Communications Specialist I

Alpine, AK 99501

Posted: 01/09/2024 Job Category: Business Professional Job Number: 179368 Pay Rate: $25.00 - $30.00

Job Description

Position Title: Village Outreach Liaison

This position is primarily slope based (2 weeks on / 2 weeks off) however may require working with capital projects in the Anchorage office between winter construction seasons.

Role Overview

The Village Outreach Liaison supports Company Alaska's operations, development, and exploration teams, ensuring that community concerns are understood and communicated to project team, provides advice on approaches and strategies for addressing these concerns and supports implementation of company priorities as well as compliance with permit and consultation requirements.

Project Summary:

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 a majority of labor provided by union workers. The development is estimated to create 300 permanent jobs.

The economic impact of the Willow project will be sizable. According to BLM estimates, Willow could generate between $8 billion and $17 billion in new revenue for the federal government, the state of Alaska, the North Slope Borough, and local communities. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure.

Scope Summary
The Willow project is spread over several phases and areas.

2023 2025 - Detailed Design
2023 2024 - WOC Fabrication
2025 2027 - WOC North Slope Installation and Commissioning
2025 2027 - WCF / DS Sealift Module Fabrication
2027 2029 WCF / DS North Slope Installation and Commissioning

Willow will be a greenfield design including all processing facilities, utilities, drilling equipment, camp, and power generation.

Your responsibilities may include:
- Support Village Outreach Director in providing the Company Alaska operations, projects and explorations teams with timely advice on community concerns, management of issues and long term planning
- Assist with communications with Alaska village stakeholders on operational and pipeline safety, emergency response, and project status reports
- Provide project and construction teams with community and cultural awareness training
- Coordinate local subsistence representatives, and ice road monitors
- Coordinate field tours for local entities and assist with village events
- Participate in helicopter communication program and assist Environmental Studies contractors with field activities near Nuiqsut
- Assist with Company local hire and career quest programs including identifying local hire candidates and mentoring them during employment
- Assist with community meetings, city council meetings, community events and advisory groups
- Assist with compliance with permit stipulations to include consultation requirements, economic opportunity plans, and other stakeholder agreements


- 3+ years of North Slope oil field experience
- 1+ years of experience or training in project management processes and tools
- Intermediate level knowledge of North Slope and other Alaska rural communities
- Intermediate level proficiency with MS O365 application: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, and Teams
- Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work in a remote based environment working a 2-week on/2-week off schedule

- Associate's degree or higher in Business, Communication or Engineering/Science related discipline or foreign equivalent
- 1+ years of experience working with issues affecting indigenous populations
- 1+ years of experience working with contractors to achieve business goals
- 1+ years of experience in stakeholder engagement
- Advanced level proficiency with MS O365 application: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, and Teams
- Advanced level social skills; ability to maintain positive relations with team members, external stakeholders, internal business partners, & regulatory agencies
- Advanced level communication (written, oral & presentation/PowerPoint) skills
- Intermediate level understanding of Sustainable Development principles
- Ability to work several short & long-term issues or projects concurrently
- Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
- Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
- 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

Work Schedule:
2 Weeks On/2 Weeks Off (12Hr Days) - 14 days on / 14 days off

Pay Range:
The pay range for this position is $25.00 - $30.00 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:

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

  2. Continuous Employment Development and Learning

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

  4. 401K

  5. Aetna Group Medical Coverage & Kaiser for California only

  6. Dental Insurance Coverage

  7. Vision Insurance Coverage

  8. Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  9. Long Term Disability

  10. Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  11. Direct Deposit

  12. 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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