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Contractor Resource Supervisor

Job Purpose

As a member of the Response Readiness team, the Contractor Resource Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of WCMRC’s Contractor Program.  Job duties include developing, planning, training, organizing and controlling the activities of the contractors participating in the program.  This position will support both the operational and logistical functions in the organization, in both steady state and spill response activities.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for sourcing, recruiting and maintaining the required levels of external contractors as defined by the organization’s operational and logistical functions.
  • Represent WCMRC as the lead in contract services negotiating and oversee the administration of contractual records and documentation within the program.
  • Responsible and accountable for all performance measures of selected contractors to ensure contractual obligations and performance metrics are being met.
  • Coordinate with Operations and Logistics to support the planning, scheduling and dispatching of external contractors for training, exercises, and spill response situations.
  • Oversee contractor personnel and equipment to support cross border exercises and spill response situations.
  • Audit and evaluate contractor personal, vessels, and equipment to ensure they are meeting contract obligations and spill response capability standards.
  • Maintain the Contractor Program database, to ensure accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Work in accordance with all legal requirements, attend and complete all required health and safety training, report all accidents, and take all necessary precautions to ensure personal safety and the safety of others
  • Readily available at any time to carry out these duties should they be needed, during both steady state and spill response activities.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.


External Contractors.


Frequent contact with all levels of management and staff within the organization.  Maintains relationships with local communities, marine contractors, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications and Education Required

  • Completion of an operations management or business-related post-secondary degree or diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in roles of increasing responsibility related to overseeing the activities of external contractors.
  • Experience in project management in a marine and/or construction work environment.
  • Strong computer skills with ability to effectively utilize MS Office applications and other software applications, including the use of mobile devices.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and synthesize findings for practical application; advanced working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies.
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and facilitating skills, with experience participating in contract negotiations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, adaptable to change, and able to manage shifting priorities.
  • Detail-oriented, dependable and organized.

Spill Response Duties

ICS Role & Responsibilities

  • Act as Ground support Unit Supervisor/Vessel support Unit Supervisor:
  • Primarily responsible for supervising all external resources that are supplying personnel, supplies, food, and equipment.
  • A focus on the development and support for vessel and transportation routing planning, fueling, equipment servicing, maintenance, and repair of response equipment on both water and land.
Additional Notes
  • Participate in routine response exercises and Incident Command System (ICS) training.
  • 30% of time minimum business travel required.
Prepared By: Human Resources Date Prepared: January, 2017
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