Students

Students

We're on the lookout for future energy professionals, enthusiastic high achievers who can bring fresh ideas to the table, and who are looking for real-world experience while being mentored by some of the industry’s most innovative and talented people.

Are you a progressive thinker who makes smart decisions and is always looking for ways to continuously improve or advance technology?

We offer students a variety of technical and non-technical career opportunities. These positions provide on-the-job experience, mentorship, professional development and enhanced training courses to help you reach your full potential. Below are a few areas we typically hire for and a glimpse into some of the daily duties these roles include. Right now, due to the current oil price environment, we have fewer positions available than we normally do. For a complete list of what is currently available, check the current opportunities.

Engineering

What does an engineering student do?

As an engineering student in the field your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Work closely with the process engineers in all areas of the plant
  • Compile and analyze trends
  • Collect process samples and lab analysis
  • Recommend process/equipment changes which enhance oil recovery
  • Reduce costs and waste
  • Promote equipment reliability
  • Minimize environmental and safety risks
  • Synchronize metering schematics
  • Review area pipeline gathering systems to ensure accuracy
  • Monitor and maintain booster compressors
  • Monitor and maintain field separator packages
  • Comply with regulatory inspections
As an engineering student in one of our offices your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Analyze reservoir pool characteristics
  • Collect and analyze root cause investigation data for equipment failures
  • Assist with data analysis to help determine patterns in steam-assisted gravity drainage well failures
  • Collect equipment data collection and monitor inventory for newly installed field equipment
  • Develop compressor performance curves to determine if the compressors are optimized
  • Analyze influence of wellbore corrosion from reservoir characteristics
  • Maintain up-to-date inactive well list and abandonment list
  • Evaluate waterflood optimization
  • Gather and prepare enhanced oil recovery data
  • Work with geology and geophysics to correlate offsetting production to geology/seismic parameters
  • Identify potential drilling locations on undeveloped land base based on findings
What qualifications are required?
  • Second year engineering students (or third year in a five year program) will be considered for field positions
  • Third year engineering students (or fourth year in a five year program) could qualify for office positions
Accounting

What does an accounting student do?

As an accounting student your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Update Sarbanes-Oxley documentation around entity and process level controls
  • Execute internal control test plans required for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Design and perform tests to ensure suppliers comply with contract terms and policies, as needed
  • Build and maintain a cooperative working relationship with customer groups
  • Assist with other engagements as required, as per Cenovus's internal audit plan
  • Process the monthly non-operated billings received for payment; review charges on the billings to verify accuracy of the charges, seek approval for payment, and book the charges to the appropriate cost centre in JDEdwards accounting system
  • Process manual invoices received monthly for payment (e.g. road usage invoices, surface rental and mineral invoices)
  • Prepare and book manual invoices into the accounting system/accounts receivable module as required
  • Prepare various journal entries as required each month to complete the month end process (e.g. manual overhead, third party fees and coding corrections)
What qualifications are required?
  • Students in their third year accounting studies will be considered for these positions with preference given to those who are pursuing a CMA/CGA designation
Geology

What does a geology student do?

As a geology student your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Correlate and map the regional coals that appear on the Suffield Military Block; coals need to be correlated to provide consistency; mapping the structure of the coals may help identify structural highs which affect development of Glauconitic and Ellerslie plays
  • Collaborate with geophysicist and senior geologist to interpret and map BQ channel sands in a smaller project area
  • Pick BQ locations for future drilling
  • Map regional water trend and salinities
  • Map a competitor steam-assisted gravity drainage producing property in detail
  • Develop depositional model by viewing core correlating regional cross sections; incorporate production data and determine quality of reservoir in relation to its peers
  • Incorporate regional mapping to predict future opportunities
  • Compile regional geology maps; differentiate between, upper, middle, lower McMurray
  • Aid in developing paleogeography and depositional environment for the McMurray formation
  • Assist in daily drilling operations
  • Work with geophysics and reservoir engineering to correlate offsetting production to geology/seismic parameters
What qualifications are required?
  • Students in their third year of geology studies will be considered for these positions
Environment

What does an environment student do?

As an environment student your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Assist with office management of environmental programs and work related to project execution
  • Manage databases
  • Enter and verify data
  • Assist with preparation of authorization(s) for expenditure (AFE)
  • Manage workflow and general filing
  • Attend field trips with or without an Environmental Advisor to review projects
  • Collect soil or water samples
  • Participate in ride-alongs with environmental consultants
  • Training and review on well site and facility operations
What qualifications are required?
  • Students in their third year of environmental science studies will be considered for these positions
Land

What does a land student do?

As a land student your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Review leased fee lands (accumap/geoscout) and identify non-producing wells
  • Review lease files to determine course of action
  • Prepare information for legal and team presentations
  • Prepare and monitor notices
  • Review non-core areas for pipelines that can be assigned to active operators in the area
  • Prepare competitor analysis
  • Identify opportunities in which Cenovus can use our non-core assets to improve our core area positions
What qualifications are required?
  • Students in their third year of petroleum land management studies will be considered for these positions
Finance

What does a finance student do?

As a finance student your duties may consist of any of the following:
  • Assist in the maintenance of debt compliance on both bank credit facilities and indentures
  • Assist administration of inter-company loans, letters of credit, dividend program and inter-company debt
  • Assist in the collection of peer data
  • Provide additional analysis and ad hoc work as required
  • Deliver timely and accurate pertinent information
  • Establish and maintain best practices
What qualifications are required?
  • Students in their third year of finance studies will be considered for these positions

Student experience

Regardless of the department or position you’re hired for, you’re here for a full student experience. As a student you’ll have the opportunity to attend networking events, field trips and be a part of our volunteer initiatives. You’ll have the chance to get to know fellow students and share your experiences at student events. And you’ll have access to our Social Club which offers special discount prices for different activities.