Search jobs

Share this Job

Senior Process Engineer, Strategic Technologies

Apply now »

Date: Jul 13, 2017

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, in situ technology development, you will provide overall surface process design and leadership for strategic technology projects, with a primary focus on the design and optimization of surface facility equipment, layout and subsurface system integration of pilots, demonstration facilities as well as commercial implementation.  You will work closely with the development, execution, operations and subsurface technology leads, and be responsible for leading technical work with vendors and engineering firms.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the technical aspects of the surface equipment design and layout related to pilot and demo facilities for solvent and gas-based recovery processes
  • Provide support on process technology for earlier stage technologies (lab-scale)
  • Lead the optimization of equipment and layout for commercial implementation
  • Participate in planning, design, development, construction of pilot and demonstration facilities, reviewing and analyzing operating conditions and performance
  • Continuously analyzes technical merit and economics of technology as new information becomes available and prepare ongoing reports to leaders
  • Accountable for quality, cost and schedule of the technology development projects in conjunction with the development lead
  • Lead by influencing across the organization to gain the support of the other business units needed to successfully implement technology pilots and demonstrations
  • Participate in risk and hazard assessments to identify potential barriers to implementation and plans accordingly
  • Lead the technical aspects with external technology partners and contractors
  • Support project managers and operations personnel to coordinate specified areas of hazard assessments, pre-commissioning activities, mechanical completion, hand-over, performance testing, commissioning and start-up

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years’ work experience in progressively more senior positions leading process engineering, including process simulation, combustion, gas processing, materials selection, system integration and optimization work
  • Experience with subsurface hydrocarbon recovery processes (reservoir engineering, production engineering and/or reservoir simulation) would be an asset
  • Development mindset and an understanding of how to advance technology development projects
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical engineering or equivalent
  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with technical and managerial staff across an array of disciplines
  • Knowledge and operations understanding of in situ surface and gas processing facilities
  • Able to take broad direction, description of desired outcomes, and project goals and objectives, and turn them into a series of actionable tasks to drive projects forward at a fast pace
  • You expect accountability of yourself and others and exhibit dependability in delivering on assigned tasks with quality and timeliness

Working Conditions

  • This position is based in Calgary working a Monday – Friday 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

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. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communitities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Not sure if this particular listing is the right opportunity for you? Please join our Talent Community at and click on Careers, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job listings and employment news.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so if you are interested and qualified, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Gas, Gas Technician, Chemical Research, Construction, Engineering, Energy

Apply now »