ConocoPhillips Programme and Shutdown Lead in TYNE %26 WEAR, United Kingdom

Title: Programme and Shutdown Lead


Job Number: 00S1S

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, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.

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.


ConocoPhillips' Teesside operation is a world scale business venture processing over 400,000 barrels of crude oil each day from the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea. The business fractionates unstabilised crude and associated natural gas liquids into stabilised crude, ethane, propane and two types of butane. These products are processed through extensive systems comprising of piping, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks and process equipment before being held in bulk storage and exported via pipeline to local markets and sea going vessels to markets around the world.

Facilities comprise crude oil processing, NGL processing and storage, and ship loading facilities, on a 307-acre site at Seal Sands on the Tees Estuary in NE England. Stabilised oil is stored in a 375-acre tank farm at Greatham. A two-mile corridor containing pipelines, communications and utility services links the two sites.

The facility originally constructed in the late 1970s is undergoing a significant amount of investment to secure production beyond 2050.


The Programme and Shutdowns Lead position deals with multiple organisational interfaces delivering in excess of 50 programmes and projects a year. These range from £5 million for a major unit shutdown campaign to minor projects of less than £200,000.

  • Contract owner for the Fabrication, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation term contract

  • Annual spend £7 million and contract workforce around 100

  • Manage programme and shutdown functions to deliver the Teesside long range plan on time and budget (£12 million/annum 2019 growing to £18million/annum 2020/21)

  • Ensure resources in place for modifications and shutdowns (current core headcount 10 plus additional service headcount)

  • Oversight of the 2019 main site shutdown team and major unit overhaul planning and execution

  • Work across groups to leverage and prioritise modification resources

  • Lead coordination of multi-discipline input into programmes and shutdowns

  • Ensure outsourced project activities and design term contracts are managed

  • Direct transition through commissioning and handover into operations of key project and shutdown works

  • Focal point with project execution processes to ensure best practice implementation


Candidates for the Programme and Shutdowns Lead need to be strong change agents who can deliver the work programme of shutdowns and modifications while working within the framework of 100% plant availability.

Qualifications / Skills

  • Degree qualified Engineer

  • Chartered Engineer status

  • Extensive experience in the oil & gas industry or other regulated industry

  • Demonstrablw experience in operations, contract management, project management and supervision

  • Strong understanding of activity scheduling, planning and site working standards

  • Hold a Full UK driving licence and to drive company vehicles where appropriate

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 20 March 2019.

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


Title: Programme and Shutdown Lead