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Co-op Student, Environmental Science

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Date: Nov 3, 2018

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Co-op positions at Suncor are more than just a work term. They provide you with meaningful and challenging work experiences to help enable you to determine where you want your career to go – better yet, many of our co-op students go on to become permanent Suncor employees after they graduate! You will work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in the energy industry, and your work assignments and mentoring will offer you extraordinary academic and career growth.

We will help you to develop your professional skills and establish relationships with internal partners. In this position, you will report to the closure technology manager and you will help maintain the dozens of ongoing research projects and collaborate with the university researchers and consultants working on our mine and in situ project site.

Key Accountabilities

  • Research projects include wetland, forest and lake design and monitoring; treatment wetland engineering; caribou conservation; wildlife risk assessment; and improving carbon sequestration in reclamation planning; water treatment; and reconciliation-focused efforts in landscape repair and conservation
  • Provide support to projects; organizing meetings and workshops with partners and Aboriginals
  • Participate and attend team meetings, write and/or review research reports and attend workshops as required
  • Develop a deep understanding of data analysis and provide support in developing presentations

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Prior field work and samples collection (water, soils, biological)
  • Currently enrolled in a formal co-op program in 3rd or 4th year Environmental Science program at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term
  • Attach your transcripts with your application in order to be considered; clearly indicate the length of work term for which you are available

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Flexibility in handling multiple tasks and priorities with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Familiarity with SAP would be an asset
  • We value a self-starter with the ability to effectively work with minimal supervision to independently prioritize and handle workload; in particular, exercising independent discernment in planning, organizing, implementing and completing projects and initiatives
  • Adherence to procedures: you don’t take or tolerate shortcuts and if the procedure is incorrect, you help to fix it
  • Continually seek knowledge and understanding: you strive to understand the systems, processes and hazards in and around the workplace

Working Conditions

  • This position will be based in Calgary for an 8 or 12-month work term, from January 2019 – December 2019
  • Relocation support will be provided if approved for the position; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates 

Why Suncor?

Start your career at Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Students & New Grads

Job Segment: Environmental Engineering, Engineer, Sustainability, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineering, Energy

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