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Senior Advisor, Regulatory Approvals

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Date: May 16, 2018

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, In Situ regulatory approvals within environment, health and safety, you will provide support to our regulatory approvals services function.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop appropriate regulatory submissions in order to obtain approvals, authorizations, and renewals for various operational changes and development initiatives, which may include interaction with consultants, regulators, government, stakeholders and internal resources
  • Provide regulatory input for development initiatives relating to Suncor’s  In Situ oil sands existing and emerging developments, including regulatory approvals plans, risk assessments, decision support packages, budgets, schedules, etc.
  • Assist with external partner and stakeholder consultation activities
  • Manage external consultant scopes of work, budgets and schedules for environmental assessment work related to regulatory applications
  • Support and maintain  positive relationships with regulators and industry contacts
  • Provide  advice and assistance to business units on compliance requirements with the key approvals
  • Represent Suncor on industry associations in support of regulatory reform initiatives including being a Liaison with external industry peers and regulators
  • Lead potential Pipeline and/or Cogeneration applications

 Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • 10 or more years related experience with a predominant focus on regulatory applications and approvals, preferably in the oil sands sector
  • University degree in engineering, environmental science or related field or equivalent education

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary, integrated team, utilizing strong project management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs combined with superior technical writing ability
  • Current knowledge of  key Alberta and federal policies, regulations, directives and acts, including the Oil Sands Conservation Act, Water Act, Public Lands Act and Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills, analytical skills with an ability to apply logic and challenge assumptions and conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Possess dynamic skills in relationship building and stakeholder management, particularly with external and internal partners, including and local government
  • Integrity and professionalism in handling confidential and sensitive information

Working Conditions

  • You will be required to infrequently travel to regional locations within Alberta in support of applications
  • When business needs dictate, you will occasionally be required to work hours that fall outside of your regular schedule

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals

Job Segment: Engineer, Pipeline, Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Engineering, Energy

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