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Job Title: Senior Planner
Job Department: Project Controls
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta

About Vista

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers and Best Managed Companies, Vista Projects is a full-service engineering, procurement and project management company serving Western Canada’s oil sands and conventional oil and gas producers for over 30 years. Our continued growth comes from an experienced team of professionals who have an absolute commitment to providing our clients with exceptional service. We specialize in facility engineering design for thermal heavy oil (SAGD, CSS), enhanced oil recovery, and sustaining capital projects. Over the years, we have earned our reputation as a trusted leader in thermal energy projects, working on some of the most successful in-situ heavy oil projects in the oil sands.

Main Duties and Competencies

As a contributing member of the Project Controls team, the Senior Planner/Scheduler will be required to work closely with other groups, leaders and project managers to support effective and proactive control of project plans and schedules. This position will require a strong commitment to excellence in the development and support for cost control and project management systems, processes, resources, and tools. Key duties include:

  • Logic Analysis
  • Everyday scheduling and maintenance
  • Resource loading
  • Variance analysis 
  • Schedule trending and impacts
  • In depth what-if scenario analysis
  • Perform other duties as requested including cost control activities
  • Ability to meet safety requirements to attend site visits


  • Proficient with P6 Primavera Project Management (MS Project Experience is optional, but will be considered)
  • Bachelor or Graduate degree in a related field
  • Five (5) years or more of a member of the Senior Project Controls Team in engineering and procurement environments
  • Knowledge of engineering deliverable relationships and execution sequencing is required
  • Field experience and construction planning is an asset
  • Strong MS Excel skills for analysis and reporting
  • Quality focused with strong attention to detail while being able to maintain a “whole project” perspective
  • Strong communication and influencing skills both verbal and written
  • Background in Heavy Oil / SAGD projects would be preferred, but not essential

What We Offer

An opportunity with Vista is not just a job; it is a chance to work with colleagues who are among the most recognized and accomplished in the industry.

Vista offers all employees

  • A stimulating, fast-paced and challenging work environment where you will contribute to the most successful oil and gas projects in Western Canada;
  • An opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial, technically skilled team which has established leadership in innovative engineering;
  • A strong value-based philosophy that provides an informal, close-knit team environment, where you and your family feel like a part of our organization, and not just an employee number;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including a performance-linked variable pay program;
  • Company-sponsored social events and team sports;
  • Flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays and free parking;
  • An organization that values and encourages diversity;
  • Shareholder opportunities are a long-term potential for exceptional employees.

How To Apply

Please complete the application form below and include a cover letter concisely demonstrating how your skills and experience align with our job posting. By submitting this application, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive commercial electronic messages from Vista and third parties acting on our behalf.

Note: As part of the interview process there will be a technical testing component which will take up to two hours and can be completed at home on your own timelines. Candidates may be required to complete a security clearance procedure prior to receiving an offer.

Last modification: 02/22/2020