Logistics Coordinator


  • Environment Primarily outdoor work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $53,000 to $93,000

Career profile

Logistics coordinators coordinate the details related to a wide range of materials and activities whose interactions are carefully timed to ensure the safe and efficient workings across the complex, integrated operations of the energy industry. They coordinate details related to logistics such as transportation, delivery, stock management, purchasing and warehousing for projects ranging from exploration, production, construction, operations and maintenance.

They work as part of operations teams or in supply chain and logistics departments to ensure daily operations meet and align with overall project and operational schedules.

Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Pipelines, Offshore, Oil sands, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Emissions reduction, Well site decommissioning, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Engineering, design and procurement, Modular fabrication, Construction, Start-up and commissioning, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Communicating with project managers to understand project requirements and advise of scheduling changes.
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for drivers for daily work and ensuring order fulfillment. Monitoring the progress and execution of the work plans and adjusting forecasting accordingly.
  • Responding to inquiries and requests for information from staff and direct staff to the appropriate individual.
  • Coordinating and monitoring logistics of the movement of parts, supplies and materials within a facility and ensuring that supplies, materials and products are shipped and received on schedule.


  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • College or technical diplomas relating to operations, logistics or supply chain management may be requested by employers.


  • Certification is not required, as there is currently no legislation regulating this occupation.

Additional Requirements

  • Specific health and safety certifications may be required, determined by location of work and company requirements

  • Travel likely required
  • Shiftwork/variable work hours
  • Primarily outdoor work
  • Work not physically demanding

You need to be highly organized and capable of multitasking. You have strong attention to detail and can understand and draw connections from complex data. You are also able to build relationships with a variety of people.

The flow of goods and services never stops in the oil and gas industry, which means that neither does the job of a Logistics Coordinator.

  • Clerical
  • Transportation
  • Data Entry
  • Managing Material Resources
  • Coordination
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Time Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Collaborative