Category Advisor – D&C and Subsea

Our client, one of Canada’s largest integrated oil companies has an immediate need for a Category Advisor – Drilling and Completions (D&C) Subsea to join their Team for a twelve (12) month contract assignment.  This would be based out of their location in downtown St. John’s Newfoundland.

Reporting to the Category Manager – Offshore, the incumbent in this position will be primarily accountable for contract coordination and materials management for high and medium risk criticality categories impacting Drilling & Completions and Subsea activities. Specifically, the Category Advisor will be responsible for inventory and materials management aspects of their designated categories as well as contract administration and supplier performance. The incumbent will work closely with representatives of the Business Unit(s), suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery, inventory and materials management. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for executing all aspects of the Strategic Sourcing Methodology (HSSM) as applicable to the role, in accordance with the expectations and requirements of  the Operational Integrity Management System (HOIMS) and any appropriate policies, including inventory management policy. Specifically, he or she will be responsible to ensure contracted services and materials are delivered in accordance with defined supplier expectations, deliverables, and any other requirements as deemed necessary to meet the client’s business standards. 

Core Responsibilities: 

Monitor, update and report inventory levels at corporate and subcontractor facilities, including: 

  • planning and management of D&C and subsea inventory 
  • inventory counts and accuracy of SAP inventory records
  • review and audit of materials receipts and shipments, ensuring all transactions are entered appropriately in SAP 
  • ongoing review and recommendations regarding inventory obsolescence
  • monitor suppliers rental tools & equipment 
  • Administer contracts and manage contract changes as applicable 
  • Work with business unit contract owners to drive supplier performance, delivery and compliance 
  • Ensure all SCM processes, and contract documentation and master data changes are coordinated within the function, collaborating closely with all functions within SCM 

    Must Have Skills: 
    • Undergraduate degree or diploma in business, technical or related discipline 
    • 5 or more years of experience within supply chain management, contracts and/or inventory/materials management 
    • Discipline specific experience in drilling & completions materials and services, oil-country tubular goods (OCTG) or subsea equipment 
    • Contract administration, negotiation, and contract changes 
    • MS Word and MS Excel 
    • SAP (MM, PM or other relevant module(s) 

    Nice to Have Skills: 
    • MBA or MSC degree 
    • Professional Supply Chain certification (SCMP/CSCP/CPM/CPSM) 
    • A background in oil and gas industry is an asset 
    • Report savings, key dates for sourcing activities, and other SCM information as required 
    • Ariba or other eSourcing platform 
    • Contract repository management

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at  

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Project Cost Analyst

Our market leading energy client has an immediate need for a Project Cost Analyst to assist with several tasks related to cost control, planning, scheduling, and reporting deliverables. Specifically, the Project Cost Analyst will provide Project Services support for the WWRP Operations, Readiness and Assurance (ORA) scope to assist the team with meeting its functional objectives. This is a 12 month contract position located in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities for this role will be in the following specific areas:

Cost Control:

  • Assisting the Cost Control Lead in managing key deliverables related to cost control, including developing and maintaining cost forecasts and budgets for the ORA scope.
  • Advising and assisting the Cost Control Lead with identifying, reviewing, and managing cost deviations where they occur.
  • Assisting project staff in processing and payment of project related invoices.
  • Maintaining cost control reporting and providing monthly updates on project funding requirements (cost tracking, accruals, commitments).

Scheduling & Planning:

  • Developing and baselining the project schedule through interactive planning sessions.
  • Providing planning/scheduling support to maintain/update the project schedule.
  • Providing support to plan and manage resources for projects.
  • Providing support in developing progress measurement systems and project dashboard reporting to management.
  • Monitoring and supporting the overall stewardship of the ORA Activity Catalogue.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the issues register for the ORA team.

Reporting & External Engagement:

  • Coordinating, compiling and preparing monthly/quarterly presentations and reports for the WWRP Senior Leadership Team.
  • Actively engaging with project stakeholders to ensure timely completion of reporting deliverables.
  • Developing and maintaining a reporting calendar for project deliverables.
  • Participating in monthly meetings with WWRP joint venture partners to support the tracking and completion of action items.

Project Services Co-op Students:

  • Providing supervision, mentorship and oversight of the Project Services engineering co-op students during their work terms.
  • Participating in recruitment activities for Project Services engineering co-op students.

Skills & Qualifications

Must Haves

  • Post Secondary degree or equivalent in Engineering or industry related discipline.
  • P. Eng or P. Tech designation.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years related work experience on capital projects.
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, incurred costs tracking, accruals, commitment and invoicing process for capital projects.
  • Understanding of Project Controls functions (1-3 years).
  • Experience in planning & scheduling (1-3 years).
  • Experience in Project Reporting (1-3 years).
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Ability to manage time sensitive deliverables and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of both automated and manual project control/management techniques and programs.
  • Working knowledge of SAP for accounting, invoicing, and reporting process.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera P6.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to mentor, coach and provide oversight to engineering co-op students.

Nice to Haves

  • Formal training in cost management.
  • Formal training in planning/scheduling.
  • Experience in progress measurement (1-3 years).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the offshore oil & gas industry.
  • Familiar with all aspects of multi-disciplined projects involving engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, operations and drilling requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Active Risk Manager (ARM) database.

