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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Environmental Assessment Officer

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is the world­class, independent regulator of offshore oil and gas activity off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of the federal and provincial governments. Created in 1986 through the Atlantic Accord, the C-NLOPB provides regulatory oversight of operator activities in the areas of health and safety, environmental protection, resource management and Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador benefits. The C-NLOPB invites applications for the position of Environmental Assessment Officer.

The Environmental Assessment Officer will be a member of the Board’s Environmental Affairs Department. Reporting to the Director of Environmental Affairs, the responsibilities of this position include:

  • Leading the Board’s participation in environmental assessments (EAs), including review of environmental documentation; liaison with operators and government agencies; and reporting and public registry obligations
  • Assist in the conduct of strategic/regional environmental assessments in support of the Board’s land tenure system, working with government agencies and others
  • Providing support to C-NLOPB management in discussions with federal and provincial agencies regarding the federal EA regime and preparing and implementing any required changes to the Board’s EA guidance, policies and procedures
  • Acting as the primary technical contact respecting monitoring of environmental effects from offshore-related activities
  • Providing support to the Director of Environmental Affairs, including preparing reports and briefing documents
  • Representing the Board on external technical committees

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or environmental science and have at least five years related work experience, including at least three years direct experience in environmental assessment. Experience in the marine sciences would be considered an asset. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for this position.
Interested persons can apply in confidence by June 4, 2018 to:

Human Resources Manager
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
1st Floor, TD Place, 140 Water Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 6H6
E-mail: or Fax: (709) 778-1473

Any personal information you submit to the C-NLOPB in support of an application for employment is protected under privacy legislation. Our complete Privacy Statement and further details about the C-NLOPB can be accessed on our website at

The C-NLOPB is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce.


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