Suncor Energy

Calgary, Alberta
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Co-op Student, Mining Engineering

Fort McMurray, Alberta
Internship, Co-op

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 Mining Engineering students within our Projects/Reclamation, Mine Systems Reporting, Short Range Planning and Mine Operations groups.

In these positions, you will working closely with Professional Engineers and Engineers-in-Training who will provide mentorship and guidance. Specific training will be provided, if required, to enhance the skills necessary to properly define problems, develop solutions, analyze alternatives and assess your impact on Suncor's operations.

Key Accountabilities

Depending on the role, tasks and responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) any of the following:

  • Assist with tracking soil movement, analyzing survey data and producing weekly maps
  • Support the coordination of projects, ordering materials, organizing deliveries, & managing project timelines
  • Creation of project scope descriptions and maps
  • Tracking and scheduling of projects, evaluate contractor resource allocation
  • Verify dispatch data integrity and data analysis
  • Report and investigate daily on production & performance of the mine's fleet using the dispatch system & an SQL database
  • Develop new and specialized reporting tools on demand
  • Produce ore plan and inventory spreadsheets
  • Build weekly plan maps and designing reserve polygons required for dispatch
  • Small-scale projects such as road designs or small civil designs
  • Assist with contractor production tracking, management and execution
  • Provide direct technical support to all members of the Mine Operations team
  • Undertake a range of business optimization cases and cost saving initiatives
  • 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 Mining 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
  • Experience with Minescape and/or Mine Sight, would be an asset
  • 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 September 2018 - August 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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