Economist, Fiscal and Economic Policy Group

CAPP has an immediate need for an Economist to join a dynamic team of professionals that are responsible for the support and development of policy positions through quantitative analysis. This senior position works within a small team of experienced professionals and also provides guidance to staff and external consultants.

We are looking for an individual who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment and at ease presenting to senior oil and gas executives and high-ranking government officials. This is a one-year contract position reporting directly to the Manager, Fiscal Policy and Economic Policy.

The role focus will include:

  • Responsible for quantitative economic modelling of various energy scenarios and the presentation of findings to CAPP senior management, senior industry & government leaders; important to have a strong grasp of climate policies impacting the energy sector.
  • Support the internal CAPP climate team by providing economic briefs on various policy positions.
  • Maintain strong relationships and liaise with CAPP staff, CAPP member companies, governments, associations and public interest groups to identify and address emerging economic climate issues and priorities; to pursue desired policy changes and provide information on and enhance their understating of CAPP’s activities and positions.
  • Lead/support dialogue and consultation among member companies in relation to climate policy striving toward building consensuses.
  • Keep apprised of and proactively address regulatory, environmental, economic and social policy issues related to the energy sector.
  • Lead the development of economic policy submissions and assist in the formation of climate policy positions and interface with government departments and agencies on climate policy –related policy issues.
  • Other requirements as needed may include liaising with the investment community and the occasional media engagement.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably with experience in economic modelling with a strong understanding of climate policies relevant to the energy sector.
  • Experience in dealing with the government and its agencies. Strong written and oral communication, leadership, negotiation, stakeholder engagement and facilitation skills are required.
  • Post-secondary education preferably in economics/or business (e.g. B.A., B. Comm.) or equivalent; graduate degree preferred (e.g. M.A. Econ, MBA) or relevant designation (e.g. CA, CFA). Willing to consider someone with an engineering degree (P. Eng) and with strong experience in economic evaluations and familiar with climate policy.

Please send a cover letter and résumé in confidence to by August 27, 2017 referencing “Economist, Fiscal and Economic Policy Group” in the subject line. We thank all those who respond; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please note, given the urgency of this position CAPP will be reviewing résumés and interviewing qualified candidates prior to competition close. Applicants may be considered for future opportunities in the Fiscal and Economics group.

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