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Mine & Tailings Engineering Student

Date: Jan 22, 2021

LOCATION: Various, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

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

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.

Come work for one of the largest mining operations in the world, that moves over 1 million tonnes of material each day! Play an important part of creating, executing and monitoring the plans for mining with a fleet of over 150 ultra-class haul trucks. We have multiple opportunities for Engineering and Geology students within our Short Range Mine and Tailings Planning and Mine Operations groups. What are you waiting for?

You will use your expertise to:

  • Assist with tracking soil movement, analyzing survey data and producing weekly maps
  • Support the coordination of projects, ordering materials, organizing deliveries, and managing project timelines
  • Create project scope descriptions and maps
  • Track, schedule projects, and evaluate contractor resource allocation
  • Verify dispatch data integrity and data analysis
  • Report and investigate daily on production and performance of the mine’s fleet using the dispatch system and an SQL database
  • Develop new and specialized reporting tools on demand
  • Assist in producing weekly Coarse and Fine Tailings plans
  • Provide direct technical support to all members of the Mine Operations team
  • Undertake a range of business optimization cases and cost saving initiatives
  • Assist in the development of mine planning standards, policies and systems; the design of mine-site infrastructure (ditches, haul roads, stockpiles) and other development activities

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Current enrollment in a formal co-op or internship program in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Engineering or Geology at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term
  • (Attach your transcripts with your application and clearly indicate the length of work term for which you are available)
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Experience with Minescape and/or Mine Sight
  • The ability to drive to continually seek knowledge and understanding: you strive to understand the systems, processes and hazards in and around the workplace
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, administration and organizational skills

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

  • You will be based in Fort McMurray
  • This is an 8 – 12-month work term, startiing in May 2021
  • Some of these positions have been identified as safety sensitive
  • Relocation support will be provided if approved for the position, we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates
  • Your work schedule will be determined based on the position requirements; however, most positions will be 8-hour shifts, Monday to Friday

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