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Development Engineer GCD Baku

Development Engineer GCD Baku

  • Location Azerbaijan - East - Baku
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139770BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Global Concept Development and New Energy (GCD&NE) is the centre of expertise within Production & Operations for appraisal management and concept development engineering. The Lead Development Engineer works in the pre-Projects and Concept Development stages and is a key leadership role in all aspects of front end project delivery.

The Engineering team in GCD/NE is seeking to appoint a Development Engineer to work at the front end of Major Projects in bp’s Oil & Gas, and Low Carbon portfolio. The role is full-time and based in the company’s Baku Office.

The Development Engineer will provide conceptual solutions for the evaluation and selection of safe, competitive, reliable and compliant development plans

Key accountabilities:
The Development Engineer is accountable to the GCD Engineering Discipline Lead and the Appraisal General Manager for:

  • Defining and delivering engineering assessments and studies for project opportunities in the pre-Project, Concept Development and Optimise phases of projects; to the right quality, on schedule and within budget.
  • Providing engineering support on all facilities design aspects from the selection of technology, application of ETPs and industry standards, optimization of options, project services, commissioning and operations.
  • Supporting technical integration and interfacing on the project between disciplines.
  • Supporting the implementation of integrity management with respect to engineering design and operations.
  • Supporting the implementation of the HSSE requirements for the projects.
  • Supporting projects in the front-end loading/ process development aspects of BP’s staged gate project management process.

It would be essential to have:
  • Bachelor degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Qualified as a chartered, registered or professional engineer.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering integrated engineering solutions, working with multidiscipline input from subsurface, wells, brownfield, commercial, projects, PSCM, operations and HSSE.
  • Is technically strong in a core engineering discipline (process, structural, or mechanical engineering).
  • General knowledge of the key disciplines in Upstream – subsurface, wells, facilities and commercial.
  • Breadth of experience across project stages – combining technical depth, engineering leadership and commercial awareness.
  • Ability to identify, manage and, most importantly, communicate risk and opportunities.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to foster effective teamwork across multiple locations.
  • Proactive learner, ability to develop new skills quickly.


It would be desirable to have:
  • Ability to focus on the big picture and identify when to delve into the detail through available discipline and functional support.
  • Understanding of commercial and economic business drivers.
  • General knowledge of bp project processes.
  • General exposure to bp engineering technical practices and industry codes and standards.

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