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Integrated Operations Center (IOC) Operations Specialist (Contract to Perm)

Date: Apr 16, 2018

Location: Whitecourt, Alberta, CA

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. 


Chevron Canada Resources (Upstream) has been active in Canada for more than 75 years. Since our arrival in Alberta in 1938, our company has established a proud legacy of exploration success, innovation and growth. And throughout this time, we have continued to support the communities where we live and work.  As a result, we look optimistically to the future, as we pursue our vision to grow our core assets profitably and position Chevron for new legacy assets in frontier regions and emerging unconventional resource plays.


Chevron Canada Resources is targeting natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Duvernay shale formation in west-central Alberta, where the company holds approximately 330,000 net acres of exploration leases. In 2011, the company commenced a multi-well exploration program on these leases to assess reservoir performance and confirm proof of concept for production from this prospective wet shale gas play. Chevron Canada has been encouraged by the reservoir data and production performance achieved to date and is currently advancing an appraisal program to evaluate the potential for full-field commercial development.


Chevron Canada Resources is actively seeking a Integrated Operations Center (IOC) Operations Specialist to join the Canadian Business Unit (CBU). This position is a contract to perm opportunity based in Whitecourt, Alberta and will report to the Integrated Operations Center (IOC) Lead. This position supports the CBU Kaybob Duvernay Field Well Reliability and Optimization (WRO) process to attain Incident Free Operations (IFO) and Operational Excellence.  Supports the development of an Integrated Operations Center (IOC) to achieve production, improve reliability and efficiencies. Ensures standardization to achieve continuous improvement across the Business Unit (BU).   


Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Integrated Operations Center (IOC) Operations Specialist (contract to perm) located in Whitecourt, Alberta through Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).



Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:


  • Support the development of an Integrated Operations Center (IOC) for well reliability and optimization, well surveillance, monitoring and performance.
  • Analyze SCADA to identify system optimization and reliability opportunities and make pertinent recommendations.
  • Recommendations from surveillance and analysis to operations staff, track their progress, follow up through completion and measure their impact.
  • Provide training and support to field operations for alarm management downtime reporting.
  • Support reporting of key metrics which includes HES for the BU Production Performance, Reliability and Availability.
  • Drive focus on improvement of BU through standardization, reduction in variance, improvement in operating efficiencies and operational excellence.




  • Minimum of High School Diploma with additional professional development.
  • 15+ years of related relevant industry experience within the Oil and Gas industry, especially around production operations would be considered an asset.
  • Integrated Operations Control Center experience required.
  • Experience with production facility and equipment alarm management.
  • Production monitoring experience with a focus on abnormal changes to well production.
  • Effective communication skills with technical and field staff.
  • Understand well components including sensors, transmitters, and RTU.
  • Understand compliance requirements and be able to identify and address data integrity issues in data.
  • Knowledge in following IT tools: Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in PCN/SCADA/Automation data – interface data in the field.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to an injury free work environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to behavioral based safety programs and ensuring incident and injury free working conditions.
  • Well-developed interpersonal & communication skills, articulate and relatable.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrates pro-active, collaborative approach with ability to build positive relationships within department and organization.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing work priorities and deliver high quality, accurate work with multiple deadlines.
  • Contract to Perm opportunity. Schedule: 5/2
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.



Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.


Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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