Construction Specialist

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people. Oxy's Permian Resources Texas Delaware is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Construction Specialist based in Pecos, TX.
The Construction Specialist will work as a member of the Facilities and Construction team comprised of peer Construction Specialists and Facility Engineers (Project managers) that collaboratively plan, design, coordinate and execute Engineering, Procurement & Construction projects to meet field development program online dates and budgets. This role will execute construction activities start thru commissioning on upstream surface production facilities supporting production fluids (oil, water, gas) from wellhead thru sales. The candidate will also manage contract crews, material procurement and inspections within and outside the company to provide working facilities on time and on-budget in accordance with Corporate HES and industry best practices, policies and procedures.
Additional Roles and Responsibilities:
Directs and manages assigned Roustabout, Pipeline and General Construction contract crews to efficiently execute construction activities of assigned facilities projects
Provide input to develop Facility and construction team standards and practices
Understand production equipment, materials and design that best support project
Manages major project schedule, resources and enforces product or service quality and compliance to design specifications and operating procedures
Tracks costs with onsite procured items and/or services required for project activities and reports timely and accurately to designated leadership
Provide HES leadership and enforces policy compliance
Identify obstacles that may impact project execution and support mitigating processes
High school or equivalent education is required
Professional/Technical Knowledge:
Knowledgeable in Oil and Gas Construction Industry Standards and best practices
Familiar with basic Project Management Principles and techniques
Professional / Technical Qualifications/Licences/Certifications:
Understanding of industry welding requirements and procedures as well as non-destruction evaluation (NDE) methodologies; Certified Welding Inspector (preferred)
Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite (MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook) and general IT use
Ability to travel as required
Valid driver's license and excellent driving record are required
Candidates should have at least 5 -10 years of construction experience
Direct experience with maintenance, operation and/or construction for Upstream oil and gas production pipeline facilities
Experience in rotating equipment (Pumps, Compressors, VRUs): Materials, Design, Installation, Estimation and Operation
Experience with surface production equipment (Vessels, Tanks, Headers): Materials, Design, Installation, Estimation and Operation
Familiar with Midstream gas plant operation and maintenance
Familiar with civil construction activities and associated permits
Skills & Competencies:
Demonstrated construction management skills including material & labor planning, cost & schedule estimating, contracting, cost & progress tracking and management, documentation, post appraisal and process improvement
Knowledge of Pipeline: Materials, Pressure drop calculations, Design, Installation, Estimation
High proficiency using construction drawings, survey drawings, and installation specifications; able to interpret and create as required
Basic understanding of automation and electrical design principles
Demonstrated high level of effectiveness working in a collaborative teamwork environment
Fundamental understanding of MOCs, HAZOPs and PSSRs
Extensive expertise in HES/OSHA safe work systems.
Expertise of construction specifications, codes and practices.
Awareness training for Welding procedures, inspections and NDE
Ability to develop/review Lifting plans for critical lifts
Familiar knowledge of material handling/staging principles and techniques
Ability to evaluate manpower loading plans
Ability to manage construction contractors effectively and efficiently
Possesses sound communication skills and basic decision making ability in support of team/project goals
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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