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Western Canadian Spill Services Ltd.

President and Chief Operating Officer


Posted 19 Days Ago1562012

Company Information

Western Canadian Spill Services Ltd. (WCSS) is the upstream petroleum industry’s oil spill preparedness and response support organization, operating on a non-profit basis with governance and oversight provided by representatives of our shareholders: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC), Kinder Morgan Canada, Enbridge Pipelines and the Oil Spill Cooperatives.


Operations support is provided by member company volunteers that participate on management committees on a regional basis and through the oil spill cooperatives. The WCSS management team consists of 6 employees and the President and COO.


WCSS provides spill preparedness and initial response support for licensees of wells and pipeline that are members in good standing of WCSS oil spill cooperatives in Alberta, NE British Columbia and parts of Saskatchewan. Our primary business is maintaining oil spill response equipment, supporting members when they experience a spill, training, exercises, oil spill contingency plans, communications and continuous improvement.

Interested Candidates

 Please email your CV to the attention of WCSS HR at:  We thank you for your interest in this dynamic and fulfilling role.  In anticipation of a high volume of response, please note that only candidates will be contacted for an interview on or prior to May 15th, 2018. Target starting date will be mid-June. We respectfully request that no contact is made to inquire about the status of your application.

Job Description

WCSS is currently looking for a President and Chief Operating Officer based out of our Calgary office. The position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the daily operation of the company and ensuring that the business operations are efficient and effective and create maximum value for our members and stakeholders.


Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Business management including the development and maintenance of corporate systems, finances, policy, legal, human resources, IT, insurance, facilities and stewardship reporting.
  • Managing the day-to-day business and affairs of the corporation including maintenance of financial and other records and books of account of the Corporation.
  • The preparation and presentation of all proposed programs and budgets, including without limitation, strategic and operational planning, the annual operating budget and audited financial statements.
  • Direct the organization so that the Board’s strategic plan is realized and implemented.
  • Acting as a liaison between members of the Coop, WCSS Executive Sub-Committee, Directors, shareholders, regulators, contractors and stakeholders.
  • Coordinating equipment purchases, maintenance and utilization.
  • Overseeing WCSS’ communications and training programs.
  • Providing strategic direction for enhancement of WCSS’ field improvement program.
  • Managing the activities of volunteers and ensuring that Coops and committees are effectively administered


 Our ideal candidate will have:

 Bachelor’s degree in business, environmental, petroleum engineering or related degree with business experience.

  • 5 – 10 years of senior executive experience that included staff supervision.
  • Project Management designation such as PMP, CAPM.
  • 10 – 15 years of oil and gas experience with an environmental component.
  • 5 – 10 years of experience working with regulators, suppliers and contractors.
  • Excellent relationship management skills; able to achieve stakeholder buy-in and foster successful client relationships.
  • Oil spill preparedness and response experience.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
  • Clean and valid Class 5 driver’s license.

 In addition candidates must have good business acumen, strong communication skills, be visionary and creative, personable, approachable, decisive and inspiring.


Contact Information

Western Canadian Spill Services Ltd.
Leona Boisselle