Calgary, Alberta

Reception Summer Student

Sep 30, 2016
Calgary, Alberta
Summer, Student Jobs
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.

Nexen's technical summer student program is aimed at students studying engineering, geology and geophysics. During this four-month work term, students are assigned specific projects which give them practical business experience and the opportunity to develop technical skills in their designated field of study.

Location & Business Unit Overview

Calgary, Alberta

• You may be eligible to receive relocation assistance.

Position Overview

Start Date: May 1st, 2017;
Work Term Length: 4 months;
Eligibility: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Business Administration. Students must be returning to their post-secondary institution after this work term;
Number of positions available: 3;
Business Unit: Corporate Services-Office Services;

Job Duties & Responsibilities

 • Work with team members and assist with functions where feasible/possible;
• Answer all incoming calls for the Company and redirect to appropriate departments or to individuals direct lines;
• Send, receive and redirect faxes;
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
• Ability to work independently with some direction and guidance;
• High level of interaction with employees, departments both internal and external;
• Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times;
• Provide administrative support to the Corporate Administration department as required;
• Review and redirect office maintenance request to the appropriate repair person;
• Responsible for proving and maintaining up to date records for internal temporary security access cards for Nexen employees;
• Reports to Supervisor, Office Services & Library;
• Internal relationships include all levels of staff and management.



• 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.
• Working knowledge of general office equipment;
• Working knowledge of PCs and data processing programs (MS Office);
• Knowledge of Company/Departmental rules, regulations, procedures and functions;
• Professional appearance and presentation;
• Ability to work discreetly with confidential information and situations;
• Able to multitask, prioritize, work on schedule and within deadlines
• Work and communicate as part of a team.

Application Information

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• 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