Occidental Petroleum Specialist Construction Staff in Denver City, Texas

Title: Specialist Construction Staff Location: United States-Texas-Denver City Other Locations:


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 a motivated individual to fill the position of Construction Specialist within our Permian EOR Business Unit in Denver City, Texas.

Primary Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Surface Lead and is accountable for the successful execution of project construction and day to day maintenance to support the efficient production of oil and gas.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Coordinate construction activities at a local level. Directly manage construction vendors and support services.

• Represent the Asset team in construction-related correspondence externally

• Understand the facilities materials and design that best support the Asset team.

• Maintain project schedule, implementation, compliance to design and commissioning.

• Project cost tracking and reporting as needed.

• Coordinate general repairs & maintenance of facilities or wells



• High school or equivalent education is required

Professional/Technical Knowledge:

• Knowledgeable in Construction Industry Standards and best practices

• Familiar with Project Management Principles

• Basic understanding of automation and electrical design principles.

• Understanding of PSSRs and MOCs.

• Extensive expertise in EOR safe work systems.

• Extensive expertise of construction codes and practices.

• Extensive knowledge of material specifications and application

• Understanding of regulatory guidelines

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 construction experience

• Familiar with Upstream oil and gas facilities 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.

• 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

• Demonstrated construction management skills including material & labor planning, cost & schedule estimating, contracting, cost & progress tracking and management, documentation, post appraisal and process improvement

• Demonstrated high level of effectiveness working in a collaborative teamwork environment

• Demonstrated effective communication in written and verbal forms; adept at selection and use of appropriate communication techniques (e-mail, fax, phone, cell phone, Internet, etc.)

• Working knowledge of oil & gas production operations, associated pipeline systems and surface equipment, and demonstrated ability to integrate construction activities with ongoing operating activities

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status