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at 

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Commissioning Technician

The position of Commissioning Technician is part of the commissioning group responsible for supporting

commissioning tasks. The position will be a direct report to the Commissioning Lead.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Day to day duties and deliverables as follows: 

· Responsible for implementation on a day to day basis of a strong health and safety culture in line with Safety and Health and Environment management system.

· Review and provide input and support to the overall commissioning effort

· Provide leadership on the project in the execution of the construction completion process ensuring that systems are mechanically completed, turned over and fully commissioned, ready to operate as per requirements of the Systems Completions Specifications.

· Responsible for providing direction and support to the Commissioning support trades contractor and operators (when applicable) so they can execute day to day Commissioning activities.

· Work with Mechanical Completions and Turnover groups to ensure transfer of subsystems from contractors to the owner.

· Verify that the construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start up requirements C1, C2,C3 documentation completion as per the projects scope.

· Plan and direct the daily Commissioning tasks and ensure their safe completion by monitoring and supporting trades and operator activities.

· Responsible to ensure the commissioning set-up, pre-testing, testing and process commissioning is efficiently executed to satisfy of commissioning objectives.

· Participate in daily work scope and safety meetings, update planners on work completion or delays for schedule.

· Perform subsystem walk-downs focusing on identifying deficiencies and turnover readiness.

· Responsible for ensuring punch items are categorized, completed and signed off.

· Review turn over documents.

· Review commissioning procedures and provided input as required.

· Execute commissioning tasks, coordinated work in the field and ensure it is carried out in accordance with written procedures with emphasis on Permit to Work and Lock Out/Tag Out guidelines.

· Field Level Testing/Validating/Adjusting equipment (Mechanical & Instrumentation);

· Trouble shoot and investigation of running equipment being operated by the Commissioning group.

· Completion of check sheets and related paperwork that facilitates turnover of a sub-system to the operating group.

· Provided support with start-up activities.

· Review project documentation to ensure the Commissioning scope is aligned with the

construction delivery scope.

· Review RFI and MoC logs to verify field changes made by construction are accurate and approved.

· Communicate and work collaboratively with various project disciplines – including other commissioning groups, Commissioning support groups,  project engineering, QA and construction disciplines.


Essential Skills / Qualifications & Assets:

The successful candidate must have one or more of the following:

o 8+ years of Commissioning / Start-up experience on large capital projects and industrial plant sites.

o 10+ years skilled trades professional with of extensive work experience on large industrial sites and

o 7+ years Combination of education, training and field experience such as Power Engineering Certificate or Experience as a Control Room Operator for an industrial process.

o 7+ years Supervision experience on large capital projects (Superintendent or equivalent)

with demonstrated skills in planning, coordinating, and overseeing jobs in a prompt & cost effective manner

· Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding of isometrics and PID drawings.

· Previous field level experience in an operating plant.

· Previous field level leadership for field execution and testing experience on large projects.

· Previous experience on led Commissioning efforts is seen as an asset.

· Demonstrate proficiency in the use MS Excel & Outlook.

· Strong Organization Skills

· Strong Communication Skills, both Written & Oral

· Comfortable working in a team-based environment while possessing the ability to manage and prioritize day to day duties and deliverables.


Work Site and Schedule


  • Position is based in Voisey’s Bay, the shift schedule is 2 weeks in 2weeks out, working 12hr days, for the 14days on site. The rotation / shift / schedule may change to meet the needs of the project execution effort. You may be expected to work from the St. John’s office from time to time.
  • The place of work will be Voisey’s Bay Site in Labradour, as a fly in / fly out operation, all employees will be flown to/from designated pick up / drop off points in Newfoundland and Labrador on a chartered service to site at no cost.


On behalf of our client, Ian Martin recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Innuit workers have first preference for employment at the Voisey’s Bay Site.

Warehouse Technician

Seeking an experienced warehouse associate. This position will begin as a Monday-Friday role. It is contract with the potential of moving to long term on continental shift. Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor, you will be part of the Site Services Department engaged in all warehouse activities including receiving, shipping, inventory counting, and use of SAP inventory module. 

Main Challenges:

  • Performing all actions required to ensure materials required by the business are on hand and available for use, including tracking materials and troubleshooting problems that arise
  • Working in a sometimes demanding environment to meet deadline and productivity standards

Main Accountabilities:

  • Adheres to all safety programs including The Company's Safe Production Model
  • Records goods receipts in SAP for all materials and chemicals delivered to site
  • Organizes and store documents pertaining to all purchase order receipts and reservations.
  • Fulfils all business unit orders from the warehouse with a focus on the accuracy and timeliness
  • Responds to all internal and external client enquiries regarding materials
  • Researches and applies the handling and storage requirements for all materials entering the warehouse, Including mechanical and chemical storage
  • Verifies the inclusion of all required Quality Documents pertaining to materials used within the process
  • Executes proper techniques for inventory management
  • Performs asset deliveries throughout the site
  • Prepares and arranges local shipments
  • Maintains warehouse facilities across site to ensure a clean and safe working environment
  • Operation of electric and propane forklifts


  • 2+ years experience driving a forklift
  • 2+ years experience in a warehouse environment
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience using SAP preferred 
  • Knowledge of maintenance materials spheres (piping fittings, pumps, actuators) preferred
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods experience or certification is an asset