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Thermal Operations Power Engineering Summer Student (May 2023)

Website Cenovus Energy

Full Job Description

Worker Type: Employee


Job Post End Date: 01/09/2023

About this opportunity
Cenovus is looking for Power Engineering students who are seeking an opportunity to gain practicum experience in a plant environment at our Thermal Operations in Saskatchewan. Some of our facilities are located anywhere from 1/2 hour to 1 hour outside of the city of Lloydminster. The rest are located 1/2 hour to 1 hour from the City of North Battleford. Summer placement of the successful candidates will be dependent on place of residence to determine the best facility to be located at for the practicum duration. We are looking for individuals who can bring fresh ideas to the table, and who are willing to learn from some of the industry’s most innovative and talented people. If this is you, consider applying for one of our practicum positions.
About Cenovus
Cenovus Energy is a company with a big purpose – to energize the world and make people’s lives better. We do this by focusing on sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner and committing to top-tier safety performance and environmental, social and governance leadership in all that we do.
We operate in Canada, the United States and the Asia Pacific region. Our operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, thermal and conventional crude oil and natural gas projects across Western Canada, crude oil production offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and natural gas and liquids production offshore China and Indonesia. Cenovus’s downstream operations include upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States.
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  • Follow the utility/process plant operators and become familiar with the daily tasks of the unit operators job requirements
  • Perform water tests with a plant operator
  • Troubleshoot process upsets/problems with the unit operator
  • Trace piping drawings, read through documentation pertaining to process equipment
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of your practicum term
  • Available to begin work in May 2023
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Critical thinker and ability to work independently with limited supervision in a fast-paced, high-performing, team environment
  • Flexible to changing work demands and ability to prioritize
  • Innovative, with a strong desire to learn and the ability to encourage new ways of looking at problems, processes or solutions
  • Understanding of key safety principles and demonstrated safety leadership
  • Must be willing to follow a 7&7
  • This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the Cenovus Drug and Alcohol policy which includes pre-assignment testing
  • Currently enrolled in first year of a Power Engineering program, returning to the program following the work term
  • Attached copies of transcripts
Please submit a resume and transcript in one (1) PDF document. Applications without a recent transcript will not be considered.
Working Conditions
  • May include frequency of travel, sitting, standing, computer work, lifting, driving, working at site, etc.
  • Modes of transportation and/or schedules may change from time to time in accordance with changing operating needs and transportation availability.
Safety Sensitive
  • This may be a safety sensitive role and as such you will also be required to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during required work hours. Furthermore, you will also be required to pass the pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment requirements.
  • Safety sensitive positions may require the operation of a motor vehicle, applicants are asked to provide a recent (i.e. issued within the previous 4 weeks) original driver’s abstract, for the preceding 5 year period, if offered the position. A valid Canadian class 5 Drivers License with no restrictions (i.e. non GDL) is a requirement for this role.
  • Requires a valid H2S alive ticket
Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum payment to assist with relocation expenses.
Depending upon location of residence during the summer practicum, rides to and from work may be an option, but not guaranteed.
Additional Information
  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.
  • Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • If you require assistance / accommodation with your application, please email

At Cenovus we embrace diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities and unlock innovative solutions. We define diversity as the variety of people, including all of the unique attributes of our staff, as well as the variety of ideas within our organization. Building an inclusive workplace by drawing on the skills and talents of a diverse workforce provides Cenovus with a competitive advantage. We believe it’s important to maximize the potential of everyone who works for our company and ensure people feel respected, appreciated and heard. We define inclusion as ‘diversity in action,’ creating an environment of involvement, respect and connection, where various ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create business value.
Note: The application deadline for this position is Jan 8, 2023 at 11:59pm.
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