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Senior Communications Advisor

Date: Jan 2, 2019

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Do you have experience as a trusted and essential communications consultant to internal and external client groups? Have you played an influential role in helping clients handle communication issues and reputational challenges, and are you looking for an engaging new opportunity? Working as part of an upbeat team in Fort McMurray, you will help build and implement communications strategies that support our oil sands operations in the Wood Buffalo region.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Bring about positive change and promote inclusion by supporting various employee programs and initiatives
  • Collaborate with senior leaders to provide strategic counsel and communications support while building positive relationships
  • Provide significant advice and mentorship to other functional groups
  • Collaborate with highly motivated members of the Upstream communications team to ensure alignment in approaches, messaging, and the use of tools and processes across our entire business
  • Work with Change Management specialists to ensure large initiatives with change impacts are appropriately communicated, both internally and externally
  • Understand, engage, and show integrity as an ambassador for the services model, our brand, and communications processes on behalf of the chief sustainability office, where the communications function resides
  • Build a deep understanding of the oil sands business to provide business leaders and communications partners with critical communications advice on key issues and risks and help navigate reputational challenges
  • Provide dedicated support to the business in real-time during emergencies or critical events as a member of the on-call rotation

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • More than 10 years of experience in communications, preferably within a corporate communications or business partner setting, or a combination of post-secondary education and six years of relevant experience
  • A University degree or related post-secondary diploma/certificate in communications, public relations, business, or an associated field
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, including planning, research, writing (print and web), editing and measurement
  • Strong, confirmed conflict management and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite with a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • A demonstrated ability to carry unstructured projects to completion within a changing environment, and build strong, positive relationships with different types of people and diverse groups at many organizational levels
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing
  • The ability to identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • An ability to manage client expectations and develop great partnerships, while managing priorities
  • Leadership abilities to act as a project leader and to coach other communication team members where no formal reporting relationship exists

Preference for:

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry or other natural resource industry
  • A background or familiarity with both change and reputation management

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

  • You will work out of our Base Plant facility located north of 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
  • 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 individuals

Why Suncor?

We are 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, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals

Job Segment: Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy

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