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Electrical Engineering Student

Date: Jun 11, 2021

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Student positions (including co-ops and interns) at Suncor are more than just a work term. They provide you with significant and meaningful work experiences to help enable you to figure out where you want your career to go – better yet, many of our students go on to become permanent Suncor employees after they graduate! You will work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in the energy industry, and your work assignments and mentoring will offer you outstanding academic and career growth.

Reporting to the manager Reliability Transmission and Distribution (T&D), you will support the reliability engineering team on the initiatives related to power system management for high voltage electrical equipment in the T&D jurisdiction, at our base plant site.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Ensure compliance to all relevant Suncor policies and standards including the management of change (MOC) process and maintenance business processes
  • Support to Sr. Engineers with data gathering and compilation for technical analysis related to HV Electrical equipment reliability
  • Support the assessment of high voltage (HV) equipment testing and maintenance results (apparatus and relays)
  • Assist with technical issues related to equipment maintenance work.
  • Support Sr. Engineers in the development of scopes for maintenance work and resolution of reliability issues
  • Support our reliability improvement plan and processes and reinforce a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration
  • Support equipment/system failure analysis, identification of root causes and mitigation measures
  • Support the tracking of relevant KPIs in the electrical system
  • Support the analysis of potential risks in the T&D System and the development of problem definition documents to initiate projects

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Current enrolment in a formal co-op in Electrical Engineering at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Previous experience with power electrical systems in the oil or utilities industries will be an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SAP
  • Knowledge on high voltage electrical equipment; power transformers, breakers, bus bar systems, instrument transformers, power cables, disconnect switches, electrical substations
  • Knowledge on power system analysis and studies (Load flow/short circuit)

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

  • You will work out of our Base Plant Mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • This is a 12-month coop work term beginning in September 2021 until August 2022
  • If you reside outside of Fort McMurray, relocation of your primary residence to within 60 km of Fort McMurray is mandatory.
  • We have numerous Employee Inclusion Networks who work together to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change at Suncor. Current networks include both Workplace Inclusion Networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship for different groups)
  • 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

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