Shutdown Lead

  • Negotiable
  • England North East
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s largest independent E&P companies based on production and proved reserves. The company has a relentless commitment to safety, a passion for innovation and an ability to adapt to a dynamic

The ConocoPhillips Norsea Terminal, located in Teesside at the mouth of the river Tees, is a crude oil reception, processing, storage and trans-shipment installation. The terminal also fractionates natural gas liquids into
ethane, propane and butane.

The terminals success is built on its high performing workforce and can provide opportunities throughout your career
to progress and continually develop. With ongoing production from Ekofisk and Eldfisk, other redeveloped fields and
new exploration projects in the works, the future looks bright as we prepare for a lifetime to 2050.

The Norsea Terminal is recruiting for a Shutdown Lead (staff position). Anticipated start date: May/June 2023.

Reporting to the Programme & Shutdowns Team Leader working within a shutdown delivery organisation, the candidate will be responsible for the leadership, development and on-time execution of a portfolio of multi-discipline shutdown events.

• Pro-actively lead the shutdown delivery team executing a portfolio of multiple unit overhauls
• Support the Programme & Shutdown delivery team leader by providing supervisory management to the shutdown delivery team including mentorship and day-to-day guidance
• Drive continuous improvement and development of the shutdown delivery model to become best in class
• Responsible for cost control, schedule attainment, forecasting and ensuring that the work is effectively and efficiently delivered
• Carry out audits and readiness reviews to ensure shutdowns are in compliance with the shutdown delivery process and are aligned with key delivery milestones
• Represent Teesside on the Shutdown Network of Excellence (NoE) and other cross organisational working groups
• Interface with the Norway Business Unit Shutdown delivery team including the Greater Ekofisk Shutdown Manager to support the development of the tri-annual Greater Ekofisk Area and Teesside shutdowns
• Proactive management of stakeholders chairing steering committees and other key forums
• Support the preparation of tenders and participate in bid analysis for key packages of work
• Develop cost estimates including submission of formal funding requests.
• Proactive management of the shutdown portfolio with diligent control of any modifications /changes through the management of change process, in compliance with site standards.
• Analysis of problems with technical input to drive appropriate and pragmatic solutions.
• Provide ownership and active management of 1 or more term service contracts
• Be a visible safety champion within the organisation driving standards and supporting incidents and investigations where necessary
• Represent the Company to site visitors, contractors, and suppliers as required

• Degree educated (preferably chartered status) in an appropriate engineering discipline
• Demonstrable understanding of other engineering disciplines such as Mechanical, Instrument, Electrical, Civil and Asset Integrity
• Demonstrable experience of managing and safely delivering small to medium scale multidisciplined shutdown events
• Extensive Engineering experience in Oil & Gas, PetroChem or other regulated industry
• Familiarity with relevant legislative requirements, CDM, Temporary Works, ATEX, Electricity at Work Regs etc
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills
• Flexible and adaptable, demonstrating a positive “can do” approach to work
• Ability to function well within a team environment
• Demonstrable leadership skills and experience
• Effective time and workload manager
• Ability to use Microsoft packages
• Hold a Full UK driving licence

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