Construction Planner

Competentia | Houston, TX

Posted Date 4/13/2021

Position Summary:

The Construction Planner -Module Transport is accountable for the planning of transportation of all fabricated modules from fabrication locations to the Willow site. Fabricated modules include; sealifted process modules and pipe racks, truckable modules and ship loose items, In addition, the Construction Planner - Module Transport is expected to evaluate all project material and assist in the development of a comprehensive Logistics plan for the delivery of all required equipment and material to site, including equipment and component deliveries to fabrication yards. The Construction Planner - Module Transport shall provide a key interface between the Willow Project Team and Engineering, Fabrication, Construction and Logistics contractor(s) to ensure designs and transportation plans are consistent with Willow Project objectives.

The Construction Planner- Module Transport functionally reports to the Willow Facility Construction Lead as part of the Willow Construction Team.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

As part of the Willow Construction Team the Construction Planner - Module Transport is responsible for:

  • Support the development of a detailed transportation plan for sealifted and truckable modules and fabricated components.
  • Support engineering and transportation contractors to ensure the successful development and execution of transportation plans and schedules in alignment with the project schedule.
  • Provide key interface with engineering, fabrication, construction, and logistics contractors to develop the most cost effective and efficient means of transporting equipment, material, and fabricated components.
  • Review and provide comments on the engineering design, specifically with regards to component design, weight, and dimension for alignment with the transportation plan.
  • Assist in the development and/or review of project transportation studies and scenarios to evaluate transportation options.
  • Responsible for project deliverables for all module transport scope, ensure compliance with CPMS and other Company and external requirements
  • Support the development of contract strategies for Transportation of all fabricated components.
  • Monitor engineering, barging and heavy haul progress regarding module transport scope.
  • Participate in project planning and contract strategy processes.
  • Support the development of Requests for Information (RFI’s) and Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) for the selection of transportation and fabrication contractor(s).
  • Evaluate transportation and fabrication contractor proposals and make recommendations for award as part of the evaluation team.
  • Support the development of transportation and fabrication schedules and review contractor/vendor schedules for alignment with key project dates.
  • Support the development of the project cost estimate and schedule.
  • Assist in the development of project documents required for project funding approval including; Basis of Design (BoD), Project Execution Plan (PEP), Construction Execution Plan (CEP), Risk Register, etc.
  • Actively promote Company knowledge sharing; apply best practices, synergies, and lessons learned from other projects and operations.

Basic Qualification Required:

  • 15+ years of engineering or construction experience on large construction project
  • Travel required up to 25%


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Construction, or related field
  • 10+ years of Alaska Arctic construction/fabrication experience
  • Previous experience transporting large, fabricated components on land and water
  • Previous experience with Arctic North Slope facilities and projects
  • Demonstrated strong technical competence, understanding of unique Alaska transportation and fabrication requirements
  • Previous experience with ConocoPhillips Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated performance as part of a team working large project and interfacing with project leadership
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities

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