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 1976 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.

ENGINEER – IN – TRAINING NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM

Paramount is hiring two (2) Engineers-in-Training (EITs) to start in May 2018. EITs will be placed in a three-year rotational development program. During the program, the successful candidates will be required to spend a minimum of 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, Projects or Operations Engineering.

Each assignment is designed to expose the EIT to typical engineering responsibilities in that area. The EIT will be supervised and mentored by a Senior Engineer within each group during the assignment. Benefits of the program include individual mentorship and development, exposure to field work and access to training courses (safety and technical-related). The development program is designed to enhance the EIT’s experience and result in the EIT working on increasingly complex projects and assignments.

Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Must have obtained an accredited university engineering degree within the last two years
  • Previous oil and gas experience
  • EIT’s applying for positions must have a valid driver’s license with two or more years of driving experience.  The successful candidate must provide a copy of their driver’s abstract
  • Strong computer and MS Office skills are required
  • Background knowledge in petroleum economics analysis, cost analysis, petroleum engineering and operations fundamentals would be an asset
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Candidates must be able to relocate to Paramount’s field operating offices (Whitecourt/Grande Prairie) as well as Calgary.

Additional Attributes:

  • Strong safety mindset
  • Motivation to achieve and exceed superior results
  • High standard of accountability
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Values feedback as a learning tool
  • Experience in ValNav, GeoScout, Avocet and IHS Suite would be an asset

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com by March 2, 2018.  We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT – INTERNAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING PROJECTS

Paramount’s finance group is comprised of highly skilled and motivated professionals providing the Company and its external stakeholders with sound financial governance and advice, including financial and operational reporting, analysis and regulatory compliance.

The Financial Accountant is an integral part of the financial reporting team, whose primary responsibility is to meet the Company’s external reporting and continuous disclosure requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of new internal control programs and documentation following the combination of three corporate entities in 2017
  • Perform testing of internal controls
  • Participate in financial reporting projects related to the adoption of new accounting standards and policies
  • Support other initiatives of the finance group including developing new processes and enhanced reporting as the Company continues to grow

Skills and Qualifications:

  • CPA with one to two years of post-qualification experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CSOX regulations and documentation
  • Knowledge of IFRS and continuous disclosure securities regulations
  • Knowledge of accounting and information systems, including systems integration
  • Detail oriented with the ability to think broadly and strategically
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • High-performing individual able to meet deadlines based on broad guidelines
  • Ability to see the overall business context in which the finance group operates

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

      

TAX ANALYST

This position is based in our Calgary office and reports to the Manager, Tax.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing annual tax filings (e.g. income tax returns, partnership information returns, information slips)
  • Providing support to accounting staff in maintaining legal entity financial statements
  • Preparing the Canadian GAAP consolidated income tax provision for the Company (quarterly and annual)
  • Preparing / Reviewing monthly GST, provincial sales tax, and similar filings
  • Assisting in responding to tax audits
  • Assisting in tax planning, tax research, interpreting new tax legislation, and transaction work
  • Other special projects and assignments as required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Chartered Accountant designation (CPA,CA)
  • Completion of the CICA In-depth Tax Course – Level 2
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP – particularly accounting for income taxes
  • Experience in preparing tax filings for public companies in the oil and gas industry

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CORPORATE FINANCE / TREASURY

Paramount is known for its strong capabilities in the execution of creative, innovative and value-adding strategic, financing and capital markets transactions and is seeking a well-qualified professional to join the team.
This position is based in our Calgary office and reports to the Vice President Finance, Capital Markets
Title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluation, planning and execution of capital markets and other transactions
  • Maintaining the Company’s risk management programs, including but not limited to insurance and counterparty credit
  • Investor relations activities, preparation of analyses, presentations and attending meetings
  • Corporate planning
  • Coordination of the Company’s credit agreements and ISDA agreements, including covenants compliance, negotiation of terms and maintaining ongoing relations with the bank syndicate
  • Oversight of daily treasury operations
  • Ongoing Notes Indenture maintenance work, including covenants compliance
  • Credit Rating Agencies liaison
  • Other special projects and assignments

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional designation such as a CPA or CFA, or an MBA is preferred
  • Relevant work experience in Treasury, Banking, Risk Management and/or Corporate Finance
  • Motivated self-starter, able to handle significant and varied workloads
  • Creative, flexible and adaptive
  • Lateral thinker

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

FIELD FACILITIES ENGINEER

This position is located in Whitecourt/Fox Creek and reports directly to the Field Engineering Supervisor.

Primary role(s): 

  • Review and implement Engineered design considerations, as brought forward by operations staff for MOC execution.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to field operations for the safe and efficient operation of company facilities.
  • Work directly with the Field Engineering Supervisor, supporting Operations Engineering mandate to provide and maintain fit for service facilities to field operations and corporate reference documents of same.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and participate in facility and system, design and operational risk assessments / HAZOPS.  Work toward assuming facilitator role for these activities.
  • Coordinate process reviews to identify operational efficiencies. Critically analyze and provide recommendations to improve corporate specifications.
  • Coordinate 3rd party expertise in addressing practical application of Regulated Management Programs under the Safety Codes Act and/or Pipeline Act. Support field staff in execution of same. 
  • Identify safety related concerns or non-conformances at existing facilities if they exist, from either a process or mechanical standpoint consistent with “Safety First” philosophy.
  • Manage Capital based Project work and/or operational expense MOC work via:
    • Design Basis Memorandum (DBM) outlining project parameters;
    • Authorization For Expenditure (AFE) estimates as required and according to established corporate procedures
    • Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) for required changes, and as-built to ensure accuracy at end of project.
    • Project Execution Plan (PEP) including support of onsite Supervisory personnel.
    • Project invoicing review and approval and cost control.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Experience in design and operation processes for field production facilities.
  • Familiarity with all current codes (CSA, ASME etc.) and regulations (ERCB, AEP, ABSA, OH&S, etc.)
  • Experience in facility design and debottlenecking.
  • Knowledge and interpretation of minimum design piping specifications and how to implement as per proper design class.
  • Proficient in P&ID interpretation and as-building, shut down key review, troubleshooting within existing infrastructure.
  • General knowledge of programming and automation an asset.
  • Proficient in the interpretation of computer simulations (HYSYS, Fastpiper etc.)
  • General knowledge of Electrical Design and Instrumentation an asset.
  • University degree/College diploma with 5-10 years related experience. APEGA/ASET registration as a P.Eng/P.Tech. (Eng.) required.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to resumes@paramountres.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.