Manager – Turnaround
North West Redwater Partnership
Gibbons, AB
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Location Name
North West Redwater Partnership
Gibbons, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Feb 07, 2019
Profession Plant Management
Experience Level(s) Mid-Level, Senior
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) University - Bachelors
Job ID job-900

Position Summary
North West Redwater Partnership is a joint venture between North West Upgrading Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Limited, with each company owning 50% stake in the Partnership. The Partnership operates a world class bitumen refinery in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, which adds significant value to bitumen resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. It's a vision shared by the Alberta Government, which has its own goal is to position the province as a global energy leader, an energy technology champion and a solid, global environmental citizen.

NWR Employees are highly valued, and their contributions are rewarded with:
As a key member of the Production Leadership team, the Manager – Turnaround is responsible to strategically lead, own, and develop the Sturgeon Refinery Turnaround strategy and execution of the 5 year and 10 year turnaround plans. The Manager – Turnaround will be accountable to lead the planning, scheduling, execution, development and closeout work of the overall turnaround work processes for all turnaround events. This will include leading a high-performing team and defining the refinery turnaround goals and objectives.

NWR is a new 9.7B refinery that includes both a Gasifier and LC Finer with planning for the first turnaround underway. The Manager – Turnaround will set the strategic framework and performance measures along with the Steering Committee to ensure a safe and effective turnaround. The Manager – Turnaround will work collaboratively and cross-functionally with staff from across the organization to effectively align the necessary resources to achieve turnaround success.

For all refinery Turnarounds:
Lead NWR’s Refinery to world class turnaround performance;

Provide leadership expertise to develop standards and procedures for safety, quality, scheduling, cost and work execution;

Cultivate the long-term contracting strategy plan for turnarounds and own the associated support contracts;

Utilize external benchmarking to shape strategy and measure results to create an internal system

Identify the NWR organization structure and infrastructure requirements to effectively control and execute events based on the specific needs identified for each Turnaround;

Responsible for identifying all required NWR matrixed resources, including a strong contracting strategy, internal staff; collaboratively negotiating with the appropriate stakeholders for resource assignment to each specific Turnaround event;

Coordinate the development and approval of individual Turnaround strategies including the integration of all maintenance, improvement (MOC) and capital project work;

Establish the cyclical contract resourcing requirements for direct and indirect field labour required to support each event;

Accountable for development of the milestone schedule, final detailed execution schedule and the final detailed estimate and budget submission for each Turnaround;

Develop the breakdown structures and control business process for safety, quality, cost and schedule to support event delivery objectives/targets;

Accountable for communicating to stakeholders and the organization on turnaround issues and progress;

Coordinate the continuous improvement process by completing the Turnaround debriefing process, and develop/implement improvement recommendations;

Has overall site accountability for the successful execution of the turnaround shared with other supporting Managers.

Knowledge of:
Turnaround/shutdown strategy and management best practices, business processes and methods;

Routine maintenance and reliability best practices, business processes and methods;

Contract management and administration best practices business processes and methods;

Project execution and management best practices and methods;

Job planning and field coordination, including problem solving and driving schedules

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or Project Management and industrial scheduling software;

Industrial labour relations;

Asset Performance Management (APM) software would be an asset.

Skills and Abilities:
Solid leadership skills coupled with the ability to influence and engage cross functional teams to achieve a common goal;

Highly competent in Change Management with the ability to direct multiple jobs and changing priorities in a fast paced matrixed environment;

Lead in the development and execution of a Turnaround Management System and work process plans;

Ability to clearly communicate technical information and articulate the plan to non-technical staff, technical staff, and management, including executives;

Ability to drive productivity and prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet deadlines and realize schedules;

Proficient using software systems such as CMMS/EAM/Project Management and Microsoft Office;

Leads and role models a visible consistent commitment to process and personal safety, as well as the safety of others; adheres to NWR’s Core Competencies to drive results and desired culture;

A minimum of 10 years of experience leading turnaround/shutdown/project event teams;

Strong maintenance and reliability background including 10+ years Professional Engineer experience and 5+ years planning experience would be an asset;

Experience with safe work systems underpinned with a “Goal Zero” attitude;

Experience with business system data integrity management and system upkeep;

Delivery of results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;

Self-confident enough to seek assistance with difficult or complex issues;

Self-aware, able to recognize when stress or fatigue is impacting personal performance and to take steps to mitigate.

Direct Reports:
Turnaround Superintendent

Turnaround Finance Lead

Turnaround Supply Chain Management Lead

Turnaround Safety Lead

Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Applications are being accepted until July 31, 2019