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ConocoPhillips Marine Engineering Superintendent in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Marine Engineering Superintendent


Job Number: 00U91

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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 15 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.

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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.


If you are selected as the Marine Engineering Superintendent, you will ensure engineering, repair and maintenance needs of Polar Tankers are identified, planned, safely implemented on time and on budget, are reported in a timely/efficient manner and in compliance with regulatory and Polar Tanker requirements.

This position can be based in Houston, Texas or Bellingham, Washington.

This position is Safety Sensitive.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Work closely with Fleet Chief Engineers and other members of Polar Tankers to ensure maintenance and operational policies/procedures are carried out for all shipboard equipment

  • Provide technical support for vessels including preventive maintenance, voyage repairs, vessel operations and dry dock activities

  • Be available 24/7 for vessel assistance and oversight

  • Develop work scope, specifications, spare part, and equipment needs for the shipyard or major projects. Oversee RFQ process and evaluation and make final recommendations

  • Attend and lead shipyards, both foreign and domestic, and major repair activities as the owner’s representative. Ensure work is done safely, on budget, and is conducted to comply with corporate and regulatory requirements

  • Provide feedback into the Reliability Asset Management Process (RAMP) Manual and other Polar Engineering Procedures; monitor day to day activities to ensure that programs and requirements are being conducted in accordance with current procedures

  • Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and develop/implement corrective actions, and conduct after action reviews

  • Provide feedback for development of Fleet and Vessel specific Operating and Capital budgets and expenditures. Take responsibility for vessel’s budget, track and report spend, immediately report any issues with operating within given budget guidelines

  • Through vessel visits, evaluate operations and maintenance activities. Review all maintenance and reliability performance metrics with vessel staff

  • Work with vessel staff to seek continual improvement opportunities on all facets of our operations.

  • Work with vendors to seek out improved maintenance or operational improvement opportunities

  • Track and monitor critical spare part levels, continually monitor current requirements, and need for considering other spares

  • Use the NS5 Maintenance system for procurement, maintenance planning and record keeping

  • Seek opportunities for improving vessel and survey efficiencies, including using new technology or innovation

  • Actively participate in the Maintenance Excellence Team (MET), Safety Management Team (SEMT), and Corrective Action Request (CAR) meetings and requirements

  • Utilize and champion the Management of Change (MOC) process to evaluate proposed changes to systems, equipment and operational or maintenance processes

  • Champion and lead the accomplishment of Polar Tanker Goals

  • Provide crew performance feedback to the Manager, Fleet Engineering

  • Aid in the development of junior superintendent skill sets

  • Provide maintenance, technical and operational support to vessels; including producing Maintenance Bulletins as required



  • 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

  • Valid/current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

  • 5 years of seagoing experience

  • 5 years of experience as lead shipyard superintendent for US Flag Oil Tankers

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 25% of the time on a yearly basis, with little notice

  • Willing and able (with or without a reasonable accommodation) to:

  • Climb various ladders and stairs. The ladders and stairs range from 5 to 200 feet in height

  • Physically attend to vessels including confined space entry and environmental extremes

  • Stand for long periods of time

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Work extended hours when required


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Marine Engineering, or foreign equivalent

  • Chief Engineer or First Assistant License (USCG)

  • 7 years of experience as lead shipyard superintendent for U.S. Flag tankers

  • 3 years of experience working closely with team members, overseeing, and optimizing preventative maintenance (PM) and shipyard (SY) processes and procedures, responsibility for overseeing voyage and SY repairs, vessel performance and budgets

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft O365 applications: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Word

  • Advanced proficiency with, and ABS NS5 or other PM programs

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

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

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

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

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

  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, inspires innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity

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 17 , 2021.

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: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Marine Engineering Superintendent

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