Static Specialist, Mechanical Lead

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 24405

In this role, your knowledge and experience will be used to identify and mitigate potential safety, reliability, maintainability, or operational problems to ensure proper operation of our pressure equipment assets. You will develop and maintain technical specifications and guidelines, support the design of new assets and projects, and provide overall technical expertise for Suncor.

  • Coordinate the activities of a team of eight static equipment specialists
  • Apply design knowledge and expertise to stationary equipment (such as tanks, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process fired heaters, and piping) to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operation
  • Collaborate with engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to execute large capital and sustaining projects
  • Participate in reviews and audits of critical designs and equipment to ensure compliance with our engineering standards, criteria, design philosophy, specifications and deliverables
  • Provide support to projects on the selection of appropriate contractors, technologies, equipment, tools, materials and systems
  • Assign and coordinate the work to a team of specialists to provide proper coverage for different business areas, effective deployment of resources, progress reporting, and team effectiveness
  • Provide technical direction and collaborate with all business units and operating sites, or other engineering groups to solve engineering problems
  • Perform engineering analysis for new designs
  • Use risk reviews, management of change processes and other safety checks to properly handle risks
  • Ensure Suncor or industry lessons learned are shared and incorporated in designs and practices
  • Keep up-to-date with current industry practices, technologies, and methodologies
  • Review and approve technical decisions or deviations to Suncor specifications
  • Own, write and revise technical specifications

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with pressure equipment in the oil and gas industry
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record
  • Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering

  • Knowledge of static equipment design and fabrication requirements
  • Familiar with API, ASME, NACE, CSA, and other relevant codes and standards, as well as jurisdictional and legal requirements for pressure equipment
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office, and a working knowledge of SAP and LiveLink is preferred; knowledge of specialized mechanical engineering software is an asset
  • Strong communication skills, capable of understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of the project management, engineering and operations groups and building effective relationships with these groups
  • Mentorship, leadership, and influencing skills will be required to provide strong technical direction to contractors, customers and to the static equipment team
  • You continually seek greater knowledge about the systems, processes and hazards in the workplace, in order to understand not just what you do but why you do it
  • You demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset, pursuing operational excellence through a disciplined process to improve effectiveness, efficiency and sustainment of processes and services

Working Conditions

  • This is a Calgary-based office role with regular working hours

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
    Aug 18, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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