Student- Power Engineer

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About Cenovus

When we became a company, back in 2009, we made a commitment to be a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources – the oil sands. It’s a commitment we take seriously.


By applying the latest technology and fresh, progressive thinking to our work, we’re able to minimize our impact on the environment while safely producing energy resources the world needs. These energy resources help transport people, goods and services. They heat and cool homes. And they’re used to make everyday items like detergent, smartphones and sports equipment.

We’re focused on two growth platforms to create long-term value for our shareholders. That includes our top-tier assets in the oil sands region in northern Alberta where we drill for oil and use specialized methods to pump it to the surface. We also have a large land base with significant production in the Deep Basin, a liquids-rich natural gas fairway in Alberta and British Columbia. In addition, Cenovus has other established conventional natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan and 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries. We’re based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol CVE.


Work Environment

These are 4 month term positions beginning in May 2018 and will be based in either our Christina Lake Facility or our Foster Creek Facility.  


These positions are camp based, supporting our operations at Foster Creek and/or Christina Lake and working a shift of 7 days on 7 days off. Foster Creek and Christina Lake sites have full service camp facilities. Depending on your place of residence and your shift rotation, bus and/or air transportation to/from site is offered from designated departure points in select locations. Foster Creek and Christina Lake are serviced by flight Hubs in Calgary and Edmonton as well as bus transportation to the sites from La Corey, Lac La Biche, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake, AB. Modes of transportation and/or schedules may change from time to time in accordance with changing operating needs and transportation availability. 

About this opportunity

Cenovus is looking for first year Power Engineering students who are seeking an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a plant environment.  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 student positions.


  • 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
  • Acquire steam time toward your Power Engineering Certificate


  • Legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of your work term; able to produce documentation (e.g. work visa)
  • Available to begin work May 2018
  • Currently enrolled in first year of a Power Engineering program, returning to the program following the work term
  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Attached copies of your transcripts
  • 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 fly-in/fly-out schedule at either our Foster Creek or Christina Lake locations

  • 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


Other skills

  • Previous experience is considered an asset


Candidate Notification

Following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online message confirming Cenovus's receipt of your resume. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries about the status of your application.



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