Scientific Drilling Inc.
  • 05-May-2017 to 30-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • OPS: Canada
  • Calgary, ot, CAN
  • Full Time

Scientific Drilling International (SDI) is an independent service provider offering a complete high accuracy wellbore placement and drilling solution.  Our vision is to become the ULTIMATE PARTNER in wellbore placement and productivity around the world.  We are globally positioned to support a wide range of markets including Oil & Gas, CBM/CSG, Geothermal, and Mining Industries.  For more than 40 years, we have been dedicated to delivering a customer experience that makes it easy to do business.

Scientific Drilling is accepting online applications for the position of SAGD Operations Manager located in Calgary, Canada. 


The SAGD Operations Manager is in charge of the organization and coordination of the team responsible for SAGD operations and service delivery. He/she provides technical and managerial leadership for the group to assure high quality service is delivered to the client through application of training programs, quality initiative and effective maintenance systems. The long term planning and the management of resources are key priorities of this position.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:


  • Responsible for assuring operations as per the guidelines laid out by the District Manager.
  • Ensures sufficient resources (people, equipment and facilities) are available in the location to support quality service delivery through proper activity and resource planning.
  • Is responsible for the quality of services delivered to the client through application of training programs, quality initiatives, and effective maintenance systems. Obtains client feedback through day-to-day contacts and service quality meetings.
  • Participates in client service quality reviews as needed.
  • Ensures that all personnel comply with SDI's SQ, HSE and IT standards and policies.
  • Assures effective communication within the organization and with clients, suppliers and third parties.
  • Promotes teamwork within the organization and across product segments.


  • Is responsible for the effective utilization, training and development of field Engineers and Operators as per the standing training program in conjunction with the SDI Training Manager, and career development of all subordinates in conjunction with HR.
  • Promotes a visible QHSE commitment and implementation of SDI policies and standards in conjunction with the company's QHSE Manager.
  • Ensures that the basic MBO cycle (Job description, SOP, quarterly performance review, objectives, etc.) is implemented for everyone under his/her supervision.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Engineering, related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of eight years of Oilfield Services seniority, including experience in directional drilling operations
  • Minimum of three years of tenure as MWD and/or DD Coordinator
  • Considerable first-hand experience with SAGD directional drilling operations
  • Complete understanding of sales and R&M processes in oilfield services.
  • Experience as Technical Manager (or equivalent), Sales Representative or Technology Expert will be considered favorably.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP system a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Should exhibit proven problem solving, communication, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Inspires trust with the district workforce.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive-but able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities.

This job reports to the Canada District Manager at Scientific Drilling International

SDI is an Equal Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

SDI participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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