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ConocoPhillips Risk Based Inspection Engineer in ALBERTA, Canada

Title: Risk Based Inspection Engineer


Job Number: 00UKK

Company Overview

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 14 countries, $87 billion of total assets, and approximately 9,900 employees at Sept. 30, 2021. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,514 MBOED for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2021, and proved reserves were 4.5 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2020. For more information, go to .

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our current investment programs are focused on the operated Surmont oil sands development in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta and the liquids-rich Montney unconventional play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 70 MBOED in 2020 and proved reserves were 0.4 BBOE.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief throughout our company. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors and our communities.


ConocoPhillips Canada is recruiting for a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Engineer. The RBI Engineer will assume the role of local technical subject matter expert for the Risk Based Inspection program for the Canadian Business Unit. This will include leading the evergreening tasks of performing reassessments, maintaining and troubleshooting the RBI software (PCMS), creating inspection plans and monitoring the overall health of the program. The RBI Engineer will be required to provide support to site on all RBI related inspections and on all new RBI implementation projects. The RBI Engineer will also scope and maintain the time-based inspection program and constantly evaluate updates and improvements to both programs.

At CPC, we conduct our business with a focus on safety, the environment and stakeholder relationships. Our team is committed to our SPIRIT Values – Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork.

This is a Calgary-based role on a 5/2 schedule.


  • Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of CPC's Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System. Ensure HSE issues are given primary consideration in all activities undertaken within area of responsibility. Unsafe acts and/or conditions, no matter in what area of responsibility, are to be reported so corrective actions can be taken.

  • Provide assistance on corrosion investigations

  • Develop inspection plans for pressure equipment and piping

  • Maintain the Asset Integrity database (PCMS)

  • Ensure Key Performance Indicators are integrated into Spotfire for real time monitoring

  • Provide field training if required for RBI, PCMS, time-based inspection, etc.

  • Review anomalies, loss of containment to identify continuous improvement and cost savings opportunities.

  • Participate in HAZOPs, MOCs as required

  • Coordinate with site personnel, facility engineers, and outside vendors to identify potential cost saving opportunities

  • Provide support with incorporating new equipment into the RBI program

  • Participate in MOCs and HAZOPs as required during construction phase.

  • Document key operational learnings.

  • Provide support on RBI implementation during CAPEX projects to ensure all RBI requirements are accounted for.

  • Become the RBI focal point during operations/evergreening phase.

  • Confirm that the RBI program is regularly updated and monitored by ensuring that inspection results, MOCs, new damage mechanisms, system excursions, etc. are continuously fed back into the program.

  • Work with Data Technician and other AI personnel to ensure that PCMS is up to date.

  • Provide support with implementing IOWs and ensuring that any excursions have been reviewed, closed and fed back to the RBI program.

  • Work with Ops, FEs, Site AI, Process Safety to understand any process upsets that can change the RBI assumptions.

  • Update the RBI PEIMS and all related program documents and support regulatory audits as required.

  • Attend industry conferences and if applicable submit posters/presentations.

  • Identify improvements and cost savings opportunities through new technologies


Critical Skills

  • Strong knowledge of RBI through API 580/581 and AB-505

  • Strong PCMS skills

  • Strong PC skills (MS Office, SAP, Spotfire, Meridium etc)

  • Strong Excel VBA and SQL server skills

  • Knowledge of field operations in SAGD and conventional gas assets

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in the execution of their duties.

  • Knowledge of new construction codes and standards.

  • Knowledge of local jurisdictional requirements.

  • Knowledge of corrosion mechanism and mitigation techniques.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • A self-starter, willing to work independently and across organizational boundaries.

  • Detail orientated and committed to constant improvement.

  • Strong commitment to safety and support of CPC core values

Required Qualifications

  • Registered with APEGA as a member-in-training, eligible for professional registration in the next year (P Eng. or P.L. Eng.) or ASET (P Tech Eng.) within the discipline of Mechanical, Welding or Corrosion.

  • Min. 5 years of experience in the oil and gas sector mainly in pressure equipment, piping design/construction, inspection, and other asset integrity aspects.

  • Experience in RBI Program Design, Implementation and Evergreening

  • Minimum Certification in API 510 and API 580

  • Subject Matter Expert in PCMS including the RBI module

  • ABSA In-service Pressure Equipment Inspector Certification would be an asset

  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a permanent basis

In order 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 December 8, 2021 .

Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.

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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Function: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Risk Based Inspection Engineer