Willow Civil Construction Supervisor

Posted 05 September 2023
Location Sutton-Alpine, United States of America
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Willow Civil Construction Supervisor

Location: North Slope, AK


The Willow Construction Supervisor is a functional report to the Willow Civil Superintendent and is a core member of the Willow Construction Team. The position is responsible for the safe and successful delivery of the Willow Civil Program. Reporting to the Construction Supervisor are Construction Coordinators who help to oversee the day-to-day field activities and the Field Civil Planner who aides with coordinating, prioritizing, and progressing contractor work scopes. The position is accountable for reviewing engineering drawings, verifying material quantities, identifying shorts, identifying execution issues and constraints, reviewing contractor execution plans, and leading the construction readiness process prior to contractor field mobilization. Upon mobilization the Construction Supervisor is accountable for monitoring construction progress, identifying and resolving SimOps issues, providing input on the prioritization of critical activities to contractor leadership, and ensuring the health and safety of all field personnel.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

As part of the Willow Construction Team the Willow Construction Supervisor is responsible to develop and finalize yearly construction plans, 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 Willow Civil Planner and Willow Field Civil Planner roles.
  • 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.
  • Lead the construction readiness process, 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 with 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:
  • Proven ability to lead and deliver large construction project safely and successfully.
  • Proven ability to manage interfaces involving multiple field construction contractors.
  • 10+ years of civil construction.
  • 7+ years of construction supervision/construction management.
  • Ability to work on the North Slope on a rotation schedule upon mobilization to site 1Q23.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or relevant field experience.
  • Previous experience Capital Projects Management System (CPMS).
  • 5+ years of civil construction in Arctic conditions.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated performance as part of a team working large project and interfacing with project leadership.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and across organizational boundaries.