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Vice President Canadian Operations – Source Energy Services


Source Energy Services (“Source”) is a fully integrated producer, supplier and distributor of high-quality Northern White frac sand. This sand is a preferred product for the oil and gas industry for use in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. Source primarily sells frac sand, to customers operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (“WCSB”) through its strategically located terminal network, which Source believes is the largest of its kind in Canada. Source currently has the capability to produce over three million metric tonnes per year of Northern White frac sand from its Wisconsin mines.Source’s fully integrated logistics platform enables it to transport high volumes of frac sand from Wisconsin to its customers in the WCSB. In 2016, Source sold substantially all its product in-basin and over 50% of its product directly at its customers’ wellsites. Source’s terminal network, along with its focus on logistics and ability to efficiently deliver sand directly to the wellsite, attractively position Source as a leading player in the WCSB with the ability to reliably deliver high volumes of frac sand to its customers in a cost-effective manner.

In addition to its frac sand production and transportation facilities, Source has also developed Sahara, a proprietary wellsite mobile sand storage and handling system. Sahara offers significant competitive advantages over many traditional wellsite storage systems, such as decreased unloading times for trucks delivering proppant to the wellsite, reduced physical footprint, reduced proppant damage and increased ability to store multiple types of proppant. Despite Sahara’s small physical footprint, the system offers a storage capacity of approximately 1,800 metric tonnes, which is greater than that of many competitor systems, and can be loaded significantly faster than pneumatic systems. Additionally, the system is recognized for its ability to reduce silica dust (a significant health concern), reduce noise and reduce truck traffic at the wellsite (a significant safety concern). Source has received positive customer feedback on Sahara and intends to continue to build out its fleet over the coming years to meet anticipated demand. Source has applied for several patents in respect of the Sahara.

For further information about Source Energy Services, please visit their website at


Vice President Canadian Operations

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Direct Reports: GM Terminals, Manager of Field Solutions, Construction Manager
Indirect Reports: Team of Approximately 100 employees
Location: Calgary



Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Vice President Canadian Operations will have the opportunity to contribute his or her experience to oversee the day to day operations which includes the frac sand terminal operations and field solutions. As part of the senior leadership team, you will also be involved in supporting various strategic growth initiatives in the company. Key areas within the operations include team leadership, client relations, operational best practices and a strong safety focus.



The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage terminal and field operations to ensure that the company executes a best in class level of service for all its stakeholders
  • Work with all levels of the organization to continue to drive a safety culture, and the highest level of safety performance
  • Identify, develop and implement best practices and procedures for both the field operations and terminal operations
  • Work with a collaborative team to implement the strategic vision of the company
  • Create an organization with best in class operational practices and driving accountability throughout the organization
  • Work with the leadership team to create and implement a strong understanding of the budgetary requirements and long-range planning
  • Build a scalable organization that can quickly adapt to changing market conditions
  • Develop and implement technologies that stream line business practices across the Canadian operations
  • Ensure profitability levels are achieved across all aspects of the Canadian operations


  • Provide leadership and direction by engaging and empowering a dedicated team
  • Instill a strong customer service attitude at all levels of organization
  • Interface with leadership peers from other business units and shared services to ensure all company resources are being maximized
  • Ensure the team is aligned in achieving the operational, business development, and financial performance goals



  • To become a member of the Senior management team of growth focused company that recently completed its IPO
  • To work with a diverse group of employees located across western Canada, to develop operational best practices
  • To design and implement operation protocols that are scalable to a fast growth organization
  • To continue to develop a culture of safety throughout the operations teams and the organization



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Deliver best in class operational performance at the terminals and within the field operations
  • Execute the strategic vision of the senior leadership team
  • Achieve operational performance standards established on a job by job and location by location basis
  • Execute the capital projects on budget and within the timelines set out



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree


  • 15+ years of oilfield operational experience
  • Experience in a leadership capacity within an organization that has seen significant growth
  • Previous profit and loss responsibility
  • Proven record of managing diverse and remote teams
  • Ideally experience in fracturing services and terminal services
  • Experience in implementation of latest technologies to drive operational performance


  • A proven team player with strong solutions orientation and people management skills
  • Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ambition and desire to participate in a highly entrepreneurial, innovative, and ground-breaking environment
  • Goal-oriented and a demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data, develop a plan/strategy to move forward, and measure progress by establishing critical milestones and implementing controls to ensure attainment
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and disciplined; results-oriented while having high standards of ethics and a focus on safety and the environment



An attractive compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
APTC-387860 Vice President Canadian Operations – Source Energy Services, AB – Calgary and Area (CRPAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.

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