ConocoPhillips Facility Engineer - Kenedy in KENEDY, Texas

Title: Facility Engineer - Kenedy


Job Number: 00RI6

Company Overview:

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.


The Base Field Engineer role will report to the GCBU Base Engineer Support Supervisor and will provide troubleshooting and optimization to the Eagle Ford Assets. The engineer will support the development and consistent implementation of engineering and construction standards in the operation and modification of well site facilities, pipelines, central gathering facilities, and stabilization for all of Eagle Ford. The Facility Engineer will collaborate with representatives of multiple departments / disciplines based in both Kenedy and Houston. The position will be based at the ConocoPhillips Kenedy, Texas office and the candidate will be required to live within a 40-mile radius of this office location.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Provide coordination with Project Engineers, Production Operations, Environmental, Regulatory, HSE, Projects, Right of Way, Procurement, Drafting, and Maintenance to successfully develop and execute facility infrastructure plans in a changing environment

  • Providing troubleshooting and optimization support to operations to resolve day-to-day operational issues

  • Provide normal, shutdown, and emergency operations support

  • Develop/modify Operating/Maintenance procedures and assist with understanding / comprehension of material to provide safety and optimized performance

  • Act as key interface to ensure regulatory and HSE compliance

  • Provide leadership and strong advocacy for process and personal safety

  • Support Project Teams and Operations in the commissioning and start-up of new/modified facilities

  • Aid in the development of the scope of the work, preliminary and detailed design, cost estimating, equipment selection, procurement, and construction cost control

  • Develop projects (FEL0-Detailed Design) that improve the safety and Operability of the facility. Work with the Houston based Development and Execution engineering groups to ensure key interfaces / tie-ins are correctly implemented to maintain and maximize overall production

  • Support the management of the mechanical integrity programs interfacing with the Houston based Asset Integrity group

  • Support maintenance activities in the specification of replacement/new equipment

  • Monitoring and reporting on the progress of facility projects

  • Providing creative project options to meet critical time or capital requirements

  • Tracking and reconciling actual project costs with forecasts

  • Provide direct and impartial feedback to ensure corporate, BU, or industry code compliance

  • Leads efforts to ensure modifications, designs, and construction standards for equipment are fully understood and effectively managed through the corporate management of change (MOC) process

  • Lead MOC process for all activities that are directly supported including coordination with all support functions, submission of MOC, updating appropriate documents and completion of Pre-Start Up Safety Reviews (PSSR)

  • Lead and/or participate in Risk Assessments, PHA/LOPA, and Incident Investigations/Learning Teams

  • If required, direct the sourcing and oversight of any Engineering Contractor utilized on the project as requested by the Project Team



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, mechanical, or other related engineering discipline

  • 3 years of engineering experience

  • Intermediate experience with key industry codes & standards

  • Ability to travel to Houston as needed to interface with key stakeholders

  • Willing to live within a 40 mile driving radius from Kenedy, Texas


  • Chemical engineering degree or professional engineering degree

  • 5 year experience in oil and gas production

  • Experience in technical areas related to Facilities, Pipeline, Compression

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Understanding of Process Safety Management requirements.

  • Advanced knowledge of Technical Standards (API, ASME, ISA84, etc.)

  • Experience with directing Engineering Contractors

  • Advanced understanding of the Project process and interactions required to execute a Project

  • Ability to specify appropriate equipment and material as well as evaluate alternatives

  • Good understanding of Company Safety and Environmental policies and processes

  • Interactive skills necessary to coordinate cohesive teams

  • Good judgment to ensure decisions and work are "value adding"

  • Ability to question the status quo and develop profitable and fit for purpose alternatives

  • Experience in the Operating and/or Maintenance Departments

  • Good communication and negotiation skills

  • Competent in written communications and presentations

  • Some field experience in Construction related activities

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable, and standing up for what is right

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

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

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 22, 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: Projects

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Facility Engineer - Kenedy