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Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated and traded in the United States, and operating in South America. The Company currently holds interests in producing and prospective properties in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The Company strategy is focused on establishing a portfolio of drilling opportunities to exploit undeveloped reserves to grow production, as well as undertaking exploration drilling to grow future reserves.

Strategic Planning/Economic Analyst

August, 2014

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is a fast growing international exploration and production company based in Calgary with operations focused in South America. Gran Tierra offers an exciting opportunity for a qualified individual who wishes to work in our challenging and dynamic environment.

Position Title: Strategic Planning/Economic Analyst Department: New Ventures Reports to: Vice President Business Development Status: Permanent Full Time Location: Calgary Travel: Occasional international travel to South America

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have a technical or business degree and have at least 3-5 years of experience in the energy sector. Further qualifications include:

  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills
  • Quantitative reasoning and the ability to appreciate the details
  • Demonstrated clear and effective written and oral communications
  • Proven organizational skills and capable of managing multiple projects
  • Demonstrated success as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

Duties:

Success in this high impact position will allow the right candidate to exercise their intellect and demonstrate how an individual can make a meaningful difference in an emerging energy company. Responsibilities include:

  • Create and update economic models (Excel and Palantir)
  • Update marketing materials for business development initiatives
  • Organize and maintain commercial database
  • Collaborate with technical teams to evaluate commercial alternatives
  • Business scenario and budgeting analysis
  • Support acquisition and divestiture analysis
  • Conduct project evaluations and make recommendations to our leadership team
  • Participate in the development of our long term business plan
  • Gather data, analyze inputs, and coordinate with  the regions and other departments to prepare plan documentation and monthly outlook projections
  • Preparation of presentation materials for executive management and Board of Director meetings
  • Maintain data systems with operational and financial information from all areas of the company
  • Analyze company performance, monitor and interpret sector developments

Position Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of strong analytical experience in the oil and gas industry in a technical or financial function
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic sense combined with an ability to perform in an unstructured environment
  • Some travel is required (2-3 weeks per year) 
  • A background in analytical roles in the oil and gas industry or related activities in consulting or investment banking is required. Candidates with or without an MBA are considered.
  • Requirements for the position are a highly analytical mindset, the ability to manage detailed financial and operational data modeling, excellent communication and presentation skills, a keen interest in the inner workings of the oil and gas industry, and a team oriented, can do attitude.

Please apply online with a cover letter and resume to careers@grantierra.com

Gran Tierra Energy Canada ULC wishes to thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PROJECT ENGINEER

Position Title: Project Engineer
Department: Drilling, Completions, Operations and Major Projects
Business Unit Reports to: Head Major Projects
Status: Full Time Employment
Location: Calgary, Canada
Travel: Regular travel to Peru, Columbia and Brazil Company Offices.

Purpose:

  • Establish the standard for the Project Engineer function across Gran Tierra Energy
  • To create project management best practice documents/templates
  • Assist with the implementation of project management best practices across GTE

Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer with minimum of 5 years of experience working in a technical functional discipline.
  • In depth knowledge of project planning, documentation and project controls including scope, schedule, cost, and change management. Formal PMI or other PM training considered beneficial.
  • Broad knowledge and work experience in projects for oil and gas production facilities including engineering, construction, logistics, commissioning and contracting.
  • Broad knowledge of safety, regulatory processes, relevant API and EUB standards, environmental responsibility and community relations.
  • Well organized with a practical approach and the ability to effectively influence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diversified cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability and initiative to work in project teams or alone to accomplish goals and objectives on time.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of Spanish is considered beneficial.

