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Manager, Closure

Company: BC Oil and Gas Commission
Location : Fort St John,BC
Job Description

Manager, Closure
Permanent, Full-Time
Competition Number: 201940
BC Oil & Gas Commission, Fort St John
Grid 30: $92,424.32 - $105,581.49*

*Posted salary includes a JFMM Allowance of 20% and a Location Allowance of 3%
 

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is the provincial single-window regulatory agency with responsibilities for
regulating oil and gas operations in British Columbia, including exploration, development, pipeline transportation and
reclamation.


PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Manager, Closure plays a leading role in the ongoing development and management of the Commission’s liability
management programs. The position will work to continuously improve on the delivery of liability management programs
including a large volume of inactive and abandoned wells and associated infrastructure, pipelines, and facilitates to ensure
that industry permit holders carry their operations through to regulatory closure. Through program delivery and continuous
improvement, the position leads to minimize risk to the Orphan Site Reclamation Fund.

JOB OVERVIEW
The Manager, Closure plays a leading role in the ongoing development and management of the Commission’s liability
management programs. The position will work to continuously improve on the delivery of liability management
programs including a large volume of inactive and abandoned wells and associated infrastructure, pipelines, and
facilitates to ensure that industry permit holders carry their operations through to regulatory closure. Through program
delivery and continuous improvement, the position leads to minimize risk to the Orphan Site Reclamation Fund.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Engineering or Environmental Science and seven years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and seven years’ experience
  • Working knowledge of provincial Liability Management programs
  • Proven expertise in the design and implementation of decommissioning and restoration programs for oil and gas sites
  • Experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of data/information required to support critical decision- making processes
  • Proven experience with financial analysis and risk management practices
  • Proven working knowledge of oil and gas technical and operational development (full life-cycle activities) and potential
  • impacts on the land base
  • Experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of data/information required to support critical decision- making processes
  • Experience working with regulations, policies and standards
  • Proven experience with project management principles and tools
  • Proven experience leading and developing teams, including performance management
  • Proven knowledge of decommissioning and restoration programs
  • Experience in dealing with the public, Indigenous Groups and affected stakeholders
  • Knowledge of current economic, socio-political and public affairs issues facing the oil and gas industry
  • Experience developing procedural manuals and support documentation

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Leads the development and implementation of processes and systems for the Commission’s Dormant Sites
    Regulation that includes hard timelines for restoration and imposes requirements for decommissioning, site
    assessment, remediation, reclamation/restoration, notification and reporting.
  2. Manages the planning and review of decommissioning and restoration programs designed to reduce the liability
    associated with inactive wells and dormant sites.
  3. Completes expert reviews and approves companies liability reduction plans to ensure that project closure work
    meets regulatory requirements.
  4. Makes decision within regulations, written policies, standards and guidelines for upstream oil and gas exploration,
    development and operation with respect to liability management and closure.
  5. Develops strategies for closure programs to minimize future designation of orphan sites.
  6. Develops legislation, policies and standards to address closure including dormant sites through both the base case
    requirements and companies liability reductions plans.
  7. Provides research and analysis of industry trends in liability management and closure and reports on progress and
    issues that requires Commission oversight.
  8. Supports the liability management programs by providing expertise for liability estimates, identification of problem
    sites, and the review of liability management plans to ensure that permit holders carry the financial risk of their
    operations to closure.
  9. Provides advice and expertise on closure programs to the Commission, government and industry clients.
  10. Provides comprehensive analysis of inactive and dormant well populations to identify potential environmental and
    financial risk in determining priority sites for immediate treatment and closure programs.
  11. Implements closure programs to address the risk of inactive, dormant and unrestored oil and gas sites.
  12. Works with compliance and enforcement staff to ensure that risks to public safety and the environment with
    dormant sites and closure programs are understood and mitigated.
  13. Provides analysis and makes recommendations to leadership regarding decision-making tools that serve to gain
    compliance.
  14. Determines market factors that affect decision-making for reactivation or retirement of dormant sites, including
    wells, pipelines and facilities.
  15. Provides technical interpretations and makes recommendations with regards to exemptions under regulations with
    respect to appropriate restoration timelines.
  16. Reports regularly on industry progress in meeting requirements under the Dormant Sites Regulation to ensure
    transparency.
  17. Works with the Commission’s engineering and environmental management teams to ensure that processes are in
    place to validate decommissioning and restoration work.
  18. Tracks the closure work completed by permit holders to measure adherence to work plans and where necessary
    provides direction to permit holders to adhere to work plans.
  19. Liaises with affected stakeholders to ensure that permit holders meet requirements for engagement on closure
    work.
  20. Builds and fosters partnerships with a diverse range of internal staff and external stakeholders to ensure the closure
    program goals are achieved.

