Co-op Student, Government Relations

  • Suncor
  • Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB) JOB NUMBER: 25149

Job Description

Job Overview Co-op positions at Suncor are more than just a work term. They provide you with significant and challenging work experiences to help enable you to determine where you want your career to go – better yet, many of our co-op students go on to become permanent Suncor employees after they graduate! You will work side-by-side with some of the most talented people in the energy industry, and your work assignments and mentoring will offer you extraordinary academic and career growth. In this position, you will report to the general manager and support the development and execution of our projects as well as work closely with the team to support tour preparation and coordination. You will also have the opportunity to build your skills in understanding, researching and analyzing different policy and regulatory risks to the business and the impact on the oil and gas industry. Key Accountabilities Provide support to the Policy and Regulatory Effectiveness project, including project logistics, implementation planning and execution Support the team with executive, association and government meetings for senior leader engagement, including preparation of briefing notes Monitor on-going government announcements, policy/regulatory environment issues or changes, and election related activities both provincially and federally Research high priority current and draft government policy and develop implication on our businesses from an economic and political perspective Provide ad-hoc support for other strategic government -related projects Monitor legislative agendas and consultation processes and specific standing committees’ agendas and hearings for studies and topics relevant to different areas of the business, if time permits Required Qualifications Experience and Education: Previous experience with public policy and understanding of how government works is an asset Currently enrolled in a formal co-op program in a 3rd or 4th year or masters of public policy or political science program at an accredited post-secondary institution, and returning to full-time studies after the work term Attach your transcripts with your application and clearly indicate the length of work term for which you are available Skills and Knowledge: Exceptional planning and organizational skills Strong written communication skills, with a preference for experience in writing briefing documents Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills are essential, along with the ability to build strong, positive relationships Proven understanding of how to conduct research and excellent analytical skills especially within spreadsheets You have a strong continuous improvement mindset You collaborate in order to achieve the best results and deliver the best outcome You don’t take or tolerate shortcuts and if the procedure is incorrect, you help to fix it Working Conditions This is a 12-month work term, from January 2019 – December 2019 This role may have occasional travel within Alberta Why Suncor Start your career at one of Canada's leading companies. Suncor looks for people who have the best to offer, and provides the same in return. We are committed to sustainable, ethical growth - Suncor is a company where you can contribute in a meaningful way, grow your skills and career, and achieve success. Business Overview 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. Not sure if this particular listing is the right opportunity for you? Please join our Talent Community at and click on Careers, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for the latest job listings and employment news. Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so if you are interested and qualified, apply now. JOB CATEGORY: Students & New Grads Job Segment: Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy