Mechanical / Reliability Engineering Student - September 2024


Calgary, AB, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

At Imperial, we work every day to responsibly develop Canada’s energy resources – applying technology and innovation to supply affordable, accessible and reliable energy while reducing emissions in support of a net-zero future. Imperial recognizes the important role we can play by advancing climate solutions within our operations and by providing lower life-cycle emission products to our customers. This effort is powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by a pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

Imperial honours diverse backgrounds so we can be a place where people can bring their full selves to work, no matter their identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

At Imperial, we want you to come for the position and stay for the career. As an integrated company, we are uniquely positioned to offer you a wide range of career prospects and growth opportunities through the course of your career with us. We invite you to bring your ideas and help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. 


Come be part of the Upstream Technical Department at Imperial which has more than 140 year history in Canada and a workforce of 5,500+ total employees. Our offices are located in Calgary, AB

What role you will play in our team

As a student engineering intern in Imperial’s Surface and Mine Technical organization, you will support the Kearl oilsands operation.  Your role will involve closely working with Operations, Maintenance, and Technical groups to design and implement engineering solutions related to the surface facilities at the Mine.  The role may also support the Reliability engineering organization in completed failure analysis investigations and improving equipment strategies to ensure the long term safe and effective performance of both plant and mine mobile equipment.

What you will do

  • Technical site support for day-to-day unit issues, opportunities identification, and short-term engineering initiatives
  • Support facilities surveillance, unit troubleshooting, optimization 
  • Provide technical support for production downtime and/or process safety events.
  • Design, specify, deploy, and sustain facilities designs leveraging Kearl’s design practices/tools
  • Conduct and support Root Cause Failure Investigations for Reliability Events
  • Conduct Reliability bad actor identification and analysis for various Mine and Plant Business Teams and equipment
  • Support and progress Equipment Strategy improvements for mine mobile and plant equipment to improve Reliability.
  • Collaborate with key Business Team stakeholders (Operations, Maintenance, Reliability and Technical)
  •  This is Calgary based on a regular 5/2 schedule (Monday to Friday).
  • This role reports to the Reliability and/or Facilities Engineering Supervisor, with primary direction from the Engineering Lead and the Kearl Business Teams 

About you

Skills and Qualifications

  • Completing a Mechanical or Mining Engineering degree program


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • Able to work individually, as well as in a team situation, with minimal supervision.


Start date: September, 2024


Location:   Calgary, AB

Other Considerations

  • We will carefully review your application, recognizing and appreciating the time and effort you put into it. We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of ExxonMobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted.
  • Work Term: 8 - 12 Months


Application Deadline: July 31,2014

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Imperial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals and encourages all eligible applicants to apply.

Imperial conducts business in a manner that respects the land, environment, rights and cultures of Indigenous communities. In the areas where we explore, develop and operate, Imperial engages Indigenous communities in open and forthright consultation and strives to establish meaningful relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Please see here for more information on Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at

Eligibility to work in Canada: All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. 

Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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