Construction Superintendent IV (2 Positions)

Anchorage, AK 99501

Posted: 05/31/2024 Job Category: General Job Number: 180245 Pay Rate: $68.00 - $72.00

Job Description

Position: Construction Supervisor HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling)

Alaska Overview
Alaska s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.2 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2022. The company produced an average of 200 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022. Company has major ownership interests in two of North America s largest legacy conventional oil fields, both located on Alaska s North Slope: Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, Company operates several fields on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.
Willow Overview
Located on Alaska s North Slope in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), the Willow project is estimated to produce 180, 000 barrels of oil per day at its peak. During construction, Willow is expected to create around 2, 500 jobs with the development estimated to create 300 permanent jobs. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill site pads, pipelines, roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure. The Drilling and Completion portion of the Willow project includes ~200 wells and over $2B of capital. Pre-drilling begins in 2027.

Scope Summary

The Project will require six (6) years of field construction commencing in 2023 and completing in 2028. Early construction work focuses on establishing infrastructure, gravel roads, bridges, airstrip, pipelines, and temporary and permanent camps. Later construction work focuses on the installation of process facilities on WCF and 3 drill sites.

Field construction commences in 2023 (Year 1) with limited civil construction. 2024 (Year 2) continues with civil construction and begins pipeline construction. 2025 (Year 3) continues civil and pipelines and on pad facility work starts with the installation of the permanent camp and infrastructure at the Willow Operations Center (WOC). 2026 (Year 4) completes civil construction, continues pipeline construction, and starts facility construction on the WCF. 2027 (Year 5) continues pipeline and facility construction work and work begins on the drill sites. 2028 (Year 6) completes pipeline and facility construction for the initial development phase. "

The Willow project is approximately 9 million labor hours with a peak labor force of approximately 2000 FTE s. The project scope includes the delivery of the following: roads, pads, bridges, airstrip, above ground pipelines/power cables/fiber optic cables, horizontally directionally drilled under river pipeline bores, housing, utilities, warehouses and shops, process modules, pipe racks, and all interconnection scope.

Position Summary

The Willow Construction Supervisor HDD reports to the Willow Pipeline Construction Superintendent and is a core member of the Willow Construction Team. The position is responsible for the safe and successful delivery of the Willow 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 SimOps 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.

The ideal candidate would have experience in all aspects of Horizontal Directional Drilling and its application to the installation of petrochemical pipelines under rivers. The role will be based in Anchorage throughout the summer and fall of 2024 and transition to the north slope late 4Q2024. Familiarity with installation of temporary infrastructure such as metal buildings, large fabric tents, water supply systems, mud mixing equipment, and electrical systems would be beneficial.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
As part of the Willow Construction Team the Willow 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 Willow 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 moving to North Slope

Bachelor s degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or foreign equivalent
5+ years of construction in Arctic conditions
3+ years of experience with company Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
3+ years of experience on Company 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

Work Schedule
: 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation while in Anchorage and on North Slope

Bachelor s degree or HS Diploma/GED with experience in lieu of degree

Pay Range:
The pay range for this position is $68.00 - $72.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.


The benefits available with this position include:

  • Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

  • Continuous Employment Development and Learning

  • Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement

  • 401K

  • Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Cenergy is a dynamic, diverse, woman-owned company that has provided stellar support to our clients globally for over 25 years! We hire extraordinary people, and each of our team members are encouraged to embody our core values to drive innovation and own it with integrity and trust while adding to our positive and forward-thinking atmosphere.

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