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David Aplin Group

Chief Executive Officer - Petroleum Technology Research Centre



Company Information

Founded in 1998, the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters research and development into enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage. The goal of the PTRC is to improve hydro carbon recovery while striving to reduce the footprint of the oil and gas industry. Their mandate includes expanding research capacity in Saskatchewan and Canada through projects that address the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry. The organization creates innovative research programs that helps oil recovery become more efficient and environmentally friendly but does not conduct the research itself. The PTRC achieves this through consolidating funds from oil and gas industry sponsors, governments and other agencies and providing project management of the projects. 

David Aplin Group has been fulfilling talent demands for Canadian businesses for over 40 years. As one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, David Aplin Group has opened doors to opportunities for thousands of professionals and employers, advancing careers, growing businesses, and changing lives.

Job Description

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall management and operation of the PTRC. Working with the Board of Directors, the CEO will define and implement the strategic vision of the organization. The ideal candidate will be able to provide leadership in the development and management of research programs and will have the ability to build relationships with the sponsors who fund the programs and activities of the PTRC. The CEO will work to build an organizational culture which fosters high performing teams and strives to deliver on its mandate in an efficient and effective manner.  The CEO is responsible for communicating and marketing all activities within the PTRC to internal and external stakeholders.


As a respected leader, the candidate will have an established track record within the petroleum industry, specifically in the development and application of technology in the exploration, development and production of petroleum resources in Canada. A degree in Engineering, Geology, Business Administration or related discipline would be a major asset. This individual will be an exceptional team leader with a collaborative mindset, and will be a strong relationship and partnership builder. The CEO will be a visionary with extensive project and business management experience, and a strong communicator with internal stakeholders, industry clients and governments.

Contact Information

David Aplin GroupJohan BolinAssociatejbolin@aplin.com403.351.2448
Posting Date: 05-Jan-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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