Development Engineer

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 18345

Are you passionate about project management, highly motivated and have strong critical thinking, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, then we have the role for you. Reporting to the manager, development, you will work directly with project owners and asset teams to understand, review and document business problems and opportunities and develop creative and strategic approaches to solving them.

  • Lead the work to identify and evaluate alternatives to mitigate business risks and to address complex business issues and opportunities to realize maximum value for Suncor; including build and non-build options
  • Define the concept, identifying the scopes and progress design for projects where skillset required is broader than unit-specific expertise and engages other functional areas as impact may extend to multiple area cross functional teams (ACFT)
  • Integrate the work across all elements for stages one, two and five in accordance with Suncor asset development and execution model (ADEM)
  • Assess and quantify the impact of proposed changes throughout the lifecycle to support the final approval while validating benefits and risks of investments
  • Prepare activity reports (AR) and authorization for expenditure (AFE)
  • Provide portfolio oversight during the idea generation phase to ensure alignment with corporate and business unit strategy
  • Facilitate information gathering, analyze options, socialize concepts, garner support for selected solutions and assess the intended business benefits of the project
  • Apply divergent and convergent thinking to screen options and identify the best solutions that align to the business strategy
  • Obtain project partner alignment and prepare decision support packages (DSPs) to be presented to the gatekeeper at the gate  
  • Support the regional planning and optimization (RP&O) group in the completion of the long range capital plan and annual capital budget

Required Qualifications

  • Six or more years of experience working in the oil and gas or similar industry preferably in Mining or Tailings projects
  • Technical expertise in one or more engineering disciplines and familiarity with the interrelationship of all engineering disciplines
  • Experience leading or coordinating ACFT
  • Bachelor degree in engineering
  • Project management professional designation (PMP) is an asset; engineering degree professional designation (APEGA) preferred

  • Detailed understanding of the operational excellence management system (OEMS) element 8.0 and ADEM
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with continuous process improvement mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal and engagement skills, both verbal and written with proven communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders at various levels across the organization, manage conflict and have strong decision-making processes to optimize outcomes is key to success in this role
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with project partners and challenge constraints and assumptions
  • Coaching and mentoring junior to mid-level individual contributors

Working Conditions

  • Calgary based position with regular travel to sites as required

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

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. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Nov 15, 2017
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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