01 Nov, 2023

Process Engineering Manager

  • bp
  • Houston, TX, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

bp aims to be net zero across all our operations on an absolute basis by 2050 and to support countries, cities, and corporations around the world to achieve their net zero ambitions. The development of an integrated energy hub in Northwest Indiana is a key opportunity to decarbonize bp’s Whiting Refinery and provide a platform for the decarbonization of the broader region!

The Process Engineering Manager is a senior level leader role that works closely with the project team, projects organization, and site stakeholders. This role will direct and lead the process design engineering team and own delivery of the team's work and scope.

Job Description:


  • Develop the overall process design engineering, process technology, and stakeholder engagement strategy and plan for the project
  • Create a strong team by setting clear directives, goals, and objectives
  • Lead the delivery of the process design engineering work and scope at the appropriate level of detail for the specific project stage
  • Prioritize and delegate team workload
  • Support development of the overall project contracting strategy including contractor assessment and selection
  • Provide oversight and technical direction to contractor resources and process licensors
  • Participate in design, project, and process safety reviews and workshops, and ensure design changes are incorporated and process engineering action items are closed as per the mutually agreed schedule
  • Review and endorse deviations to codes and standards specific to process engineering
  • Own all process design engineering inputs and deliverables including review and verification of process engineering deliverables and inputs developed by others
  • Build team capability and competence through active mentoring, coaching, and training of less experienced process engineers


Essential Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Qualified as a chartered, registered, or professional engineer
  • Extensive experience managing process design engineering teams and contractors on major/complex projects across all project stages
  • Experience working as a process engineer in design or operational roles in refining, oil & gas, or chemicals
  • Strong influencing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build close connections and collaborate with a wide range of teams, partners, and engineering disciplines, and to integrate engineering scope across teams
  • Proven organization, influencing, and facilitation skills
  • Deep capability to prioritize, plan, and manage multiple priorities simultaneously


In addition, it would be advantageous if you had:

  • General knowledge of refining processes and typical flow schemes, preferably of Whiting Refinery
  • Deep technical background including process simulation and other engineering software applications
  • Detailed knowledge of engineering technical practices and industry codes and standards
  • New energy project experience


Why bp?

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and ambitious 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.


There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!


bp operates in a hybrid model with 60% from the office and 40% from home with flexibility as agreed with line management.

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Asking for Feedback, Authentic Leadership, Coaching, Creating a high performing team, Delegation, Empowering Others, Giving Feedback, Goal Setting, Inclusive Leadership, Leading through ambiguity, Leading through Change, Long Term Planning, Managing Performance, Mentoring, Receiving Feedback, Shaping strategy, Strategic Thinking, Team Development, Translating strategy into plans, Workload Prioritization

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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