Student, Commercial - Toledo, OH (Spring 2025)

Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Worker Type: EmployeeGroup: Optimization & Performance - Toledo DepartmentJob Post End Date: 11/01/2024

Tentative Start Date: January 6, 2025

Location: Toledo, OH

Length of Term: 4 months

About this opportunity

Are you seeking an exciting Co-op opportunity full of meaningful, diverse, and challenging assignments working alongside industry-leading professionals? You will be part of a driven, and collaborative team completing important projects while receiving the mentorship, knowledge, and experience to develop the skills you need to build an exciting career.

Cenovus is looking for students seeking an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a refining environment. 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.

What we offer

  • A multi-discipline program with meaningful, hands-on work experience
  • Networking events coordinated by the New Grad Committee including group mentoring from senior/executive leaders, lunch ‘n learns, guest speakers, technical presentations, and holiday celebrations.
  • Wide support network including direct leaders, program leads, human resources, peers, mentor(s), New Grad Committee, and buddy.
  • Structured goal-setting and performance evaluations.
  • Opportunity to present work-term learnings to the Cenovus Leadership team.
  • Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum relocation payment to assist with relocation expenses.
    • Candidates must have their means of transportation as there is no public transportation in field locations.

What you’ll do

  • Develop, modify, and maintain economic models for new and existing projects under the direction of the Commercial & Development team.
  • Assist in the coordination and compilation of annual Business Plan, Budget & Forecasts, and Capital Plan.
  • Maintain and update all required input fields within IPS (pipeline’s integrated management software system).
  • Identify, evaluate, and present business process improvement and streamline opportunities to optimize the asset and procedure.
  • Actively investigate and stay current on changing conditions in the business environment, industry, & customer operations, and investment opportunities.
  • Research customer and market activities to support the Commercial & Development team.

Who you are

  • Available to begin work on January 6, 2025
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States .
  • As this position requires the operation of a motor vehicle, a valid US Driver's License is required.
  • Previous experience is considered an asset.
  • Strong attitude for carrying out all work in a safe, cautious manner while following safe work practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineer, Commerce Undergraduate Program specializing in Finance or Economics, or an Engineering Undergraduate Program
  • Preference will be given to students in 3rd or 4th year.
  • Currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution at the time of intended work term and returning to full-time studies after the work term OR registered in an accredited post-secondary co-op or internship program for the duration of the work term.
  • Candidates currently enrolled in either a master’s or Ph.D. program at an accredited post-secondary institution may also be considered.
  • Strong academic performance
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week during the scheduled semester.
  • Attached copies of transcripts
  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.

Working Conditions

  • May include frequency of travel, sitting, standing, computer work, lifting, driving, working at site, etc.

Safety Sensitive

  • This is a safety sensitive role and as such you will also be required to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during required work hours. Furthermore, you will also be required to pass the Cenovus pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment requirements.
  • Safety sensitive positions require the operation of a motor vehicle. A valid US Driver’s License with no restrictions is a requirement for this role.


  • Students moving for their work term may be eligible to receive a lump sum payment to assist with relocation expenses.


Please submit a resume and transcript in one (1) PDF document.

Note: Applications without a recent transcript will not be considered.

If you require accessibility assistance to complete the on-line application or otherwise apply for an open position with Cenovus, its subsidiaries and affiliates, please email

Additional Information

  • New graduates are not eligible for student opportunities.
  • Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Learn more about our Student and New Grad program!
  • Interested in some of our past student experiences? Read their stories here.

Who we are

We’re an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary with oil and natural gas production operations in Canada and the Asia Pacific region, and upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.

We are currently the largest refiner in Ohio and transport products from our refineries in Lima and Toledo, Ohio and Superior, Wisconsin via pipelines, rail cars and trucks to customers throughout the United States

Sustainability has always been deeply engrained in Cenovus’s culture. We have ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in five focus areas – climate & greenhouse gas emissions, water stewardship, biodiversity, Indigenous reconciliation and Inclusion & Diversity – and are taking action to achieve them.

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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’re committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel respected, valued, and engaged. We strive for a collaborative, physically and psychologically safe environment where you can be yourself, feel a sense of belonging and thrive.

The requirements of this posting 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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