Construction Specialist

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Construction Specialist within our Operations Support Projects team based in Denver City, Texas.
Essential Job Duties:
Support the construction management of projects. Support management of construction contractors, vendors and support services
Provide field inspection of construction activities related to coating and welding
Provide input to the development of Facilities standards and construction practices
Understand the facilities materials and design that best support the Asset Teams
Support the consistent implementation of functional standards within the Asset Teams
Support maintenance of major project schedule, implementation, compliance to design and commissioning
Project cost tracking and reporting as needed by Project Team
Provide HES leadership
Participate in Constructability reviews at each phase of the project
Identify and support mitigation of Field obstacles that may impact project execution
High school or equivalent education is required
Professional/Technical Knowledge:
Knowledgeable in Construction Industry Standards and best practices
Familiar with Project Management Principles
Professional / Technical Qualifications/Licences/Certifications:
Understanding of industry welding requirements and procedures as well as non-destruction evaluation (NDE) methodologies
Proficient use of Microsoft Office software including MS Project, MS Word and MS Excel.
Candidates should have at least 5 years of project construction experience
Familiar with Upstream oil and gas facilities operation and maintenance
Familiar with Midstream gas plant operation and maintenance
Skills & Competencies:
Pipeline: Materials, Pressure drop calculations, Design, Installation, Estimation
Rotating Equipment (Pumps, Compressors, VRUs): Materials, Design, Installation, Estimation
Surface Equipment (Vessels, Tanks, Headers): Materials, Design, Installation, Estimation
Basic understanding of automation and electrical design principles
Fundamental understanding of MOCs, HAZOPs and PSSRs
Extensive expertise in EOR safe work systems.
Expertise of construction specifications, codes and practices.
Certified NACE inspector, Level 1 Minimum
Awareness training for Welding inspection and NDE
Ability to understand welding procedures, and qualifications.
Ability to develop/review Lifting plans for critical lifts
Familiar with material handling/staging principles
Evaluate manpower loading plans
Manage construction contractors
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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