02 Apr, 2024

Process Engineer

  • bp
  • Hybrid (Houston, Texas, United States of America)
Process Engineer Oil & Gas

Job Description

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Production & Operations

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Engineering Group

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Job Summary


This candidate will provide Process Engineering support to all of bp's production assets located globally. As a central discipline process engineer, you will deliver the highest priority work across all bp's production assets, to deliver resilient hydrocarbons and drive efficiency and reliability towards net zero operations.


Key Accountabilities

The will work on a broad range of challenges using a variety of working techniques, delivering focussed process engineering studies, and as part of large multi-discipline agile squads to investigate and resolve sophisticated production issues.


The wide variety of work is dependent on the support the production regions require, but will include short-term flow-to-work support such as;

  • Identifying causes for operational upsets and formulating solutions to deliver resilient hydrocarbons
  • Leading/completing process system de-bottlenecking studies to increase operating capacity beyond nameplate
  • Studying options to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions - Supporting root cause analysis studies to determine causes for upsets and failures
  • Working in an agile squad using Scrum/Kanban to overcome a range of challenges and improve an asset's production
  • Using Process Modelling tools (Hysys, Vertex, MySep, Olga, AFT Impulse) to analyse complex Process Engineering problems and deliver solutions
  • Providing Process Engineering recommendations to Major Project Operations
  • Supporting specific, regional projects to investigate and deliver optimised solutions
  • Being deployed to support other Process and Process Safety Engineering disciplines within bp Solutions The solutions delivered will often require work using agile practices, engage closely with bp's diverse global production assets, and work independently with teams, sometimes necessitating international travel to engage and collaborate face-to-face with these teams, requiring strong organisational, inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Share knowledge across the discipline and also support Early Careers team members to increase capability in others through coaching and mentoring.


  • Bachelor of Engineering or Science, Masters in Engineering or Science, or international equivalent in Chemical Engineering or relevant engineering subject.
  • There is a strong preference for a professional accreditation, such as Chartered Engineer or Professional Engineer.
  • Experience of operational support to production assets is beneficial.

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!

Travel Requirement

Up to 10% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Application of hierarchy of control, Application of hierarchy of control, Asset health monitoring, Commercial acumen, Defect Elimination, Design case for safety, Design development and delivery, Design performance standards, Economic evaluation methodology, Emergency process isolation and shutdown systems, Environment and Social Impact Assessment, Facility layout, Fluid characterisation, Hazardous area classification, Hydraulics, Layer of Protection Analysis, Lean Practices, Major accident risk, Operational performance standards, Personal Safety, Plant Layout, Process and process safety design philosophies, Process control and automation, Process performance monitoring, Process safety assurance {+ 5 more}

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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