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.

MECHANIC – KAYBOB CENTRAL

About this Opportunity

Reporting to the Maintenance Foreman, the Mechanic will be based out of Fox Creek working an 8/6 schedule in a very busy area with continuous new development. The Mechanic will be a key member of the team to provide mechanical maintenance on production equipment including compressors, pump jacks and pumps.

Job functions will involve:

  • Environment, Health and Safety must be a priority.
  • This position is responsible for repairing and maintaining field and plant equipment, including engine and compressor overhaul, pump repair/overhaul, alignments and clutches, and maintaining a preventative maintenance system as well as be able to interpret reliability data.
  • Contribute to the team achievement of meeting business, environmental, health and safety targets.
  • Work with Maintenance Planner/Scheduler to eliminate unneeded downtime.
  • Participate in root cause failure analysis for rotating equipment.
  • Predictive maintenance including managing oil sampling program.
  • Maintain a critical spare parts inventory.
  • Liaise with field and plant operators, instrumentation, and electrical personal as needed.
  • These duties will be conducted in a safe & efficient manner with effective communication.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright Apprenticeship or Journeyman Certification or Interprovincial Red Seal Equivalent.
  • Knowledge & experience working in sweet and sour fields on various models of natural gas engines and compressors, pumps and artificial lift equipment (pumpjacks).
  • Experience with Murphy, Microguard, Flexiguard & Remvue 500 panels.
  • Strong trouble shooting skills.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Exposure to maintenance management systems and functionality (Maximo or similar).
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication skills, verbally and written.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must be able to manage time effectively.
  • Positive attitude and a sense of teamwork.
  • Must be willing to be on call and work overtime when required.
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs is an asset. Must be able to learn and work with all Paramount based software programs.

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 September 20, 2019.

Field Summer Student, Engineering

About this opportunity:

We are looking for students who are currently in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of Engineering studies for a summer work term in various field locations in Western Canada. Paramount believes that a strong understanding of field operations is an invaluable asset for engineering students who wish to have a successful career in the oil and gas industry. The summer student term will commence in May 2020 and last for a four-month period. The successful candidates must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the determined Field area for the four-month term. Potential field placements include: Grande Prairie, Fox creek, Whitecourt, Sundre, Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House.

The Engineering Summer Student program is part of Paramount’s overall New Graduate Recruitment program which includes both our Internship Program as well as our EIT New Graduate Rotational Program. Each student program is intended to funnel into the next level: Summer student – Intern – EIT.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Learning valuable skills and gaining firsthand experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Acquiring a better understanding of field and operational procedures.
  • Engineering project work to develop your technical background.
  • Performing maintenance duties in an oil and gas setting
  • Operating oil and gas wells and facilities.

Who you are:

  • You are currently enrolled in a Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Energy, Oil and Gas, Electrical, or Civil Engineering program.
  • You are returning to studies at a recognized post-secondary institution in the fall following your work term.
  • You are someone with previous oil and gas experience (field experience considered an asset).
  • You are able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • You are someone who values feedback as a learning tool.
  • You are motivated, hard-working and determined to achieve superior results.
  • You are focused and have a keen attention to detail.
  • You are eligible to work in Canada.

What you have:

  • You have a strong safety mindset.
  • You have a valid driver’s license and two or more years of driving experience.
  • You have a strong obligation to accountability.
  • You have strong computer and MS Office skills.
  • You have demonstrated effective decision-making skills.

What we can offer YOU:

This position will provide you with an opportunity to leverage your skills in support of a nimble, Canadian-based energy company. You will receive on-the-job experience, coaching and training and work in a collaborative learning environment. Paramount offers competitive compensation.

Successful candidates for this position will also be considered for future Internship or New Graduate positions.

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 single PDF document including a cover letter, résumé and current transcript with the job title in subject line to campus@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 September 27, 2019.

Summer Student, Geophysics

About this opportunity:

We are looking for students who are currently in their 3rd, 4th year or Graduate studies of Geophysics for a summer work term in our Calgary office. The summer student term will commence in May 2020 and last for a four-month period. The successful candidates must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Calgary area for the four-month term.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be introduced to the basic skills required for geological and geophysical evaluation within the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin where Paramount is actively exploring and drilling, and growing reserves through exploration and development activity.
  • You will work closely with Senior Geophysicists to help identify and evaluate exploitation and/or exploration opportunities.
  • You will monitor industry activity.
  • You may do microseismic data compilation\manipulation\analysis.
  • You may do 2D & 3D Seismic interpretation.
  • You may be involved with Seismic and Rock Physics modelling.
  • You will put together a presentation about your work term to present at the end of your summer term.

