Human Resources Strategic Partner, Oil Sands

Suncor - Fort McMurray, Canada

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Job ID 18681

Reporting to the manager, human resources (HR) strategic partners, you will serve as a trusted advisor to the business you support. You will be embedded in the Oil Sands (OS) business unit and will provide advice and apply critical thinking to opportunities impacting human resource disciplines.

  • Diagnose organizational effectiveness, identify gaps and opportunities that impact business results
  • Work across multiple operations, as well as with the HR centres of expertise (COE’s) to support the implementation of the OS people strategy
  • Focus on strategic issues and activities that flow from the people strategy
  • Support culture and talent outcomes in support of strategic objectives
  • Manage HR cycles such as performance management, compensation, career development, workforce planning and succession planning
  • Coach leaders through leadership alignment sessions to enable team effectiveness
  • Facilitate talent pipeline conversations
  • Design and quickly implement solutions that cut across multiple disciplines; even those beyond people and organizational solutions
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with COE’s and onsite OS labour relations team
  • Serve as the HR lead on medium to large projects both within the business and across the functional groups

Required Qualifications

  • Seven or more years of experience as a hands-on human resources strategic partner
  • Experience leading complex projects and initiatives, including workforce planning, talent management and change management
  • Experience supporting a unionized environment is considered an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources management or other related field (focus on organizational effectiveness, change management or labour relations would be considered an asset)
  • Certified professional in human resources (CPHR) designation is an asset

  • Strong functional knowledge of HR policies, programs and processes
  • Ability to think and act strategically
  • Willing to take action and a highly organized problem solver
  • Strong relationship management and consulting skills in order to build positive and effective relationships with client groups and key stakeholders
  • Adaptable to change and able to work in a fast paced environment

Working Conditions

  • This position is based in Fort McMurray, AB
  • Relocation support can be provided to Fort McMurray; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates

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 26, 2017
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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