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Optimization Specialist, Commercial LP

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Date: May 16, 2018

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB) or Houston, Texas

Job Overview

Reporting to the director, optimization, you will be responsible to be a central touchpoint between trading, optimization, and mid-long term linear programming (LP) specialists. You will run short-term scenarios and re-optimized plans based on changing market conditions, using an LP optimization tool, and coordinate the output to all relevant partners.

Key Accountabilities

  • Re-optimize the Monthly Operating Plan by introducing a frequently updated business environment to LP runs that will become the basis for short-term optimization activities
  • Work closely with trading and supply/optimization to run LP sensitivities and “what-if” scenarios based on market changes and trading views
  • Plays a coordinating role of the Value Chain Management Team (VCMT) in organizing and preparing scenarios for weekly VCMT meetings
  • Identify trigger points (volumetrically or financially) that would change decisions and force re-assessment of the operating plan
  • Look for creative and “out of the box” solutions to remove / minimize financial impacts of current constraints so that we can improve profit for refining and logistics
  • Provide key inputs to the integrated planning process
  • Development of specialized and rare skills to run and analyze Commercial LP results which typically develops over a span of several years
  • Work with the specialist in the other orbits for inter-regional LP models so that cross orbit synergies are captured
  • Supporting agile and nimble decision-making to take advantage of market opportunities

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Six or more years of total industry experience, including at least three years of refinery experience
  • LP and/or process modelling in a commercial context
  • Crude supply and/or planning and scheduling experience would be an asset
  • Chemical / Mechanical Engineering degree or another relevant technical degree

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of refining operations and Supply activities and principles
  • Advanced knowledge of LP, financial drivers and information systems
  • Knowledge of oil market fundamentals and drivers
  • Working knowledge of data warehouse programs and interfaces with LP models
  • Understanding of crude and refined product economics
  • Understanding of Marketing and Refinery Sales as to their flexibility and limitations
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and commercially-minded

Working Conditions

  • Depending on the locale of the successful candidate,  you will work out of our Calgary, Alberta, or Houston, Texas office
  • The scope of the job and the magnitude of influence will occasionally build high stress situations and long work hours
  • Most work will be conducted within an office environment, periodic traveling to other locations is 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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