ORGANIZATION CHART
Commissioner, Chief Executive Officer
          Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Office
                    Vice President, Operational Policy & Environment
                              Executive Director, Orphans and Liabilities
                                       Manager, Closure (topic position)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Education:
Undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Engineering or Environmental Science and seven years’
experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and seven years’ experience.

Experience:

  • Working knowledge of provincial Liability Management programs
  • Proven expertise in the design and implementation of decommissioning and restoration programs for oil and gas
  • sites
  • Experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of data/information required to support critical decisionmaking
  • processes
  • Proven experience with financial analysis and risk management practices
  • Proven working knowledge of oil and gas technical and operational development (full life-cycle activities) and
  • potential impacts on the land base
  • Experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of data/information required to support critical decisionmaking
  • processes
  • Experience working with regulations, policies and standards
  • Proven experience with project management principles and tools
  • Proven experience leading and developing teams, including performance management
  • Proven knowledge of decommissioning and restoration programs
  • Experience in dealing with the public, Indigenous Groups and affected stakeholders
  • Knowledge of current economic, socio-political and public affairs issues facing the oil and gas industry
  • Experience developing procedural manuals and support documentation

KEY COMPETENCIES
Adaptability - Willingness and ability to effectively work in and adapt to change
Supports Innovation - Encourages others to think creatively/make improvements, supports implementation of new
ideas
Develops Self and Others - Desire and ability to develop the long term capability of self and others
Organizational Awareness - Understands the structure and culture of the organization and how it impacts their work
Conflict Resolution - Ability to develop working relationships that facilitate the prevention and/or resolution of conflicts
Information Sharing - Communicates and discusses with team, critical information including rationale behind decisions,
shares team concerns with organizational decision makers
Change Implementation - Accepts change and guides team in implementing change by gaining an understanding of the
factors impacting decisions
Planning and Coordinating - Establishes priorities and organizes team resources to accomplish goals

 

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is the provincial single-window regulatory agency with responsibilities for
regulating oil and gas operations in British Columbia, including exploration, development, pipeline transportation and
reclamation.

The Commission’s core roles include reviewing and assessing applications for industry activity, consulting with First
Nations, ensuring industry complies with provincial legislation and cooperating with partner agencies. The public
interest is protected through the objectives of ensuring public safety, protecting the environment, conserving petroleum
resources and ensuring equitable participation in production.

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Closure

POSITION #: 573902

DIVISION: Applications and Operations

CLASSIFICATION: Grid 30

PROGRAM AREA: Orphans and Liabilities

LOCATION: Fort St. John

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:Executive Director, Orphans and LiabilitieS

POSITION #: 573809

SUPERVISOR’S CLASSIFICATION:Management Band C LOCATION: Victoria


If you are interested in applying for this role and meet the minimum selection criteria, please select “Apply Now” and submit your cover letter and resume prior to midnight May 28, 2019. Please note applicants will only be contacted if they are selected to proceed further in the process. An eligibility list may be established.


For More Information: Recruitment 250-419-4463