Naval Architect/Marine Engineer

Conoco Phillips

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Who We Are

We are 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 13 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.

Job Summary


If you are selected as the Naval Architect/Marine Engineer, you will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise related to naval architecture and marine engineering to projects and operations worldwide.

This role is also open to individuals who may require visa sponsorship in the US.

Job Description

Responsibilities may include:

  • Provide technical support in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Marine Transportation expertise during project development, engineering, design, installation, and integration of marine assets including terminals, ships, fixed & floating offshore installations
  • Support Business Unit’s (BU’s) by solving technical problems related to existing ConocoPhillips marine assets and operations
  • Support technical vetting of ships and barges by conducting structural analyses and other technical evaluations
  • Contribute technical expertise to Low Carbon initiatives focused on reducing overall marine emissions
  • Develop sound solutions to technical problems
  • Contribute to the transfer and/or adoption of technology, proactively recommending new approaches to improve business results and efficiency, and proactively addresses risks that could derail a project
  • Make presentations to synthesize complex information and facilitate discussions with managers and employees
  • Provide project management to marine related Global Capital Projects organization
  • Lead contractor studies in support of projects and business units by developing scopes of work, schedules, budgets, and ensuring objectives are achieved
  • Participate in technology development including Joint Industry Programs that ConocoPhillips participates in as well as ConocoPhillips in-house R&D programs
  • Ensure technical compliance with Regulatory, Class and Company standards, guidelines, and practices
  • Perform engineering duties related to Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, and structural analysis
  • Participate in risk evaluation and management including HAZID and HAZOP workshops


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, other related technical field, or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry
  • 5+ years of practical relevant experience in naval architecture or marine engineering
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 25% of the time on a yearly basis


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Experience with LNG carriers or FSRU’s (design and/or operations)
  • Clearly demonstrated strong technical competence in field
  • Able to work with and motivate multi-discipline and multi-cultural team members
  • Demonstrated teambuilding ability with strong written and communication skills
  • Strong desire to learn and expand knowledge base
  • Thorough understanding of available marine technologies, hulls, LNG, alternative fuels, and marine equipment
  • Familiar with marine operations including offshore drilling, production, loading, transportation, and shipping
  • Experience in marine asset design (in various stages of concept selection to hand-over) and respective software tools
  • Knowledge of classification and certification aspects of hull design, configuration, and systems
  • Accountability and Performance: Consistently adds value resulting in high-quality products and significant positive impact on team results, using influence to guide individuals and/or group toward goal attainment. Defines scope and requirements of major projects; Independently solves difficult problems with limited assistance using multiple sources of data
  • Enterprise View: Delivers effective/strategic responses to concerns raised by management
  • Adaptability / Fit for Purpose: Delivers fit-for purpose solutions based on consideration of risks, pros, cons, tradeoffs, timing, and available resources; Models adaptability, responds to changing priorities and drives practical, sustainable transformation; Anticipates barriers and makes contingency plans, maintaining focus when faced with obstacles or unstructured conditions
  • Trust and Candor: Leads other team members (multi-discipline team lead) on specific assignments; Places a high value on communication for self and others
  • Leads by example utilizing not only technical competence but also ESG and DEI concepts
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

Apply Before: April 10, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is available for this position.


In the US, 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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