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Digital Science Principal

Digital Science Principal

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required No
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 128948BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

In innovation & engineering we work with leading edge technologies and big data to help tackle society’s big energy challenges. Choose to join bp and you’ll be on the front line of the energy transition, collaborating with world-class technologists, engineers, and disrupters to reimagine energy and carve out a career packed with purpose, passion, and learning.

Digital Science and Engineering applies the leading edge digital innovation capabilities to bp’s challenge of providing energy to the world while transitioning to a zero carbon future. Digital Science uses the business adoption of new digital technologies as it’s measure of performance. Although relatively small in size, Digital Science is world class in reach, processes, activities, and results. It works with the very highest levels of external organizations and operates within the full context of external digital and business innovation as well as bp strategy.

The Technology Principal is responsible for the identification and application of range of emerging digital technologies for bp. The expectations for the impact on BP in terms of economic value are very high due to the increasing importance assigned to digital technologies at the bp leadership team level. Virtually all of bp’s front-line activities are being digitized and digital technologies have been identified as a major source of bp’s productivity and potential for top line improvement. Also, the range, and scope of external digital technology change are increasingly broad in scope and occurring at a faster pace.

This position is part of a team which combines innovation, business development and relationship management. It is significantly different from traditional digital leadership roles with large portfolios, this role will lead a number of initiatives working with highly technical people engaged in leading edge, innovative activities that are inherently unstructured.

Key capabilities including mindset/values and behaviours/leadership expectations:

  • Digital Science (DSci) comprises engineers, technologists, scientists, and entrepreneurs who lead a portfolio of initiatives working with highly technical people engaged in leading edge, innovative activities that are complex with many moving parts. A high degree of stature, leadership, influence and soft skills are required to achieve successful business adoption of disruptive technologies.
  • DSci works with the very highest levels of external organizations and operates within the full context of external digital and business innovation. Consequently, the DSci team constantly challenge themselves to be open to new ideas and bring them to fruition in bp.
  • Honest discussion to understand business context, direction, and challenges as one-team is required to recognize the importance of digital technologies enabling core energy industry technologies. To do this team members build networks inside and outside of BP, building strong relationships based on respect and trust.
  • All DSci team members show fluidity, speed and initiative in unstructured contexts. In senior roles business development skill are required to create longer-term vision from an unstructured context and apply prudent risk-taking.
Responsibilities
  • Scans the digital technology horizon to identify emerging digital trends, new products and solutions potentially relevant to bp; assesses potential vendors, consultants, and market segments.
  • Is an expert in one or more technology disciplines and acts a knowledge transfer agent to a wider community in bp.
  • Develops and nurtures collaborative external relationships at the CEO or executive level with major vendors, venture capital firms, governments, academic institutions and research firms for long-term collaboration.
  • Leads delivery of projects to prove viability or potential value of a technology to bp.
  • Works closely with executive management to identify key challenges that can be addressed through new digital technology and seeks to solve problems with the help of Digital Science’s ecosystem.
  • Promotes awareness on emerging information technologies and trends among senior management in BP.
  • Provides advice and counsel to senior executives in setting major business directions or policies and makes a significant contribution to bp entity strategies
Skill & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, or equivalent professional experience
  • Track record of identifying leading edge technology and translating ideas and concepts into business opportunities.
  • Motivated by the challenges of solving complex problems and a passion for making things happen.
  • Ability to rapidly grasp new concepts.
  • Capability to provide technical clarity and business direction to executive management
  • Effective presentation and persuasion skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Exhibits a curious mind.
  • An ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity

In innovation & engineering we work with leading edge technologies and big data to help tackle society’s big energy challenges. Choose to join bp and you’ll be on the front line of the energy transition, collaborating with world-class technologists, engineers, and disrupters to reimagine energy and carve out a career packed with purpose, passion, and learning.

Digital Science and Engineering applies the leading edge digital innovation capabilities to bp’s challenge of providing energy to the world while transitioning to a zero carbon future. Digital Science uses the business adoption of new digital technologies as it’s measure of performance. Although relatively small in size, Digital Science is world class in reach, processes, activities, and results. It works with the very highest levels of external organizations and operates within the full context of external digital and business innovation as well as bp strategy.

The Technology Principal is responsible for the identification and application of range of emerging digital technologies for bp. The expectations for the impact on BP in terms of economic value are very high due to the increasing importance assigned to digital technologies at the bp leadership team level. Virtually all of bp’s front-line activities are being digitized and digital technologies have been identified as a major source of bp’s productivity and potential for top line improvement. Also, the range, and scope of external digital technology change are increasingly broad in scope and occurring at a faster pace.

This position is part of a team which combines innovation, business development and relationship management. It is significantly different from traditional digital leadership roles with large portfolios, this role will lead a number of initiatives working with highly technical people engaged in leading edge, innovative activities that are inherently unstructured.

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