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Engineer/Technologist, Field Production

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Date: Feb 9, 2018

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the field production engineering team lead, you will be responsible for supporting our field operations to ensure maximum productivity of our wells.  You will provide mentorship and coaching to new technologists and engineers, while being responsible for the daily well and reservoir management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee the operation of over one hundred steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well pairs, ensuring well surveillance and operating control systems are working and that troubleshooting and maintenance activities are planned appropriately
  • Manage the well inspection and troubleshooting processes using a hands-on and risk-based approach
  • Support the planning and execution of growth opportunities from our production and reservoir teams to maximize and optimize well performance and productivity
  • Develop and lead continuous improvement initiatives to optimize production and reduce costs
  • Interact frequently with on-site operations & engineering management and supervisors to provide direction and support for operating changes
  • Respond quickly to both routine and unusual process upsets and opportunities by leveraging multiple resources
  • Oversee well start-up and operating protocols at the various stages of the well life cycle
  • Comply with, sponsor, and promote our safety culture, providing visibility and leadership presence in workplace observations and safety meetings in the field

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Four to eight years of experience in an engineering or technologist role within the SAGD industry
  • Experience with artificial lift production systems and associated diagnostic techniques to support production optimization decisions
  • Recognized post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant engineering or technology field
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding of well design practices, including downhole tubulars and equipment, as well as electric submersible pump and gas lift systems
  • Knowledge of well completion techniques, including horizontal wells, utilizing both existing and new technologies
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with an eagerness to work in a multi-functional team environment
  • Experience managing large sets of data, automating workflows, and conducting surveillance by exception techniques is an asset
  • You act with integrity and collaborate well in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • You constantly ask what could go wrong and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems

Working Conditions

  • The shift schedule is a  four days on/ three days off rotation or an eight days on/six days off rotation at our Mackay River site; daily busing from Fort McMurray is provided
  • You must be flexible to work the occasional weekend in support of vacation coverage
  • 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 those who are eligible

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

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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.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

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