Greenhouse Gases EPA Senior Technical Advisor

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 01, 2019

COSIA is recruiting a Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Environmental Priority Area (EPA) Senior Technical Advisor (STA) on a permanent, full time basis. The position, based in Calgary, Alberta, will report to the GHG EPA Director.

The successful candidate will work with the COSIA team and COSIA member companies to advance environmental performance improvement within the GHG EPA scope. This will involve supporting the GHG EPA Steering Committee and related Working Groups and Consortia. Working within a diverse, dynamic and fast-paced team environment, the GHG EPA STA plays a critical role in maintaining and raising the performance of the GHG EPA. The GHG EPA STA has a lead role in soliciting and screening innovation proposals, including working as the link between technology providers and member companies. The GHG EPA STA engages directly with leaders from industry, academia, government and other groups.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical input into COSIA GHG EPA initiatives and projects.
  • Undertake technical assessments of third party GHG reduction technologies, providing recommendations and follow up.
  • Manage the Project Portfolio Management System (PPMS) database for the GHG EPA.
  • Provide project management for various GHG EPA-led studies.
  • Prepare reports, briefs, presentations and other information as needed to support the GHG EPA Steering Committee and COSIA members.
  • Identify regional environmental priorities and develop goals for regional environmental performance improvement for the Oil Sands sector, in the GHG EPA area.
  • Evaluate technology, best practices and knowledge gaps with respect to achieving regional environmental performance goals.
  • Provide day to day management of the GHG EPA and ongoing support to the GHG EPA Director.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the GHG EPA Multiyear Plan, including goal setting, environmental performance benchmarking, forecasting and project portfolio assessment.
  • Together with the GHG EPA administration staff, manage the technical content of the COSIA SharePoint site.
  • Participate in workshop design and facilitation, including the preparation of materials and presentations.
  • Support the launch and effective functioning of Consortia that contribute towards the achievement of GHG EPA goals.


The successful candidate will bring the following demonstrated capabilities:

  • Understanding of oil sands and its environmental challenges
  • Technical knowledge related to the GHG EPA focus area
  • Effective skills as a consensus builder with outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills
  • General business knowledge

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A university degree in engineering, science and/or mathematics
  • A minimum of five years of oil sands operations and/or development experience
  • A demonstrated ability to work with multiple parties and stakeholders to develop and implement projects and initiatives with successful outcomes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that include public speaking
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
  • A passion for helping advance COSIA’s vision and the sustainability of the oil sands industry through technology development and deployment


Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is a unique alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands. COSIA enables collaboration and innovation between thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and performance in the oil sands across our environmental priority areas of greenhouse gases, land, water and tailings.

COSIA members search the world for solutions to our toughest problems. And COSIA has some of the best minds on the planet working on technologies to enable responsible and sustainable development. To date, COSIA has shared 981 distinct environmental technologies and innovations that cost over $1.4 billion to develop. For more information, visit: and follow us on twitter @COSIA_ca.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation.

Start Date: As soon as available

Compensation: Competitive compensation based on skill set and experience. Assignments or secondments from COSIA member companies are possible.

Location: Calgary, AB

Deadline for application: Friday, February 1, 2019

Submission: Send resume and cover letter to