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ConocoPhillips HSE Specialist - Bakken in WATFORD CITY, North Dakota

Title: HSE Specialist - Bakken


Job Number: 00SYN

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, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,900 employees as of June 30, 2019. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,303 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2019, and proved reserves were 5.3 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2018.

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.

Bakken Overview

The Bakken is a large shale play located in the Williston Basin, which stretches across portions of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. The Bakken is one of the company’s three key growth areas within its Lower 48 business unit, with a development area covering approximately 620,000 net acres at the end of 2018. The company’s activities focus on unconventional tight oil play development and production in the most prolific portion of the basin. Operational and capital efficiencies continue to improve in the basin through the use of multi-well pad drilling, completion optimization, facility design changes and data analytics. In 2018, net production from the Bakken averaged 84 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Quality of Life Incentives

ConocoPhillips’ offers additional benefits to support employees living and maintaining a primary residence in the Watford City, ND area. For more details visit: Living in Watford City.


If you are selected as the Health Safety & Environment (HSE) Specialist you will perform multiple and dynamic Health, Safety, Environmental & Regulatory (HSER) related activities as an individual contributor in partnership with our Operations, Maintenance, and Capital Projects stakeholders. The HSE Specialist is a coordinated member of the asset team and is essential to ensure a safe workplace for all stakeholders. This role is responsible for identifying barriers to outstanding HSE performance and working within a sphere of influence to address these barriers by focusing on innovation, progressing the human performance culture, and promoting a learning and continuous improvement mindset in the implementation of HSER programs and procedures. The HSE Specialist is a trusted advisor and interpreter for local leadership regarding HSE Management System compliance, reporting requirements, and accountability within the organization for incidents.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the HSE Management System

  • Acting as a subject matter authority during field activities, ensuring compliance with procedures, LSR’s and OSHA, and promoting full implementation of programs

  • Coordinating with stakeholders to advanced Safety & Occupational Health (S&OH) performance across the asset and implement programs to succeed in complex conditions

  • Facilitating accurate and timely reporting of incidents and near misses including risk ranking of incidents

  • Initiating, participating and/or leading incident investigations and learning teams to ensure root cause determination, findings are well communicated, and corrective actions are built to prevent reoccurrence

  • Coordinating with operations to utilize tools to inform the workforce of emerging trends identified in leading and lagging indicators

  • Coordinating annual sample plan, and supporting calibration, collection and shipment of Industrial Hygiene samples per the Exposure Assessment Plan, and as needs arise

  • Serving as member for field emergency response protocols and ICS roles during the response to an emergency

  • Participating in planning HSE&R auditing, including external audits, guiding an internal BU or contractor audit, and/or acting as a subject matter authority for a Focused Audit

  • Supporting safety meetings by providing assistance, direction and resource materials as needed, to improve overall efficiency and impact

  • Able to conduct training on core HSE subjects including: LOTO, How Work, Confined Space, Excavations, Working at Heights, and other core HSE topics

  • Supporting PSSR field commissioning walkdowns with focus on process safety concerns

  • Coordinating the HAZCOM program including chemical approval and training processes

  • Partnering with environmental team to collect and inform on spill data for accurate reporting to agencies.

  • Supporting compliance of annual medical surveillance programs



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • 5 years of upstream HSE experience

  • 5 years of experience with HSE Management Systems

  • Willing and able to travel 10% (with or without reasonable accommodations) on a yearly basis


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Safety or Environmental Sciences or related field or foreign equivalent

  • 7 years of experience in the upstream energy industry

  • ASP, CSP, CIH or other certifications

  • Experience with PSM Facilities

  • Knowledge of incident tracking systems and experience utilizing it to track incidents and actions

  • Ability to network and gain partnership from members of other workgroups

  • 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 partnership across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish 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 17, 2019.

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

Line of Business: LOWER 48 HSER

Title: HSE Specialist - Bakken

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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“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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