01 Nov, 2023

Process Engineer - Automation CoE

  • bp
  • Budapest, Hungary
Process Engineer Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Job Summary:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We are working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together. You can participate in our new ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero.
In Hungary, we operate bp’s Global Business Services organization which is an integrated part of bp. Our people want to play their part in solving the big complex challenges facing our world today and, guided by our bp values, are working to help meet the world’s need for more energy while lowering carbon emissions. In our offices in Budapest and Szeged, we work in customer service, finance, accounting, procurement, HR services and other enabling functions – providing solutions across all of bp. Join our team, and develop your career in an encouraging, forward-thinking environment!

Job Description:

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Join our Digital Solutions & Transformation team and advance your career as a

Process Engineer – Automation CoE

Automation is a strategic productivity and transformation enabler, and there is significant demand for end-to-end process optimisation through automation solutions. The Process Architect will play a critical role in analysing a process, identifying optimisation opportunities, and owning the resultant automation pipeline for the relevant function. They will be an outcome focused function specific lead within the Automation Centre of Excellence, working with Global Process Owners, Transformation Leads, Project Delivery Managers and Process Engineers to deliver optimised end-to-end processes.


In this role You will:

  • Support the Process Architects in process optimisation assessments and automation delivery where required (collaborating with GPO’s, Transformation initiatives and product owners)
  • Approach all optimisation activities through the traditional “Eliminate, Simplify, Standardise then Automate” approach
  • Work with the Business Value Analyst to ensure robust business cases are in place against each automation
  • Act as a scrum master to make sure the automation opportunities are running at the right pace and coordinate the tasks to be done by the developers and the other collaborators
  • Attend workshops for process analysis, design and optimization implementation activities
  • Conduct analysis to define the impact of process improvements, particularly process standardisation initiatives that either enhance or enable an automation requirement
  • Proactively identify and capture deviations between the “as is” business process and the global standard processes
  • Support project team and stakeholders in decision making and sign-off of future process designs
  • Build, amend or update desktop procedures as required
  • Ensure appropriate control framework is in place against modified or new process activities
  • Document the business requirements for automation
  • Create appropriate levels of visibility and assurance to key stakeholders on the integration of automated activities
  • Act as primary functional “go-to” contact for automations between the CoE Dev/Ops team and business or GBS product owner

What You will need to be successful:

  • Proficiency in English language
  • Experience as a scrum master to coordinate projects in an agile way
  • Strong background in Automation and Process Optimisation, with exposure to different automation technologies and process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma
  • Minimum 4 years relevant business experience and knowledge of existing business support activities required; similar job experience gained in a customer-focused business-to-business environment
  • Broad operational experience with knowledge of different functions
  • Experience leading process mapping and / or workshop facilitation activities; facilitation skills for working issues with groups and teams
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels of the organization with change engagement
  • Experience managing and implementing change; implementing and mentoring continuous improvement systems
  • Ability to consistently review and adapt approach and style to meet ever changing requirements

At bp, we provide the following environment & benefits to you:

  • Different bonus opportunities based on performance, wide range of cafeteria elements
  • Life & health insurance, medical care package
  • Flexible working schedule: home office up to 3 days / week, based on team agreement
  • Opportunity to build up long term career path and develop your skills with wide range of learning options
  • Family friendly workplace e.g.: Extended parental leave, Mother-baby room
  • Employees’ wellbeing programs e.g.: Employee Assistance Program, Company Recognition Program
  • Possibility to join our social communities and networks
  • Chill-out and collaboration spaces in our beautiful Budapest Agora and Szeged offices e.g.: Play Zones, Office massage, Sport and music equipment
  • Assets like phone for private usage and company laptop are provided from the first day of employment with other equipment if requested


bp Hungary won the Most Attractive Employer 2022 Award, based on the PwC annual research. Come and join us!


Travel Requirement

Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Agility core practices, Analytical Thinking, Collaboration, Commercial acumen, Communication, Creativity and Innovation, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Digital fluency, Integration, Managing strategic partnerships, Research and insights, Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management, Sustainability awareness and action

Legal Disclaimer:


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.


If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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