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May 19, 2013
Engineering and Related 1 or 2
Alberta's Oil Sands represent the third largest proven crude oil reserves in the world, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The Oil Sands Division has the end-to-end responsibility to manage and develop tenure and royalty policies and programs, and facilitate the development of Alberta's extensive oil sands deposits in a manner that provides an appropriate return to Albertans. The Project Engineering Team's role is to provide quality service and support to the Oil Sands Division in implementing the royalty policies, managing royalty risk during the policy implementation process, and identifying issues where policy changes may be required.
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Are you looking for a change of pace in your professional life? Interested in the royalty and regulation side of the oil sands industry? The Oil Sands Operations branch is searching for an enthusiastic engineer to join the team in delivering quality service to the Department. With a commitment to work/life balance and professional development, the Project Engineering and Approvals team is a positive place to work and grow. Take this opportunity to do your part to engineer Alberta's resource future!
Working with a group of talented and committed professionals, the Oil Sands Project Engineer is tasked with providing technical consultation and advice to the department including assessing royalty project applications, coordinating and conducting analyses, and drafting project descriptions for new approvals or amendments to royalty projects under the Oil Sands Royalty Regulation. This position aids in ensuring that effective business processes are in place to respond to the needs of this growing industry and related regulations, and must utilize engineering principles and sound business understanding to determine the appropriateness of submitted costs and assets, determining if they are eligible for inclusion into the royalty project. This position is the primary contact with applicants, engages in field site visits, and assists in the development of cost benchmarks and analysis of industry cost data to monitor the performance of existing projects on an ongoing basis.
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated professional with some industry experience out in the field. As this industry is constantly changing, the incumbent must be adaptable to change and willing to learn and grow as a professional. The key to success in this position will be the Project Engineer's ability to forge strong relationships with team members and industry, ensuring that open lines of communication are created. Success and excellence in this position is determined by the skill in which knowledge and technical competence is applied; superior verbal and written communication; and collaboration and leadership of projects and issues resolution.
University graduation in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent is required. Work experience in the oil sands industry in Alberta is an asset.
- Engineering and Related 1: E.I.T designation or equivalent is required with limited experience.
- Engineering and Related 2: a minimum of 5 years of experience and P.Eng. designation is required.
Eligibility for membership with the APEGGA is required. Experience with MS Office, various databases and GeoScout and Surfer are desirable. Project management experience, basic accounting experience, and knowledge of economic valuation and finance would be considered an asset.
ER1: $2,408.03 to $3,622.55 bi-weekly ($62,849 to $94,548 per annum)
ER2: $2,883.32 to $3,992.18 bi-weekly ($75,254 to $104,195 per annum)
This competition is being run at both the Engineering & Related 1 and 2 level.
This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government. Candidates with less experience may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Department of Energy, 2nd Floor North Petroleum Plaza, 9945 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G6. Fax: (780) 422-4299. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you require any further information on this job posting, please call Jonathan Hawkins at 780-644-8343.
We thank all candidates for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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