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.

PEOPLE OPERATIONS (HUMAN RESOURCES) ANALYST

About this Opportunity

The People Operations Analyst will be a key member of Paramount’s People Operations Team. Based in the Calgary Office and reporting to the People Operations Supervisor, you’ll be responsible for providing recruitment support to the People Operations Team and HR Generalist support for our Field Operations in Western Canada.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing full-cycle recruitment support including developing and managing the recruitment strategy, designing job descriptions and postings, scheduling interviews, preparing interview guides and providing input into the selection decision
  • Facilitating the onboarding of all new hires and ensuring that electronic personnel files are complete and up to date
  • Leading Paramount’s Campus Recruitment efforts
  • Providing Managers/Foremen with performance management support and capability development activities/procedures
  • Providing value-added advice and counsel to managers, supervisors and employees on key human resource matters, issues and opportunities
  • Providing efficient and timely resolution to employee concerns, issues, and inquiries; while ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction, in conjunction with corporate policies
  • Interpreting, updating and applying as well as occasionally developing HR related policies and guidelines
  • Assisting in the effective application of compensation and benefit programs
  • Supporting succession and workforce planning initiatives within the business
  • Identifying and problem-solving on work environment improvement initiatives
  • Working closely with the payroll and benefits team resolve employee issues
  • Taking the lead on or assisting with other HR related projects and tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • Undergraduate degree in business or a related discipline
  • CPHR designation would be considered an asset

EXPERIENCE:

  • One to three years of demonstrated HR recruitment or generalist experience, oil and gas experience would be considered an asset

PRIMARY PERFORMANCE & LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES/COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills matched with the ability to negotiate and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated superior organization skills and attention to detail
  • A focus on continuous improvement and being committed to learning new HR practices
  • Excellent customer service focus
  • Knowledge of key people processes to leverage and add value to the business' goals
  • Experience in most aspects of HR with a strong understanding of applicable legislation
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Office
  • Previous experience with the HR functions of ADP Workforce Now would be considered an asset
  • Ability to work effectively independently
  • Possess a willingness to take on additional matters as the opportunity or situation arises
  • A sense of urgency and ability to manage competing priorities
  • A personal commitment to delivery with a strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude and a sense of teamwork
  • Able to adapt and change in a high paced environment
  • Proven reputation for honesty, integrity, maturity, sound business judgement and high ethical standards
  • You will be expected to spend approximately ten to fifteen percent of your time travelling to field locations

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 October 4, 2021.

SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST – DRILLING & COMPLETIONS

About this Opportunity

The Supply Chain team’s journey to becoming a high performing team and strong business advisors has put us on a path of execution and maturity. Supply Chain provides support across the organization and the team is poised for growth.

As a member of Paramount Resources Ltd.’s Supply Chain team, you will be responsible for driving best-in-class commercial and operational performance through the effective acquisition of materials and services. You will work closely with key leaders across the organization, in diversified and different functional areas in Supply Chain, demonstrating quick decision-making skills that support a company that is growing.

This position reports to the Supervisor, Supply Chain Management. The Supply Chain Analyst will work with the Drilling and Completions Engineering teams, and other groups, in sourcing materials and services allowing for the timely construction of Drilling and Completions projects. The role includes sourcing, forming and executing service and materials contracts.

You have a firm understanding of Supply Chain and the operational aspects of Drilling and Completions operations and Surplus Management functions in the oil and gas industry. Well-rounded in other areas of business such as Operations, would be an asset. Supply Chain governance experience / exposure would be an asset. Ideal candidate is familiar with the entire SCM work flow / life-cycle.

