Houston, Texas, United States
Houston, Texas, United States
Skills: Construction Engineer, Construction Manager, Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Sr. Construction Planner IV - Operations Camp
Location: Houston, Texas
Willow is an oil discovery located within the Bear Tooth Unit (BTU) in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) approximately 30 miles west-southwest of the Alpine Central Facility (ACF) on the North Slope of Alaska.
The Willow Development is expected to contain greater than 600 MMBOE gross recoverable resource. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges, and supporting infrastructure. The second phase of development will include at least one additional drillsite.
WOC Scope Summary:
The Willow Operations Center (WOC) will support the operation of WCF and associated drillsites. WOC is the planned location for the permanent operations camp, temporary construction camps, temporary and permanent power generation, fuel and chemical storage, telecom tower and building, freshwater, wastewater and solid waste incinerator modules, and the O&M warehouse, shops, and Drilling and Wells support infrastructure and disposal wells. The WOC scope also includes the air strip buildings and Nav Aids which is adjacent to WOC pad.
WOC is planned to be constructed in 4 phases in the years 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 with the 4th phase in 2026 being the final phase. Phase one (1), 2023, consist of installation of 3 camps (1 permanent and 2 temporary) and associated supporting infrastructure for fresh water, wastewater treatment, grey water injection, solid incineration, power generation, chemical storage, fresh water, fire water, raw water, and fuel storage along with interconnecting pipe and cables. Phase two (2), 2024, primarily supports the installation of drilling infrastructure and consist of a drilling chemical building, proppant storage buildings, waste injection facilities, bulk mud and cement storage, and interconnecting pipe and cables. Phase three (3), 2025, consist of installation of the warehouse, fleet shop, maintenance O&M storage, the emergency response center (ERC) building and interconnecting pipe and cables. The fourth phase, 2026, completes the installation of WOC and consist of the laboratory, telecom tower and telecom modules, and control room.
Adjacent to WOC will be the Willow airstrip. The airstrip will be installed in 2023-2024 and the facility scope includes the installation of Nav aids, approach and landing lights and associated interconnects.
The Operations Camp Construction Planner is accountable for constructability on the engineering design and deliverables, initial planning for fabrication work, and detailed planning for installation facility work scope associated with the WOC. WOC will be installed in 4 phases, this role is critical to ensure each phase is successfully planned and executed to meet the overall Willow Project schedule.
The Operations Camp Construction Planner is expected to evaluate all project requirements and develop a comprehensive plan for each phase. The Operations Camp Construction Planner will interface with other members of the Willow Project Team, as well as Engineering, Construction, and Logistics contractor(s) to ensure the plans are consistent with Willow Project objectives.
The Operations Camp Construction Planner is functionally a direct report to the Willow Facility Construction Lead as part of the Willow Construction Team.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
As part of the Willow Construction Team the Operations Camp Construction Planner is responsible to:
• Develop a detailed installation plan for all aspects of the Willow Operations Center in adherence with CPMS processes and guidelines, project specifications, and external stakeholder requirements.
• Identify and participate in interface management activities. Ensure all interfaces are communicated during development of the execution plan and documented for use by the installation team.
• Implement COP Constructability processes, maintain the Constructability Log, and facilitate formal constructability workshops.
• Ensure that the WOC Construction Execution Plans are fully integrated with all other portions of the Project Plan and are vetted by the project team.
• Coordinate with external resources for the development of the construction planning / constructability activities (i.e., Subject Matter Experts, Operations, Technical Authorities, etc).
• Actively promote Company knowledge sharing; apply best practices, synergies, and lessons learned from other projects and operations.
• Provide key interface with engineering, fabrication, construction, logistics, and supply chain to develop the most cost effective and efficient means of performing the work.
• Review and provide comments on the engineering design, specifically with regards to component design, weight, and dimensions to ensure alignment with the fabrication, transportation, and installation plans.
• Monitor progress, forecast, and delivery of civil engineering work scope deliverables.
• Support the development and response to Technical Queries (TQ's) raised by engineering, fabrication, and installation contractors.
• Support the development of the Willow WOC installation contract(s) and procurement strategies.
• Support the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP's) and participate in evaluation of contractor(s) proposals and make recommendations for award as part of the evaluation team.
• Support the development of transportation, fabrication and installation schedules and review contractor/vendor schedules for alignment with key project milestones.
• Support the development of the project cost estimate and schedule for the Willow WOC, participate in review of the overall project estimate and schedule.
• Assist in the development of project documents required for project funding approval including: Basis of Design (BoD), Project Execution Plan (PEP), Construction Execution Plan (CEP), Risk Register, etc.
Basic / Required:
• Legally authorized to work in the United States
• 15+ years of experience in a construction planning or execution role
• Travel required up to 25%
• Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or related field
• 10+ years of Alaska Arctic construction/fabrication experience
• Demonstrated strong technical competence, understanding of unique Alaska transportation and fabrication requirements.
• Previous experience with Client's Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
• 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