Oil Sands Extraction & Tailings Specialist

Location: Calgary AB Posted Date: February 5, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 1016537457 Careermine Job Id: 1832525
Requisition ID: 23770

Job Category:Engineering

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Hatch is currently seeking an Oil Sands E&T Consultant (intermediate or senior level) for our Hatch Oil & Gas / Oil Sands group, to be in our Calgary office, starting March 2020.

The Oil Sands Team, part of the Oil & Gas Business Unit in the Hatch Energy sector, works in the Oil Sands Industry in both Mineable and in Situ technologies and project development.

The Oil Sands E& T consultant will report to the Global Director of Oil Sands & Oil Shale Projects and will be tasked with developing a business plan and a program to support existing clients and future clients in the Oil Sands industry. Providing expert advise and leadership to the business unit and clients and liaising with the other Oil & Gas sub-business units and the Project Delivery Group, PDG to service the Oil Sands industry in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Hatch is a global company and responsibilities include supporting and providing solutions primarily but not limited to Canada, Australia, South Africa and South America.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create a specific Mineable Oil Sands business plan to serve the industry with growth short to midterm projection and implement it
  • Create and implement solutions for the Oil Sands industry: In collaboration with other team members, provide advice to management and stakeholders, recommend a course of action for required technical solutions in the following areas: Mineable Oil Sands, Extraction Optimization, Froth treatment optimization and tailings minimization and management.
  • Actively engage with clients. Communicate recommendations, liaise with team members, review progress, demonstrate interim work results
  • Respond to business and project priorities and negotiate scope, budget and timing for business and the development teams
  • Lead engineering teams working in the Oil Sands industry
  • Support organizational change


Skills / Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Engineering
  • Professional Engineering Registration in Canada
  • Must have 10+ and ideally 15+ years of experience in the Oil Sands Industry
  • Business oriented first combined with strong technical experience
  • Experience in the EPC/EPCM industry and/or Experience in the E&P industry in Operations
  • Proactive and manager-doer attitude
  • Understanding of the Oil & Gas Industry with strong emphasis in the Oil Sands Industry
  • Understanding of the Process to produce DilBit and SCO from OilSands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent inter-personal skills
  • Results-oriented, self-starter, capable of working independently and within a team environment to meet deadlines
  • Superior attention to detail, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Willing to work outside of normal business hours as part of a global team and to travel if required


Nice to Have

  • Engineering & Design Experience
  • Commissioning in Mineable Oil Sands Plants
  • Operations in Oil Sands Plants


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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