infrastructure and physical capital projects such as roads, bridges, rail, aerodromes, camps, module transport, and power in Alberta’s oil sands. Infrastructure demands in the area are a shared endeavor with government boards and agencies taking the lead in most instances. The Infrastructure Collaboration Area will have a clear view of industry priorities and advocate for action and timely implementation.
Roles and Responsibilities
PLAN INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATION AREA ACTIVITIES
- Develop strategic plan and priorities with input from the Infrastructure Committee and Committee Chair
- Develop an annual budget and operating plan with support from the Infrastructure Committee
- Plan the delivery of all Infrastructure Collaboration Area activities aligned with the vision, guiding principles, and values of the organization
- Develop and implement long-term objectives to assess and measure progress of the collaboration area toward a defined set of goals
- Develop an evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the collaboration area and to identify areas for improvement
LAUNCH INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATION AREA ACTIVITIES
- Implement Infrastructure Collaboration Area activities per the strategic plan and priorities
- Ensure that collaboration area activities operate within the policies and procedures of CAPP
- Develop templates to document collaboration area activities
- Collect and maintain records on stakeholders and activities of the collaboration area
SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATION AREA JOINT INITIATIVE PROJECTS
- Provide templates and communicate policies, procedures, and practices for Joint Initiative Projects
- Establish and implement a performance management process for Joint Initiative Projects
- Engage stakeholder groups and volunteers for project activities using established engagement and communications processes
- Ensure that all Joint Initiative Project members receive appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
LEAD INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATION AREA ACTIVITIES
- Communicate vision, activities, and progress to key stakeholder groups to increase engagement and support for the collaboration area and broader organization
- Work closely with other collaboration area directors to ensure consistency in approach/outcomes and identify opportunities that enhance collaboration
- Coordinate the delivery of services among different Joint Initiative Projects and collaboration areas to increase efficiency and impact
MONITOR INFRASTRUCTURE COLLABORATION AREA ACTIVITIES
- Provide status updates and compile reports on the collaboration area for the Executive Director, Infrastructure Committee, and CAPP Oil Sands Executive Policy Group
- Ensure that the collaboration area operates within the approved budget
- Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director
- Manage project funds and work closely with CAPP accounting function according to established policies and procedures
- Ensure that all financial records for the collaboration area are kept up to date and provided to the CAPP accounting function
- Provide required information to generate invoices and submit to CAPP according to established policies and procedures
- Identify and evaluate the risks associated with collaboration area activities and take appropriate measures to control/mitigate risks
- Monitor collaboration area activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual review/evaluation
- Report review/evaluation findings to the Executive Director and Infrastructure Committee and recommend changes to improve the collaboration area as appropriate
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an applicable subject area
- 4-6 years of experience operating in a relevant industry or organization
- Knowledge of infrastructure related topics and issues, including;
- Air travel
- Highway improvement;
- Multi-modal transportation;
- Camps and satellite communities.
- Strong relationship development skills
- Knowledge of key infrastructure related stakeholder groups
- Comfortable with MS Office products, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Basic accounting and financial reporting skills
- Compensation will be based on educational background, knowledge, experience
Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to [email protected] by May 1, 2013 with “Director – Infrastructure Collaboration Area” in the subject line. We thank those that respond. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
To learn more please visit our website at www.capp.ca
Please be aware that CAPP will never request money from job seekers, nor request personal information beyond what is required for a resumé.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has learned someone may be posing as a CAPP employee and collecting money in return for promises of employment in the oil sands. Please note CAPP does not recruit people for petroleum industry jobs nor collect money from job-hunters. Anyone who believes they may have been victimized is advised to contact their local police department.
Careers in Industry
Please note: CAPP does not hire on behalf of the oil and gas industry. If you are interested in an industry-related position, try some of these links:
Careers in Oil & Gas Website
Careers in Newfoundland and Labrador's Oil and Gas Industry
List of CAPP producer member companies
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Foreign Credentials Referral Office - part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Alberta Learning Information Service - List of Job Banks Opportunity North - Careers page
Centre for Energy Careers page
Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada: Careers in the Upstream Industry