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ConocoPhillips Senior/Staff Planning Engineer – Permian in MIDLAND, Texas

Title: Senior/Staff Planning Engineer – Permian


Job Number: 00U76

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.


If you are selected as the Senior/Staff Planning Engineer, you will take part in the development of business plans for a large and significant Business Unit in the ConocoPhillips portfolio. As a critical member of the team, you will collaborate with individuals across the Permian and Lower 48 groups to apply expertise and influence program-level decisions while progressing strategic priorities.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for strategic integration of plan options; work with all functions to help identify strategic implications

  • Lead the implementation of the selected integrated planning workflow across the Permian; responsible for the change management plan

  • Represent the Permian on the Lower 48 initiatives related development planning and associated applications

  • Assess the business need for and value proposition of any additional tools vital to support the development of Permian assets

  • Identify and drive process changes to improve how the organization works to support the Permian activity level

  • Work with Planning and Finance teams on all aspects of modeling including well / project sequencing, schedule loading, technical translation, and program economics

  • Conduct special studies and create communication materials for management

  • Supports Long-Range Planning, Outlooks, AIM, PAR, and any other program level analyses as needed

  • Support portfolio and business development evaluations as needed

  • Implement and maintain Permian external threats register and SWOT framework



  • 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 Engineering, other related technical field, or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years of combined experience within the engineering and upstream oil and gas industries

  • 5 years of experience with efficiently creating, interpreting, and communicating in-depth analysis of sophisticated data


  • 3 years of experience in unconventional resource plays or onshore development

  • 3 years of experience in reservoir forecasting and economic analysis; understands how key financial and quantitative factors impact overall business value and operations

  • Advanced understanding of business planning processes and workflows

  • Advanced proficiency in Aries, ValNav, Enersight, and/or other petroleum modeling and economics applications

  • Ability to work as part of a large multi-functional team

  • Efficient written and verbal communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • 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 July 29, 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

Line of Business: MIDLAND BASIN

Title: Senior/Staff Planning Engineer – Permian

Veteran Spotlight

Becky Peavler


“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


“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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