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Senior Engineer, Tailings Design

Date: Sep 14, 2021

LOCATION: Fort McMurray or Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Are you passionate about working in a dynamic team that strives to deliver safe, reliable and environmentally responsible operations in Tailings? If yes, we have a phenomenal role for you! Reporting to the Tailings Mid-Range Planning Team Leader, you will be responsible to deliver a midrange (0-5 years) mine & tailings plan to the ACFTs and provide project support for Tier 1-3 projects.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Provide mid-term planning (0-5 years) for tailings operations
  • Work on integrated project teams as the tailings planning representative
  • Evaluate scenarios to quantify risk and tactical direction for the operation.
  • Identify and design tailings road and pipeline corridors to meet the business plan need
  • Review mid and long-term tailings plan, identify gaps, mitigate risks and optimize opportunities
  • Optimize the mid-range plan (0-5 years) through stakeholder engagement as well as planning and project design to ensure they are executable and constructible
  • Provide guidance to the budget & business plan
  • Provide service to other business units that support the tailings plan
  • Continuously improve the safety, environmental and cost performance of the business
  • Provide senior engineering experience and advice on improving performance through application of established standards, benchmarking, and evaluation of new technologies
  • Coach and mentor engineering staff in application of OHS Code, APEGA requirements, productivity, and leadership skills

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five or more years of related experience in Tailings and/or Oil Sands
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Civil or Mining Engineering
  • Registered, or are eligible to register, as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • A valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • A continuous improvement mindset and can seek greater knowledge and understanding of the systems, process, and hazards in the workplace
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Strong collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups
  • Computer CAD design experience with MineScape or similar

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 OR our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • 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) 
  • Suncor is aware that some job seekers have received false employment offers from an individual or organization posing as Suncor. All recruiting is conducted through our Careers site, your resume needs to be submitted to this site if you would like to be considered for a role. To learn more about false recruiting offers, click here. 
  • 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?

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 – 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.

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. 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: Engineering