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Engineer, Dam Safety

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Date: Feb 17, 2018

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the manager, geotechnical engineering, you will lead the safe management of tailings ponds and other mine waste related facilities and structures at our base mine facility in Fort McMurray. You will be the point of contact and be in a critical position to support the geotechnical engineers of record (EOR).

Key Accountabilities

  • Understand all conditions related to dams and mine waste related facilities and structures on site
  • Respond to dam safety incidents or concerns in the field and liaise with the various operating groups to handle field related issues
  • Liaise with government representatives during site inspections
  • Handle our work scope authorizations process for geotechnical control areas on structures
  • Lead the performance monitoring program that includes quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) of instrumentation data, visual surveillance etc.
  • Lead the preparation and timely submission of regulatory reports: annual construction and performance reports, dam safety reviews and oil sands conservation regulations in accordance to OSCR32
  • Handle the preparation and updating of dam safety manuals
  • Coach and mentor the instrumentation and construction teams with regards to performance monitoring of the structures
  • Provide regular quality assurance dam safety reports that summarize the monthly instrumentation and construction to the EOR and site construction groups
  • Review contractor initiated turnover packages and act as a signing authority where applicable

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Eight or more years of experience in large civil earthworks construction projects, which include: field construction, performance monitoring, construction quality assurance, inspection and testing and engineering dam design or dam safety reviews
  • Engineering degree in geotechnical, civil or a related field; master degree is preferred
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite; AutoCAD and MineScape are preferred
  • You are an effective communicator capable of understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of mining engineering and operations groups
  • Well-developed critical thinking, with an ability to apply logic and challenge assumptions, conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • You continually seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the workplace, in order to understand not just what you do but why you do it
  • You hold others accountable, and expect others to do the same

Working Conditions

  • If you reside outside of Fort McMurray, relocation of your primary residence to within 60 km of Fort McMurray is mandatory
  • Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates 

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.

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JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

Job Segment: Safety Engineer, Construction, Engineer, Geology, Instrumentation, Engineering

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