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Shift Supervisor, Transmission and Distribution Maintenance

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Date: Nov 5, 2018

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the maintenance execution manager, transmission and distribution (T&D) you will provide high voltage expertise and be responsible for defining facility scopes of work (13.8kV to 260kV), assisting with maintenance execution strategies, and directing a team of power system electricians and linepersons. You will collaborate with the operations team to ensure the safe operation of our high voltage assets for isolation and restoration purposes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide safety driven front-line leadership for the workforce and ensure development and competency of the crew
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant Suncor policies and standards including the management of change process and maintenance business processes
  • Ensure the weekly maintenance schedule is safely and efficiently executed
  • Assist in developing the scope of work for operations and maintenance execution planning
  • Prepare and review operational job plans by investigating work requirements, preparing logical breakdowns and sequencing of work tasks taking into account multi-craft alignment
  • Provide coverage for the other shift supervisor(s) as required
  • Maintain a visible presence in the field to ensure safety driven employee engagement, communications, and work assessment to verify effectiveness.
  • Work closely with the training department to ensure all team members are trained and competent in their respective trade.
  • Provide the leadership and mentorship to help identify risks items and defined action plans and opportunities for improvement
  • Drive the first hours of work program by ensuring frequent reviews of field level hazard assessments, safe work permits, hazardous energy isolations, and grounding and bonding safe work plans

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Eight or more years of high voltage experience as a power system electrician, lineperson, power system operator, or as technical specialist in a utility-based environment, with at least three of those years in a leadership role
  • Experience in the execution of high voltage switching orders
  • Commissioning experience is considered an asset
  • Post-secondary technical diploma or degree, power system electrician, power system operator or linesman certification
  • High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record  

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding of maintenance, operations and safety standards on electrical T&D apparatus at 13.8kV to 260kV
  • Proficiency in the application of equipotential bonding and grounding
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and at least one industry standard enterprise resource planning tool (preferably SAP)
  • Working knowledge with required regulatory agencies such as the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
  • You can understand complex high voltage operating environments and handle conflicting priorities
  • Proficient in directing and leading within a unionized work environment
  • Adaptive work style, with the ability to handle multiple tasks, challenging demands and function in a dynamic and diverse work environment
  • You make decisions with integrity using strong organizational and communication skills to get results
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter that collaborate with others and maintain positive relationships across different teams in the organization

Working Conditions

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive
  • This position has been identified as security sensitive - you must clear a criminal history check
  • The shift schedule is a 5 days on/4 days off/5 days on followed by 5 days off/4 days on/5 days off rotation, 12-hour shifts
  • 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?

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

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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: Electrician, Electrical, Transmission Line Supervisor, High Voltage Electrician, Sustainability, Engineering, Energy

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