Senior unit contact engineer

Cenovus Energy’s Technical Services division based in Lloydminster, SK is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Senior unit contact engineer. Cenovus Energy’s Technical Services division is integral to innovative resource development in the energy sector. Specializing in technical expertise, it optimizes oil and gas operations through advanced technologies. As a key player, it contributes to Cenovus Energy’s leadership in sustainable and responsible energy extraction, showcasing a commitment to excellence in the industry. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Cenovus Energy
Department: Unit Contact Eng & Envr
Division: Technical Services
Position: Senior unit contact engineer
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: Salary is not mentioned, $38.00-$48.00 hourly estimated salary
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Lloydminster, SK, Canada
Job ID: R-405898


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English and French Language
Education: Candidates should have Bachelors Degree in Chemical/Process/Petroleum Engineering
Experience: Candidates should have Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and/or Refining experience of 8-15 years

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should be registered as P.Eng with APEGA/APEGS or eligible for immediate registration
  • The candidates should have experience with HYSYS refining simulation software or an equivalent
  • The candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, PPT)
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of ASME, API, and SBB codes and regulations, which will be advantageous
  • The candidates should have knowledge of federal and Saskatchewan provincial environmental regulations, which will be advantageous


  • The candidates should be able to develop and supervise the day-to-day operating targets and specifications of the Upgrader Complex units, identifying and communicating any deviations and corrective actions required
  • The candidates should be able to identify and communicate unit performance capabilities through mass and energy balances, process simulations, performance test runs, and vendor/specialist consultations
  • The candidates should be able to lead/participate in multidisciplinary plant-wide and corporate initiatives related to reliability, safety, and the corporate standards and procedures of Cenovus Operational Integrity Management System (COIMS)
  • The candidates should be able to initiate & participate in process hazard assessments for responsible units initiated by the management of change process, engineering work requests, and unit PHA revalidations
  • The candidates should be able to initiate and implement plant & process changes using the Management of Change process and play an integral role in planned and unplanned outages, providing troubleshooting, shutdown support, initial/final process equipment inspections, found work, and startup support
  • The candidates should be able to lead/participate in responsible units Root Cause Analysis and incident investigations using Intelex and ProAct methodology and provide support to evaluate, generate, and identify the feasibility of Engineering Investigations (EI’s) based on personnel safety, process safety, process reliability, unit efficiency, and profitability
  • The candidates should be able to develop & communicate Process Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for responsible units and work effectively with the Operations team to troubleshoot process deviations, inefficient operations, and make continuous improvements to plant safety, reliability, and efficiency
  • The candidates should be able to align with all HS&E requirements in the performance of this Position’s responsibilities and support the development of other unit contact engineers by coaching & mentoring
  • The candidates should be able to ensure all small projects and MOC’s are implemented safely and efficiently and closed out and lead and complete multi-disciplinary initiatives in a safe and timely manner
  • The candidates should be able to compile technical reports to support the implementation of MOC’s and large projects and review and update datasheets, P&IDs, and Line designations for all MOC’s and small projects
  • The candidates should be able to provide unit contact engineering support during Major Turnarounds & other plant outages & work extended hours (including weekends & after hours)
  • The candidates should be able to work closely with Operations and Maintenance teams to identify & resolve plant reliability and process efficiency deviations
  • The candidates should be able to perform and report on initial Feasibility Studies for Engineering Investigation notifications

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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