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Appraisal Engineer - Hydrogen

Appraisal Engineer - Hydrogen

  • Location Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia - Bochum, Netherlands - Europoort - Rotterdam - Refinery, Spain - Valencian Community - Castellón, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Project Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131696BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The New Energy organization in P&O Projects is accountable for the delivery of the Pre-FID (FEL0-FEL2) portfolio of Hydrogen Projects.

This role is accountable to screen, prioritize and progress the most competitive business opportunities in our hydrogen portfolio; and select safe and competitive project concepts that are robust to the technical and commercial risks.

Hydrogen projects are required to create future value, and/or advance our existing assets towards net zero carbon. They are typically complex projects, many with significant brownfield scope.

This role requires innovating, an agile mindset, striving under uncertainty and ambiguity, integrating diverse perspectives, learning and trying new ideas/technologies, leveraging industry solutions, operating across traditional department boundaries, driving efficiency gains and building deep and dynamic partnerships with other stakeholders to help shape the future of our hydrogen business.

This role is open to applications for all bp office locations in the UK, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

Understand HSE expectations and standards, demonstrate genuine commitment and safety leadership, promote inherently safer design and low carbon solutions, identify major hazards/risks.

Concept screening; Lead cross-functional assessment of business opportunities to generate a realistic project portfolio that fits within the capital frame; enables delivery of the hydrogen strategy; sustains safe, compliant and reliable operations; protects/creates financial value; and advances bp’s aims to be carbon net zero.

Concept development; Confirm business case viability of complex hydrogen projects and select a safe and competitive project concept.

Optimize; Mature and improve scope of the selected concept for value and initiate project handover to the delivery team upon finalizing the Statement of Requirements (SoR). Support the delivery team to develop the Project Execution Plan (PEP), complete stage deliverables and define FM (Financial Memorandum) performance targets (informed by internal/external benchmarks).

Self-verify conformance against Common Process requirements. Assess project gate readiness and lead resolution of gaps identified during project Gate Reviews.

Engage Project Managers/Engineers early in post concept selection stage to drive seamless/systematic project transition/handover and achieve readiness to enter Define stage.

Apply decision-quality/decision-analysis principles to address Tier-1/Tier-2 decisions. Manage risks/uncertainties to inform decisions considering the full lifecycle and range of expected outcomes.

Access Subject Matter Experts across bp and industry, as required to inform decision-making. Identifies and shares learning and best practices.

Develop strong relationships and collaborate with a wide range of functions/businesses that sponsor and support progression of project opportunities.

Manages and reports project cost, schedule, safety, and operability, along with any other significant metrics of project success.


  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Solid experience in the energy industry
  • Self starter with strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Demonstrable capability in project appraisal/front-end stages of hydrogen projects.
  • Good capability applying decision quality/decision analysis practices.
  • Member of a technical or professional industry body
  • APM/PMP accreditation.
At bp, we provide phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!

Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Reinvent your career as you help our business to meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!


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