Construction Supervisor/Superintendent IV


• Temporary Assignment in Anchorage from hire date through December 2024

  • While on temporary assignment in Anchorage, Alaska – reasonable and customary expenses for lodging and meals are reimbursable when personal residence is located greater than 50 miles outside of the Municipality of Anchorage
  • Travel between personal residence and Anchorage, Alaska is non-reimbursable
  • Work Schedule: 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation while in Anchorage and on North Slope
  • Safety Sensitive role & DOT
  • Report Location: ConocoPhillips Alaska Anchorage office 700 G St.
  • Assignment length: 12 months

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 182 thousand barrels of oil 2017. ConocoPhillips, with about 1,100 Alaska employees, holds major ownership interests 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.

Asset Description

  • Willow is an oil discovery located within the Bear Tooth Unit (BTU) in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) approximately 30 miles west-southwest of the Alpine Central Facility (ACF) on the North Slope of Alaska.
  • The Willow Development is expected to contain greater than 600 MMBOE gross recoverable resource. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges, and supporting infrastructure. The second phase of development will include at least one additional drillsite.

Scope Summary

  • The Project will require six (6) years of field construction commencing in 2023 and completing in 2028. Early construction work focuses on establishing infrastructure, gravel roads, bridges, airstrip, pipelines, and temporary and permanent camps. Later construction work focuses on the installation of process facilities on WCF and 3 drillsites.
  • Field construction commences in 2023 (Year 1) with limited civil construction. 2024 (Year 2) continues with civil construction and begins pipeline construction. 2025 (Year 3) continues civil and pipelines and on pad facility work starts with the installation of the permanent camp and infrastructure at the Willow Operations Center (WOC). 2026 (Year 4) completes civil construction, continues pipeline construction, and starts facility construction on the WCF. 2027 (Year 5) continues pipeline and facility construction work and work begins on the drillsites. 2028 (Year 6) completes pipeline and facility construction for the initial development phase.
  • The Willow pipeline and poweline scope includes including ~200 miles of above ground pipeline, ~8500 vertical support members, ~30 miles of above ground power and fiber, and (3) ~1 mile horizontally directionally drilled under river pipeline bores. The work will be executed on 2 geographically distinct workfronts spanning 85 miles and the construction supervisor will oversee one of the two workfronts.

Position Summary

The Willow Construction Supervisor is a functional report to the Willow Pipeline Superintendent and is a core member of the Willow Construction Team. The position is responsible for the safe and successful delivery of the Willow Pipeline Program. Reporting to the Construction Supervisor are Construction Coordinators who help to oversee the day-to-day field activities. Assiting the supervisor is a field pipeline Planner who aides with coordinating, prioritzing, and progressing contractor work scopes. The position is accountable for reviewing engineering drawings, verifying material quantities, identifying shorts, identifying execution issues and constraints, reviewing contractor execution plans, and leading the construction readiness process prior to contractor field mobilization. Upon mobilization the Construction Supervisor is accoutable for monitoring construction progress, identifing and resolving SimOps issues, providing input on the priortization of critical activities to contractor leadership, and ensuring the health and safety of all field personnel.

The Willow pipeline and poweline scope includes including ~200 miles of above ground pipeline, ~8500 vertical support members, ~30 miles of above ground power and fiber, and (3) ~1 mile horizontally directionally drilled under river pipeline bores. The work will be executed on 2 geographically distinct workfronts spanning 85 miles and the construction supervisor will oversee one of the two workfronts.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Willow Construction Team the Willow Construction Supervisor is responsible to develop and finalize yearly construction plans, supervise assigned field construction activities, and to lead field safety and environmental performance as listed below:


  • Prepare the Construction Readiness checklist for each winter/summer campaign
  • Review construction permits and stipulations, engineering drawings, identify execution constraints, hazards, and finalize the field construction plan for each years work scope.
  • Participate in the constructability process and provide feedback to the Willow Pipeline Planner and Willow Field Pipeline Planner roles.
  • Provide input to the construction support strategies and processes (camps, aviation, ground transportation, construction equipment, fuel forecast, material delivery, and laydown requirements).
  • Actively promote Company knowledge sharing; apply best practices, synergies, and lessons learned from other projects and operations.


  • Develop Company deliverables required in the Construction Readiness process.
  • Lead the construction readiness process, weekly Company and Contractor planning meetings, ensure Company and Contractor deliverables are reviewed and approved by the accountable function, ensure meeting minutes are being taken, distributed and maintained, and review the readiness checklist and receive approval from the Field Superintendent that all action items are satisfactorily addressed before approving Contractor mobilization.
  • Ensure a smooth transition of the Construction Plan to the field.
  • Provide oversight and supervise all assigned construction resources to ensure key project milestones are achieved and all company execution standards are met for scope, cost, quality, and HSE.
  • Monitor Contractor performance of work through the Construction Key Performance Indicator Reports.
  • Direct the Contractor in the areas of performance and performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure periodic Progress/Performance Review meetings occur with Contractors, Construction Leadership and Project Management Teams.
  • Interface with and provide oversight of construction contractor field leadership.
  • Manage interfaces between field construction contractors.
  • Manage day-to-day activities for all construction contracts to deliver requirements of contracts.
  • Coordinate overall project execution including SIMOPs activities with Drilling, Completions and Operations.
  • Ensure implementation of the agreed upon execution strategy with respect to key priorities and milestones.


  • Proactively lead HSE performance by communicating, fostering, supporting, and enforcing HSE policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and objectives.
  • Perform jobsite walk-downs, review contractor THA/JHA, provide recognition for safe work execution and task planning.
  • Participate in onsite Contractor toolbox and safety meetings, reinforce COPA safety processes.
  • Enforce adherence with permit stipulations issued by regulatory agencies.
  • Facilitate weekly Predictive Indicator meetings with the goal of improving Contractor safe work behaviors through analysis of proactive measures performed by the Contractor.
  • Facilitate safety engagement meetings with Company and Contractor field leadership teams.
  • Participate in the COPA adopted Behavior Based Safety (BBS) observation system.
  • Implement and support the COPA Incident Free Culture (IFC) program with contractors through participation in IFC workshops, field engagements, and IFC instruction/training.

Qualification Requirements:
Basic / Required:

  • Proven ability to lead and deliver large construction project safely and successfully.
  • Proven ability to manage interfaces involving multiple field construction contractors.
  • 10+ years of Pipeline construction
  • 7+ years of construction supervision/construction management.
  • Ability to work on the North Slope on a rotation schedule upon mobilization to site 1Q23.


  • Bachelors degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or relevant field experience
  • Previous experience with ConocoPhillips Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
  • 5+ years of Pipeline construction in Arctic conditions
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated performance as part of a team working large project and interfacing with project leadership.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and across organizational boundaries.
  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results.
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.
  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity.
  • Continuously demonstrates strong adherence to Company SPIRIT values.

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