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We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.
We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.
We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.
ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.2 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2022. The company produced an average of 200 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest legacy conventional oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope: Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates several fields on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.
Located on Alaska’s North Slope in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), the Willow project is estimated to produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day at its peak. During construction, Willow is expected to create around 2,500 jobs, with a majority of labor provided by union workers. The development is estimated to create 300 permanent jobs.
The economic impact of the Willow project will be sizable. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) estimates, Willow could generate between $8 billion and $17 billion in new revenue for the federal government, the state of Alaska, the North Slope Borough, and local communities. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure.
Learn more about the Willow project here.
The Willow Pipeline Construction Superintendent is a direct report to the Willow Infrastructure Construction Lead and supports the Willow Field Superintendent during field execution. The position is responsible for all of the Willow pipeline and cross country power scope including ~200 miles of pipeline, ~8500 vertical support members, ~30 miles of power and fiber, and (3) ~1 mile horizontally directionally drilled under river pipeline bores. The work will be executed on 2 geographically distinct work fronts spanning 85 miles. Reporting to the Pipeline Construction Superintendent are Construction Supervisors responsible for delivery of their assigned work scope. The Pipeline Construction Superintendent is accountable for validating the final construction plans, approving the construction readiness process prior to contractor mobilization to the field, and for managing all assigned North Slope activities during construction.
This is a North Slope-based rotational position (2 week on/2 week off) that will start initially as Anchorage-based temporary assignment through 2023 before transitioning to regular rotational work schedule in 2024.
- Review and finalize the field construction plan for each year’s work scope
- Provide input to and implement the construction support strategies and processes (camps, aviation, ground transportation, construction equipment, and laydown)
- Participate in candidate selection process in support of the overall construction resource plan
- Support the development of construction work schedules for contractors and field staff
- Onboard all assigned resources and verify satisfactory working knowledge of all Company processes and assigned project scope to ensure successful execution of the work
- Support the development of contract and procurement strategies, Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and participate in evaluation of contractor(s) proposals and make recommendations for award as part of the evaluation team
- Actively promote Company knowledge sharing; apply best practices, synergies, and lessons learned from other projects and operations
- Ensure the Readiness Checklist is completed, and that all action items are satisfactorily addressed before approving Contractor mobilization
- Ensure a smooth transition of the Construction Plan to the field
- Provide oversight and supervise all assigned construction resources to ensure key project milestones are achieved and all company execution standards are met for scope, cost, quality, and HS
- Monitor Contractor performance of work through the Construction Key Performance Indicator Reports.
- Direct the Contractor in the areas of performance and performance improvement opportunities
- Ensure periodic Progress/Performance Review meetings occur with Contractors, Construction Leadership and Project Management Teams
- Interface with and provide oversight of construction contractor field leadership
- Lead interfaces between field construction contractors
- Manage day-to-day activities for all assigned construction contracts to deliver requirements of contracts
- Support overall project execution including SIMOP’s activities with Drilling, Completions and Operations
- Ensure implementation of the agreed upon execution strategy with respect to key priorities and milestones
- Monitor field progress against plan, communicate any significant deviations from plan, implement approved plan changes
- Proactively lead HSE performance and culture by communicating, fostering, supporting, and implementing HSE policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and objectives
- Demonstrate the importance of ConocoPhillips Life Saving Rules by supervising work site conversations and performing verifications
- Perform jobsite walk-downs, review contractor THA/JHA, provide recognition for safe work execution and task planning
- Participate in onsite Contractor toolbox and safety meetings, reinforce COPA safety processes
- Implement adherence with permit stipulations issued by regulatory agencies
- Facilitate weekly Predictive Indicator meetings with the goal of improving Contractor safe work behaviors through analysis of proactive measures performed by the Contractor
- Facilitate safety engagement meetings with Company and Contractor field leadership teams
- Support the implementation of Behavior Based Safety (BBS) observation program with contractors
- Participate on the Incident Management Team as required and attend IMT Trainings and annual exercises
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
- 10+ years of pipeline project experience in construction supervision and/or construction management
- 5+ years of experience leading and delivering large construction projects safely and successfully
- 5+ years of experience managing interfaces involving multiple field construction contractors
- Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work in a remote work location on a 2 weeks on/2 weeks off work schedule
- Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work an Anchorage-based temporary assignment through end of 2023 before transitioning to North Slope rotational
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or relevant field experience, or foreign equivalent
- 15+ years of projects experience in construction supervision/construction management
- 5+ years of experience with above ground pipeline installation techniques in remote arctic locations
- 3+ years of experience with Horizontal Directional Drilling
- 3+ years of experience with ConocoPhillips Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
- 3+ years of experience with arctic construction practices
- 3+ years of experience as part of a team working on a large project and interfacing with project leadership
- Advanced level of proficiency with interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
- Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to lead multiple ongoing activities
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and across organizational boundaries
- Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results
- Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
- Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity
- Continuously demonstrates strong adherence to Company SPIRIT values
ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.
In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.