Special Advisor, Regulatory Reform

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 80 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues from crude oil and natural gas production of about $110 billion a year. CAPP’s mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream crude oil and natural gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

Position Summary

CAPP has an immediate opening for a regulatory reform special advisor to join a dynamic team of professionals and who will work closely with CAPP staff and an industry committee of subject matter experts dedicated to transitioning to a performance based regulatory regime, including managing the overall transition,  input into guidance development, management of change processes, and offshore standards development. We are looking for an individual who is comfortable working in a vibrant, collaborative and fast paced environment.

This role is an 18-24 month term position located at our St. John’s, Newfoundland office reporting directly to the Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic. The special advisor, regulatory reform will also manage the work of consultants and subject matter experts.

Job Requirements

  • Project Management/coordination of the performance based regulation (PBR) activities, work plan and timeline, while working with CAPP staff and the CAPP regulatory strategy committee (RSC) on meeting preparation and outcomes, including ensuring completion of action items, overseeing work of consultants and subject matter experts and monitoring of progress.
  • Act as liaison with Atlantic Canada regulators together with RSC members/CAPP staff as appropriate to address issues and coordinate regularly scheduled meetings with regulators’ staff and the RSC
  • Oversee the execution of various workshops (certification, management systems, standards, change management, etc.)
  • Liaise with CAPP Frontier Offshore Regulatory Renewal Initiative/Occupational Health & Safety workgroups to understand scope of proposed regulatory changes and identify any potential issues with implementation
  • As guidance documents are developed, provide support including gathering industry feedback and compiling submissions to regulators
  • Provide support to ongoing Canadian offshore standards development including development of a strategic plan related to standards application in offshore operations including a funding and oversight model

Qualifications and Experience

  • Specialized knowledge in the Atlantic Accord offshore regulatory regime
  • Post-secondary education preferably in Business or Engineering
  • 10-15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with experience supporting change management processes, risk analysis and in-depth knowledge of offshore regulatory processes
  • Must be eligible to work legally in Canada.

Personal Qualities

  • Team player with a commitment to accountability, leadership and the ability to present opinions, work towards consensus and manage conflicting opinions and directions
  • Enjoy working independently, quickly and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Personable, persistent, confident and comfortable working with all levels within the organization
  • Detail focused
  • Self-starter

Other Considerations

  • Travel may be required
  • After hours and weekend work may be required
Please send your cover letter and résumé in confidence to jobs@capp.ca by June 17, 2018 referencing “Special Advisor, Regulatory Reform” in the subject line. We thank all those who apply; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 
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