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Job ID : 1703 

Closing Date : 12/05/2022

Job Category : Manufacturing 

Location : Joffre Administration 


Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. 


We are seeking a Turnaround Events Manager to join our Turnaround Team located at our Joffre Site in Central Alberta, near Red Deer.  The primary focus of this position is to develop and implement project management governance into all phases of a turnaround event.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Hold accountability for the development of project management principles in turnaround. Priority focus areas include, project risk management, human resource management and communication management strategies.
  • Act as the project management content expert for the Joffre Site Turnaround and coach and mentor the Turnaround Team on project management principles and theory.
  • Incorporate best practices and learnings from previous turnaround events into the turnaround project management principles.
  • Hold responsibility for the execution of the project management plan for one business unit turnaround, which includes the accountability to ensure all turnaround milestones are met with planned high-quality deliverables.
  • Be responsible for the execution of the project risk management plan which includes all scope being risk assessed against accepted practices and established risk tolerances
  • Hold responsibility for the execution of the communication plan, which includes identifying stakeholders and escalating issues to ensures appropriate communications to the Turnaround Team Leader and Core Team.
  • Coordinate the turnaround resource plan that is required to plan and execute the assigned turnaround.
  • Ensure compliance to all appropriate work processes. Work processes include WCR & Corporate Turnaround and Joffre Site Turnaround procedures.
  • Ensure Joffre Site turnarounds stay competitive through continuous improvement initiatives, participate in industry benchmarking, networking and turnaround auditing.
  • Ensure that there is one integrated turnaround schedule that encompasses all business partners.
  • In alignment with the turnaround milestone schedule, ensure that all optimization actions, assurance reviews, schedule optimization workshops, peer reviews, etc. are completed
  • Develop, implement and facilitate the use of Visual Management Boards to monitor, display and analyze performance against KPI’s
  • Remove obstacles (alignment, resource constraints, work processes) to ensure successful execution of the turnaround event.
  • Organize and facilitate the turnaround event lookback (AAR), post investment review, and identification of future focus improvement areas.
  • Co-facilitate the management of the execution team with the Execution Manager during turnaround execution.
  • Support the Team Leader, developing tactical implementation plans and procedures that align to turnaround corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Develop turnaround continuous improvement strategies with the Turnaround Team Leader that can be shared with NOVA Chemicals Center of Excellence Team.
  • Ensure that the Joffre Site turnarounds are planned and executed in compliance with safety and environmental standards and regulations.


What We Are Looking For:

  • A degree in an Engineering discipline or journeyman trade certificate with a minimum of 10-15 years’ experience in turnaround management, maintenance execution and/or operations.
  • A proven track record in Construction Management, with a Project Management Certification.
  • Leadership skills and management experience with key turnaround roles which include project management, turnaround planning, scheduling, field coordination, and project controls leading large turnaround teams (e.g. 200,000 FTE hours or more).
  • A working knowledge of manufacturing technical disciplines (engineering, millwright, instrumentation, electrical).
  • Previous work experience in a petrochemical, refining or upgrading facility preferred.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Primavera, MS Office Suite and SharePoint will be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and presenting full day training and orientation events to groups ranging from 10 – 50 employees and contractors. Public speaking is a requirement of this role.


You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving. 
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals.  


Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience
  • This role requires up to 0-10% travel
  • In order to fulfil the duties of this role, the successful candidate will be required to wear respiratory protective equipment. Candidate must successfully pass a fit test and be physically able to wear a respirator


Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


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  • Read more on our Responsible Care® and sustainability initiatives like Project STOP


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

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