CAREERS

Paramount is dynamic, fast-paced and unsatisfied with the status quo. A combination of focused approach, technical expertise and financial depth has propelled us into being one of the top exploration and production companies in Canada. While our continued progress can be attributed to many factors, our people are the primary reason for Paramount’s success. Our premium land positions, diversified portfolio and financial flexibility set the stage for our talented teams to showcase their proven ability to deliver top-tier results.

We’re a Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol POU.

SENIOR LAND ADMINISTRATOR / ANALYST

About this Opportunity / Primary Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Minerals and Contract Administration in the Calgary office, the Senior Land Administrator / Analyst will be an integral member of the Land team, supporting key activities including:

  • Mineral Lease Administration, including review and tracking of Crown and Freehold Lease continuations, validations, submissions, applications, lease obligations and Crown land sales (Alberta administrative knowledge a requirement, BC administrative knowledge an asset)
  • Participate in all aspects of acquisition and divestiture (A&D) transaction activities (Confidentiality Agreements, P&S drafting, preparation of specific conveyance documents, ETS set up, transaction closings and updating records)
  • Various administrative duties, including file set-up; maintenance of accurate and current contract and lease records; and notification of land record changes
  • Resolution of queries and disputes of land interests
  • Review and tracking of drilling authorization forms (RTD - Request to Drill)
  • Assist in drafting and finalizing Land agreements (JOAs, Pooling, Farmouts, Trusts, PAUA, Royalty Allocation, etc.) in conjunction with a Negotiator/Lawyer
  • Completing title reviews and verification of parties, working interests and royalty interests
  • Creating reports from the Land System (CS Explorer), including Property and Well reports, Expiry and Termination reports and Structured Rights reports
  • Review and processing of NOAs, earning letters, AFEs, notices for independent operations, abandonments, surrenders and terminations

Qualifications / Personal Characteristics:

  • Ten to fifteen years of Mineral Lease Administration and related contracts administration experience
  • Related post-secondary education in Petroleum Land Administration
  • Proficient with land systems (e.g. P2/CS Explorer, ETS, Spin) and familiar with using GeoScout map systems
  • Flexibility, adaptability and an ability to manage large volumes of work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment
  • Exception attention to detail
  • Motivated self-starter, able to handle significant and varied workloads

Paramount is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. Interested candidates who have the required qualifications and wish to apply may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Paramount invites all qualified applicants to apply before the closing date of July 2, 2021.

AUTOMATION ENGINEERING LEAD

About this Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering & Projects, the Automation Engineering Lead will provide guidance and direction for process systems and automation for operations across Alberta. Paramount’s major operations are mainly based in three regions: West Central, Kaybob (Fox Creek) and Grand Prairie (Karr and Wapiti). The role is responsible for systems and automation related to capital projects, ongoing maintenance and servicing of hardware and software, establishing the standards and procedures and consolidation of systems to improve reliability and reduce costs. This is a leadership role with strategic thinking as well as hands on engagement with field teams to resolve day to day challenges. This challenging role will work in a matrix organization with diversified field teams, Calgary based teams and third party vendors to develop the plan, streamline the processes and execute the plan with limited resources.

Job functions will involve:

  • Lead the development of company wide detailed automation inventory to assess the optimization opportunities including SCADA, HMI, PLCs, RTUs and related hardware / software etc.
  • Review recent historical data to assess the common themes of issues and challenges to the day to day operation
  • Work closely with Operations and Information Services to identify cost effective solutions to improve reliability
  • Lead the development of yearly plan to eliminate outdated hardware / software as part of annual budget planning
  • Lead the development of automation standards and specifications
  • Act as systems and automation lead on various capex projects to provide guidance to Project Managers and third party vendors and to ensure simple and cost effective solutions are being implemented
  • Lead the optimization of hardware / software to ensure the reduction and streamlining of various hardware and applications
  • Lead the development of company wide network diagrams and schematics of various process related automation networks
  • Lead the negotiations with the third party service providers to ensure cost effective service agreements are timely established
  • Collaborate with Operations Team to ensure the implementation of cost effective automation solutions at the regional level
  • Work towards developing in-house technical capabilities and reduce the dependence on third party service providers over the time.
  • Prepare the commissioning and start up plans and lead the commissioning and start up activities for various opex and capex projects
  • Work with regional maintenance teams to support the troubleshooting of various automation systems and work towards eliminating the root causes
  • Lead the development of automation related training and communication material to ensure all the stakeholders have all the necessary skills and information
  • Lead the development of inventory of PLC and SCADA templates to reduce the programming costs from project to project
  • Independently manage field crews during the field construction, commissioning and start up
  • Lead the development of systems and automation related KPIs and provide monthly updates on the progress
  • Be the champion in driving the efficiencies, innovation and cost reductions across the organization

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • APEGA registration as a P.Eng or C.E.T designation is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Chemical Engineering or Computer Systems OR
  • Diploma in Electrical, Electronic or Chemical Engineering or Computer Systems with significant field experience
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive industry experience, preferably in the oil and gas industry
  • Minimum 5 years of hands on field experience
  • Strong knowledge of automation hardware, software and related systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with prior experience in developing the governance related processes and procedures
  • Field travel will be required as per the project timing and requirements
  • Diversified industry process control experience with ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documents
  • Strong Project Management skills in driving and implementing cost effective solutions across the organization
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Knowledge of latest technologies related to Instrumentation, Control, Automation, Power, Telecommunication, Green House Gases (GHG) reduction, Carbon Capture and green power would be an asset
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) would be considered an asset
  • Prior field programming experience would be an asset
  • Prior experience with Maximo or other CMMS would be an asset

Paramount is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. Interested candidates who have the required qualifications and wish to apply may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Paramount invites all qualified applicants to apply before the closing date of June 25, 2021.

