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ConocoPhillips Facilities Engineer – Midland Basin in MIDLAND, Texas

Title: Facilities Engineer – Midland Basin

Location: NORTH AMERICA-USA-TEXAS-MIDLAND

Job Number: 00U79

Who We Are

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.

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.

Permian Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. At year-end 2020, the company held about 750 thousand net acres across the basin, with net production of 85 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. ConocoPhillips is committed to being an innovative and environmentally responsible operator, and the new technologies and practices that it is using in this area exemplify that.

In January 2021, ConocoPhillips completed the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc., greatly expanding the company’s position in the Permian Basin. The addition of 550,000 net acres complements the company’s position in the Delaware and Midland Basins and created a sizeable Permian presence.

Description

If you are selected as the Facilities Engineer, you will be a member of the Midland Basin Facilities Group and will be based in ConocoPhillips’ offices in Midland, Texas. Our team is accountable for facility designs, pipeline & gathering, and facility support for base business. As a Facilities Engineer, you will frame and execute ideas, opportunities, problems, and regulatory issues for Exploration, Development and Operations.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Align with other subject areas, Production Operations, Environmental, Regulatory, HSE, Projects, Right of Way, Procurement, Drafting, and Maintenance to develop and execute facility infrastructure plans in a changing environment

  • Provide solutions 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 that improve the safety and Operability of the facility

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to ensure key interfaces / tie-ins are accurately implemented to maintain and improve overall production

  • Support the management of the mechanical integrity programs working with the Asset Integrity group

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

  • Own the monitoring and reporting of progress for facility projects

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

  • Track and reconcile actual project costs with forecasts

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

  • Lead efforts to ensure modifications, designs, and construction standards for equipment are fully understood and efficiently run 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, and Incident Investigations/Learning Teams

Qualifications:

Basic/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

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, other related engineering field, or foreign equivalent

  • 3 years of engineering experience

  • Intermediate understanding of key industry codes & standards

Preferred:

  • 3 years of experience in oil and gas production

  • 3 years of experience in technical areas related to Facilities, Pipeline, Compression

  • 3 years of field experience in Construction related activities

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

  • Advanced understanding of Process Safety Management requirements

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

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

  • 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

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 3, 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.

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Job Function: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: MIDLAND BASIN

Title: Facilities Engineer – Midland Basin

Veteran Spotlight

Becky Peavler

L48 FIELD SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGER, ConocoPhillips

“One of the things I liked most about the Army was the camaraderie and ‘unit first’ aspect of Solider life. When I left the military, I had the opportunity to be a consultant and work with a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry. What drew me to ConocoPhillips was the culture of how they treated people. Even as a consult I knew the support I was providing was valued and I felt like part of the team. As an employee, I have traveled to most of our global office locations and experienced the same positive teamwork culture everywhere I have visited. Now as a leader in the company, I am empowered to reinforce our People and Teamwork pillars of our SPIRIT values.”

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Mike Timmcke

BAYU-UNDAN OPERATIONS MANAGER, ConocoPhillips

“ConocoPhillips is a great place to work for Veterans and current Reservists. I have always been impressed with how the company lives up to it’s SPIRIT values which are well aligned with core Military Service values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. The skills and experiences I gained in the U.S. Navy has opened up many new and challenging leadership opportunities with the company and helped to advance my career at ConocoPhillips. The company has supported my involvement with establishment of the first Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post in Australia through the Employee Volunteer Grant Program and direct sponsorship of VFW events. I firmly believe that ConocoPhillips values the experience and service of military veterans and rewards hard work and commitment with outstanding career development opportunities. I highly recommend ConocoPhillips as an employer of choice for any veteran.”

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