• Legal Counsel
  • Position: Legal Counsel
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  • Organization: Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
  • Website: www.cnlopb.ca
  • Location: St. John's
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    December 11, 2020
  • Deadline to Apply: January 8, 2021
  • Compensation:

    The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is the 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 and its implementing legislation, 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 role

    The C-NLOPB invites applications for the position of Legal Counsel. This position will work under the direction and supervision of the General Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel. The Legal Counsel will provide legal advice related to statutory matters respecting the Atlantic Accord regime, operational matters, access to information and privacy, drafting and/or review of legal documents and agreements, and other advice as required.


    Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and be eligible for membership or is an active member in good standing with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Qualified candidates have at least seven years’ experience of legal practice evidencing strong litigation, analytical and negotiation skills. Experience in administrative, labour/employment and oil and gas law, as well as experience with public sector organizations in-house or as clients is required. Experience working on or providing advice to a Board would be considered an asset.

    The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal and networking skills that will promote positive relationships with C-NLOPB Board members, all levels of staff, and external stakeholders including governments and industry. Superior verbal and written communication skills are essential for this position. Candidates must have the ability to work independently. Knowledge of MS office suite is required. Proficiency in speaking French would be considered an asset.

    to apply

    Interested persons may submit an application including mailing address, email address and contact number, no later than January 8, 2021 to:

    Human Resources Manager
    Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
    240 Waterford Bridge Road
    The Tower Corporate Campus – West Campus Hall
    Suite 7100
    St. John’s, NL
    A1E 1E2
    E-mail: careers@cnlopb.ca 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 http://www.cnlopb.ca.

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