CAREERS

At Paramount Resources Ltd. we’re driven by a passion to be the best. Paramount is dynamic, fast-moving and not content with the status quo. A combination of focused approach, technical expertise and financial depth has propelled us into one of the top exploration and production companies in Canada. We’ve been in business since 1978 and our most recent acquisition of Apache Canada Ltd. and merger with Trilogy Energy Corp. have us poised for tremendous growth.
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 demonstrate a culture of operational excellence and deliver on our promises. Paramount takes pride in our track record of protecting the environment while responsibly developing Canada’s natural resources, and strives to instill high EH&S standards at all levels of operations. We understand that economic development is a key factor in building strong communities and we are committed to fostering a culture that respects the people involved in all facets of our work and in the communities in which we operate.
Paramount is involved and invested in many community groups, and the pillars of our corporate giving – healthcare, education and recreation – help provide the tools to build strong communities.
Be part of the energy – join Paramount today!
We’re a Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta, and our shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol POU.

SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST, FACILITIES

About this Opportunity:

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 Facilities equipment and services.

This position reports to the Manager, Supply Chain.  The Supply Chain Analyst will work with the Facilities Engineering Project Managers in sourcing materials and managing material inventory levels allowing for the timely construction of facility and pipeline projects. 

You have a firm understanding of Supply Chain and the operational aspects of Facilities, Operations, and Surplus Management functions in the Oil and Gas industry.

Job functions will involve:

  • Responsibility for the procurement of materials and equipment for projects completed by the Facilities Engineering department including:
    • Pipes, valves, fittings
    • Packaged equipment such as separators, compressors, pumping skids
    • Storage tanks
    • Flare stacks and knock out drums
    • Electrical power generation
    • Electrical equipment
    • Instrumentation equipment
  • Coordination of shop inspections
  • 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 the Facilities team to ensure that all field purchase orders are accurate
  • Co-ordinate the disposition of surplus and excess inventory
  • Assess available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery
  • Conduct detailed current state commercial and business process analyses

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Supply Chain, Commerce or Finance-related field
  • Designations or training from relevant professional bodies (e.g. SCMA, ISM, etc.)
  • A minimum of 7 years of directly-related Supply Chain work experience with significant exposure to Facilities, Operations and Surplus functions
  • Experience with Maximo or other ERP systems is an asset
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry standard purchase order software platforms
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Proven ability to align commercial rate structures with desired performance
  • Recognized self-starter with solid project/time management skills
  • Excellent analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills
  • Creative, out-of-the box thinker willing to challenge the status quo
  • Collaborative personality with strong consensus-building skills
  • Strong business process analysis skills
  • Proven ability to analyze opportunities by sourcing information from disparate systems

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 April 5, 2019.

SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST, ACCOUNTING

About this Opportunity:

Reporting to the Manager, Master Data & Accounting Systems this position is an integral part of ensuring that master files related to accounting are maintained to the highest standard to ensure that their use in subsequent processes always achieves the desired results.  Strong system and technical skills are essential for this role.  This position requires a solid understanding of upstream oil and gas accounting (JV accounting, successful efforts accounting) and related systems (QByteFM and AFE Navigator.)

Job functions will involve:

  • Creating / maintaining spreadsheets using Microsoft BI powered pivot tables that are used in reports and business processes.
  • Creating / maintaining existing Microsoft Access queries that are used for exception reporting, sharing of master file information with other systems, researching user queries and retrieving data from legacy accounting systems.
  • System admin responsibilities for AFE Nav.
  • An alternate for running month end accounting processes in QByteFM.
  • Helping to review existing accounting processes to see where improvements might be made either by reducing the effort required, increasing the accuracy or both.
  • Adding and/or updating cost centres, AFEs, business associates, accounts, division of interest, hierarchies and allocation rules in the accounting system.

Required Skill & Qualifications:

  • An accounting designation preferably focused on management accounting.
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience.
  • Advanced Excel skills including a mastery of pivot tables and an ability to write and maintain macros. 
  • Understanding of databases and the ability to write SQL queries using MS Query or Microsoft Access.
  • Experience with QByteFM. 
  • Good working knowledge of how AFE Nav is configured as we provide support for the implementation of the approval matrix and the interfaces between AFENav and QByteFM.
  • A working appreciation of JV agreements and production accounting to facilitate reviewing business processes that straddle functional areas.
  • An awareness of the types of information that business users of different levels in the organization require to make better more informed decisions.
  • Positive attitude and good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Being able to work as part of a team.
  • A working knowledge of ValNav, GeoScout, CS Explorer and EnergyLink.

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 April 5, 2019.

 

FIELD OPERATOR LEAD – KAYBOB NORTH

About this Opportunity

Reporting to the Production Foreman, the Field Operator Lead will place a high priority on health, safety and environment. The chosen candidate will work independently, exercise judgement in the selection of work methods and provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary work team. This position requires a full, in-depth knowledge of production facilities, including major sweet gas compressors and sour field gas battery facilities. The chosen candidate will need to reside and work in the Fox Creek area, in a sour gas and oil field.

Job functions will involve:

  • Environment, Health & Safety must be a priority.
  • Support and initiate safe work practices, following all Paramount policies and procedures.
  • Provide supervision and mentorship to co-workers and contractors, and able to act as a delegate for field foremen.
  • Maintain/operate sweet and sour upstream oil and gas wells, facilities and equipment.
  • Identifying deficiencies and recommending corrections to existing procedures to ensure the assigned field meets performance standards
  • Assist Production Foreman to maintain operations, reliability and reporting.
  • Closely monitor costs and production to ensure objectives are achieved or forecasts exceeded. 
  • Perform regulatory compliance checks; maintain compliance with Paramount, AER and other regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure operations are carried out in a cost-effective manner.
  • Contribute to the team achievement of meeting business, environmental, health and safety targets.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 4th Class Power Engineering and/or completed GPO/PFO certificate is required.
  • Minimum 8 years of operating experience.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision, time management and organizational effectiveness are critical to this position. Flexible and adaptable to changing work environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude and an ability to foster teamwork.
  • A disciplined work ethic, self-motivated, positive attitude and strong desire to contribute is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs.  Must be able to learn, adhere and work with all Paramount based software programs.
  • Will be required to work a 4 days on and 3 days off shift (10 hour days). Must be willing to be on call and work overtime when required.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

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 March 29, 2018.

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.