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Employment Opportunity: Legal Counsel – C-NLOPB


The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) is the independent regulator of petroleum-related activities in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area, 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. On April 5, 2022 governments announced that the C-NLOPB will be renamed the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Energy Board, reflecting their intention to modernize the organization’s mandate to include the regulation of activities related to offshore renewable energy development.

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

Candidates must be eligible for membership or be an active member in good standing with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Qualified candidates have at least five years’ experience of legal practice evidencing strong analytical and negotiation skills.  Experience in administrative, labour/employment and corporate/commercial law is required.

Experience as in-house counsel or with providing advice to a Board or Government entity, as well as with oil and gas and law, would be considered assets. Knowledge of MS office suite and proficiency in speaking French would be beneficial.

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.

Interested persons may submit an application including mailing address, email address and contact number, no later than July 8, 2022 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: 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.