Duties:

  • Effectively interface within GranTierra personnel in Canada, Peru, Columbia and Brazil offices in all aspects of Project Management.
  • Assist in creation of a Corporate Project Management Office including best practice documentation standards for the following:
    • Project and Project Stage Charters
    • Meetings and Reporting Plan
    • Decision Memorandum
    • Development Plan
    • Frame, Scope and Work Breakdown Structure
    • Alternatives Generation & Selection
    • Project Execution Plan
    • Deliverables
    • Schedule
    • Cost Estimate
    • Organization Chart and Manpower Plan
    • Risk and Opportunity Management Plan
    • Document Control Plan
    • Change Management Plan
    • Construction Work Packs and Workface Planning Plans.
    • Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Operational Readiness Plans
  • Assist with the implementation of Corporate Best Practices
  • Assist with development of Corporate Project Scorecard and prepare monthly for Executive Management
  • Assist with development of Corporate Document Management System and leverage across all GTE business units
  • Monitors quality of Project Management implementation across all GTE business units
  • Assists Business Units in development of Cost, Time, Resources (CTR`s) for contracts and/or contract work orders. Conducts reviews of CTR`s generated by GTE BU`s.
  • Organize effective steering committee meetings and stage gate reviews
  • Perform role of Project Engineer for GTE business units when required

Please apply online with a cover letter and resume to careers@grantierra.com

Gran Tierra Energy Canada ULC wishes to thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (“Gran Tierra Energy”) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Calgary, Canada, incorporated in the United States, trading on the NYSE MKT and the Toronto Stock Exchange, and operating in South America. Gran Tierra Energy currently holds interests in producing and prospective properties in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, including in certain areas with complex social environments. The Company strategy is focused on establishing a portfolio of producing properties and exploration opportunities to provide a base for future growth.

As a result of internal growth, excellent career opportunities exist for qualified individuals who want to join a successful, growing international company. Gran Tierra Energy has an established track record, is lean and focused, and provides an entrepreneurial work environment. Working in a fast paced and complex environment in a growing company provides a solid career opportunity.

Location: Calgary
Department: Finance
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Employment Status: Permanent, full-time
Travel: Semi-annually to each business unit

Purpose:

The Director, Information Technology is responsible for ensuring that Gran Tierra Energy derives business value and organizational effectiveness from service delivery and investment in information technology. The Director is also responsible for proactively recommending and executing strategies and tactical support plans in accordance with Gran Tierra Energy’s overall business objectives.

Duties:

This position is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of the IT service for Gran Tierra Energy. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operational:
  • Delivering reliable, consistent, global IT services.
  • Maintaining, updating and creating a secure-computing environment that is reliable, safe, trusted and globally accessible.
  • Ensuring a stable and secure Enterprise financial system is delivered to all regions and offices, and is responsive to the needs of financial management.
  • Ensuring a stable and secure Engineering, Geology and Geophysics systems/solutions are delivered to all regions and offices.
  • Providing timely, affordable and available communications technologies for all mobile, field and office needs.
  • Developing and maintaining Gran Tierra Energy’s disaster recovery plan and parallel infrastructure.
  • Business Growth:
  • Analyzing complex business needs, and recommending technical solutions.
  • Participating in executive level strategic planning.
  • Continuously monitoring user requirements at a business unit level and tailoring efficient business-focused solutions.
  • Overseeing portfolio level project management. Delivering project management resources and services via a PMO, to all business areas and regions.
  • Control:
  • Providing reports to management with up to date information on the plans, costs, and activities of the department.
  • Overseeing assessment, planning, performance measurement, maintenance and reporting for all core office systems and business applications to ensure delivery of appropriate functionality while creating operational efficiencies.
  • Overseeing IT service delivery and security with standardized controls and reporting based on industry standard service delivery frameworks (ITIL, COBIT, etc.).
  • Stewarding internal IT controls: IT Audit, SOX Compliance, Penetration Test, Policy Creation/Refresh and Budget processes.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of experience in developing and leading IT efforts in the oil and gas industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Commerce, or related degree. A Master’s degree in any of the aforementioned fields is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading IT initiatives with measurable business results.
  • Full spectrum understanding of IT service delivery and experience with the support of enterprise class financial and G&G based applications.
  • Experience developing and implementing change management and communication plans and strategies.
  • Experience in providing Project/Portfolio Management expertise to line-level departments.
  • Proficiency in the Portuguese and/or Spanish language is an asset.

Please apply online with a cover letter and resume to careers@grantierra.com

Gran Tierra Energy Canada ULC wishes to thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.