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Construction Specialist

Construction Specialist

  • Location United States - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Project Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131069BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Construction Specialist provides visible safety leadership throughout Site Projects organization on and off-site. Works within a squad or squads to support Site Projects delivery, in line with safety, risk and business goals. Implements guidance for technical assurance associated with discipline’s activities within the squad and ensures work is executed to agreed technical standards. Reports to the Discipline Lead for technical and developmental aspects of their role. Supports in-region construction manager to prioritize and assure construction activity. Reports to the Squad Lead and/or Production Services Unit/Project Delivery Unit Lead for prioritization of work and regional activity. Ensures the construction execution strategy is developed and supports its implementation to all stages of Site Projects lifecycle. Responsible for construction safety, construction strategy, administration of the construction technical details, schedules and budgetary performance. Understands squad and unit priorities and supports accordingly.

Manages Construction Activity:

  • Ensures appropriate framework for construction is in place to meet squad and unit goals and ensures stakeholders/interfaces are managed within that framework.
  • Works collaboratively with squad lead, unit leads, construction manager and projects discipline personnel to develop and execute Site Projects activities.
  • Plays a key role in construction contract performance management and sets/implements the agreed construction key performance indicators. Such as Non-Productive Time and productivity.
  • Provides construction assurance and self-verification throughout project life cycle to embed high quality, predictable, safe, and efficient execution solutions, including management of EPC/EPCm contractors where utilized.
  • Ensures construction framework includes project/constructability reviews to identify and mitigate project construction risks through inherently safer design and front-end loading of site activities.
  • Supports Contract Account Managers for construction contracts (May be delegate).
  • Contributes to and ensures that certification, commissioning, and handover plans are in place for all scopes along with a change management process.
  • Supports development and execution of TAR scopes in support of Site Projects.
  • Ensures readiness reviews are undertaken for all scopes to identify and ensure mitigation of project execution risks in advance of them presenting onsite.
  • Ensures construction reviews, work packages, method statements and risk assessments are of appropriate standards.
  • Reviews any deviations from agreed construction strategies with discipline lead and Construction manager.
  • Works with squad lead and site projects team to ensure project plans are in agreed global format and interfaced with the Asset schedules.
  • Provide construction input as needed during all CVP stages to ensure projects are front-end[1]loaded (FEL) appropriately and construction feasibility and Major Accident Risks (MAR) are understood.
  • Accountable for the Construction Execution Plan and provides input as needed into any other construction aspects of the Project Execution Plan.
  • Monitor all construction activity performed by construction contractors to ensure that cost and schedule performance targets are met as planned and that their work is in accordance with work packages, specifications, and good practices.
  • Interface as necessary with Contractor Field Supervisors to ensure safety, quality, and efficient delivery of projects.
  • Endorses project readiness to proceed through Go/No Go meetings with recognition of risks or recommends rescheduling until risks are mitigated

People Management & Development:

  • Supports peer to peer learning and shares knowledge.
  • Supports improving contractor competency.
  • Promotes development of the in-region construction framework capability.
  • Provide visible safety leadership to model desired behaviors to help prevent accidents or harm to people. Supports business prioritization and technical verification
  • Looks for execution efficiencies that can be safely adopted to increase predictability of site execution and minimize excess spend.
  • Verifies work based on RAPIDs and RACIs, as described in bp Site Projects common process (incl. consideration of risk). For example, supporting stage gate reviews.
  • Actively challenges proposed technical solutions to ensure construction option is feasible and are advocates for a construction driven engineering philosophy.
  • Contributes to front end construction feasibility and major accident hazard reviews.
  • Understands squad and unit priorities and supports accordingly.
  • Actively seeks out new safer and more efficient technologies for construction.
  • Maintains awareness of the construction industry globally and seeks out best practices from wider construction network within bp and external.

The Construction Specialist provides visible safety leadership throughout Site Projects organization on and off-site. Works within a squad or squads to support Site Projects delivery, in line with safety, risk and business goals. Implements guidance for technical assurance associated with discipline’s activities within the squad and ensures work is executed to agreed technical standards. Reports to the Discipline Lead for technical and developmental aspects of their role. Supports in-region construction manager to prioritize and assure construction activity. Reports to the Squad Lead and/or Production Services Unit/Project Delivery Unit Lead for prioritization of work and regional activity. Ensures the construction execution strategy is developed and supports its implementation to all stages of Site Projects lifecycle. Responsible for construction safety, construction strategy, administration of the construction technical details, schedules and budgetary performance. Understands squad and unit priorities and supports accordingly.

Manages Construction Activity:

  • Ensures appropriate framework for construction is in place to meet squad and unit goals and ensures stakeholders/interfaces are managed within that framework.
  • Works collaboratively with squad lead, unit leads, construction manager and projects discipline personnel to develop and execute Site Projects activities.
  • Plays a key role in construction contract performance management and sets/implements the agreed construction key performance indicators. Such as Non-Productive Time and productivity.
  • Provides construction assurance and self-verification throughout project life cycle to embed high quality, predictable, safe, and efficient execution solutions, including management of EPC/EPCm contractors where utilized.
  • Ensures construction framework includes project/constructability reviews to identify and mitigate project construction risks through inherently safer design and front-end loading of site activities.
  • Supports Contract Account Managers for construction contracts (May be delegate).
  • Contributes to and ensures that certification, commissioning, and handover plans are in place for all scopes along with a change management process.
  • Supports development and execution of TAR scopes in support of Site Projects.
  • Ensures readiness reviews are undertaken for all scopes to identify and ensure mitigation of project execution risks in advance of them presenting onsite.
  • Ensures construction reviews, work packages, method statements and risk assessments are of appropriate standards.
  • Reviews any deviations from agreed construction strategies with discipline lead and Construction manager.
  • Works with squad lead and site projects team to ensure project plans are in agreed global format and interfaced with the Asset schedules.
  • Provide construction input as needed during all CVP stages to ensure projects are front-end[1]loaded (FEL) appropriately and construction feasibility and Major Accident Risks (MAR) are understood.
  • Accountable for the Construction Execution Plan and provides input as needed into any other construction aspects of the Project Execution Plan.
  • Monitor all construction activity performed by construction contractors to ensure that cost and schedule performance targets are met as planned and that their work is in accordance with work packages, specifications, and good practices.
  • Interface as necessary with Contractor Field Supervisors to ensure safety, quality, and efficient delivery of projects.
  • Endorses project readiness to proceed through Go/No Go meetings with recognition of risks or recommends rescheduling until risks are mitigated

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