Job Posting Details

Nexen Inc

Communication Analyst

Job Description

Profile Statement

Nexen has an excellent asset base and big opportunities for employees.  What we do and how we do it means you get the chance to do more at Nexen.

Working for Nexen, the operator of Long Lake, is an opportunity to work for one of the top companies in Canada.  Nexen is a Canadian-based oil and gas company with international operations.  We're committed to working collaboratively, building our assets and finding new ways of developing our oil and gas resources - conventional and unconventional - through innovative adaptation of technology.  This leads to a sustainable outcome, creating value for all of our stakeholders.  At Nexen, it's not just what we do that makes us worldwide leaders - it's how we do it.

Long Lake is Canada's newest major oilsands development and the first to integrate in-situ Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology with onsite upgrading on a large scale. With input capacity of 70,000 barrels per day of bitumen, Long Lake is the largest SAGD facility in the world. The facility also employs a unique and proprietary upgrading solution that results in production of a Premium Synthetic Crude (PSCTM) oil that is superior to any other produced from the Canadian oilsands - at a distinct cost advantage over other operations.

Long Lake is located approximately 40 km southeast of Fort McMurray, in the Athabasca oilsands of northeastern Alberta. The lease is estimated to hold approximately six billion barrels of bitumen. As operator, Nexen is currently focused on ramping up production to reach an output capacity of 60,000 barrels per day of PSCTM.

This position is a Fort McMurray based position; therefore relocation is required. We offer highly competitive housing/rental assistance programs to all successful candidates.

Nestled in the boreal forest at the confluence of four rivers, Fort McMurray is a thriving, modern and culturally diverse city of 80,000 people. It's a vibrant community rich in history, with an unlimited potential for the future. Fort McMurray offers an attractive lifestyle for individuals and families, including state-of-the-art recreational and cultural facilities, big-city amenities and, of course, the great outdoors.

As a member of Nexen’s Corporate Communications team, the incumbent is primarily accountable for partnering with the Long Lake leadership team to develop and implement the internal communications strategies that support employee engagement, support management and the achievement of the business’s operational goals and objectives. In addition, the incumbent will also support the communications initiatives intended to strengthen Nexen’s relationship with community-based stakeholders.

Reporting Relationship

The Communications Analyst will report to the Manager, Business Unit Communications (who is based in Calgary).

Key Clients

  • Human Resources (manager, Human Resources at Long Lake);
  • VP Operations at Long Lake;
  • Will work closely with the synthetic oil team in Calgary.


Compressed Work Schedule

This position is not eligible for Nexen's Corporate Compressed Work Schedule program (CWS).

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Departmental Support: Develops and implements the internal communication strategies that support all operational divisions at Long Lake including providing the communication supports for the Road to Peak Performance initiative;
  • Presentations: Writes and coordinates presentations and briefing notes for internal clients;
  • Media Relations & other Public Relations activities: Support the Calgary-based media relations team in developing press releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, articles, key messaging, speeches and speaking points; ensure external information is also communicated to employees in a timely way;
  • Publications: Contribute to research, writing, proofreading and producing internal and external publications;
  • Website/Database: Ensure the Long Lake Loop (Nexen’s intranet site) content is appropriate and current; 
  • Long Lake / Nexen Brand ‘Champion’: Ensure proper and consistent branding of Nexen and Long Lake on internal and external materials. Provide advice to internal clients regarding branding;
  • Special events: Develop and manage events that facilitate employee engagement and build Nexen’s reputation with the local community.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or journalism;
  • At least three years of corporate communications experience;
  • Excellent writing ability; clear, concise and utilizing key messages;
  • Oil sands related experience an asset;
  • Excellent English both spoken and written;
  • Proven ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies and to manage projects and/or events;
  • Team player with leadership skills: ability and desire to interact with people at all management levels;
  • Ability to ensure maximum performance, even under pressure;
  • Diplomacy, respect, autonomy, self starter;
  • Organization, attention to detail, initiative;
  • Results oriented;
  • Posses a valid drivers’ license;
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required;
  • Consultative Skills;
  • Safety Awareness.

How to Apply

Closing Statement

Nexen Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.

No agency or telephone inquiries please.

Only resumes of candidates being considered will be acknowledged.

To apply, please visit our website at by July 3, 2011.

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Contact for Position

Nexen Inc


Job Location
Fort McMurray

Job Level & Type
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Wednesday, July 06, 2011