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Chemical & Process Engineer (Fall Co-op) - Blaine, WA

Chemical & Process Engineer (Fall Co-op) - Blaine, WA

  • Location United States - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code 139889BR
  • Experience level
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Job summary

bp’s Cherry Point refinery is one of the most modern refineries in the US, the largest in Washington, and the fourth largest on the West Coast. It supplies about 20 percent of Washington’s gasoline needs and fuels, and a significant amount of the jet fuel to Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, BC international airports.

About the Role:

Become part of our team at Cherry Point as a Chemical Process Engineer Co-Op, and 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
About you:
Taking on the role as Chemical and process Engineering Intern means designing projects and supervising plant development to ensure the reliability of our refining technologies. Alongside a strong technical degree in Chemical Engineering, that means having a global view for wide-scale projects or a sharp eye for detail to aid in more niche roles in a specific refining process area.


Successful Co-Ops will be considered for a full-time role within our One Engineering Program upon earning their degree. The One Engineering Program at bp is a development program for Early career discipline engineers, in which they 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.

Why Join Us?
At bp, we love our Co-ops! In addition to developing your technical capabilities within your given discipline, we ensure you will enjoy your time with us. Some of the wonderful things you’ll experience as a bp intern are:
  • 16 Week Program (Aug - Dec)
  • Competitive pay
  • Retirement savings opportunities
  • bp provided corporate housing with furnished apartments
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)
  • Social events, lunch & learns and community service opportunities
  • “Chat with a Leader” sessions
  • Projects centered on meaningful work and true business impacts
Minimum Requirements:
• Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.2 or higher
• No sponsorship is available for this position
• Pursuing a bachelor’s degree


Preferred Requirements
• Majoring in Chemical or Process Engineering
• Must be available for a continuous 16-week period for duration of the spring or fall terms
• Students should be in the 2nd or 3rd year of a four-year degree program
• Internships are not available for students who have completed their degree or who will graduate prior to the conclusion of the internship


At bp, we’re reimagining energy for people and our planet. With operations working across almost every part of the energy system, we’re leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and developing more sustainable methods for solving the energy challenge.

We’re a diverse team of engineers, scientists, traders and business professionals determined to find answers to problems that must be solved. But we know we can’t do it alone.  We are looking for people who share our passion for reinvention to bring a fresh perspective, collaborative spirit, and challenge our thinking in our ambition to achieve net zero.

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