Construction Advisor (Petrochemical)–Chicago/Whiting - F+G
Faithful Gould - Chicago, IL

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Construction Management



Construction, Project and Cost Consultancy, Engineering, Oil and Gas

Primary Location


United States-Illinois-Chicago

Employment Category



Employment Type


Full Time

Job Summary

Construction Advisor (Petrochemical)–Chicago/Whiting - F+G


is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner’s Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their projects. We can offer varied and interesting work with a number of high profile clients across our key business sectors which include: Aviation, Commercial, Education, Energy, Food & Beverage, Hospitality Arts & Leisure, Pharmaceutical, and Manufacturing.

We have 19 offices across the United States and are part of an ever expanding international business operating in Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our goal is to serve the interests of our clients by aligning our comprehensive management approach with client strategic objectives to ensure successful project outcomes.


seeks energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented,

Construction Advisors

to join our


staff but, working client-side on a

Refinery Capital project


Whiting, IN

. Qualified candidates will be the liaisons between contractors performing work and the client. They will also be responsible for assuring compliance with the client's safety and environmental policies and procedures. Oil & Gas, Energy or Petrochemical experience is required.

Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:

Understand and assure compliance with all business unit policies and procedures. Foster a safe work environment. Apply an auditing process to assure that adequate Hazard Identification Task Risk Assessment(s) (HITRA) have been performed prior to start of work. When necessary, participate in the HITRA. Assure communication on all aspects of the Permit to Work (PTW) package has effectively occurred with the work crew prior to the start of work. Must know on a daily basis how many permits and work areas are being managed, and assure that the number does not exceed the requirements stated in the client's Permit to Work Procedure. Ensure that all contract supervisors know who the Construction Advisor is on their work at all times. Communicate with the Safety professional assigned to the area where the work is being performed. Audit jobs for safety compliance; report deficiencies to construction management.

Understand client's policy and goals on environmental performance and communicate them to work crews. Make recommendations to those responsible for the work on how to avoid environmental incidents. If an environmental incident occurs deal with it immediately by notifying operations.

Control of Work (CoW):
Fill the Performing Authority role or delegate this responsibility as a last resort as defined in client Permit to Work Procedure. Assure that the work environment is safe and ready for the project work to be executed. Responsible for securing all CoW documentation and PTW to allow a project to be executed along with client Operations.

Planning and Scheduling:
Participate in field planning and scheduling meetings including PTW planning with Operations. May attend Operations meetings where work is discussed and planned for the future.

Productivity/Cost Control:
Ensure manpower provided reflects plan requirements and maintain a headcount on jobs. Understand scope of work and understand when out of scope requests are made. Engage and secure the commitments of other client departments such as Operations, Inspection, Quality, etc. to ensure that proper representation is available to prevent project delays. Review and Approve timesheets according to the approved budgets.

Evaluate contractors at the end of every job by completing an End-of-Job Contractor Evaluation form and assure that the Lessons Learned portion of the PTW form is completed. Signoff on Turnover packages as required. Coordinate with Operations as necessary during commissioning of a project. Coordinate construction resources required to assist with commissioning of a project.

  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
Job Details

The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, construction engineering or related field and two (2) years construction superintendent experience in Oil & Gas.
  • With Associate's degree, ten (10) years construction superintendent/management experience in Oil & Gas.
  • Without a degree, twelve (12) years construction superintendent/management experience in Oil & Gas.
Special Skills:
  • Good communication and organization skills.
Professional Registrations:
  • Safety Credentials (OSHA).
Faithful+Gould is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D.) offers an excellent benefits packet including: Medical/Dental Coverage, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Flex Plan and a 401K Plan.