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Regulatory & Environmental Specialist


Calgary, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As a Regulatory & Environmental Specialist you will be responsible to execute compliance programs and support field operations staff with any regulatory or environmental work items. Activities include: responding to regulatory/environmental questions or issues, interfacing with government authorities, leading compliance assessments, maintaining associated performance tools, and implementing improvement initiatives. The scope of this role is national and encompasses all Imperial Midstream assets across Canada. Assets include truck and rail terminals, marine dock loading facilities, and oil and gas pipelines. 

Responsibility for Regulatory and Environmental activities, which may include regular interface with Imperial Management, Operations, Projects, other support teams, and various levels of Government Officials with respect to the following:

  • Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) implementation for Regulatory Compliance and/or Environmental Protection
  • Effective and timely response to regulatory and environmental requests
  • Legislative impact assessments, ensuring detailed review of legislation, appropriate communication to stakeholders, and execution of action items
  • Regulatory and environmental compliance metrics tracking and stewardship
  • Project reviews to ensure regulatory and environmental compliance from development through to execution
  • Permit and license management, including renewals, variances, amendments, cancellations, and reports
  • Development and maintenance of procedures and manuals to incorporate current regulatory and environmental requirements
  • Regulatory compliance program planning and execution, including selection of sites to be assessed, application of assessment requirements, completion of field assessments, database maintenance, and report writing
  • Incident investigation of regulatory and/or environmental events, including confirmation of incident reporting requirements and effective closure of findings
  • Environmental performance reporting, including the calculation, analysis, and stewardship of VOC and CO2 emissions data, electricity usage, and waste generation
  • National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting, and emissions reporting at provincial and municipal levels
  • Other government-related reporting as required by operations and projects
  • Risk assessment participation and/or execution, and update of applicable site risk inventories
  • Environmental Business Plan development and stewardship, ensuring environmental projects are appropriately identified and progressed
  • Effluent and groundwater monitoring programs, requiring interface with sites, environmental consultants, and labs
  • Waste management practices, supporting site compliance, database administration, and waste reduction initiatives
  • Leads and/or supports special projects, assessments, and other continuous improvement opportunities, as required



  • Must have College/University degree  (Engineering, Policy, Environmental Studies, or similar)
  • High school diploma or equivalent is mandatory.
  • 3+ years experience in the Regulatory and/or Environmental field in Canada, with exposure to both Provincial and Federal requirements related to operating oil and gas facilities (useful knowledge includes: environment, fire code, occupational health and safety, transportation of dangerous goods, rail, marine, pipeline, emergency response, technical safety standards, etc.)


  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record are required.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills, with specific focus on preparing legally sensitive information
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Access, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, other database systems, etc.)
  • Ability to assess and react effectively and constructively to a broad scope of work items and changing work priorities
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills
  • Able to travel for work as required


Start date:  March 2019


Location:  Calgary, AB

Your benefits

  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve. 
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date) and one scheduled Friday off per month and five floating days annually for use at your discretion with approval.


Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation to meet energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Application deadline:  January 6, 2019



Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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