Working for FPT
A next-generation fuel or lubricant may start with a well-equipped laboratory and technical expertise. But that's only the first chapter of the story.
Our people are what make FPT a success. It's the strengths and knowledge of our teams and their ability to innovate and work together that give our products the edge. To join us, you'll need to share our uncompromising attitude toward safety and quality. We want professionals with track records in their fields. Whether you're a chemist, automotive engineer, a physicist, a safety manager, a toxicologist or a product development expert with skills in lubricants or fuels, we'll offer you the scope to develop your career as far as you want to go. And, you'll have the satisfaction that comes from making your own contribution to our products – and the industry as a whole.
A personal and professional outlook
Professional experience is important, but we're equally interested in your personal attributes. Adaptability and flexibility are important. The challenges we face are evolving rapidly and so are the materials we use and the products we ultimately create. Our people need to lead and manage that evolution.
The ability to stay ahead of technical advances, learn rapidly and use your creativity to arrive at new solutions is essential. We make new discoveries at every opportunity – and that means we look for an independent mind set, intelligence and a willingness to go further and work harder to find answers. We believe outstanding individual performances are the result of teamwork – so the ability to communicate and collaborate with people at all levels and across disciplines is essential. Leadership skills are also valued, as is the ability to spot commercial opportunities.
In FPT, you'll have the opportunity to build a career that offers challenges at every turn and will encourage you to create a network that supports your progress. Here are a few examples of what's available. If you don't find exactly what you're looking for, please register your details. Our business is evolving and we may be looking for someone with your skills in the near future.
Lubricant Development Technologists more
You'll support and deliver new product development projects for our clients in the passenger car or heavy duty vehicle market. With your own portfolio of global and regional projects, you'll be responsible for testing and marketing as well as for the laboratory work needed to create experimental blends. For a role with these challenges, you'll need a degree in a technical discipline combined with experience in lubricant development, testing or product research.
Fuels Development Technologists more
We'll ask you to manage a range of gasoline or diesel fuel development and investigation projects through effective planning, execution and documenting of test programmes. You'll also be involved in performance management, offer development and our innovation process. By advising other members of your team, you'll help us build our skills and keep us focused on business priorities. In addition to a degree in a technical discipline, you'll bring a background in experimental design and modelling as well as project management to this role.
You'll provide product stewardship including product hazard and risk assessment, advice on risk mitigation and product communication. Helping BP achieve EU compliance will also be an important part of this role. We'll expect you to get involved with different FPT sites and work with industry trade associations, research organisations and regulatory agencies.
Analytical Chemist more
This is a challenging role that will see you take responsibility for analysing samples generated at different stages of the bioprocess using a range of analytical techniques. You'll also use instrumentation and software to provide information on compounds and quantities present as well as optimisation of existing and development of new analytical methods for identification of unknown compounds. We'll expect accurate analytical chemistry data and information, guidance for chemistry research associates and cross disciplinary input. For a role at this level, we're looking for someone with a PhD. in Analytical Chemistry or a related field with a focus in chromatography combined with industrial or research experience.
Research Chemist more
BP is a leader in a range of research techniques that are essential to the progress of the energy industry. Chemistry plays an important role in what we do. Join us as a Research Chemist and not only will you be involved in our experimental programme and work in our labs, you'll also ensure we adhere to BP's safety guidelines. From zeta potential and particle measurement to atomic force microscopy, you'll enjoy plenty of variety and the opportunity to build on your technical and leadership skills. Alongside a Bachelor in Chemistry, we're looking for proven laboratory experience coupled with a focus on continuous improvement.
Technical Support more
In this role, you'll take responsibility for assuring maintenance of product quality and compliance for new product rollouts. As our product specification expert, you'll work closely with internal customers from logistics, commercial fuels, retail and IST as well as regulatory bodies. We'll look to you to promote safety and to conduct fuel quality troubleshooting as well as interpreting data. For challenges like these, we're looking for someone with a Bachelor in Engineering, Chemistry or another science. Adaptable and a strong problem solver, you'll have the flexibility to travel and the discipline to stay focused on budgets.
Quality Assurance Engineer more
You'll be part of a team responsible for promoting quality for BP's fuels business. In addition to helping the quality supervisor complete quality assurance projects, you'll be aware of both time and budget constraints. We'll also ask you to get involved in day-to-day operations and in supporting quality auditing, procedure writing, metrology and document control. This role requires a Bachelor in Engineering, Chemistry or another science, coupled with ASQ certification as a quality engineer and the flexibility to travel. A background in fuels or the petroleum industry would be an advantage.
HSSE Manager more
You'll champion HSSE standards among BP teams and our contractors. We'll ask you to complete root cause analyses and conduct investigations where needed. As the link between HSSE and the supply chain, you'll ensure that we have a clear picture of performance, training needs and evolving standards. Your goal will be to facilitate improvements by intervening where necessary and promoting a culture of continual improvements. In addition to a degree and proven experience in HSSE, you'll have the confidence to manage people and a track record in successfully promoting change.
Engineers – Performance Testing more
We're looking for technical specialists and engineering managers with the imagination and skill to work on the next generation of our lubricants. You'll specify and develop control tests for our current lubricants as well as plan for future testing protocols. From specifying and developing tests to analysing data, you'll help us deliver the improvements our clients expect. At the more senior levels, you'll spend more time working directly with customers. In addition to a degree in Mechanical, Automotive or Chemical Engineering, we're looking for professionals who combine experience in lubricant testing with the ability to communicate, contribute to a team, complete reports and solve problems.
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