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Alaska - Senior Environmental Coordinator – Willow Permitting



Full Time

On Site


Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.


Willow is an oil discovery located within the Bear Tooth Unit (BTU) in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) approximately 30 miles west-southwest of the Alpine Central Facility (ACF) on the North Slope of Alaska. The discovery was established with the drilling of two exploration wells, Tinmiaq 2 and Tinmiaq 6, in 2016 and further delineated in 2018 with the drilling of three appraisal wells. Additional 2018 exploration success was also encountered at the West Willow prospect, approximately 10 miles from Willow.

The Willow Development is expected to contain greater than 600 MMBOE gross recoverable resource. The Willow development will include a new Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges, and supporting infrastructure.

If you are selected for the Environmental Coordinator – Willow Permitting role, you will report to the ConocoPhillips Alaska Supervisor – Willow Environmental Permitting & Compliance. This position shall work with the Willow Project Management Team (PMT) to coordinate and lead environmental regulatory permitting for project construction and operations.

Your responsibilities may include\:

  • Assess and identify environmental and land use permit and authorization needs for the construction and operation of the Willow project. Authorizing agencies includes the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, multiple State of Alaska departments, and North Slope Borough, among other agencies
  • Work closely with project personnel to anticipate needs and to provide strategic direction
  • Utilize innovation to reduce environmental impact of project activities and/or drive responsible cost reduction and workplace efficiency
  • Serve as a primary contact with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders for assigned permitting activities
  • Evaluate and communicate potential risks, solutions, and key decisions to internal stakeholders
  • Serve as a regulatory permitting subject matter expert spokesperson in interactions with external stakeholders
  • Prepare and maintain timelines for required regulatory approvals
  • Seek to maintain a balance between acceptance of responsible regulatory permit stipulations and elimination of non-value adding requirements
  • Utilize negotiation skills to resolve conflicts
  • Participate in competitive bidding for contracts related to permitting and other environmental support services in support of the Willow project
  • Engage contractors to assist with permitting and planning and manage the associated deliverables and budgets
  • Foster and promote active collaboration with subject matter experts from the broader ConocoPhillips Alaska Environmental Sustainability & Permitting team
  • Assist with the development of project Operational Plans, coordinating closely with Field Environmental Coordinators, and other subject matter experts
  • Establish and maintain interdependent working relationships with ConocoPhillips’ projects groups, discipline engineers, field operations, and field environmental coordinators
  • Serve as a member of the ConocoPhillips Incident Command System


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science, engineering, or relevant technical field or foreign equivalent
  • 10 years of environmental regulatory experience
  • 3 years of experience with the oil and gas industry
  • Intermediate level writing, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel up to 10% of the time


  • 5 years of Alaska regulatory and permitting experience
  • 5 years overseeing contractor deliverables
  • 1 years environmental compliance experience
  • Intermediate level of experience with Alaska North Slope facilities and projects
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of Arctic environments and North Slope environmental science topics
  • Awareness of regulatory topics affecting the industry
  • Strong multi-tasking capability with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with strong relationship management
  • Experience building strong relationships based on trust, and seeking opportunities to collaborate across organizational boundaries to achieve business goals
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of March 28, 2023.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.