Downtown St. John’s serves as the hub of the local oil & gas industry. Many oil & gas companies, both producers (those which actually recover oil & gas) and supply and service companies (those which provide services and complete tasks necessary to make oil & gas recovery possible – such as engineering, construction, fabrication, transportation, customs, recruitment, etc.) choose to locate their headquarters and offices in downtown St. John’s. As a result, many onshore positions in the local oil & gas industry are located in office buildings in the downtown area of the capital city.
Business and Administration:
- Human Resources Advisors – provide a full range of support to a company’s employees from recruiting personnel, to developing and negotiating benefits packages to counseling and disciplinary actions.
- Accountants – monitor the financial aspects of a business.
- Administrative Assistants – assist in the day to day operations of the office.
- Contracts Administrators – negotiate contracts, assess and evaluate bids, budgets and performance, and keep record of deadlines, extensions and changes to contracts over the contract period.
- Buyers – research, evaluate and buy products for companies to either resell to customers or use in their everyday operations.
- Communications Advisors – provide advice on how a company communicates with the public, media, government and its own workforce. They are usually the interface between a company and the general public, media etc., and develop strategies and programs to facilitate communications.
Engineering and Earth Sciences:
- Civil Engineers – assist in the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, such as buildings and roads.
- Mechanical Engineers – analyze, design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.
- Drilling Engineers – design and manage the drilling of wells.
- Instrumentation Engineers – design the electronic components of the process control equipment used in the process facilities.
- Geophysicists – work with Geologists and Reservoir Engineers to define the size of a reservoir and the rock properties so they can determine the best method to extract the hydrocarbons from it.
- Geologists – analyze the rocks in the reservoirs and interpret seismic data to allow an oil company to decide the optimum location to drill to discover oil & gas reservoirs.