Asset Manager, North

Ref: TNO-RQ 18-53

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Type of Role
Permanent only
Job Function
Calgary, AB. Canada
Job Description

TAQA North Ltd., a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, is ranked among the top midsize oil and gas producers in Canada. The TAQA North America head office is located in Calgary, with field operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming that deliver production of approximately 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day. We are committed to driving a safety culture and acting as a socially responsible player in the communities in which we operate.

Job Title: Asset Manager, North  RQ #18-53

TAQA North currently has an opportunity for an Asset Manager, North. Reporting to the Asset Director, the Asset Manager leads and supervises a multi-disciplinary team consisting of engineers, geoscientists and technologists who identify, assess, recommend, plan and execute optimal asset development projects, base management initiatives and commercial opportunities that align with TAQA North’s strategy and budgets.

The asset team plans and monitors annual area development budgets and associated production forecasts to meet TAQA objectives and works with functional and operations teams to manage project delivery and execution.  The asset team also reviews and makes recommendations with respect to external offers and opportunities.  The Asset Manager takes and disseminates direction from senior management, provides guidance and mentorship to the asset team, identifies team resource needs, seeks external expertise as required, supports initiatives and models TAQA values.  The asset team shares responsibility with the functional and operations teams to ensure safety planning, regulatory compliance and risk management for existing properties as well as new projects.

As part of this challenging role you will specifically be responsible for:

Leading a multidisciplinary team of technical professionals in the following areas:

Asset Management:

  • Identify, recommend, develop and execute strategies to extend and optimize current economic plays including defining long term Field Development Plans (FDP) that seek to maximize asset value
  • Identify, recommend and develop the assessment of new play opportunities that fit TAQA’s strategy
  • Identify, recommend and develop strategies to optimize base properties
  • Develop and support execution of strategic commercial opportunities including asset rationalization, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Review and recommend direction on third party opportunities
  • Optimize non-op properties through effective partner engagement and negotiation
  • Support compliance and interaction with regulatory bodies as required
  • Ensure HSE standards and practices are met with project and base asset planning and work execution
  • Accurately forecast capital spend and delivery as well as project economics
  • Lead the asset team through the annual reserves and resources evaluations
  • Make and recommend financial decisions on all spend following corporate governance policies

Capital Project Delivery

  • Direct and manage project delivery with TAQA functional teams.
  • Define project scope and deliverables that align with business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Develop project plans, identify and manage project dependencies and steward project timelines
  • Evaluate project economics and propose budgets, draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, required documentation and presentations
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans
  • Drive improvements in capital project execution and capital efficiency
  • Deliver annual project lookbacks and incorporate learnings in future projects

People Leadership

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Seek feedback on team and staff performance and conduct annual performance planning and reviews with direct reports to ensure alignment and delivery of TAQA and development objectives
  • Participate in staffing matters as required such as recruiting and performance calibration
  • Model TAQA values and collaborate with other TAQA groups and teams for overall TAQA success
  • Provide technical guidance and/or support to other areas of the organization as required
  • Engage in constructive, respectful debate to achieve optimal results for TAQA
  • Contribute as a member of the Development Leadership team to set and meet high standards of technical performance and delivery
  • Identify development needs and opportunities for staff and support staff engagement.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years oil and gas experience
  • 10+ years experience managing projects and/or optimizing assets
  • Previous formal leadership experience preferred
  • University degree in Engineering or Geoscience preferred
  • APEGA Professional designation preferred
  • Strong communications skills
  • Broad and deep understanding of the upstream business model, including a diverse multi-disciplinary knowledge base
  • Clear understanding of industry best practices across a range of industry disciplines
  • Ability to manage financial and people risk
  • Experienced at making decisions concerning investment within a prescribed mandate
  • Expert knowledge of the core business drivers
  • Understanding of industry markets and influences that exist in the day to day performance of oil and gas assets
  • Strong technical knowledge with ability to translate into decisions on execution and influence on stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and work within robust controls and frameworks
  • Ability to develop and present compelling business cases
  • Understanding of revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections for decision making
  • Understanding of complex project economics
  • Knowledge of legal/supplier/JV and partnership contracts
  • Willingness to work in and support a collaborative, values based environment
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