Technicians

Whatever your discipline, we’ll invest in you to help you achieve your potential

Our diverse team of technicians, working onshore and offshore, play a vital role in safely and reliably delivering energy to the world. As an electrical technician, you’ll be responsible for power generation, the distribution system and utilisation equipment. 

As an instrumentation technician, you’ll ensure our instrumentation, control and automation systems are calibrated and functioning properly. As a mechanical technician, you’ll work on everything from heat exchangers to pressure relief systems. In operations, control of work, process safety management and environmental management systems will come under your wing.

Wherever your talents lie, you’ll have access to career development opportunities, which could see you progressing to team leader or operational manager.

Our global operations mean you can see the energy business from different perspectives

Electrical, instrumentation and control technicians

Finding and extracting sources of energy is just part of our story. Bringing them from surface or subsea wellheads to customers and consumers is just as challenging, just as important and just as safety-critical. That’s where our electrical, instrument and control technicians come into their own.

With over 6.6MM boe/d gross operated production and operations in 25 countries across six continents, we have some of the most complex production facilities in the world – both onshore and offshore. Playing a vital role in the exploration and production cycle, our technicians input projects from early appraisal to production to keep these facilities in sound working order.

As part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, your role will be to ensure that our electrical, instrumentation, control and/or automation systems are calibrated and functioning properly. This could involve anything from carrying out planned or preventative maintenance to inspecting equipment, performing root cause analysis, repairing systems and monitoring the work of contractors. Relevant experience in the oil and gas industry is key, while you’ll need good team-working skills and an aptitude to learn.

Electrical, instrument and control technicians have the scope to experience different aspects of the energy business. We’ve invested in the technology and equipment that will secure the future of energy. And we do the same for our most important resource – the people whose talents and hard work we rely on every day. In return for your logical thinking and problem-solving skills, you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop in an organization with global reach.

Operations technicians

Help us deliver the future of energy and we’ll invest in your long-term career

Safely and reliably finding and extracting oil isn’t the full extent of our upstream activities. Taking billions of barrels of oil equivalent from the wellhead to market is just as challenging, just as important and just as safety-critical. Our people work as part of one team in operations to help us meet this challenge by inputting a project from the early stages all the way through to full production.

As an operations technician, you’ll be a key member of a platform operations team on either an existing installation or a major project. Your role will be to support and deliver the safe operation of platform process and utility systems in line with our high HSE standards. This could involve everything from carrying out maintenance routines to responding to incidents. For experienced roles, we normally look for advanced technical education, operating experience (either onshore or offshore) and good team-working skills.

Mechanical technicians

When it comes to delivering oil and gas from the wellhead to market, safety and efficiency can never be compromised

With over 6.6MM boe/day gross operated production and operations in 25 countries across six continents, we’re responsible for some of the most complex production facilities in the world – both onshore and offshore.

Our people who work in operations are responsible for safely delivering oil and gas from surface or subsea wellheads to the waiting market. Mechanical technicians within operations play a critical role at all stages of the production cycle, inputting a project from the early stages all the way through to full production.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, your aim will be to maintain, inspect, repair and optimize our systems and equipment, ensuring their safety and efficiency is in line with our high HSE standards. The systems and equipment could include vessels, support equipment, rotating equipment, heat exchangers, firefighting safety equipment, pressure relief systems, pumps and other installations. Our work spans many different geographies and locations, both on and offshore. Mechanical experience in the oil and gas industry is essential.

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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