BP Americas, Inc. Construction Specialist in Durango, Colorado


Job title:

Construction Specialist



Role synopsis:

  • The construction specialist is responsible for access road and well site. Will develop construction estimates, support Front End Loading (FEL), build, maintain and reclaim access roads and well locations.

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United States - Colorado - Durango

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

  • Timely delivery of cost efficient and incident free construction projects in support of all wells team operations

  • Assure that all construction work is delivered in full compliance with all applicable BP as well as all state, federal and tribal rules & regulations

  • Direct oversight of all third party construction workforce on assigned activities

  • ​Safe, efficient, on-time execution

Essential Education:

High School diploma or equivalent

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Foster an environment of excellence

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment

  • possess the grit necessary to tackle any challenge and a growth mindset to be on constant lookout for new solutions

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.

M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.

P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.

A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.

C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.

T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

About BP:

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Houston (Texas), L48 employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.


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Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½\" scalp, or > 2 cm/¾\" body - arms & armpits/legs/chest).

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • 10+ years of construction experience

  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory environment

  • ​History of experience in Colorado, New Mexico

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • Be proficient at the use of the BP one call system

  • Proven ability to excel in a multi-disciplinary team environment (engineering, operations, drilling and completion)

  • Self-motivated with a history of achieving results

  • Ability to manage simultaneous operations and contract workforce

  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed

  • Good computer skills, proficient with MS Office

  • Must have the legal right to work and reside in the US without company sponsorship

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

“In compliance with Title 17 of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Employment rights Code, BP will give preference to individuals covered by the Code for purposes of hiring, promotion, lay off, and training for work performed within the exterior boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Reservation.”

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Eligibility Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age; legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.