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ConocoPhillips Alaska – Field Instrument Engineer in NORTH SLOPE, Alaska

Title: Alaska – Field Instrument Engineer


Job Number: 00SAW

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 16 countries, $70 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,800 employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,242 MBOED in 2018, and preliminary proved reserves were 5.3 billion BOE 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.

Alaska Overview

ConocoPhillips Alaska and its heritage companies have more than 50 years of business history in Alaska. As Alaska's largest oil and gas producer, the company produced an average 186 thousand barrels of oil in 2017. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interest in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). ConocoPhillips operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields on the North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


This is a North Slope based position working a schedule of 14 days on, 14 days off. The successful candidate must be flexible and able to work seamlessly with an alternate who shares the role.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Provide Instrumentation Discipline Engineering support to the Kuparuk and Alpine fields.

  • The Field Instrumentation Engineer is responsible for analog and discrete instrumentation, BPCS and SIS PLC/DCS systems, sizing and selecting of field instrumentation in support of maintenance repairs, small facility modification projects, and major capital projects.

  • Provide technical guidance to designers, engineering and construction contractors

  • Review and approve design packages

  • Provide instrumentation technical support to Operations and Maintenance

  • Provide instrumentation technical support to Automation

  • Apply troubleshooting skills to resolve instrumentation and controls issues with operating equipment

  • Support creation and updates to engineering criteria, specifications, guidelines and standard installation details

  • Support corporate and business unit HSE goals

  • Mentor new engineers

  • Network with other ConocoPhillips facilities to share expertise



  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline

  • 7 years of automation and/or instrumentation engineering design and troubleshooting experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Current valid driver’s license

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Willingness and ability to work in a remote environment on a 14 days on, 14 days off schedule


  • Professional Electrical or Control Systems Engineer License

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills including the ability to prepare reports and make presentations

  • In depth knowledge of functional safety systems codes and standards

  • Knowledge of

  • CPAI criteria and specifications

  • API 14C

  • ISA 84

  • The National Electrical Code

  • Various PLC and DCS systems

  • Various digital fieldbus communication systems

  • Turbo machinery controls and monitoring systems

  • Sizing and selecting control valves

  • Sizing and selecting flow measurement devices

  • Proper materials and pressure rating selection

  • Miscellaneous API Recommended Practices and Standards

  • Arctic experience

  • Strong organizational skills to manage a complex, dynamic and diverse business and work environment

  • 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

  • ​Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

  • ​Understands how key financial and quantitative indicators impact the business

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 May 28, 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: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Line of Business: ALASKA

Title: Alaska – Field Instrument Engineer