Graduate, HSE Specialist – Bakken

Conoco Phillips

Who We Are

ConocoPhillips is 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.

Rockies Asset Overview

The Bakken asset is part of the Rockies business unit. The Bakken is a large shale play located in the Williston Basin, which stretches across a large swath of western North Dakota. The Bakken has offices in Dickinson and Watford City North Dakota.


If you are selected as the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Specialist, you will be performing multiple and varied HSE related tasks both field and office based with limited direct oversite. Primary duties will be field engagement with Operations, Maintenance and Capital Projects stakeholders to ensure safe execution of core work activities and verification of critical controls. Additionally, the Bakken HSE specialist will drive implementation of the L48 HSE Management System through direct interface with operational stakeholders. The Bakken HSE Specialist is an integrated members of the Bakken asset team and is crucial to successful and safe execution of production targets. The Bakken HSE Specialist is responsible for proactively collaborating with operational stakeholders to ensure safe, successful, and efficient execution of daily work activities.  This position will be located at our field office in Watford City, North Dakota.

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Ensure successful implementation and execution of the ConocoPhillips L48 HSE Management System with Bakken Operations, Maintenance & Capital Projects organizations, ensuring safe work execution
  • Partner in execution of core HSE programs including:
  • Industrial hygiene program and execution of annual
  • Compliance with annual medical surveillance programs: Hearing conservation and respiratory protection
  • Support of asset Emergency Response efforts including: Training, drills and resource preservation
  • Hazcom Chemical Inventory Management
  • Lead and influence incident response efforts including: Reporting, documentation, investigation, corrective action development
  • Deliver core HSE training to stakeholders including: LOTO, Hot Work, Confined Space, Excavation, Working at Heights, etc.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders from operations, engineering, environmental and others to drive HSE programs and influence the Bakken safety culture
  • Support field assurance efforts through targeted workforce engagement including verification of critical controls and ConocoPhillips Life Saving Rules & Process Safety Fundamentals
  • Act as a subject matter authority during field activities, ensuring compliance with procedures and promoting full implementation of programs
  • Participate in HSE&R auditing by: supporting external audits, internal audits acting as an authority for filed HSE execution
  • Lead on-the-job safety meetings by providing assistance, direction and resource materials as needed, to enhance overall effectiveness and impact


  • 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
  • Current/Valid Driver’s License
  • Level of college: Senior or Graduate Student
  • Expected graduation date: Fall 2022
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Programs: Word, Power Point, Excel
  • Willing and able to perform/align with following (with or without reasonable accommodation):
  • Work in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions
  • Work in several different geographic locations every single day
  • Work in a company-owned vehicle
  • Wear appropriate special safety equipment
  • Climb heights up to 24 feet
  • Walk, bend, stoop, lift, push, and pull
  • Work weekends and be on call
  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time within the local area including regular travel between the Dickinson and Watford City ND offices
  • Able to quickly and efficiently build positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Holds self accountable for outcomes (e.g. achieving goals and complying with policies)
  • Promotes knowledge sharing, proactively disseminating information to others as needed
  • Proactively seeks to understand and address concerns and interests of others with opposing viewpoints


  • Associates degree or higher in Safety, Environmental Sciences, related discipline or foreign equivalent
  • Ability to network and collaborate with other stakeholders for efficient and safe work execution
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

ConocoPhillips will conduct interviews at many universities in the U.S. during the Fall of 2022. Please check with your university career services to find out if and when we will be visiting your campus. If ConocoPhillips is interviewing on your campus, you must register with your career service office and complete your online application prior to the university deadlines to be considered for these interviews. If we are not making a visit to your campus and you are selected for an interview, our recruiters will contact you directly to schedule the interview.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions, attaching your resume with transcripts, and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of December 2, 2022.

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 (F1-Academic Student), G, H (H1-B), I, J, L, M (M1-Vocational Student), 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.

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