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Chemical Engineering Student

Date: Feb 21, 2021

LOCATION: Various, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 45921

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.

In this position, you will develop your professional skills, establish relationships and explore how Chemical Engineering functions either in our upstream (oil sands and in situ), downstream (refinery) operations, Fort Hills major projects, or business services.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Participate in developing solutions to technical issues and verifying the implementation of these solutions
  • Understand and optimize current operations and develop, maintain and implement a long-term depletion plan and make forecasts by using numerical simulation
  • Develop tools for tracking process data for analysis and metrics reporting
  • Review daily production data for accuracy and bring together in data management systems
  • Prepare and present summary reports, performance metrics reports, graphical representation and presentations, as required
  • Build and assist with developing production profiles to support long range plans
  • Optimize completion designs of pumps, instrumentation, flow controls and tubular

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Current enrollment in a formal co-op or internship program in 3rd or 4th year Chemical Engineering at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term
  • (Attach your transcripts with your application and clearly indicate the length of work term for which you are available)
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Working knowledge of process system software, MATLAB, ASPEN Plus, 2D Drafting using AUTOCAD, and/ or process system modeling using HYSYS
  • Strong computer skills with intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Extraordinary accuracy, attention to detail and ability to analyze data
  • The ability to perform mass and energy balance calculations
  • The drive to continually seek knowledge and understanding: you strive to understand the systems, processes and hazards in and around the workplace
  • Strong collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups

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

  • You will be based in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray or Fort Hills
  • This is an 8 – 12 month work term, starting in May 2021
  • Some of these positions have been identified as safety sensitive
  • Relocation support will be provided if approved for the position, we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates
  • Your work schedule will be determined based on the position requirements

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