Program Manager, Technology Development

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 23026

Reporting to the manager within the greenhouse gas (GHG) and water technical team, you will be responsible for the development of new and disruptive technologies for low-GHG emitting electricity, heat, and hydrogen as aligned with our corporate technology development strategy.

  • Assist in the development and preparation of business cases for technology development activities in the areas of low-GHG intensity heat, power, and hydrogen
  • Support the advancement of technologies as per Suncor’s Technology Development Standard
  • Synthesize technical reports documenting the identification, screening, and evaluation of technologies
  • Influence external innovation and research community to surface opportunities
  • Provide support and mentorship to junior staff
  • Communicate with senior management and external partners, throughout the execution of technology development activities
  • Focus on technologies (with an enterprise-wide scope) with deployment opportunities in existing and future assets outside of oil sands
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in the development of technology
  • Manage activities with collective budget of up to $5 million annually

Required Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in research and/or development of technology, especially as related to low-GHG intensity heat, power, and hydrogen
  • Technical experience in low-GHG intensity technology
  • PhD or graduate degree in chemical/process engineering, environmental (chemical) engineering, or related discipline from a recognized university; PhD is preferred

  • Knowledge in one or more areas of process systems engineering (e.g., process design, integration, optimization)
  • Deep understanding of one or more process modelling software tools/environments (e.g., Aspen Plus, Hysys, Matlab, gPROMS)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, such as experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research findings at conferences
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and deal successfully with ambiguity
  • Proficient collaborator, tactful, and with a strong ability to influence without authority

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
    May 31, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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