CAREERS

LAND CONTRACTS ANALYST

This position is located in our Calgary office and reports to the Manager, Contracts and Land Administration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drafting and finalizing Land agreements (JOAs, Pooling, Farmouts, Trusts) in conjunction with a Negotiator/Lawyer
  • Reviewing and finalizing third party agreements
  • Completing title reviews and verification of parties, working interests and royalty interests
  • Assisting with acquisitions and divestitures, including drafting Letter of Intent and Purchase and Sale Agreements; title reviews and searches; and co-ordinating with departments for schedules and closing documents
  • Creating reports from the Land system (CS Explorer), including Property and Well reports, Expiry and Termination reports and Structured Rights reports
  • Review NOAs, earning letters, AFEs, notices for independent operations, abandonments, surrenders and terminations
  • Review and tracking of Crown and Freehold Lease continuations, validations, submissions, applications and lease obligations
  • Various administrative duties, including file set-up; maintenance of accurate and current contract and lease records; and notification of land record changes
  • Resolution of queries and disputes of land interests
  • Review and tracking of drilling authorization forms

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Six to ten years of related contracts and lease administration experience
  • Related post-secondary education in Petroleum Land Administration
  • Proficient with land and mapping systems (e.g. CS Explorer Land System and GeoScout/Petrolab map systems)
  • Flexibility, adaptability and an ability to manage large volumes of work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail

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 located 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
  • Initially, assisting the Senior Tax Analyst in preparing the Canadian GAAP consolidated income tax provision for the Company (quarterly and annual), and, over the longer term, assuming overall responsibility for preparation
  • 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
  • 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 would be an asset

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.

SURFACE LAND COORDINATOR

This position is located in our Calgary office and reports to the Manager, Surface Land.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completion of various tasks, from conception of a project through to reclamation or no entry (including Long-Term Applications) for the province of Alberta; including acquisition in-house or coordination through a broker of all required crown surface land documentation in accordance with AER (ESRD) guidelines
  • Liaison between Surface Land and brokers, surveyors, construction, governmental representatives, drilling and engineering, directing or resolving issues and obtaining or providing information as required
  • Verification of complete project documentation, which includes completion of audit of documentation for AER licensing
  • Renewals of Dispositions
  • Assembly of Surface Land records including invoice coding
  • Analyze, negotiate and resolve crown, stakeholder or area resident complaints or concerns
  • CS Explorer data entry of Surface Land records
  • Problem solving as necessary; actively reporting progress and problems to Surface Land Manager
  • Internal reports and maintaining current status reports for area of responsibility
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist Surface Land with time sensitive projects
  • Occasional projects as required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of related Surface Land experience
  • Related post-secondary education in Petroleum Land Administration
  • Working knowledge of land systems (e.g. CS Explorer, AbaData, SPIN, ETS, DDS, EDS, LAT)
  • Solid understanding and strong knowledge of land documents, applicable legislation and regulations, and the ability to apply such knowledge
  • Experience in word-processing, database and spreadsheet applications is required.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and large volumes of work within a tight deadline
  • Ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail

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.

Senior Exploitation/Development Engineer

Paramount Resources is currently in the process of executing a large-scale development in its Kaybob Corporate Operating Unit (COU), including the recent startup of its 200 MMcf/d Musreau Deep Cut gas plant and the planned construction of two 100 MMcf/d plants.  Paramount anticipates drilling approximately 40 wells in the Kaybob COU in 2014 with the number of wells to be drilled in the next few years climbing to fill the two new plants.  To help coordinate the development Paramount is looking for an experienced Exploitation/Development Engineer to join the current dynamic team.

Primary Role

The primary role for the selected individual is to provide exploitation/development oversight and support to the Kaybob Corporate Operating Unit (COU).  The position will report to the Manager, Engineering in the Kaybob COU, but the expectation is for the successful candidate to be an integral member of the extended team, working closely with the other members of the group to develop well-founded recommendations to Senior Management for the optimum growth, development, and depletion of the Company’s assets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with other members of the Kaybob COU on the tactical and strategic objectives. 
  • Assisting in establishing capital, production and operating budgets and then monitoring performance relative to the approved budget, making changes where possible to meet or exceed expectations. 
  • Coordinating a concerted effort with the COU, the Drilling and Completions team members, and the Facilities Construction group during the execution of the ongoing plans with the goal of making changes to further reduce our capital costs, and improve our schedules and improve well performance.
  • Working with other professional staff, evaluate and recommend potential property acquisition and dispositions as opportunities.
  • Promoting a positive image of Paramount through your work with industry partners and peers.
  • Performing other functions as required helping to ensure the success of the COU and the Company.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A Professional Engineer (APEGGA member) with a degree in Mechanical, Civil, Petroleum or Chemical engineering.
  • A minimum of 10 years experience with a combination of exploitation, facility, production and operations experience (including some time spent in the field).
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with team members, other disciplines and all levels of staff from the office and field in order to make the changes necessary to continually improve our asset development results (safety, costs and schedule).
  • The ability to interact positively in a team environment where the technical challenges will be varied and unpredictable.
  • Ambition and the energy to drive projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Interest in, and an aptitude for, continually improving work processes.
  • Strong project management expertise demonstrated on large scale projects.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field locations in Western Canada for up to 5% of their time.
  • Act with integrity on all business dealings.
  • Highly organized

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.