FINANCIAL ANALYST

About this Opportunity / Primary Responsibilities:

This role reports to the Director, Corporate Finance in the Calgary office.
The Financial Analyst will be an integral member of the Corporate Finance team, supporting the Director, Corporate Finance in key activities including:

  • Banking and treasury operations:
    • ongoing compliance with and interpretation of credit agreements
    • periodic renewals
    • liaison with the bank syndicate
    • other day-to-day banking and treasury matters
  • Risk management programs:
    • insurance, including annual renewals and claims management
    • foreign exchange management and strategy
    • counterparty credit
  • Analytical and transaction support, including to other departments
  • Credit rating agency liaison and support
  • Evaluation, planning and execution of capital market transactions
  • Other ad hoc projects and assignments

Qualifications / Personal Characteristics:

  • University degree in finance, business, accounting or related area
  • Professional designation (CFA, MBA, CPA) is preferred
  • Minimum five years of work experience in treasury, corporate finance, corporate banking and/or investment banking; insurance related experience would be an asset
  • Advanced Excel, financial modeling, and PowerPoint capabilities; proficiency with Bloomberg would be an asset
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills and an ability to effectively collaborate across the organization
  • Keen attention to detail while maintaining the ability to see the broader picture
  • Motivated self-starter, able to handle significant and varied workloads
  • Creative, flexible and adaptive; a lateral thinker
  • A person of unquestioned integrity whose personal conduct both on and off the job reflects favourably upon themselves and the company

Paramount is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. Interested candidates who have the required qualifications and wish to apply may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Paramount invites all qualified applicants to apply before the closing date of June 18, 2021.

CP3 – CATHODIC PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIST

About this Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Maintenance Foreman, the Cathodic Protection Technologist will be based out of Fox Creek or Whitecourt, Alberta while supporting cathodic protection systems company wide. Working a 9/80 schedule, occasional travel to Central and Grande Prairie Regions will be required. The successful candidate will be exposed to several opportunities working with other strong individuals in the company while supporting the maintenance teams across the organization.

Job functions will involve:

  • Environment, Health and Safety must be a priority.
  • Support and initiate safe work practices; following all Paramount policies and procedures
  • Work with Technical Support, Operations, Integrity, and Engineering groups in Reliability Programs, Pipeline Integrity, Root Cause Analysis, Risk Analysis and Failure Mode Cause and Effect Analysis as required
  • Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on cathodic rectifiers and cathodic protection systems.
  • Complete Bi-Monthly rectifier readings, assist in interpreting results and take corrective action where required.
  • Complete testing and ensure effectiveness of current control bonds.
  • Identify and recommend solutions for AC interference.
  • Recommend and implement solutions for foreign pipeline crossings to prevent CP interference
  • Complete annual cathodic protection surveys and communicate results to Third Party CP Engineer as required
  • Design and install small impressed CP systems and sacrificial anode systems.
  • Coordinate work with 3rd party companies for assessments of their pipelines that may require Paramount rectifiers to be turned off.
  • Coordinate the shut off and turn on of rectifiers associated with pipeline work.
  • Work with the Maintenance team and within Maximo maintenance system to rectify deficiencies found during monitoring program
  • Provide technical leadership in cathodic protection matters
  • Share knowledge and skills with operations and maintenance teams as required
  • Coordinate daily personal work activities to ensure deadlines are met and reliability and regulatory requirements are met
  • Maintain records and drawings
  • Maintain a high standard of workmanship, safety awareness and housekeeping
  • Supervise contract services as required

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • NACE CP courses level CP3 will be required
  • Valid Alberta Journeyman Electrician Certificate or Interprovincial Red Seal equivalent would be beneficial.
  • Safety Courses including H2S Alive, First Aid
  • ATV/UTV Training considered an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Ability to troubleshoot cathodic Protection equipment and systems
  • Competent in standard computer operations
  • Strong safety consciousness and situational awareness
  • Strong troubleshooting and decision making skills
  • Strong focus on safety, integrity and reliability
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently while keeping stakeholders informed
  • Occasional overtime may be required

Paramount is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. Interested candidates who have the required qualifications and wish to apply may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Paramount invites all qualified applicants to apply before the closing date of June 18, 2021.

 

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Furthermore, any information received from or about Paramount that refers to e-mail addresses or websites other than "paramountres.com" should be considered suspect.