Co-op Student, Petroleum Engineering in Canada

at Suncor Energy Services
Location Canada
Date Posted September 4, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


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

Job Overview
Co-op positions at Suncor are more than just a work term. They provide you with meaningful and challenging work experiences to help enable you to determine where you want your career to go – better yet, many of our co-op 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 extraordinary academic and career growth.
We have multiple opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students to apply their knowledge to the recovery, development and processing of petroleum as well as gain insight into how Petroleum Engineering functions across our business units.
Key Accountabilities
Depending on the role, tasks and responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) any of the following:
Put together engineering work packages and material requisition packages
Participate in finding solutions to technical issues and in the verification of implementation of these solutions
Develop and handle tools for tracking process data for analysis and metrics reporting
Review daily production data for accuracy and input into data management systems
Prepare and present summary reports, performance metrics reports, graphical representation and presentations as required
Assist with production profiles to support long range plans
Recognize and optimize current production as well as develop and implement production strategies for future Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) developments. Use basic concepts of thermodynamics to interpret as well as solve problems with any production issues
Work on history matching and developing new modeling tools
Optimize completion designs of pumps, instrumentation, flow controls and tubular
Assist in the development of mine planning standards, policies and systems; the design of mine-site infrastructure (ditches, haul roads, stockpiles) and other development activities
Required Qualifications
Experience and Education:
Currently enrolled in a formal co-op program in 3rd or 4th year Petroleum 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
Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
Skills and Knowledge:
Computer skills with intermediate to advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel
Working knowledge of process system software, MATLAB, ASPEN Plus, 2D Drafting using AUTOCAD, and/ or process system modeling using HYSYS is an asset
An understanding of oil and gas production and processing
Continually seek knowledge and understanding: you strive to understand the systems, processes and hazards in and around the workplace
Excellent written and verbal communication, administration and organizational skills
Working Conditions
There are multiple roles available in the following locations; Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray for an 8 or 12-month work term, from January 2019 - December 2019
This position has been identified as safety sensitive
Relocation support will be provided if approved for the position; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates
Why Suncor
Start your career at one of Canada's leading companies. Suncor looks for people who have the best to offer, and provides the same in return. We are committed to sustainable, ethical growth - Suncor is a company where you can contribute in a meaningful way, grow your skills and career, and achieve success.
As stewards of valuable natural resources, we have the opportunity – and responsibility – to help build a better future. By supporting resilience, skill development and social well-being in the communities around us, we strive to create shared value and benefit for all involved.
Our employees are passionate and proud about giving back to the communities where they live and work. Their involvement makes a difference in helping to build sustainable communities.
Through programs like SunCares, supported by Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation, we inspire our employees and retirees to contribute to social well-being, support the causes that are important to them and help us all work together to strengthen our communities and create energy for a better world.
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. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communitities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
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