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ConocoPhillips Alaska - Sr. Project Lead - GKA Capital Projects in ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Title: Alaska - Sr. Project Lead - GKA Capital Projects


Job Number: 00SPQ

Our Company

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of March 31, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,318 MBOED for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business.

Alaska Overview

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska's largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 182 thousand barrels of oil and 9 million cubic feet of gas per day. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields, has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


ConocoPhillips Alaska is currently looking for a Senior Project Lead to join the Greater Kuparuk Area (GKA) Capital Projects Team. This position reports to the GKA Project Manager and is responsible for the safe development and execution of capital projects for the Kuparuk Field. Typical projects range in size from $5MM to over $200MM, and may include infrastructure upgrades, well tie-ins, drill site expansions, and pipelines. Workload may include a single, larger project, or multiple smaller projects at various lifecycle stages.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Acts as the main point of contract for all phases of project development and execution, from engineering through procurement, fabrication, field construction and startup

  • Accountable for safely developing and delivering projects to key performance indicators, including cost, schedule, and quality

  • Responsible for providing leadership and direction to multi-disciplined teams design engineers, construction professionals, and third-party contractors.

  • Accountable for engagement and alignment with project stakeholders, including COPA Operations and Development, state and local agencies, and other external partners.

  • Works directly with third party engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to produce results.

  • Frequent travel (up to 25%) from Anchorage to the North Slope, fabrication locations, and engineering office locations


Basic/Required Qualifications:

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering

  • 3 years experience in project engineering / capital projects

  • 5 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to work closely, gain trust, and build consensus with discipline engineering contractors, construction organization, equipment vendors, operations, and maintenance groups

  • Firm understanding of technical discipline engineering such as process engineering, piping design, instrument and electrical design, materials procurement, and construction support

  • Background in facility design, facilities operations, or construction work

  • Ability to complete multiple long-term projects simultaneously

  • Firm understanding of company business objectives and a dedication to develop projects that meet the company’s business needs

  • Enterprise view and an eye toward making business and technical decisions in support of the broader needs of the company

  • Ability to work with teams in an operating asset setting, focused to achieve overall cost and production

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to resolve issues that continuously arise in project work

  • Networking, communicating with all necessary personnel to improve overall project and production performance

  • Team-working skills and influence management skills

  • Ability to follow written project procedures should be accompanied by open thinking and willingness to challenge accepted practices to generate new ideas to improve business and project performance

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Strong communication skills to include writing, interpersonal, conflict resolution, public speaking, and stakeholder analysis

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and other partners

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, analyze data, apply to problem, and draw valid conclusions

  • Demonstrated ability to understand/interpret a variety of technical data in codes, and standards, mathematical or diagram form

  • Significant experience working effectively with standard computer applications (MS Office) that involve word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling programs

  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement, safety & environmental stewardship, and business ethics

  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of August 22, 2019 .

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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.

Job Function: Projects

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: ALASKA

Title: Alaska - Sr. Project Lead - GKA Capital Projects