Construction Supervisor HDD

Posted 29 May 2024
Location Anchorage, United States of America
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Construction Supervisor HDD

Location: Anchorage, AK


The Construction Supervisor HDD reports to the Pipeline Construction Superintendent and is a core member of the Construction Team. The position is responsible for the safe and successful delivery of the HDD construction scope. This consists of (3) HDD bores NPS 8", 12", and 26" and each are approximately 1 mile in length. Additional work scope includes the fabrication of carrier pipe strings and casings for the 6" products line and 20" utility line as well as an 8" anode, and temporary infrastructure to support the drilling operation. Reporting to the construction supervisor are construction coordinators who help to oversee the day-to-day field activities. Assisting the supervisor are field planners who aide with coordination and prioritization of work scope as well as analyzing contractor progress against the plan.

The construction supervisor is accountable for reviewing engineering drawings, verifying material quantities and type are suitable to perform the work, identifying and mitigating execution issues, identification and release of any constraints, review and acceptance of contractor execution plans, and supporting the construction readiness process prior to contractor field mobilization. Upon mobilization the Construction Supervisor is accountable for monitoring construction progress and performance, identifying and resolving SIMs issues, providing input on the prioritization of critical activities to contractor leadership, and ensuring the health and safety of all field personnel.

The Construction Supervisor is a specialist, knowledgeable in all aspects of construction installation methodology and contract management. The Construction Supervisor possesses a specialized skillset in at least one aspect of the construction industry: Civil (Ice, Gravel, Bridge erection, & VSM/Piling), Pipelines, Structural Steel Erection, Mechanical (Piping, HVAC Systems, & Rotating Equipment), or Electrical, Instrumentation and controls.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

As part of the Construction Team the Construction Supervisor is responsible to supervise assigned field construction activities, and to lead field safety and environmental performance as listed below:

  • Prepare the Construction Readiness checklist for each winter/summer campaign.
  • Review construction permits and stipulations, engineering drawings, identify execution constraints, hazards, and finalize the field construction plan for each year’s work scope.
  • Participate in the constructability process and provide feedback to the planners.
  • Provide input to the construction support strategies and processes (camps, aviation, ground transportation, construction equipment, fuel forecast, material delivery, and laydown requirements).
  • Actively promote Company knowledge sharing; apply best practices, synergies, and lessons learned from other projects and operations.

  • Develop Company deliverables required in the Construction Readiness process.
  • Support the construction readiness process, facilitate weekly Company and Contractor planning meetings, ensure Company and Contractor deliverables are reviewed and approved by the accountable function, ensure meeting minutes are being taken, distributed and maintained, and review the readiness checklist and receive approval from the Field Superintendent that all action items are satisfactorily addressed before approving Contractor mobilization.
  • Ensure a smooth transition of the Construction Plan to the field.
  • Provide oversight and supervise all assigned construction resources to ensure key project milestones are achieved and all company execution standards are met for scope, cost, quality, and HSE.
  • Monitor Contractor performance of work through the Construction Key Performance Indicator Reports.
  • Direct the Contractor in the areas of performance and performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure periodic Progress/Performance Review meetings occur with Contractors, Construction Leadership and Project Management Teams.
  • Interface with and provide oversight of construction contractor field leadership.
  • Manage interfaces between field construction contractors.
  • Manage day-to-day activities for all construction contracts to deliver requirements of contracts.
  • Coordinate overall project execution including SIMOP’s activities with Drilling, Completions and Operations.
  • Ensure implementation of the agreed upon execution strategy with respect to key priorities and milestones.

  • Proactively lead HSE performance by communicating, fostering, supporting, and enforcing HSE policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and objectives.
  • Perform jobsite walk-downs, review contractor THA/JHA, provide recognition for safe work execution and task planning.
  • Participate in onsite Contractor toolbox and safety meetings, reinforce COPA safety processes.
  • Enforce adherence to permit stipulations issued by regulatory agencies.
  • Facilitate weekly Predictive Indicator meetings with the goal of improving Contractor safe work behaviors through analysis of proactive measures performed by the Contractor.
  • Facilitate safety engagement meetings with Company and Contractor field leadership teams.
  • Participate in the COPA adopted Behavior Based Safety (BBS) observation system.
  • Implement and support the COPA Incident Free Culture (IFC) program with contractors through participation in IFC workshops, field engagements, and IFC instruction/training.

Qualification Requirements:
Basic / Required:
  • 10+ years of construction industry experience
  • 7+ years of construction supervision/management experience
  • 7+ years of experience leading and delivering Horizonal Directional Drilling (HDD) projects
  • 5+ years of experience managing interfaces involving multiple field construction contractors
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willing and able to work on a temporary assignment in Anchorage prior to

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ years of construction in Arctic conditions
  • 3+ years of experience with ConocoPhillips Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
  • 3+ years of experience on ConocoPhillips North Slope construction or maintenance projects
  • Advanced level interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated performance as part of a team working on a large project and interfacing with project leadership
  • Advanced level multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and across organizational boundaries
  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals
  • Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity