Joining Suncor means you will work for one of the best companies in Canada, providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive and lead. As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities. Our work culture includes a dynamic mix of professionals, with a diversity of skills and expertise.
Are you a highly motivated self-starter who works well within a strong team environment? Are you passionate about safety, problem solving, and continuous improvement? We have a great opportunity for you to join our Downstream business at the Commerce City refinery! Our refinery is the only petroleum refinery in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region, processing 100,000 barrels of oil per day. In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical support for the refinery process units as a member of a multi-functional team to promote a safe and environmentally sound facility operation.
As a senior team member you will provide technical leadership during early stages of project development and process designs for refinery capital projects and collaborate with cross functional team members, capital project teams and senior leadership for project success.
Minimum of seven (7) years of related work experience in oil processing and capital projects
Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering
Understanding/knowledge of technical standards and codes
Ability to assess outcomes of proposed technical changes and address several technical issues simultaneously
Strong interpersonal and communications skills to engage with cross disciplinary team deal with technical staff in a positive and constructive manner
Ability to apply a continuous improvement mindset and ability to learn
Comfortable working in the refinery, which includes climbing ladders and working at heights
Dedication to employee health and safety and the environment
A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
Lead an integrated team through problem statement validation and solution identification/selection to provide the refinery with solid solutions that encompass personal safety, environmental performance, PSM, Reliability, and Operability
Collaborate/interface with cross functional team members in operations, production control, environmental, project execution (etc.) to fully understand the problem statement and feasibility of potential solutions
Develop the initial project cash flow, contracting strategy, and details required for front end project estimating, planning and scheduling
Assemble required deliverables and Decision Support Packages to present to senior refinery leadership for path forward alignment
Flag potential risk to development/execution to the capital projects team
Ensure process designs comply with Suncor project processes and procedures, engineering standards, and industry best practices
Perform/review engineering calculations during all project phases including feasibility, identification and evaluation of alternatives, conceptual design, front end design, detailed engineering, construction, and start-up
Carry out technical tasks requiring accuracy in calculations, completeness of data and adherence to prescribed testing, analysis, design or computation methods
Support process hazard analysis (PHA) and/or layers of protection analysis (LOPA) during design development
Develop process simulations (HYSYS) to evaluate or validate process design
Conduct and participate in field walkdowns for design verification
Demonstrate a safety mindset both on and off the job
Location and other key details:
Position is based at the Commerce City Refinery (located at 5455 Brighton Blvd) and primarily involves supporting that site
Must be comfortable working in petroleum processing facilities
Relocation support will be provided
Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
A Hybrid Work Model is available allowing occasional working from home
In alignment with Suncor’s value of Safety Above All Else, we conduct pre-employment drug testing, employment verification, education verification, background checks, and other pre-employment assessments as a condition of employment
Salary and Compensation Details:
$130,000 - $180,000 annual salary and an annual incentive (bonus) program
Great work/life balance, including a generous vacation program
Competitive benefits programs offering choice and flexibility
Generous pension and 401(k) savings plans
Our business professional roles follow internal compensation guidelines and the pay band will generally be based years of experience and scope of work
Suncor's operations include oil sands development, production and upgrading; offshore oil and gas; petroleum refining in Canada and the U.S.; and the company's Petro-Canada retail and wholesale distribution networks (including Canada's Electric Highway™, a coast-to-coast network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations). Suncor is developing petroleum resources while advancing the transition to a low-emissions future through investment in power, renewable fuels and hydrogen.
With a strong strategy for growth and our long-standing approach to sustainability, operational excellence, capital discipline and technology and innovation, Suncor offers a solid foundation for you to continue building your career. We offer rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions – all of which means tremendous potential for your future. We are focused on deepening our commitment to inclusion and diversity and creating a respectful workplace.
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 have numerous employee inclusion networks to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change within Suncor. Current networks include both workplace inclusion networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship). Through the Journey of Reconciliation, we are progressing the way we think and act to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Please note we will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.