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Policy Analyst - Environment

Company: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Location : Calgary,AB
Company Profile

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 80 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues from oil and natural gas production of about $109 billion a year.

CAPP’s mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and natural gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

Job Description

CAPP has an immediate requirement for a policy analyst to join a dynamic team of professionals within the environmental group. The successful candidate will have a strong analytical and technical background to support land use and biodiversity priority issues and a number of high-profile initiatives and projects for the Canadian upstream oil and natural gas industry.

The role is primarily responsible for the analysis, development and communication of CAPP’s positions on government policy involving administering and leading project teams comprised of experts from industry with diverse backgrounds.

This is a full-time contract position located in Calgary, Alberta and reports to the Manager, Land and Biodiversity.

  • Keep apprised of and proactively address regional planning, biodiversity, cumulative effects and other environmental policy issues throughout oil and gas operating jurisdictions and federally.
  • Provide in-depth analysis to CAPP members in the development of positions, strategies, plans, and programs for managing priority issues and responses to all levels of government.
  • Work closely with CAPP staff and member companies, associations, stakeholders and various levels of governments, to develop consensus solutions on related environmental matters.
  • Facilitate, administer, and lead groups of oil and gas industry subject matter experts.
  • Interface with government departments and regulatory agencies, and present CAPP’s views to diverse audiences in a broad range of media and forums.
  • Maintain strong relationships and liaise with CAPP staff, CAPP members, governments, external companies, associations, and public interest groups to identify and address emerging issues and priorities, to pursue desired policy changes, and to provide information on and enhance their understanding of CAPP’s activities and positions.
  • Post-secondary education; preferably a degree in engineering science with a focus on environment, political science, public policy or business.
  • A minimum of four years’ work experience, preferably with oil and gas experience and a solid understanding of the upstream oil and natural gas development lifecycle.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada legally.

Personal Skills and Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present complex technical ideas, concepts, and opportunities to a range of audiences (CAPP members, government and regulators) in a manner which is professional, confident, clear and concise.
  • Ability to manage and independently prioritize multiple complex projects on tight timelines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong capability for facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution.
  • Proficient in thinking strategically, creatively and critically about long-term opportunities while proactively mitigating near-term risks and unintended consequences.
  • Knowledge seeker and attentive listener with a willingness to learn and ability to see multiple perspectives.

Please send your cover letter and résumé in confidence by March 4, 2021 referencing “Policy Analyst-Environment” in the subject line. We thank all those who apply; 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.