ConocoPhillips Emergency Response Consultant in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Emergency Response Consultant


Job Number: 00RFS

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, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

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.

Crisis Management & Emergency Response (CM&ER) Group Overview:

The group is responsible for implementing, managing or coordinating various components of the ConocoPhillips CM&ER program including the following:

  • Corporate Crisis Management Plan

  • Global Incident Management Assist Team (GIMAT)

  • Global Emergency Management Council (GEMC)

  • Crisis Management Support Team (CMST)

  • Subsea well response programs

  • Crisis management, emergency response and oil spill preparedness and planning

  • Tier II and III training and exercises/drills

  • Technical support to BUs when requested

  • Industry advocacy groups with clear business alignment (API, IOGP, etc.)

  • Emergency communication system & processes

  • Coordination support of globally available external response providers

Position Description

This is one of three full time Emergency Response Consultant positions and reports with-in the Corporate Health Safety and Environment, Crisis Management and Emergency Response (CMER) organization. The position is responsible for supporting the implementation of ConocoPhillips’ Health, Safety and Environmental Management Standard, as it relates to emergency management, Crisis Management Plan, and Incident Management Processes.

Occasional, and sometimes with little notice, domestic and international travel may be required in support of business units to assist with preparedness and planning; participating in industry work groups and special projects; and in support of actual incident management.

While efforts are made to provide a balanced work schedule through mechanisms such as an on-call/off-call schedule and division of assignments across the Emergency Response Consultant Team, required exercises and unplanned events necessitate a flexible view to work schedules and travel for this role.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitating the Crisis Management Support Team (CMST) and sub-components such as Functional Support Plans to ensure the organization is fit-for-purpose, staffed, trained and maintained to respond to any credible Tier III crisis/emergency in ConocoPhillips

  • Ensuring Functional Support Plans contain appropriate and adequate information and are updated annually

  • Representing the CM&ER Group in working with internal and external Emergency Response Planning Teams

  • Ensuring the Global Incident Management Assist Team (GIMAT) is effectively structured, maintained, and remains current on necessary training

  • Facilitating the annual GIMAT exercises and training

  • Facilitating GIMAT deployments including standard operating procedures and maintaining a globally applicable emergency communication callout out system

  • Providing necessary support and onsite assistance as requested by the Business Units (BU) including:

  • conducting emergency drills/exercises;

  • assist in obtaining necessary emergency response tools that support a regional and local response effort;

  • support/lead development of their Tier I /II response capability;

  • evaluating and maintaining robust emergency response plans;

  • conducting Incident Command System Training specifically designed for managers, supervisors and front-line employees

  • Representing ConocoPhillips in industry work groups focusing on oil spill preparedness, research & development, and Joint Industry Programs as appropriate

  • Supporting an actual emergency response or unannounced regulatory exercise which exceeds local capabilities

  • Participating in the corporation’s 24/7 Hotline Call rotation.



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • 3 years of direct Safety, Health, Environmental, Operations, Marine, Drilling, Security and/or Emergency Management experience

  • In extreme cases, the ability to travel between 25% - 50% domestic and international in a 1 year period sometimes with little notice in case of emergencies.

  • Basic knowledge with Emergency Management and the Incident Command System


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Safety, Environmental, Engineering, Technology, Project Management or related field of study

  • 5 years of direct Safety, Health, Environmental, Operations, Marine, Drilling and/or Emergency Management experience in the upstream oil and gas industry on land and/or offshore

  • International work experience or exposure

  • Certifications Preferred: CSP, CHMM, CFPS, CERM, CEM

  • Actively communicates and takes time to safely perform work to protect our people and environment

  • Team player. Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • Technical Expertise

  • Strong working knowledge of the fundamentals of Emergency Management and the Incident Command System

  • Experience and understanding of Upstream Oil & Gas operating practices, major facility types and associated risks ideally obtained through hands-on upstream business unit experience

  • Sound understanding of risk registers and contingency plans

  • Strong desire to continue to learn and develop, professionally

  • Organization/Planning

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work in cross functional team environment and accomplish results under extreme pressure while remaining flexible to rapidly changing conditions and priorities

  • Apply a systems or project management approach to developing contingency plans, exercises, or training events

  • Ability to work with high degree of ambiguity

  • Good coordination skills

  • Interpersonal Skills and Cultural Sensitivity

  • Builds positive relationships across organizations that foster a strong and trusting work environment

  • Proficient and accurate in written and verbal communication and comfortable working in all levels of the organization.

  • Must exemplify ConocoPhillips SPIRIT values.

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups (contractors, government agencies, various cultures)

  • Leadership Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective leader. Must be able to process information and make decisions under stress (decision making)

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments (results orientation)

  • Team Building

  • Must be a strong team player with an ability to carry out assignments with minimal guidance while possessing the ability to participate in and influence team decisions.

  • Must be willing to collaborate to achieve common goals

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 October 18, 2018.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). 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: Health, Safety, Environment, and Regulatory

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Emergency Response Consultant