Staff Asset Integrity Engineer – Permian

Conoco Phillips

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Job Summary

Job Description

Permian Basin Overview

ConocoPhillips and its heritage companies have operated in the Permian Basin for almost 100 years. Across New Mexico and Texas, the company holds conventional positions in the Northwest Shelf and Central Basin Platform, and an unconventional position in the Delaware Basin. Permian saw significant growth in 2021 with the acquisition of Concho Resources Inc. in January 2021 and the addition of Shell’s Permian acreage in December 2021. At year-end, the company held approximately 1.5 million net acres in the Permian Basin.

Net production for the Permian in 2022 was 461 MBOED.

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This position will be responsible for providing engineering support to Asset Integrity Management program for Upstream oil & gas production facilities. The primary focus of the AIM will be fixed equipment (pressure vessels, facility piping, pipeline and tanks) using Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) to mitigate and manage process safety risk. The successful candidate shall have experience in fixed equipment mechanical integrity, including knowledge of industry standards and code requirements for safe operating on-shore upstream production equipment.

The Staff Asset Integrity Engineer will report to the Permian Business Unit Asset Integrity Supervisor, and will work with a team of discipline engineers which will have responsibility to develop and maintain the Engineering Philosophies, Specifications and Standards, to provide assurance on facility designs and application of engineering practices, and to drive consistency of standards and practices across the Capital Projects, Base Projects, and Operating groups in the Permian assets.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Perform risk assessments within Risk Based Inspection program to ensure mechanical integrity of surface production equipment
  • Compliance of pressure vessel, piping, storage tank and relief device inspection testing requirements for new and existing equipment
  • Own fixed equipment deficiency management process and resolution
  • Investigate equipment failures and loss facilitate FEMI driven RCFAs; implement findings; provide budgeting recommendations based on written risk and economic justifications; review planning, scheduling and effectiveness of predictive FEMI inspection including RBI principles activities with the FEMI inspection specialists. Additional accountabilities include providing technical support for project design proposals technical review of proposals to increase productivity and efficiency of upstream operations and contribute to planning and strategies for safety and FEMI goals
  • Support daily activities/scope of the inspection team & inspection data management system to ensure regulatory and company mechanical integrity compliance
  • Develop/Review/Manage inspection test plans in accordance with equipment history, identified damage mechanisms, reliability, and operability department goals
  • Develop, modify, and maintain inspection procedures
  • Review results of inspection and produce recommendations on repairs or mitigation options
  • Conduct or facilitate basic fitness for service assessments with supporting data and calculations for determination of remaining life based on observed damage mechanisms
  • Support site discipline engineers with input to:
  • Modify or approve pipe and equipment specifications for repairs or capital projects as needed
  • Ensure procedures used in welding and repairs meets engineering codes and Industry Standards
  • Provide guidance in materials of construction and fabrication standard processes
  • Research and monitor technology changes that could improve future FEMI strategies
  • Regularly communicate with supervisor and stakeholders on inspection plan, work progress, concerns, and program KPI (including budget)
  • Consistently contribute to improving productivity and efficiency
  • Accurate and timely completion of FEMI assessments/evaluations, recommendations, and technical supporting data
  • Effective alleviation of unplanned downtime or failures
  • Efficient and timely completion of projects within schedule and budget
  • Alignment with all company policies and procedures


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, other engineering, or related technical field or foreign equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in the petrochemical industry
  • 3+ years of experience in risk-based inspection, equipment design, fabrication, repair codes; corrosion, damage mechanisms, and materials
  • Intermediate proficiency skills in MS Office suite
  • Basic level of knowledge of upstream production FEMI procedures including safety procedures involving repair and maintenance of compliance equipment
  • Basic Knowledge of API 510, 530, 570, 571, 650, 653, 570, 580, 581, and/or ASME Codes such as: Sect. II, V, VIII 1/2, XI, B31.3, B31.1, B31 Section G, and B31.8
  • Basic knowledge of interpreting Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) equipment, UT, PT, MT and VT and interpreting Radiographic Film
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel 10% of the time on a yearly basis


  • API 510, 570, 571, 580, 653 certifications
  • 5+ years of experience with Inspection Database Management Systems
  • 5+ years of program and Project management experience
  • Ability to perform API 579 based Level 1 & 2 fitness for service evaluations
  • Ability to read isometric drawings, address mechanical issues and write engineering performance requirements
  • Ability to analyze, reason and solve increasingly complex problems
  • Ability to adjust schedule to meet business needs
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

Apply Before: May 21, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT 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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