Who you are:

  • You are a hard-working, motivated and determined to achieve superior results.
  • You are focused and have a keen attention to detail.
  • You are able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • You are eligible to work in Canada.
  • You are confident in your written and verbal communication skills.

What we can offer YOU:

This position will provide you with an opportunity to leverage your skills in support of a nimble, Canadian-based energy company. You will receive on-the-job experience, coaching and training and work in a collaborative learning environment. Paramount offers competitive compensation.

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 single PDF document including a cover letter, résumé and current transcript with the job title in subject line to campus@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 September 27, 2019

Summer Student, Geology

About this opportunity:

We are looking for students who are currently in their 3rd, 4th year or Graduate studies in Geology for a summer work term in our Calgary office. The summer student term will commence in May 2020 and last for a four-month period. The successful candidates must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Calgary area for the four-month term.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be introduced to the basic skills required for geological evaluation and prospect generation within the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin where Paramount is actively exploring and drilling, and growing reserves through exploration and development activity.
  • You will work closely with Senior Geologists to help identify and evaluate exploitation and or exploration opportunities.
  • You will monitor industry exploration and development activity.
  • You may perform geologic log correlations and cross section generation.
  • You may perform geological mapping (structure, reservoir mapping, etc.).
  • You may be involved with integrating reservoir and production data.
  • You may perform prospect generation.
  • You will present your exploration and development projects at the end of the summer term.

Who you are:

  • You are a hard-working, motivated and determined to achieve superior results.
  • You are focused and have a keen attention to detail.
  • You are able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • You are eligible to work in Canada.
  • You are confident in your written and verbal communication skills.

What we can offer YOU:

This position will provide you with an opportunity to leverage your skills in support of a nimble, Canadian-based energy company. You will receive on-the-job experience, coaching and training and work in a collaborative learning environment. Paramount offers competitive compensation.

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 single PDF document including a cover letter, résumé and current transcript with the job title in subject line to campus@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 September 27, 2019.

Rotational Engineer-in-Training New Graduate

About this opportunity:

We are looking for Engineering New Grads to join our Engineer-in-Training (EIT) rotational program, starting in Summer 2020. Successful candidates will be placed in a three-year rotational development program. During the program, you will be required to spend one year working in the field (Whitecourt or Grande Prairie office). Rotations will be one year long and may include assignments in Reservoir, Production, Drilling, Completions, Facilities or Operations Engineering.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be exposed to typical engineering responsibilities in each area of your assignment.
  • You will be supervised and mentored by a Senior Engineer within each of the groups during your assignment.
  • You will receive individual mentorship and development, exposure to field work and access to training (safety and technical) courses.
  • You will work on increasingly complex projects and assignments and continue to learn and develop your skills as an engineer.

Who you are:

  • You are a 2019 or 2020 engineering graduate from an accredited University.
  • You are someone with previous oil and gas experience and a strong interest in working in the industry.
  • You are able to work effectively both individually and in a team environment.
  • You are able and willing to temporarily relocate to Paramount’s field operating offices for a one-year rotation, after which you are able and willing to work in Calgary.
  • You are motivated, hard-working and dedicated to achieving superior results and exceeding expectations.
  • You are focused and have a keen attention to detail.
  • You are someone who values feedback as a learning tool.
  • You are eligible to work in Canada.

What you have:

  • You have a strong safety mindset
  • You have a high standard of accountability.
  • You have demonstrated effective decision-making skills.
  • You have previous experience in ValNav, GeoScout, Avocet and IHS Suite.
  • You have strong computer and MS Office skills.
  • You have background knowledge in petroleum economics analysis, cost analysis, petroleum engineering and operations fundamentals.

What we can offer you:

This position will provide you with an opportunity to leverage your skills in support of a nimble, Canadian-based energy company. You will receive on-the-job experience, coaching and training and work in a collaborative learning environment. Paramount offers competitive compensation.

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 single PDF document including a cover letter, résumé and current transcript with the job title in subject line to campus@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 11, 2019.

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.