Cenovus Energy Administrative Assistant Contract in Alberta

Cenovus Energy

Branch AB CA

Administrative Assistant

Assist in creating a cohesive team atmosphere as well as providing support to the various teams and administrators within the Operations group where necessary….

About Cenovus

When we became a company, back in 2009, we made a commitment to be a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources – the oil sands. It’s a commitment we take seriously. By applying the latest technology and fresh, progressive thinking to our work, we’re able to minimize our impact on the environment while safely producing energy resources the world needs. These energy resources help transport people, goods and services. They heat and cool homes. And they’re used to make everyday items like detergent, smartphones and sports equipment.  

We’re focused on two key production platforms to create long-term value for our shareholders. That includes our top-tier assets in the oil sands region in northern Alberta where we drill for oil and use specialized methods to pump it to the surface and our large land base with significant production in the Deep Basin, a liquids-rich natural gas fairway in Alberta and British Columbia. We also have 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries.


We’re based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol CVE.

About this Opportunity

Our Foster Creek Facility is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant. This is a contract role. Reporting to the Field Manager, your primary focus will be to provide comprehensive administrative support to the asset leadership teams at Foster Creek. A solid background in office administration fundamentals, including data entry, creating weekly reports and other essential duties is required and will contribute significantly to the success of the team.

Work Environment

This is a contract position working a shift of 7 days on 7 days off. Foster Creek is located 90 minutes North of Cold Lake/Bonnyville, Ab area. Foster Creek has full service camp facilities or daily transportation to site. Depending on your place of residence and your shift rotation, bus and/or air transportation to/from site is offered from designated departure points in select locations. Foster Creek is serviced by flight hubs in Calgary and Edmonton as well as bus transportation to the sites from La Corey, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake, AB.


  • Provide overall administrative support to the Plant Operations staff as required
  • Preparation, organization and support for site meetings which can include providing computer support, preparation of printed materials, documenting meeting minutes, preparing electronic presentations, photocopies and associated filing/retention of related materials and documents
  • Act as the main point of contact for all inbound requests through telephone calls, in-person customer service as well as distribution of incoming and outgoing physical mail
  • Ensure functional supply and stock of office consumables are available, including office grocery orders, and stationary supplies
  • Act as the point of contact for office support systems such as IT, Shared Services and other groups in Cenovus when required
  • Other associated requirements can include handling delegations of tasks related to workforce requests within the Kronos scheduling software such as Open Invoice approvals, Plant operations procedure management, processing Service Now requests for new hires, processing of payroll approvals for payment and creating workforce status reports within the Kronos application
  • Act as the office building Fire Warden
  • Plan team building activities as requested
  • Assist with office moves as required
  • Assist in creating a cohesive team atmosphere as well as providing support to the various teams and administrators within the Operations group where necessary


  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, with previous exposure to a large oil and gas company considered a strong asset
  • Proven experience to effectively handle and prioritize competing demands with short deadlines
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient use in MS Office applications including: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Exposure to the Kronos software application or other scheduling software is considered an asset, but not required
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License

Other skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • High regard for accuracy and attention to detail


Immediately following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online message confirming Cenovus’s receipt of your resume. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries about the status of your application.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: , AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-11
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