ConocoPhillips is starting on a large growth trajectory in the Permian area. We have opportunities for people to grow and make a direct impact as part of an energized, inclusive work force. The Permian development is mostly focused on new unconventional plays, where development wells are targeting the most productive and lower cost-of-supply zones in the Delaware Basin.

The Delaware facilities engineer role will provide support to Delaware Operations personnel in the areas of troubleshooting and optimizing wellsite and central gathering facilities. The position will be based in the Houston.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Provide technical consultation services to Operations to clarify and resolve day-to-day facility operations and engineering issues, planned maintenance, regulatory compliance, troubleshooting and incident investigations/breakdown reports
  • Develop and implement facility modifications necessary to optimize and ensure safe and economically efficient operations of the Delaware oil, water and gas production and transportation facilities. Scope includes single well facilities, central processing and compression facilities and pipeline systems
  • Support GPBU Capital Projects Engineering Teams to plan and build new facilities infrastructure supporting field drilling and development plans. Peer review of new facility designs provided by others to ensure correct operability of newly constructed facilities
  • Develop project documentation packages and execute project engineering for modifications and retrofits to the Delaware oil and gas production and transportation facilities. Provide AFE quality cost estimates and perform post audits of projects
  • Develop Management of Change documentation for facility modifications. Lead and participate in Process Hazard Analyses and Risk Assessments for existing facilities and new projects
  • Support development of Asset and Operating Integrity programs
  • Work with the GPBU Capital Projects Engineering and Construction Teams to drive consistent engineering and design standards for construction in Permian Asset
  • Collaborate with commercial groups supporting Delaware operations to ensure engineering and operational feasibility of commercial arrangements and new business opportunities
  • Manage compliance of Delaware facilities with all applicable regulations
  • Implement programs and procedures to improve facility operations and facility maintenance, including emergency operation of the facilities.
  • Provide leadership and strong advocacy for process safety and personal safety
  • Be accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the Delaware oil and gas production and transportation facilities


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical, Chemical or related engineering discipline or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in oil and gas production and transportation facilities engineering and/or oil and gas production engineering, including direct experience with the use of industry codes, standards, and recommended practices
  • Willing and able (with or without a reasonable accommodation) to travel 50% of the time to field locations


  • Proficient in the design of and providing support to operations of oil and gas production and transportation facilities
  • Working knowledge of programs like Generwell, Siteview, HYSYS, PIPESIM,
  • Previous experience working in small capital projects organization
  • Strong computer and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and collaborate internally/externally to align on implementation plans
  • Understand oil and gas production and transportation facilities operations and factors critical for safe and profitable operation
  • Demonstrate an ability to operate in a decisive, urgent and committed way to deliver results that are sustainable and measurable
  • Proven ability to deliver on time and within budget
  • Flexibility – must be able to prioritize and execute multiple assignments in a changing environment. Capable of handling a large volume of diverse tasks. Capable of adapting to changes in project scope
  • Proven goal setter and achiever, considered dependable and delivers on commitments
  • Exemplifies ConocoPhillips’ cultural values for safety, environment, valuing all people, ethics and “SPIRIT”
  • Strong teammate with excellent people skills to work comfortably within team, including team members working from remote locations
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what’s right

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 3, 2020.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, 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.