bp’s modernized Whiting refinery is the largest in the Midwest and a critical supplier of fuel in the region. It is bp’s largest refinery worldwide, capable of processing around 430,000 barrels of crude oil and producing it into 19 million gallons of refined products every day. The Whiting Refinery supports the average daily travel of more than 7 million cars and produces about 7 percent of all asphalt in the United States.
As a Construction Management Intern at the Whiting Refinery, your projects will involve collaborating with operations, maintenance, environmental, safety, and engineering personnel to develop detailed work execution plans based on the overall scope of work that supports repair/construction on production units.
Specific responsibilities include reviewing work requests in the field, building detailed execution plans consisting of mitigating safety hazards, creating work steps needed to complete repair/construction activity, cost estimates, manpower plans, identifying and procuring materials & equipment in order to maintain the safe, environmentally sound and efficient operation of the refinery.
The role involves applying construction management principles to the smallest of parts to the largest of industrial systems.
Essential Functions / Key Accountabilities
Develop and manage maintenance orders (MOs) within a computerized maintenance management system (i.e. SAP).
Work closely with Operations (Owners) and Engineers to evaluate and determine required scope of work.
Develop job packages that include HSSE procedures/documents, work execution plan, bills of materials, drawings, pictures, QA/QC information, technical procedures/documents.
Generate purchase requisitions for any resources required to support execution of work in the field.
Assure proper closure of MOs including documenting, initiating any follow-up MOs and review plan vs. actual results.
Work with a Maintenance Supervisor or Reliability Engineer to ensure historical information is entered into SAP or appropriate database.
Manage backlog of needed job scopes and facilitate team meetings with Maintenance, Operations, Engineering to establish work priorities.
Share, collaborate and provide input regarding job plans and work documentation:
Work closely with other Maintenance Planners to share lessons learned and provide the best possible plans
Identify and communicate reoccurring equipment problems to Unit Engineers
Develop and maintain library of equipment files and maintenance plans
Successful interns 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.
At bp, we love our interns! In addition to developing your technical capabilities within your given discipline, we ensure you enjoy your time with us and have a fun summer. Some of the wonderful things you’ll experience as a bp intern are:
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
Graduating between December 2023 and May 2024
Minimum 3.2 GPA
No sponsorship is available for this position
Working toward a degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering