About The Role:

The Business Development Advisor will own and manage the upstream transportation service agreements in supporting Cenovus’s oil sands and conventional growth. Develop a deep understanding of the agreements to identify commercial opportunities. Have the initiative to develop business cases by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Develop and maintain a midstream asset development plan that supports the growth of Upstream, taking into consideration regional industry pipeline development and growth. Provide midstream input to asset planning, budgeting, and reporting processes
  • Support and lead negotiations and development of contracts/agreements (new and renewals)
  • Build and lead comprehensive business cases and present well-articulated, concise recommendations to senior management
  • Lead framing, evaluating and progressing of opportunities through collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Independently complete project evaluations
  • Identify “commercial” optimization strategies and lead their successful implementation
  • Develop and maintain meaningful working relationships with industry counterparts
  • Provide value assurance of deal proposals
  • Attend several industry forums to understand issues and also influence internally and externally
  • Develop analytics and presentations to support business case decisions
  • Build and run complex economic cashflow models to support scenario analyses
  • Draft opportunity memos to frame business development initiatives
  • Lead approved business cases to execution

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Commerce or Engineering
  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Minimum 1-2 years working experience in a commercial role is preferred
  • Exceptional Communication and Presentation Skills (external, internal, impromptu, and management)
  • Understanding of Alberta oil and gas infrastructure/marketing is an asset
  • Strong Analytical and presentation skills
  • Financial, Economical and Decisional Analysis
  • Experience in economic analysis, discounted cashflow modeling, and business writing
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS-OFFICE suite
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