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Chemical & Process Engineer (Early Career) - Blaine, WA

Chemical & Process Engineer (Early Career) - Blaine, WA

  • Location United States of America - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068147
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

Grade J

Responsible for providing Process engineering support to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to assist in resolving problems and developing engineering judgement to deliver integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation.

Job Description:

***Please note: you can apply to 1 bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications. 

Our Chemical & Process engineers have the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real projects that deliver tangible benefits and measurable results. You will work alongside our highly qualified and professional colleagues. We will give you a sound foundation across the wider engineering field so that you can comfortably specialize in Process Design, Process Safety, Project Development, Operations, Commercial or numerous Leadership roles.      

As a Chemical & Process Engineer, you will:

• Play a vital role throughout a number of stages in our world-class projects

• Aiding our manufacturing and production teams by supervising day-to-day operations, evaluating unit targets, balance unit operations

• Support and optimize operating process plants or facilities and working closely with other areas involved in the business

• Use your sound foundation across the wider engineering platform so that we can integrate with many areas of our business

Essential Experience & Job Requirements

• Ability to function comfortably and effectively in the roles of individual contributor and collaborative team member.

• A strong focus on action, a dedication to performance delivery, and an eye for accuracy and detail.

Ability to:

• Work extended hours of physically demanding activities during maintenance outages, this will occasionally include evening and night shifts and weekend working for an extended period.

• Work safely outside in harsh weather conditions, at heights, in confined spaces and near hot equipment and high-speed machinery.

• Climb ladders and stairs up to 200ft in height

• Transport items up to 50 pounds

• Work around chemicals and hydrocarbons.

Minimum Requirements

• Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher

• No sponsorship is available for this role.

• This role is an on-site position, no remote and/or hybrid work setup

• Graduating between December 2023 through May 2024 or within last 3 years

Are you ready to ignite your potential with BP?

An Early Careers process engineer at the Cherry Point Refinery will start off their rotation as part of the Process Engineering Team to provide high quality engineering support for the site’s Operations, Maintenance, Turnaround, Projects, and Optimization Teams to ensure the safe, reliable, compliant, and competitive operation of the facility and to support the Refinery’s transformation into a lower carbon Integrated Energy Hub.

• The Process Engineering Team provides skills that are critical to the business and the success of the transformation, and as such the roles tend to be dynamic, fast paced, and highly visible.    

• An example first rotation would be a Process Support Engineer who supports Unit Process Engineers with delivery of their accountabilities, completes special projects and initiatives that improve overall effectiveness of Process Engineering Team, complete projects that cross areas and/or require sustained longer-term focus, and assists in process troubleshooting that crosses unit boundaries and planning/implementing unit test runs.

This role will be a part of bp’s One Engineering Program. Through this program, early career discipline engineers will build their experience through challenging development assignments, develop a toolkit of transferable skills for the future, and have a dedicated network of support to help them succeed. The One Engineering Program is structured with three key components: 


  • Opportunity to build technical depth and breadth of experience 
  • Two 18-month assessments, including one field experience 


  • Technical development aligned to discipline roadmaps 
  • Building of interpersonal and enabling skills 
  • Support towards professional accreditation or chartership 


  • Part of the global engineering community and One bp early careers network 
  • Dedicated program team, day-to-day support, mentoring and advice 
  • Technical support network 

You may learn more about our generous benefits here Explore Our Benefits

How much do we pay?

  • $100k USD – for a Engineering* Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 104k USD – for a Engineering* Master’s Degree.

*For College Degree in one of the following: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for 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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