The Environmental Specialist – Canada – Petroleum Exploration will be responsible for supporting environmental processes and policies for entry and presence in Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) for exploration and appraisal. This role requires the ability to navigate and interpret local and national regulatory requirements as pertains to environmental responsibilities, develop relationships with key government agencies, and develop key internal relationships various internal teams to include Exploration and Appraisal, Well and Seismic Delivery, HSE, Supply, and Corporate Affairs.
Petroleum Environmental Requirements:
1.Support, improve and maintain the Environment Controls Framework as applicable to Canada Exploration Project including development of project specific needs to meet Our Requirements Environment and Petroleum Environmental Standards and Policies.
2.Support the Reporting and Assurance team in the adoption of new Group reporting requirements
3.Prepare and provide environmental awareness training for the project as necessary.
4.Assess the environmental risks associated with projects and spill and release scenarios.
5.Support and improve the process for responding to Group initiatives such as GHG reductions and Water stewardship.
6.Support functional Environmental Team in their preparation of annual water and GHG forecasts and the update of GHG and Water targets trackers.
7.Engage with functional environmental team in support of the environmental assurance audit process.
8.Maintaining and validate Canada Exploration Project inputs into the CMO Tool.
Canada Exploration Project Environmental Requirements:
1.Represent on technical committees of national industry associations (e.g. CAPP REA and CAPP Environmental work teams).
2.Development of environmental assessments with support from the project HSER team.
3.Support the development, maintenance, verification and reporting of Canada’s Exploration Project specific environmental plans/processes including:
a.Ice Management Plan
b.Oiled Wildlife Management Plan
c.Environmental Protection Plan
d.Onshore/Offshore Waste Management (plans, facilities, reporting ….)
e.Marine Mammal, Sea Turtles, and Sea Birds Management Plans/Monitoring/Reporting Processes
f.Fisheries Communication Plan
g.Fisheries Liaison and Compensation Program
h.Offshore Chemical Management Plan and support Chemical screenings and support WHMIS
i.Offshore Waste Treatment Guidelines
j.Potable Water Sampling Protocols for Rig and support vessels
k.Sound and Underwater Noise Plan/Monitoring/Reporting
l.Annual EA Reporting
m.EA Condition Closeout
o.Oil Spill Response Plan and Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA)
•Bachelors or greater degree in environmental related field preferred
•The candidate will have local knowledge/experience supporting environmental aspects off offshore drilling exploration campaigns
•10+ years experience supporting environmental programs
•Prior operator experience
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to work both within a team setting and at times be self-directed
•Experience working with Canadian regulatory agencies such as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
•Experience working with industry and local stake holders such as Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), One Ocean, Fisheries groups, Indigenous peoples, NOIA
St. John's, NL