Calgary, Alberta

Communications/Journalism Co-op Student

Sep 30, 2016
Calgary, Alberta
Student Jobs, Co-op
Company Overview

A global energy leader with an exciting future 

Nexen is an upstream oil and gas company responsibly developing energy resources in some of the world’s most significant basins, including the UK North Sea, offshore West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Western Canada. A wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, Nexen has three principal businesses: conventional oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, Nexen is better positioned than ever to realize our central purpose – creating value by responsibly supplying the energy that fuels people’s lives. While ownership has changed, our purpose, values and principle-based approach to doing business, remain unaltered. Our high standards of integrity and governance have earned us a global reputation for valuing the big picture: people, safety and the environment. Your contributions are rewarded with a highly competitive compensation package and a healthy work-life balance, and training that will open doors to your future.

Student Opportunities

At Nexen, we have new graduate and student employee development programs that accelerate your career and allow you to step in, step up and stand out.  During your work term, you will gain practical experience, develop technical skills to complement your academic learning, and gain exposure to future opportunities at Nexen.  To be eligible for our co-op student program, you must be enrolled in a co-op/intern program sponsored by an accredited post-secondary institution.

Location & Business Unit Overview

Calgary, Alberta

• You may be eligible to receive relocation assistance.

Position Overview

Start Date: January 2nd, 2017;
Work Term Length: 8 months;
Education: 3rd or 4th year Commerce, Communications/Journalism, or Marketing student;
Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in a formal co-op/internship program with their post-secondary institution;
Number of positions available: 1;
Business Unit: SDE&T - Dev Excellence-Lessons Learned;

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The Development Excellence Team oversees development project excellence and assurance at Nexen, spanning subsurface, facilities, economics, decision quality, and lessons learned. The Lessons Learned team leads development lookbacks and lessons learned sessions, ensuring that lessons are appropriately identified, captured and communicated across the company. This is a highly collaborative role that will require working with project teams, work groups, technical assurance and excellence teams, and various levels of management on a wide variety of projects, programs and activities across all of Nexen’s offices, operating units and support groups.

Job Duties / Responsibilities

• Assisting the lessons learned lead to facilitate lessons learned sessions as requested by the business areas to help teams in evaluating lessons related to any project, program or activity that they would like to assess;
• Ensuring captured lessons are complete and properly documented so that they can be understood and applied by others;
• Arranging for technical quality assurance of lessons by an appropriate subject matter expert when appropriate;
• Identifying and implementing various means of communicating new lessons quickly and effectively to groups which might benefit from them;
• Assisting with the change management plan to create a culture to capture, share, and reuse lessons and drive continuous improvement;
• Providing expertise and training on the lessons learned process and the Nexen Lessons Learned Application (NLLA). Continuously improve both the process and the NLLA;
• Understanding the master data in the NLLA and updating when required. Interface with the NLLA vendor as required.



• Eligible to work in Canada;

Additional Skills

• Strong safety mindset;
• Motivation to achieve and exceed superior results;
• Strong obligation to accountability;
• Demonstrated effective decision-making skills;
• Innovative with “can do” attitude;
• Values feedback as a learning tool;
• Ability to collaborate without boundaries and align with a team to achieve highest quality results;
• Strong computer applications knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Application Information

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Indicate if you are enrolled in a co-op or internship program;
• Include your co-op coordinator's contact information (name, email, phone);
• Indicate if you are available for the full work term;
• Include your GPA and expected graduation date;
• Upload your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts as one document.

How to Apply