What we offer

We offer a variety of student and new grad opportunities within a range of disciplines. These positions provide on-the-job experience, mentorship, and professional development to help start your career early. For a glimpse of what a few of these positions look like click on the following job profiles:

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 & 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 5-year program) will be considered for field positions
  • Third year engineering students (or fourth year in a 5-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

Here are some of the other positions we're looking for:

  • Geophysics
  • Human Resources
  • Economic Energy Asset Management
  • Risk Management
  • Events
  • Technologists
  • Safety
  • Law
  • Supply Chain
  • Information Services
  • Communications
  • Travel
  • Power Engineering
  • And more...


Our students aren't only here to work, they're here for a full student experience. Some highlights of the student experience at Cenovus include:

  • Formal networking and learning opportunities for students, ranging from technical presentations and lectures, to field trips and volunteer opportunities
  • Access to The Social Club which offers special discount prices for retail and activities such as theatre productions and sporting events throughout the year
  • Student events where you're able to share your experience with fellow students and get to know one another outside of work