18 May, 2022

Process Design Manager

  • bp
  • Sunbury, UK / Lingen, Germany
Process Designer Energy, Renewables & Nuclear

Job Description

Job Profile Summary

 New Energy and Sustainable Aviation Fuel

A career in Productions & Operations (P&O) is an opportunity to help craft the future of bp. As part of the team, you’ll apply digital technologies and an agile approach as we transform our operating assets in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop resources, delivering ground-breaking projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and rewarding ways within the operational heart of bp! 

About the role

The Hydrotreated Easter and Fatty Acids (HEFA) - Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project portfolio is a critical element to enable bp’s strategic aims of leading decarbonisation of the aviation fuels sector and growing our global SAF market share. The aim of this project is to convert the existing refining facilities for SAF production. 

The project is currently in its early development stage. The project team is looking for a process design manager to lead the technical and engineering elements of the project. 


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Key Accountabilities
  • Lead development of the technical and process engineering scope during the Concept Development and Optimise stages of projects
  • Support the evaluation and selection of safe, competitive, and robust concept and enable development of a preliminary FEED package
  • Provide technical feedback to business framing, option screening and concept selection reviews.
  • Identify and lead option development, engineering studies, technology selection and baseline assessments of brownfield scope
  • Lead preparation of core project deliverables, including scopes of work, terms of reference, technical notes and decision papers.
  • Verify and consolidate technical inputs and assumptions from site and other partners, incorporate turnaround and operations requirements,
  • Enable timely and effective engagement of other subject areas and experts external to the project team
  • Provide recommendations to concept development plan, engineering execution plan and project execution plan
  • Provide process engineering and design inputs to key project work and participate in design, safety and project evaluations and workshops
  • Identify and interpret technical practices, technical practices and relevant codes and standards for projects with support of Domain Experts
  • Manage process engineering activities and provide review and assurance of process engineering and design work
  • Provide process engineering support and oversight during development of the FEED package and detailed engineering
  • Build enduring process design engineering capability and competence through active mentoring, coaching and training of other process design engineers

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent 
  • Experience working as a process design engineer on projects across all project stages with a detailed understanding of front end development
  • Experience working as a process engineer in design or operational roles in the oil, gas or chemicals industry
  • Strong influencing and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide range of teams across multiple locations
  • Capability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously 

Desirable criteria
  • Experience with hydrocracking, hydrogen production and purification technologies, or design/operational experience with fats, oils and greases feedstock pretreatment processes, preferably for renewable hydrotreating units
  • Qualified as a chartered, registered or professional engineer
  • Experience as a lead process design engineer on a large or complex project including a demonstrated ability to integrate engineering services
  • Capability to integrate project scope with existing facilities and the identification of commonalities and interdependencies between systems
  • General knowledge of overall refining processes and typical flow schemes
  • Deep technical background including process simulation and other engineering software applications and engineering technical practices and industry codes and standards

About bp

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. 

Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


This is the place to truly drive change. Our people develop hydrocarbon resources, deliver projects, operate refineries as well as oil and gas production assets.

Join us and make a difference by:

• making our production and operations safer and more standardised
• driving quicker reduction of our carbon emissions
• growing cash returns and delivering improved reliability and optimisation
• maximising efficiency through sharing resources
• accelerating the digital transformation of our operating assets
• developing our people faster, leveraging the scale of P&O
• building greater integration and collaboration in service of our purpose

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.

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