Job functions will involve:

  • Assist with the preparation of RFP documents and analysis for the procurement of materials and services for projects completed by the D&C department including but is not limited to:
    • Frac Pumping
    • Wireline Services
    • Fuel
    • Water Management
    • Flowback and Testing
    • Tracer Services
    • Wellheads
    • Drilling Daywork
    • Drilling Fluids / Disposal
    • Casing / Tubing
    • Cementing
    • Camp and Catering
  • Assist in compiling data required in the preparation for Project Budgetary costings
  • Assess available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery
  • Provide purchasing data for accounting and cost tracking purposes
  • Manage end-to-end supplier engagement process (e.g. RFx, sole source negotiation, reverse auctions, etc.)
  • Prepare purchase orders by verifying forecasts and specifications from Project Managers. Executes by obtaining recommendations from suppliers validating price, delivery, substitute items, etc.
  • Prepare and execute, supplier-specific negotiation strategies
  • Form and execute contracts aligned with negotiated terms
  • Leverage buying power to help negotiate contracts, achieve preferred pricing, and develop favorable terms and conditions
  • Establish professional lines of contact with stakeholders to ensure that all purchases are accurate
  • Co-ordinate logistics related to the movement of materials
  • Co-ordinate the disposition of surplus and excess inventory
  • Expediting of materials & reporting
  • Assist Contractors in complying with Paramount’s Supply Chain vision

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain, Commerce or Finance-related Post-Secondary education
  • Designations or training from relevant professional bodies (e.g. SCMA, ISM, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly-related Supply Chain work experience with significant exposure to Drilling and Completions operations and Surplus functions
  • Experience with Maximo or other ERP systems is an asset
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and industry standard purchase order software platforms
  • Working knowledge of Drilling and Completions operations
  • Working knowledge of oil and has upstream operating equipment and associated standard maintenance and integrity work management processes
  • Knowledge of integrity/regulatory/safety/environment compliance requirements regarding the planning of activities
  • Willingness to travel outside of Calgary (e.g. field locations, conferences, courses, etc.); able to perform tasks outside of regular working hours (e.g. emergency, on-call, etc.)
  • Highly effective negotiation skills; able to obtain best value pricing and contract terms and conditions
  • Proven ability to analyze opportunities by sourcing information from disparate systems
  • A self-managed individual with excellent time management, prioritization, and organization skills; able to execute simultaneous initiatives with a commitment to agreed-upon timelines
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities, customer focus, teamwork and a high-level of initiative are critical

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 October 1, 2021.

SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST

About this Opportunity

This is a diversified opportunity to work in different functional areas in Supply Chain. With direct hands-on-training you can be part of a high performing team, closely working with key leaders across the organization, in a growing company.

As a member of Paramount Resources Ltd.’s Supply Chain team, you will be responsible for driving best-in-class commercial and operational performance through effective contract negotiations and execution and acquisition of materials, equipment and services.

This full-time employee position reports to Supervisor, Supply Chain Management. The Supply Chain Analyst will work with the Operations, Information Services, Engineering Project Managers, and Supply Chain peers in sourcing materials and services, allowing for the timely construction of facility and pipeline projects and on-going Operations and Maintenance requirements. The role includes forming, executing and analysis of contracts, RFQs, RFPs and materials and service/construction Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders.

You have a firm understanding of Supply Chain and the operational aspects of Facilities, Operations, and Surplus Management functions in the Oil & Gas industry. Supply Chain governance experience / exposure would be an asset. Ideal candidate is familiar with the entire SCM work-flow cycle.

Job functions will involve:

  • Support of overall procurement activities through negotiation and drafting of all contract elements including bid specification development, supplier sourcing, bid evaluation, license, support and maintenance agreements, service level agreements, contract award and supplier management
  • Manage supplier compliance through KPIs, vendor management and supplier business and performance reviews
  • Creation of Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, RFQs, RFPs’, and contracts responsible for the procurement of materials and services for projects executed by:
    • Operations and Maintenance
    • Information Services
    • Facilities Engineering
    • Operations Engineering
  • Prepare purchase orders by verifying forecasts and specifications from Project Managers
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies using benchmarking, RFP process, supplier evaluation and negotiations
  • Form and execute contracts aligned with negotiated terms
  • Leverage buying power to help negotiate contracts, achieve preferred pricing, and develop favorable terms and conditions
  • Establish professional lines of contact with stakeholders to ensure that all purchase orders, contracts, and award decisions are accurate

