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Environmental Advisor

Location:  Edmonton, AB, CA
Company:  Imperial

Job description

The Environmental Advisor is a primary point of contact for environmental and regulatory matters at the Strathcona Refinery.  This role is responsible for coordination and oversight of environmental activities and regulatory compliance programs for the site.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day environmental & regulatory guidance for operational, technical, maintenance, project and other departments on site
  • Regulatory compliance activities: review of applicable / updated regulations, developing compliance plans in consultation with affected refinery departments, implementing compliance plans according to established best practices and completing field verifications & validations
  • Coordination and participation in various assessments as required
  • Interaction with regulators and completion of any regulatory reporting as needed
  • Assist refinery with wildlife monitoring, advice, and interaction with wildlife contractors and regulators
  • Coordinating environmental and regulatory sampling, analyses and associated reporting as required
  • Coordinating 3rd party environmental consulting work on site as required
  • Environmental permit development and support as required
  • Development and delivery of environmental & regulatory training content as required
  • Completion of environmental & regulatory projects as assigned
  • Identifying, progressing and stewarding initiatives to improve the site’s environmental performance


  • Applicants must possess a University degree in Engineering, Natural or Environmental Sciences or another technical field related to Environmental & Regulatory management
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication required
  • 8-10 years relevant environmental & regulatory experience, with knowledge of refinery or petrochemical operations
  • Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal, decision-making and issue resolution skills
  • Well-developed planning, organizational and project management skills
  • Proficient computer skills, especially in MS Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Ability to work in both office settings and onsite operational units
  • Driver’s license and safe driving record are required
  • Knowledge of applicable Canadian & Alberta regulations highly desirable
  • Strong process improvement mentality; Six-Sigma green belt and above an asset
  • Knowledge of a behavior-based loss prevention system an asset
  • Occasional travel associated with this role


Start date: March / April 2018


Location: Edmonton, 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.
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date), one scheduled Friday off per month and five floating days annually for use at your discretion with approval.
  • 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.


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
Applicants must be permanently eligible to work in Canada. Proof of eligibility must be in the form of a copy of your Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate or Canadian certificate of permanent residence. Document must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility is required if an offer is made.


Application deadline: January 31, 2018


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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