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.