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Mine Planning/Survey Student

Date: Sep 9, 2021

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.

Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

In this role you will be responsible for providing consistent, reliable and efficient translation of plans into field control and assistance for our operations, planning and engineering groups, as well as maintaining up-to-date mine surfaces and as-builts and volume calculations.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Core accountability is to process and manage geospatial data acquired by the various team members and associated vendors at Fort Hills.
  • Complete all required survey duties with a core focus on safety
  • Transfer mine planning design needs into field layouts to provide accurate guidance for operations personnel to perform the work
  • Assist with maintaining accurate and up-to-date as built records for completed projects
  • Post-processing of survey data for incorporation into site digital data records used by our Mine Planning and other groups
  • Compile monthly audit reports for mine technical leadership
  • Perform volume calculations to resolve cut and fill requirements for mining projects
  • Assist other functional groups on site with survey support

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in a Mining, Civil or related engineering degree, and returning to full-time studies after the work term and some additional education in surveying would be ideal
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Validated problem solving and analytical skills (Attach your transcripts with your application and indicate your work term availability)
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Prior field work and data processing experience
  • Technical background in surveying, using both conventional and GPS/RTK survey equipment
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or a general mine planning software package (Minescape, Minesight, etc) prior GIS experience is a nice to have

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • The shift is 7 days on, 7 days off
  • This is a 12-month work term, starting January 2022
  • You will work out of our camp-based Fort Hills mining site, located in Alberta’s Athabasca region, 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta

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 – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

Stay connected to us:

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. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

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

JOB CATEGORY: Students & New Grads