Posted on: 10-Nov-2012
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Reports to Williston Basin Asset Team Operations Manager. Office will
be in Minot, ND with travel and work in New Town, ND required.
Supervises all aspects of the Facilities operations following a 3-6 rig
new drill development program across the Williston Basin. Drives
operational innovation and efficiency and delivers on cost and safety
results per the budget plan. Ensures regulatory compliance and cultural
diversity in all aspects of North Dakota operations. This person will
interact with local industry groups, other operators, and regulators.
Successful candidate is expected to:
Locally supervise Facilities Construction and Maintenance: Schedule all aspects of Facilities operations such that new wells are completed safely, on time, and within the budgeted cost as set out by Engineering and Management. Supervise production facilities construction, operation and maintenance. Determine new course of action in response to changing situations, consulting with Engineering and Management as needed.
Supervise Contractors/ Vendors: Locally supervise Facilities vendors and assist in the RFS process. Recommend vendors based on corporate values of service quality, cost control, and reducing corporate liability and cultural diversity. Attend regular performance reviews with major contractors. Approve contractor/vendor invoices.
Work with field engineers, support staff assigned to field operations.
Recommend the hiring and management of employees as well as consultants
such that facility operations are conducted in a timely, safe, cost
Reduce impact to the local community by reducing truck traffic, dust, odors, noise, etc. Ensure that Facilities Operations comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws including TERO compliance of our vendors.
Determine if and where new field water handling infrastructure needs to be installed to support current and future completions/production operations. Propose a budget for necessary capital projects.
Communicate with manager, team members, and members of other teams within the asset. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of critical activities.
Communicate with landowners, partners, and regulators as needed.
Improve asset operations by assessing new technologies, evaluating bids, and implementing cost-cutting measures.
Provide operational perspective to Regulatory, Accounting, Production Engineering Technicians, and Field Administration. This includes coordination and creation of field infrastructure AFEs.
Participate in annual budget process.
Participate in industry functions as well as maintain industry contacts to be informed of applicable technological and operational advances.
Make presentations to management as needed.
Perform other job duties as needed.
Ability to effectively manage and direct a team of professionals and field personnel with diverse skills and personalities.
Excellent communication skills.
Well developed patterns of reasoning and logic needed to develop a potentially multifaceted and fast paced program.
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
Leadership, motivational team-building skills a must.
Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
Creativity and the ability to work interdependently are mandatory.
Rewards the right values and models the way with the WPX culture.
Must possess keen negotiation skills.
Strong, demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels to assist with motivation, conflict resolution, development, and prioritization.
Bachelor's degree (pertinent Engineering or Business discipline) preferred with 5 years experience in the upstream petroleum industry. Other extensive experience and/or training specific to the position may be considered in lieu of the formal degree.
*This position will be filled at a level and within a salary range commensurate to the experience (i.e., skills, knowledge, & abilities) of successful candidate.
Relocation: WPX Energy will pay relocation costs for this position.