Senior Advisor Turnaround

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 20725

Reporting into the director of turnaround management office, you will be accountable for the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of all aspects of turnaround services relating to Suncor turnarounds. You will provide support, direction and mentoring to turnaround teams across the enterprise.

  • Implementation and sustainment of Suncor’s turnaround program, ensuring consistent application across all major facilities, sustaining the process by helping to ensure the development of turnaround expertise
  • Drive establishment of new processes to support the turnaround management program and integration across the organization
  • Assist to collect (and audit) turnaround performance KPI’s
  • Development and implementation of creative practices and technologies
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and sharing them across other sites
  • Establish and maintain relationships with regional labour organizations that support turnaround execution
  • Establish a network both internally and externally to gather industry intelligence to aid in our Turnaround delivery.
  • Investigate best practices in other organizations within the refining industry or other industries and bring those processes forward to enhance  the Suncor process
  • Support budget development and management of Suncor turnaround programs
  • Co-delivery of national training programs for turnaround specific job functions

Required Qualifications

  • Fifteen plus years of growing responsibilities with hands on experience in a maintenance, turnaround and major projects environment
  • Experience in development and management of contracting strategies and engagement of contract organizations required to supply several thousand persons in the execution of a turnaround
  • Experience in the development, implementation and sustainment of complex work processes, along with supporting technologies
  • Experience with the management of maintenance organizations including budget development and stewardship, personnel training, backlog management, asset management, troubleshooting
  • Experience with project management of large, complex projects to include scope development, planning, estimating, scheduling, controls, assurance (gate control) and staffing
  • Previous oil and gas experience is preferred
  • A trade certification and a recognized degree in project management or an engineering degree

  • Demonstrated ability of building collaborative relationships from all organizational levels from trade supervision to VP/SVP positions
  • Broad knowledge of turnaround, maintenance and project business processes including their respective supporting functions and relationships with other business functions or highly specialized and recognized technical/business process expertise at the authority level
  • Ability to intuitively identify risk during turnaround project reviews across all focus areas (scope, engineering, operations, estimating, planning, scheduling, controls, execution, contracts, etc.)
  • You are able to identify and assess root causal factors and barriers hindering optimal turnaround  performance
  • Able to build a common vision of programs and environments to enable broad improvements to turnaround performance across diverse business unit needs
  • Experienced in preparation and delivery of presentation materials to various senior levels

Working Conditions

  • Frequent business travel to various facilities will be required, away from home multiple days per trip
  • Support sites with turnaround readiness reviews. Long days, evening work often required
  • Support sites during turnarounds which are high activity / high stress periods 

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
    Feb 21, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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