Health, safety, security and environment (HSSE)

BP makes the safety and reliability of all of its operations the top priority

From offshore drilling platforms, to newly-discovered terrain and inner-city business complexes, high-calibre professionals in health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE) assess every possible risk to our people. 

We learn through the challenges we constantly face and explore new ways to improve our design, technology and processes. 

By focusing on developing engineering and control systems that reduce hazards and support compliance, capability and performance, we look to ensure all our people are safe and secure in the environment they work in.

We make health and safety our overriding priority. Can we rely on you to implement it?

In a business that has made safety the number one priority, help us set the standards for our industry

Crisis and continuity management

With roles ranging from environmental managers to health advisors, find out where you fit in to our exceptional team.

When you work in hazardous environments, you have to be ready for anything. At BP, we have detailed strategies in place to provide an immediate response to an emergency. But there can be no room for complacency and we’re constantly looking to improve the way we can deal with potential emergencies. This is where you come in.

You’ll deliver the crisis and continuity management (C&CM) programme for a geographically bounded portfolio of assets. This will entail leading annual business continuity assessments and ensuring that potential C&CM risks are identified, assessed, prioritised and mitigated. As well as creating and reviewing annual fuels value chain response plans, your role will be to provide training and specialist expertise to support business preparedness while building our capabilities to respond to any major operational disruption.

You’ll ideally have a proven record in a health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) or operational role with substantial risk management responsibilities, along with recent experience of designing, delivering and implementing crisis, continuity and emergency response planning. Combining strong project management capabilities with a good understanding of operating management systems or equivalent, you’ll preferably have a relevant professional certification such as Disaster Recovery Institute or Emergency Management Institute. Excellent influencing skills and the ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical personnel in a straightforward manner will be key.


We take our environmental responsibilities seriously – which means we do the right thing and do things right

Throughout the life cycle of our projects and operations, we aim to avoid, reduce and manage potential environmental and social impacts.  

At the very least, this means complying with regulations – yet with operations in more than 80 countries, we face diverse and complex environmental laws and regulations within international, national, regional and local jurisdictions. We manage applicable legal and regulatory health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) and safety and operational risk (S&OR) requirements through our operating management system (OMS).  Remediation management (RM) provides strategic support, advice and specialized skills to achieve our waste prevention and liability objectives. 

More proactively, we identify environmental impacts and seek to avoid or minimize them. We take steps to understand and manage the potential impacts of our operations on biodiversity and ecosystems. And we have made considerable advances in the way we identify, assess and manage the risks of oil spills, sharing lessons with governments and the industry.

We constantly monitor our environmental performance using our HSE charting tool.  At a group level, we report on seven key environmental issues, providing information about the global context and how we manage our operations, as well as performance data and analysis. These issues are: energy use; flaring; greenhouse gas emissions; ozone-depleting substances; emissions affecting air quality; waste; and water.

Health and safety

We make health and safety our overriding priority. Can we rely on you to implement it?

As a business that handles hazardous materials in difficult conditions, we make the health and safety of people our top priority. This commitment extends to every platform, every plant, every office and every community in which we operate.

That’s why we’ve standardized the way we identify, quantify and review risks and manage them. We’ve implemented initiatives aimed at improving process safety across our business and we work hard to reduce our overall risks. We have health programmes to benefit our workforce and a health strategy that fosters a culture of health and personal wellbeing, so improving productivity.

Implementing all these commitments calls for health and safety professionals at all levels.

We have safety professionals such as managers, team leaders and engineers, who work closely with our upstream and safety and operational risk (S&OR) teams. 

Remediation management

When it comes to our environmental historic obligations, remediation management puts everything into perspective

BP currently has environmental historic obligations on around 2,300 sites including refineries, chemical plants, mines and retail/distribution sites. These are mostly the result of operations that span over a century and standards which have continually improved over the decades.

We are committed to eliminating pollution or contaminants from the soil, groundwater and sediment, as well as pursuing environmentally responsible decommissioning and real estate reuse.

Remediation management (RM) is a global function that provides strategic support, advice and specialized skills to achieve our waste prevention and clean up/restoration objectives. Whether dealing with hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater, or managing naturally occurring low-level radioactivity from drilling and historical mining waste, our teams aim to ensure we take responsibility for any negative environmental impact of our operations – past and present. RM also provides health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) and safety and operational risk (S&OR) support for mergers, acquisitions and divestments, manages some 2,500 contractors working at our sites and oversees around 4,000 projects. 

RM people include remediation technical and commercial specialists working as part of a collaborative team across the globe. They combine expertise in geology, hydrogeology, chemistry, microbiology or engineering with solid commercial acumen to enable our people to work safely, and use creativity and innovation to help provide a better environment for everyone.

This is a function that touches many parts of BP. It's important to effectively manage waste and prevent spills and releases in order to minimize future environmental impacts. Our projects include focusing on past spills or releases, integrity management or cutting-edge waste management practices.

RM comprises a number of specialist teams:

  • In operations, you’ll be responsible for delivering safe and reliable operations through excellent project management of all field projects and first-class supplier and local regulator relationship management.
  • In life cycle management, you’ll advise our businesses on preventing, minimizing and eliminating negative environmental and decommissioning impacts.
  • In safety and technical services, you’ll provide in-depth technical, procurement, HSSE and engineering expertise.
  • In business development, you’ll be responsible for conducting all RM's transaction activity involving mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, partnering and trades. You could also provide HSSE support, including due diligence, leads identification and implementation of redevelopment-based exit strategies for surplus and idle properties in RM portfolios.
  • In finance, you’ll support RM in applying BP accounting policy, maintaining a strong internal control environment and ensuring the compliance plan is delivered. This team also ensures that RM transactions and results are recorded, reported and forecasted with integrity and transparency at the appropriate time.


Cyber threats, conflict, crime – our security team brings them all into perspective

Security management can be complex for a company such as BP, especially in locations where there is a potential for conflict or violent crime. What’s more, our security arrangements need to be managed carefully and in accordance with internationally accepted standards.

We employ health, safety, security and the environment (HSSE) professionals at our facilities around the world. Typically, it includes intelligence advisors, security advisors and cyber advisors. Locations include Alaska, Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Gulf of Mexico, Indonesia, North Africa, North Sea, Middle East, Trinidad and the UK, as well as at our technology centres in Houston and London. Our security professionals work in collaboration with our safety and operational risk (S&OR) team, which endeavours to strengthen safe, reliable and compliant operations across BP. 

Diversity and inclusion

We work as one team, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds whose different perspectives enrich our business. That’s why we value diversity and inclusion. Everyone at BP is treated fairly, with respect, and is encouraged to voice their opinion. Each member of the team knows what is expected of them and is given every opportunity to realize their potential in a pleasant, supportive and collaborative environment.

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