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