Senior Organizational Change Management Specialist

Job Title: Senior Organizational Change Management Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-19
Reference: BH-114217
Contact Name: Keeley Gormley
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 20, 2019 20:01

Job Description



Our client, a large oil and gas company, has a contract role for an Organizational Change Management Specialist on their Downstream Commodity Risk Trading Management (CTRM) project (Symmetry). The goal of this project is to enhance the company’s commodity trading and risk management capabilities within the Downstream business by implementing and integrating an industry leading CTRM application. This project will replace six major software applications and integrate with over a dozen other applications impacting in excess of 150 users in Canadian and US offices. The change impacts business processes, technology and organization/culture at the company.  

This role will focus on the people side of change – including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. The successful candidate will work to drive understanding, adoption, engagement, higher ultimate utilization and greater proficiency of the changes that impact employees to increase benefit realization. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience with major technology implementation initiatives. Experience with Allegro Horizon or other Commodity Trading and Risk Management software implementations is preferred. 

The successful candidate will partner with the Symmetry Change Management Lead and work collaboratively as part of a broader team that includes Change Practitioners, Training Specialists as well as Project Business Analysts, and Subject Matter Experts from the business. 

This is a 1-year contract position located in the Calgary head office. 

Specific Responsibilities for this position include: 

• Apply a structured change management approach and methodology for the people side change 
• Develop change management plans, based on the OCM strategy, which include details of the change and the stakeholders being impacted by the change. 
• Develop in-depth stakeholder analysis and relationship maps that specify the impacts, risks and level of involvement of each stakeholder group. 
• Assess the change impacts and complete assessments in each 
• Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance and develop specific plans to mitigate to address the concerns. 
• Conduct readiness assessments, evaluate results and present findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner. 
• Work with communication, training, HR and Organizational Development specialists in the development of a set of actionable and targeted change management plans 
• Be an active and visible coach to work stream and to the project team. 
• Create and enable reinforcement mechanisms and recognition of success. 
• Work with the Change Management Lead 
• Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities within the business. 
• Provide input into a training strategy and training plans as required. 
• Provide input into a communication strategy and communication plans as required. 
• Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress. 
• Prepare materials on change management, engagement or communication work as requested. 
• Prepare status updates and participate in reviews with the change management team and project leadership. 
• Participate in lessons learned reviews. 

MUST HAVE Qualifications: 

• Minimum of 15 years of direct Change Management experience 
• Relevant bachelor degree or higher; extensive industry experience will also be considered 
• A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process 
• Experience working on large transformation projects and large-scale organizational change efforts 
• Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle 
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively and build relationships at all levels in an organization 
• Ability to manage diverse stakeholders (e.g., management, field personnel) 
• Strong problem-solving skills and ability to identify root causes 
• Ability to work independently in an unstructured and fast paced environment 
• Some Domestic and US Travel may be required 

Highly Desired Qualifications: 

• Prosci change management program or Change Management Institute certification 
• Change Management Professional designation is an asset 
• Knowledge of Midstream and Downstream oil and refined products business 
• Knowledge of the Commodity Trading and Risk Management life cycle