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Development Technologist

Development Technologist

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Pangbourne
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 144527BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The primary purpose of the role is to contribute to key parts of a number of different projects in the team that design and develop new lubricant products and test methods. The new products and methods are required to meet the changing demands of global markets and to provide opportunities to differentiate the performance of BP’s products from its competitors.

The role holder will work under guidance of more experienced team members to support the reporting and delivery of the specifications for products that have new or improved performance features and/or improved cost of goods benefits compared to previous BP or competitors’ products.

What does the day to day look like?

  • Participate in a portfolio of development/investigation projects, planning, executing and documenting test programmes so that key milestones are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Building effective networks with both domain experts and operational staff within the technology function to facilitate the delivery of projects, these networks include product: testing, deployment, quality, stewardship, intellectual assets, research and compliance.
  • Building effective networks outside of the technology function to include: suppliers of goods and services, technical consultancies, OEMs, BP marketing, BP Legal.
  • Providing technical advice and mentorship as required
  • Develop and share expertise to facilitate continuous improvement within the Development Team

What do we want to see from you!

  • Degree or equivalent in chemistry, engineering or related technical discipline
  • Experience in delivering projects focused on product development, engineering or research
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach to working
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Provide evidence of designing novel work programmes

Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in Lubricants, Additives or Automotive/Manufacturing industries would be advantageous.
  • Basic knowledge of automotive, manufacturing and/or systems engineering.

What you can expect from us!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neuro-diversity/neuro-cognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.

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