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ConocoPhillips Project Engineer - Permian in MIDLAND, Texas

Title: Project Engineer - Permian


Job Number: 00UKD

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 Project Engineer, you will be part of the Permian Program organization within L48 Capital Projects, and will report to the Permian Program GPBU Manager. This position will be focused on providing support to the Permian Business Unit provide project management and engineering support for capital projects ranging from $1MM to $50 The position has excellent exposure to a variety of engineering and technical challenges as well as working in an integrated environment with other Permian BU and L48 functions and organizations.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Point of contact for all aspects of the project, including design, funding, planning and execution. Work closely with Project Controls to conduct periodic project updates, and perform post audits of projects - Accountable to direct the integration of project teams to successfully execute major projects in Permian through their life cycle

  • Responsible to effectively plan, lead the entirety of the project’s scope and deliver the project objectives that support the business opportunity pursued

  • Accountable for all project deliverables as per ConocoPhillips' project management standards, procedures and recommended practices

  • Ensure effective team alignment and communication across multiple business teams and support functions

  • Provide routine project progress and performance reporting to key partners Work closely with Development Engineering to support identification, evaluation, concept selection, and early optimization of project opportunities (FEL 0 to FEL 2)

  • Lead full definition, detailed planning, engineering, procurement, construction support, and startup support of projects from FEL 2 through execution

  • Work closely with Projects teams to manage project performance status in cost controls, schedule, risk management and HSE

  • Partner with the Discipline Engineering to complete detailed engineering of projects through the sue of in-house and 3rd party engineering contractors.

  • Collaborate with construction and operations groups to ensure sound constructability, operability and change management

  • Work with Supply Chain to coordinate sourcing and bidding of materials, equipment and contract engineering and construction labor, as necessary

  • Collaborate with the L48 Quality group to ensure proper engineering standards are followed and communicated and that a QA/QC program is in place

  • Mentor other less experienced engineers and help steward functional excellence in project engineering and management Qualifications



  • 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

  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination, or ConocoPhillips approved accommodation, required

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or foreign equivalent

  • Current/valid driver's license

  • 5 years direct project engineering and/or management experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to make day trip and overnight travel to field locations, vendor locations and other office locations up to 25% of the time on a yearly basis


  • 1 years of experience with the use of Industry Codes, Standards, and Recommended Practices

  • 1 years of experience supervising the work of contract resources

  • 1 years of experience in field operations, including onshore gas and condensate production facilities

  • Ability to lead numerous projects at various development and execution stages

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills

  • Familiarity with ConocoPhillips CPMS principles and general project management fundamentals

  • Working knowledge of scheduling programs (MS Project or Primavera)

  • Good understanding of risks and risk management

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement, safety & environmental stewardship, and business ethics

  • 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

  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change by inspiring innovative thinking and continuous improvement. Models adaptability by responding resourcefully, flexibly, and positively when faced with new challenges and demands

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries

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 6, 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: Projects

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Project Engineer - Permian