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Career opportunities

We have our work cut out for us. We’re tackling today’s energy and environment challenges across the entire spectrum of the oil and gas business – from the moment we look for oil and get it out of the ground, to the journey to the plant, to the road and the home.

What does this mean for you? It means you will have an opportunity to learn more, and shape progress, across multiple areas of our business. When we step out to solve problems, we look at every step of the oil and gas journey. It means we rely on diversity of thought and experience in our workforce to deliver and innovate.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, there’s a career opportunity that matches your skills, your interests and where you seek to make a difference.

So where do you fit?

Are you an upstream, midstream or downstream person? Or, do you bring special skills that apply to all areas of business?

 Tapping it (upstream)

Are you fascinated by the natural world where oil and gas begin – the land, the challenges, solutions and the technologies that make it all happen? Maybe an opportunity in the upstream business is right for you. That’s where we explore for resources and get them out of the ground.

 Moving it (midstream)

For oil to meet energy demand around the world, we need to get it on the move. Are you interested in the puzzles that come with moving and storing these resources? We have 21 terminals across Canada, which help ensure reliability of fuel products to numerous regions. We also have product pipelines which provide a safe, environmentally friendly and vital way to transport both crude oil for refining and refined petrochemicals to consumers.

 Refining it (downstream and chemical)

Maybe you’re an inventor type with a curious mind, intrigued by the world of refining and chemical products. This is the sector that most impacts our daily lives. It’s where the oil becomes the road and the grease hits the gears. It’s trips to the cabin. It’s the plastic in your frisbee and the power that lifts airplanes. The downstream world turns raw potential into products that make the modern world possible.

 Selling it (retail)

You may already be familiar with our retail business. It includes the Mobil lubricants you put in your car, the Esso/Mobil gas station down the street – even the long-standing connection to hockey. While we no longer own or operate gas stations, we still have teams dedicated to selling product to distributers and wholesalers, managing and marketing the retail brands (Esso and Mobil), and overseeing our sponsorships.

Advancing it (research on all the above)

Knowledge is power. Reducing emissions, saving water, finding efficiencies and protecting the environment. That’s what drives research at Imperial.  We don’t just fund researchers… we hire them, we promote them and we invest in them. Our organization is taking the industry to the next frontiers of operational excellence through our research labs in Calgary and Sarnia and through collaboration with smart organizations and even smarter people.

 Supporting it

Do you have specialized skills that supports all the segments above? Whether your background is in finance, commercial, information technology, law, safety, human resources or a number of other fields – you will play an important supporting role in all we do at Imperial.
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I’m a recent graduate

It’s what you learn after you know it all, that counts. Those famous words from legendary basketball coach John Wooden ring true here at Imperial. We keep developing your skills by providing challenges, training, resources, feedback and opportunities to work with top-notch people in your field. The journey of learning begins from the moment of onboarding through to training, mentoring, challenging work and job rotations.

Take it from geological engineering grad, Tyrel, who wanted to do something new and important to Canada. Watch Tyrel talking about his career at Imperial.

"As someone who cares about the environment, what Canadians hold most dear… I think it’s imperative that Imperial remain at the forefront of technology to protect that environment."
Tyrel Sulzer

Geotechnical engineer

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I’m an experienced professional

You are needed. That’s because you bring experience to today’s energy challenges.

Expect a long-term career here with competitive wages, great benefits and training assistance. Take it from Lara Pella – she arrived at Imperial with more than 10 years of legal experience and a hunger for interesting, challenging work.

"It fascinates me that we work on everything that is going on in Canada and the Alberta business world. Public policy issues such as climate change, and acquisitions – I’ve been part of it all. I get to work on cutting edge issues because Imperial is always trail blazing."
Lara Pella

Assistant general counsel

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