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Senior Advisor, Regional Development Communications

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Date: May 15, 2018

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, upstream communications, joint ventures and regional integration, you will be responsible for building and implementing communication strategies and plans that support the execution of the regional development strategy in the Wood Buffalo region.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver communications services, plans and programs in support of the leadership team to help achieve strategic priorities and leverage opportunities for Suncor
  • Provide strategic counsel and communications support to regional development leaders and the members of their teams involved in the development of applications and consultation on growth and sustaining projects and other related projects
  • Provide strategic counsel and communications support to other functional groups accountable for the management of regulatory reporting across the region as required
  • Develop and implement communications strategies and plans in support of technology and innovation projects in the Wood Buffalo region and ensure internal alignment with the corporate strategy and story
  • Collaborate closely with members of the Upstream communications team to ensure alignment in approaches, messaging, and the use of tools and processes across the business
  • Support corporate centres of expertise in the development of our technology and innovation narrative and enable key client groups to consistently and effectively tell this story
  • Understand, appropriately engage, and be an ambassador for the services model, our brand, and communications processes on behalf of the sustainability and communications team
  • Build a deep understanding of the regulatory environment to provide business leaders and communications partners with critical communications advice on key issues and risks and help navigate reputational challenges
  • Be ready to provide timely support to the business during emergencies or critical events as a member of the on-call rotation

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • More than 10 years of experience in communications, preferably within a corporate communications or business partner setting
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry is an asset
  • University degree or related post-secondary diploma/certificate in Communications, Public Relations, Business, or associated field

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of the Alberta oil and gas regulatory system is an asset
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skilled as a trusted and essential communication consultant to internal or external client groups, managing communication issues and reputational challenges
  • Superior communications skills, including planning, research, writing (print and web), editing and measurement
  • Strong conflict management and analytical skills
  • Great teammate who knows how to engage diverse interests and build internal & external coalitions
  • Demonstrated ability to carry unstructured projects to completion within a changing environment, and work successfully with different types of people at many organizational levels
  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects to tight deadlines, both independently and with a team
  • Able to act as a project leader and to coach other communication team members where no formal reporting relationship exists
  • Able to manage client expectations and develop great partnerships, while managing priorities
  • A background or familiarity with both change and reputation management is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Irregular hours may be required to accommodate emergency on-call rotation
  • Occasional travel between operating locations may be expected

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: Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy

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