Manager, Business Development

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Asset Development, this position is a key senior role responsible for building and expanding the long-term sustainable development strategy for Rife. Specifically, this includes building and executing an enhanced oil recovery strategy for Rife in Lloydminster, taking the lead role in growth related activities, and driving the greenhouse gas strategy for Rife.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to maintain and enhance Rife’s position as a top class, dividend-paying company, across all business cycles
  • Develop and hone long term sustainability & growth strategy for Rife including:
    • Develop and implement an enhanced oil recovery plan (thermal, polymer, CO2 etc.)
    • Lead and drive acquisition and divestiture activities and strategy
    • Build a long-term greenhouse gas reduction strategy incorporating field operations, acquisition/divestiture/joint venture ideas and enhanced oil recovery potential
  • Collaborate along-side a highly skilled and focused Asset Development team to plan and execute an annual budget as well as manage production of our Lloyd assets
  • Consistently and diligently work to innovate new ideas, tighten forecasts, reconcile discrepancies and reduce operating costs each and every day
  • Demonstrate and consistently apply the highest level of best practices in Environmental, Health and Safety standards, practices and policies

Requirements Characteristic, Attributes and Skills:

  • Successful history of implementing enhanced heavy oil recovery schemes
  • Direct experience working Lloydminster area heavy oil properties
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills and an expert in Excel
  • Experience with a business intelligence software (Power BI, Spotfire etc.)
  • Relevant technical awareness in the areas of reservoir engineering, well completions, and well optimization
  • Ability to merge technical decisions with financial performance
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter. Ability to effectively set priorities and collaborate in the achievement of company/team goals
  • Demonstrate leadership and project management skills while multitasking in a fast paced, multi-disciplined, and highly skilled environment


  • Petroleum Engineering Degree (or equivalent Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree) and APEGA PEng designation
  • Previous leadership background with significant experience in Canadian Oil and Gas Exploitation, Production and/or Facilities

Additional Requirements/Information:

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application

Additional Working Conditions:

Flexible Hybrid Work Pilot Program Information - We understand the way we do our work has changed and our employees are looking for flexibility with a blend of in-office and remote work.  Rife currently has a 12-month hybrid work pilot program in place allowing us to live, learn and adapt our flexible, hybrid work program in a way that works for our business and our employees.

What does our hybrid work pilot program look like?

  • Combination of in-office and remote work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday are core in-office work days, Monday and Friday in-office or remote based on your preference
  • Flexible work hours, while committing to being available during our core hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm

If you choose to participate in the hybrid work pilot program, you will:

  • Be provided with a Rife computer or laptop when working in the office
  • Require access to a personal computer when working from home


  • Benefits program
  • Health and Wellness spending account
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Pension plan
  • Flex day program
  • Hybrid work pilot program

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Committed to attracting and retaining diverse employees, Rife Resources will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working environment that is welcoming and promotes diversity of thought, inclusivity and equity.

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Closing Date: 
August 19, 2022
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