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain, Commerce or Finance-related Post-Secondary education is an asset
  • Designations or training from relevant professional bodies (e.g. SCMA, ISM, etc.) are an asset
  • 5-7 years of directly-related Supply Chain work experience with significant exposure to Facilities, IT and Operations
  • Working knowledge of Oil & Gas Upstream operating equipment and associated standard maintenance and integrity work management processes
  • Working knowledge of facilities, construction, pipeline operations, and Operations and Maintenance - or any combination of these
  • Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) experience is an asset
  • Highly effective negotiation skills to obtain best value pricing and contract terms
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and industry standard purchase order software platforms

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 October 1, 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 October 1, 2021.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE – AIR EMISSIONS

About this Opportunity

This Calgary office-based position requires an individual with vision, purpose and energy. Reporting to the Environmental Supervisor, this role will be responsible for developing new company strategies and procedures to reflect the changing air emission policies and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate long-term cost-effective emission reduction goals into Paramount operations through liaison with the Regional Managers.
  • Lead Paramount departments in the implementation of regulatory requirements on air emissions, including standards, procedures and work practices.
  • Prepare a Board of Director’s air emission package and assist in authoring the environmental portion of the Corporate ESG Report.
  • Incorporate long-term, cost-effective emission reduction goals into Paramount operations through liaison with the ESG Task Force and Committee.
  • Maintain an inventory of emissions sources (e.g. engines and facilities) for regulatory reporting.
  • With assistance of Field Environmental Coordinators complete annual Dehydrator Engineering and Operations Sheet (DEOS) surveys and submit Benzene Emissions Inventory to the AER and work with field operations to avoid exceedances of emissions criteria.
  • Complete temporary flaring evaluations and coordinate temporary flaring permits.
  • Maintain in-depth working knowledge of acts and regulations for environmental regulatory compliance and industry requirements.
  • Provide coaching of Paramount employees and consultants in flaring notification and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain an Emissions Manager database in support of NPRI/GHG, TIER and other current and future Provincial and Federal Climate Change regulations.
  • Monitor Alberta emissions trading credits and rebates, provincial and federal government funding opportunities related to climate change activities.
  • Prepare project proposals, work scopes, and cost estimates.
  • Manage engineering and environmental service companies in execution of the air projects; participate in the contractor performance evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a University degree in Environmental Sciences or Engineering is required.
  • A Professional designation (e.g., P.Ag, P.Biol, P. Chem, P.Eng or P.Geo) with a recognized association is also required.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience, ideally in oil and gas operations.
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable Federal and Provincial air regulations.
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable AER Directives and Regulatory requirements specific to air emissions.
  • Experience supervising engineering consultants and environmental services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong trouble shooting, decision-making abilities and project management experience.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and driven to achieve results.
  • Familiarity with regulatory agencies and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, AFE Navigator, CS Explorer, AbaData, Powervision.

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 October 1, 2021.

CORPORATE FINANCE ANALYST

About this Opportunity / Primary Responsibilities:

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

  • Corporate finance:
    • Evaluation, planning and execution of capital market transactions
    • Credit rating agency liaison and support
    • Analytical and transaction support, including to other departments
  • 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
  • Other ad hoc projects and assignments

Qualifications / Personal Characteristics:

  • University degree in finance, business, accounting or related area
  • Professional designation; CFA and/or MBA is preferred
  • Minimum three years of work experience in corporate finance, corporate banking and/or investment banking; insurance and/or treasury 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 are asked to 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.

FRAUDULENT EMPLOYMENT OFFER ALERT

Some individuals in other countries have been receiving fraudulent notices of employment opportunities and fraudulent employment offers by e-mail that are represented to be from Paramount Resources Ltd.   Please be advised that Paramount does not recruit prospective employees using this form of notice. Please do not reply to these notices, do not supply personal information to any person alleging to be part of this process, and do not pay money to anyone for any role in facilitating an employment opportunity or immigration process.

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