Safety Intern - Indigenous Internship Program


Cold Lake, AB, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description


A Safety position is available at Imperial’s Cold Lake, Alberta location.  This is a term position providing up to one year paid internship with the possibility of a one year extension.  Upon successful completion of the 2 year program, possibility for offer of full-time employment.

Your primary responsibility will be to  contribute to effective safety performance by providing in field direction, coaching, mentorship, support, and consultation to workers and front line supervisors to aid in achieving best-ever safety performance.  


This is an excellent opportunity as an intern to gain valuable experience in the oil and gas industry.  We offer you challenging, discipline-related work experience in an operating environment.

Transportation to and from the work site is provided to those within 80 km from the Cold Lake operations.  If you reside further than 80 km away, you are required to make arrangements for a pick-up point within the 80 km.


Key Responsibilities


  • Demonstrating safety leadership by providing on-going coaching/mentorship through hazard identification, behavior-based observations, etc.  Coach workers and supervisors on the use of safety tools that include but are not limited to:
    • Online Proactive reporting (IronSight)
    • Behavior Based Observations
    • Hazard IDs
    • JSA
    • Stop and Think
  • Minimum 60% on-site interfacing with the workforce 
    • Participating in on-site interfaces demonstrating safety leadership and providing the workforce with on-going safety coaching and attesting. For example, participating in toolbox talks, daily safety meetings, general safety meetings, site walkarounds, LPOs, etc.
  • Understanding online leading indicator data and developing insightful dashboards easily communicated by our front-line leadership.
  • Supporting the development of content for monthly safety meetings and provide the coaching and mentoring to front line supervisors for effective communication of the content
  • Supporting OI team in the development of specific safety initatives and projects
  • Participating in incident investigations (e.g. TapRooT/5 Why) investigations as required
  • Providing support for incident management, care management and classification
  • Monitoring and reporting on teams proactive reporting and safety performance (hurts, near misses etc.) 
  • Analyzing Leading Indicator data (using Tableau) and providing recommended focus areas for Front Line Supervisors

Key Responsibilities


  • Assisting front line supervisor with closure of actions from incidents, near misses, HIDs, observations and Loss Control Inspections
  • Attests, validates and verifies the application of safety tools from the Safety Management System, Work Management and OIMS standards (e.g. work permits, job safety analysis, stop & think, etc.)
  • Providing leadership, direction, mentorship and support to contractor Safety Advisors
  • Providing SSHE support to managers, superintendents and foremen in the strategic implementation of Cold Lake’s Safety Team key focus areas and tactics.
  • Providing problem solving and guidance on day to day field issues as requested by site
  • Managing numerous priorities simultaneously with tight and conflicting deadlines
  • Other tasks as required




  • Current enrollment in an OH&S related post-secondary program.



  • The ability to influence without authority
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Working knowledge of the type of work they will be supporting preferred
  • Experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of health and safety management systems
  • Technical expertise in the area of personnel safety and safety management systems
  • High level of analytical ability and strategic thinking required to gather and evaluate complex information obtained from a variety of sources and to formulate recommendations
  • The ability to lead and conduct audits and investigations
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and across the businesses
  • Effective communication, writing and public speaking skills are essential
  • The ability to develop and conduct presentations for a variety of audiences
  • Leadership skills to act as a role model, promoting a positive influence on the work of others through demonstration of technical expertise and effective interpersonal skills


Start date: Q2 ,2023


Work term: Up to a 1-year paid internship with possibility of a 1-year extension. Upon successful completion of the 2-year program, possibility for offer of full-time employment.


Location: Cold Lake, AB


Your benefits


  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enable you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement – these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve. 
  • Continuous learning environment – encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom-line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.

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


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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.


Application Deadline: April 06, 2023


Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

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 Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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