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Wildlife & Environmental Student

Date: Sep 9, 2021

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, 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.

This position is an integral member of the Wildlife Team supporting all Suncor sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in adhering to environmental and regulatory requirements. As part of this team, the student will be responsible for planning and conducting various wildlife audits and inspections, data control, logistics, and for providing support in wildlife management and monitoring activities at Oil Sands.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Engage in a variety of projects with wildlife and/or environmental aspects
  • Assist with various wildlife management programs (i.e. human-bear conflict management program, bird monitoring program, bird deterrent program, etc.)
  • Assist with various components of the Tailings’ bird deterrent and bird monitoring programs; including independently completing monthly audits with the Suncor Base Plant avian management contractor
  • Assist with internal and regulatory field inspections and site visits
  • Assist in the planning and organisation of environmental and wildlife related initiatives and communications
  • Enter, manage, analyse, and compile different types of wildlife, environment, and regulatory data
  • Review, compile, and help write weekly/monthly/annual reports
  • Update and create presentations, reports, communications, flowcharts using Microsoft VISIO, spreadsheets, and other documents as requested/ required
  • Assist the wildlife advisors in tracking, follow-up, and response to wildlife incidents
  • Support in facilitation of wildlife training for Suncor employees and review of third party wildlife awareness training for equivalency to Suncor training
  • Assist environmental advisors including supporting the business to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Support and manage document control for the Environment & Regulatory Team
  • Assist wildlife consultants and researchers in the field

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of a Biological Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Engineering, or related degree with an environmental or wildlife focus, at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term (attach your transcripts with your application)
  • Knowledge of wildlife management and/or conservation programs
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Excel and other MS Office programs
  • Experience operating 4x4 trucks
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Previous experience working with aspects of wildlife management or working in an environmental support capacity in an industrial facility and/or field experience
  • Strong interest in wildlife management
  • Bird, mammal and amphibian identification skills (field experience)
  • Knowledge of pertinent provincial and federal regulatory Acts and Regulations (e.g. CEPA, AEPEA, ERCB Directives, Alberta Wildlife Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Species at Risk Act, etc.)

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
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • This is a 12-month term beginning January 2022
  • 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
  • This role may require outdoor field work in adverse weather conditions (i.e. extreme cold or heat)

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