LNG IT Supervisor

Conoco Phillips

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Job Summary

Commercial IT

The primary focus of the Global Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) group is to provide commercial support to our equity LNG assets and the business units which manage them, manage existing LNG sales agreements, and market any excess LNG volumes from LNG projects. The Global LNG group is also responsible for developing new markets which can support current and future equity LNG assets, as well as being responsible for optimising any other LNG assets with the portfolio.

The LNG IT Supervisor will play a pivotal role in shaping and driving the IT strategy for our newly formed LNG business. While being part of a global Commercial IT team, you will work closely with stakeholders across the global LNG value chain to build and influence the current and future technology needs that will set us up for years to come, including an LNG application portfolio, data strategy, infrastructure needs, and emerging technologies that will continue to increase productivity. A major key to success will be understanding and influencing the technology needs across the full value chain, from liquefaction, shipping, regasification, all the way through the marketing of the product. Under the day to day direction of the IT Manager (Commercial & Marine) based in Houston, Texas, this position will work in a collaborative team environment co-located with business personnel on the London Commercial trade floor.

Job Description

Primary Role Objectives

  • Collaborate with LNG business leaders to understand their business requirements and translate them into IT solutions and initiatives that support the goals of the LNG group
  • Develop and execute the IT strategy and roadmap for the LNG business, aligning IT investments with business priorities and objectives
  • Lead a high-performing IT team dedicated to supporting the LNG group, including hiring, training, and development of staff
  • Provide day to day supervisory direction to the London Commercial IT team including application support, infrastructure and desktop support
  • Implement corporate IT policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure compliance, security, and efficiency across the LNG organisation
  • Partner with Commercial and Marine IT to foster constructive relationships with external suppliers and partners to leverage their expertise and resources in delivering and maintaining IT solutions and services to the LNG business
  • Participate in the selection, implementation, and maintenance of the IT systems, applications, and infrastructure required to support the full LNG value chain
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation within the organisation, leveraging emerging technologies and industry best practices to enhance business processes and productivity
  • Provide business and application support, as well as functional guidance to global Commercial IT and LNG resources
  • Collaborate with LNG business to understand and drive data strategy including data management, data reporting, and fostering a culture of data-driven decision making
  • Working with all necessary parties (IT and business) to identify the root cause(s) of production system issues and defining and implementing (or coordinating the implementation of) solutions
  • Partner with the Commercial and Marine business, as well as functional and enterprise IT support teams to identify, prioritise and deliver enhancements based on value/benefits utilising Agile methodology
  • Serving as a liaison between Commercial LNG business and Enterprise IT teams to provide functional and technical support as needed

Skills, Experience & Competencies

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor‘s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or other related discipline
  • Ability and willingness to provide day-to-day application support including participation in an after-hours on-call support rotation (including weekends and holidays)
  • Considerable energy industry experience including experience supporting business applications

Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrable Commercial Energy Trading and Risk Management experience
  • Considerable working experience with ETRM applications like TriplePoint/Commodity XL (8.21 or newer preferred), Endur, RightAngle, etc.
  • Proven experience with SQL
  • Understanding of the LNG business and value chain
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, teambuilding and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and organisational skills; ability to lead by example
  • Business analysis, process improvement, and project management skills
  • Operational and organisational change management skills
  • Ability to initiate tasks including developing and executing small project plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with people at all levels of the organisation, and with external customers, including experience managing vendor relationships
  • A commitment to excellence in customer service and relationships
  • Experience with .Net, C#, Power BI and Spotfire a plus
  • Understanding of internal IT Security and SOX controls
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products including Excel macros
  • Understanding of data structures, ETL processes, and delivery of data analytics/reporting solutions

Apply Before: March 13, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the country where this job is located is NOT available for this position.


ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer.

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