Communications Advisor

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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Comminications Advisor

Contract: 18 months

Location: St John's Newfoundland

As a senior communications contractor based in St. John's, you'll be responsible for providing expert communication counsel. This senior communications role will primarily support both internal and external functions, enabling effective communications across all areas of the business. As part of the broader Exploration & Production and In Situ portfolio, your work may also involve support for our operations in other areas including Norway, the UK and Alberta.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide strategic counsel and tactical communications support: evaluate opportunities, develop strategic plans and deliver collateral across a variety of communication platforms
  • Collaborate with business leaders, functional experts and members of communications team to engage and align stakeholder groups
  • Advise senior business leaders and communications partners on key business issues and risks, helping to navigate reputational challenges
  • Support delivery of communication strategies that build brand awareness, engagement and reputation
  • Provide timely support to the business during emergencies or critical events including initial response for issues management

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • More than ten years of experience in communications, preferably within a corporate communications setting
  • Experience as a trusted and essential communication consultant to internal or external client groups
  • Experience with issues and reputation management
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry - including joint-venture operations - is an asset
  • University degree or related post-secondary diploma/certificate in Communications, Public Relations, Business or associated field

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Superior communications skills, including planning, research, writing (print and web), editing and measurement
  • Strong individual performer - strong consultation, negotiation, relationship building and problem solving skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and team player, who knows how to engage diverse interests and build internal and external coalitions
  • Demonstrated ability to carry unstructured projects to completion within a changing environment, and work successfully with different types of people at many organizational levels
  • Able to manage client expectations and develop great partnerships, while managing priorities
  • A background or familiarity with both change and reputation management is an asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite with strong working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Alignment with values: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Working Conditions:

  • This position is based out of the St. John's office
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday.
  • Some irregular hours may be required for external engagement and to accommodate for time zone differences.
  • Occasional on-call communications support may be expected
  • Occasional travel between operating locations may be expected

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

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