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Student, Geoscience

September 14 2020
Industries Energy
Categories Engineering, Engineering, Geological, Geotechnical, Mining, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Calgary, AB
Worker Type: Contingent Worker

Group: Talent Planning & Acquisitions Department

Job Post End Date: 09/27/2020

Cenovus is looking for highly motivated and ambitious Geoscience students to join our team. We are looking for individuals who can bring fresh ideas to the table, and who are willing to learn from some of the industry's most innovative and talented people. If this is you, consider applying for one of our student positions.

This is a 4 month term position beginning in January 2021 or May 2021 and will be based in our downtown Calgary office.

About Cenovus:

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian integrated oil and natural gas company. It is committed to maximizing value by responsibly developing its assets in a safe, innovative and efficient way. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and British Columbia. The company also has 50% ownership in two U.S. refineries. Cenovus shares trade under the symbol CVE, and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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Why we work at Cenovus:

  • Safety as a core value

  • Competitive compensation

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Community Investment activities

  • Inclusive work environment

  • Career progression/internal mobility opportunities

  • Company/team building events


  • In direct support of Cenovus’ current business plan, you will complete an Exploration or Exploitation project under the guidance of an experienced geoscientist

  • Participate in project work that will contribute to your geotechnical development in many areas, including stratigraphic interpretation, core description and analysis, well log analysis, geological mapping, seismic interpretation, and hydrocarbon volumetric analysis. Cross disciplinary development will be encouraged as well as business awareness of the oil and gas industry. 

  • Complete formal courses to aid in your technical development

  • Participate in a mentorship program which pairs you with another geoscientist to expand your exposure to different workflows and skills

  • Your job performance will be reviewed periodically throughout and appraised at the end of the term, culminating with a formal presentation to a range of stakeholders and evaluators.


  • Legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of your work term; able to produce documentation (e.g. work visa)

  • Currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate studies in a Geosciences program at an accredited post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies after the work term

  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Critical thinker and ability to work independently with limited supervision in a fast-paced, high-performing, team environment

  • Flexible to changing work demands and ability to prioritize

  • Innovative, with a strong desire to learn and the ability to encourage new ways of looking at problems, processes or solutions

  • Demonstrates collaboration by actively seeking out diverse people and organizations to collectively achieve business goals

  • Strong computer knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Experience with subsurface geotechnical applications would be an asset

At Cenovus we embrace diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities and unlock innovative solutions. We define diversity as the variety of people, including all of the unique attributes of our staff, as well as the variety of ideas within our organization. Building an inclusive workplace by drawing on the skills and talents of a diverse workforce provides Cenovus with a competitive advantage. We believe it’s important to maximize the potential of everyone who works for our company and ensure people feel respected, appreciated and heard. We define inclusion as ‘diversity in action,’ creating an environment of involvement, respect and connection, where various ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create business value.

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT SEPTEMBER 27, 2020.

This posting represents the desired scope, accountabilities, skills and experience requirements of the job. These requirements may be modified to support business needs. Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.


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