Engineering Students - Cold Lake


Cold Lake, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job Description

Imperial is recruiting for engineering students to assign to a variety of positions located at our oil sands production facilitity in Cold Lake, Alberta. You will be assigned to a specific position and department based on your interests, skills, knowledge, experience as well as Imperial’s business needs. Examples of assignments may include:


Materials and Corrosion Engineering Student
Work with the asset Materials and Corrosion Engineers to support our integrity programs for pipelines, piping and tanks. The individual will work on the Programmatics team provides specialty engineering support to the Cold Lake facility.  The individual will get a chance to work on an enthusiastic and highly technical team who support the day-to-day operation of 5 plants and >800 pipelines. Excellent opportunity to develop field based engineering experience. Individual will interface with additional technical resources in Calgary, Houston and Bangalore.


I&C Engineering Student 
Support control system, historian, alarms and maintenance databases.  Apply design fundamentals in developing, selection and application of data management solutions.  Analyze production data to identify process control issues and develop strategies to mitigate them.


Reservoir Surveillance Engineering Student
Support reservoir studies and surveillance for the Cold Lake Asset. Work term will be located in Cold Lake, Alberta and provides an opportunity for hands-on, field experience in areas of production engineering and surveillance, production optimization, reservoir management, reservoir performance evaluations, opportunity generation, and field trials or studies. Other tasks may include gathering and analyzing data to make recommendations for improvements in areas that drive value.


Subsurface Engineering Student
Support well performance (artificial lift) and casing integrity optimizations and studies within the Cold Lake Subsurface Engineering Team.  Work term will be located in a Cold Lake, Alberta to provide an opportunity for hands-on experience with field operations, production engineering, well integrity, and well servicing activities.  Work scope may include tasks such as evaluating and implementing new well technologies and gathering and analyzing well data to make recommendations for improvements in practices.


Facilities Engineering Student
Troubleshooting and consulting on facility design and operating problems, working directly with operations and maintenance personal.  Prepare engineering designs using industry code and company standards for facility upgrades and replacement in kinds of piping, pumps, and all other process equipment.  Perform studies on enhancement opportunities, finalize studies with engineered design packages for execution. Provide engineering guidance on execution of facility upgrades, work directly with maintenance group and contractors.



  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s  Degree in Engineering
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong academic skills
  • Previous industry experience is considered beneficial, but not essential
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application



  • Commitment to safety on and off the job
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are required for the role
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, results-oriented individuals who are energized by working with people and by achieving superior results
  • A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are required
  • Work schedule: Full time position


Start date: January 2022


Work Term: 8 or 12 or 16 months  


Location: Cold Lake, AB

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.


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: September 26, 2021


Alternate Location:  

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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