at Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Location London, Canada
Date Posted January 15, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Are you interested in an employment opportunity that that combines your interpersonal communication and situational judgment skills with compliance to assist Petroleum Inspectors with help safeguarding the province's fresh water resources, interest in public safety and the wise use of our natural resources? Then consider this exciting position with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to assist with regulating oil, gas and salt solution mining operations in Ontario as part of a provincial compliance program.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will assist petroleum inspectors to:

plan, conduct and report on inspection activities to support compliance;
analyze inspection results to identify violations and determine the appropriate course of action;
work with individual operators to communicate non-compliance and the required deadlines for remedial work;
liaise with a range of operators and industry clients to promote compliance through education and awareness;
support work planning efforts to identify, prioritize and report on compliance activities.

How do I qualify?


You hold a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.
You have the ability to travel to areas not accessible by public transit to carry out inspections.
You have the ability to attain a Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Safety training certificate.
You have the ability to attain a Well Site Blowout Prevention training certificate.

Interpersonal, conflict resolution and communication skills:

You have the ability to assist with providing technical expertise and advice, explaining compliance requirements and responding to information and data requests and engaging with clients to meet compliance deadlines.
You have the ability to compose clear and concise written materials such as reports, briefing notes, and correspondence and information packages based on field observations.
You have the ability to assist with preparing and delivering effective presentations and representing the ministry in a professional manner in media interviews, public meetings and consultation processes
You have interpersonal and conflict resolution skills including tact and good judgement to interact effectively with industry, stakeholders and team members and the ability to relay information to clients (e.g. municipalities, operators, media) in a non-confrontational and positive manner.


You have the ability to assist with interpretation of provincial legislation, regulations, statutes, standards, policies and procedures for the purpose of conducting inspections.
You have ability to assist with carrying out field inspections
You have an awareness of drilling, plugging and production operations as it relates to the oil, gas and salt resources industries and the Ministry's role as a regulator of these operations.

Analytical skills:

You have the ability to assist with gathering and auditing information, identifying resource sustainability issues, assessing compliance, determining strategies/action(s) to be taken and providing technical input into compliance planning.
You have the ability to take initiative to assist with assessing compliance in potentially difficult or unsafe situations and to determine how to deal with uncooperative stakeholders.
You have planning and coordinating skills to assist with setting targets and priorities

Successful candidates may be required to undergo an employment screening check in accordance with the Ontario Employment Screening Checks Policy.


Proof of eligibility to work in Canada;
Has graduated or will graduate from an approved or legally authorized college or university with a degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma within the last four years;
Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MNRF 18-month placement and must not have participated in the MNRF internship program in the past.

How to Apply

Send applications to:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Petroleum Operations Section
Attention: Chelsea Ungar, Administrative Assistant
659 Exeter Road
London, ON N6E 1L3

Applications must be received by the end of the closing date with the Job ID number quoted.

Additional Information:
1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 659 Exeter Rd, 2nd Fl, London, West Region

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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