Optimization Specialist

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 24105

Reporting to the director, value chain management (VCM) and optimization, you will develop and finalize monthly Edmonton Oil Sands (EOS) operating plans, using a linear programming optimization tool, and coordinate its implementation through the Integrated Planning Process. You will primarily interface between oil sands and supply trading and optimization teams to enable any decisions around optimizing crude blending for Edmonton refinery and third parties.

  • You will be accountable for monitoring deviations from the agreed plan, and assess the economic impact
  • Prepare the EOS operating plan that will in turn become the basis for input into the Edmonton refinery and oil sands operating plan
  • Identify optimization opportunities within the western orbit with a particular focus on Edmonton refinery feedstock & those that would integrate with oil sands
  • Identify trigger points (volumetrically or financially) that would change decisions and force re-assessment of the operating plan
  • Coordinate and optimize oil sands activities with supply trading crude optimization and Western Canada product supply teams
  • Conduct post-audits and back casting financial evaluations so that deviations can be identified and analyzed to learn on a continuous basis from history and improve profits in the future
  • Look for creative solutions to remove and minimize financial impacts of current constraints so that we can improve integrated value.
  • Conduct analytical reviews of the linear program results to better understand and influence for future opportunities
  • Work with the optimization specialists in the other orbits so that cross Suncor commonalities are captured in the plan

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of six or seven years of relevant experience
  • University degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical degree

  • Advanced knowledge of refining operations and supply activities and principles
  • Knowledge of Oil Sands and Downstream financial drivers and information systems
  • Superior analytical/performance skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP and LP is preferred
  • Good written and communication skills, advanced analytical skills and excellent interpersonal team/non-authoritative leadership skills
  • Strong time management skills with superior ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple demands and assignments within deadlines
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills to work with other Rackback and Rackforward teams to meet common objectives, often under conflicting priorities
  • Continuous improvement mindset with the the ability to drive for improvements in all organizational processes

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
    Jul 22, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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