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Expert Technologist

Expert Technologist

  • Location India - Mumbai
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ074461
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group:

Research & Technology Group

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing advanced technical expertise to deliver technical and/or commercial support services, ensuring the effective application of high-end technical skills to key business priorities, supporting associated technology development and deployment, driving incident resolution, identifying and implementing improvement opportunities, whilst ensuring processes and procedures align with internal and external requirements.

Job Description:

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The Expert Technologist, Technology Deployment provides expertise to the Performance Units to plan their future technology requirements, deploy new technology platforms and portfolio’s, support product launches, and help develop new business opportunities.

The role holder is expected to have proficiency in several relevant technology deployment skills and will provide experienced advice on technical, integrity and product performance matters. They may be required to focus on a specific area or field to develop experience and expertise, but all role holders should expect to cover a range of different areas depending on priorities and workload demands.

What you will deliver

Lead projects across the automotive portfolio to support launch of new products, development of new business opportunities (including technical input to tenders)

Lead sustainability technology projects in-line with Castrol’s sustainability aims.

Lead future technology programs including EV’s and future fluids innovations. Lookout for legislative changes to develop product recommendations and readiness.

Present technical material at customer events, at external technical seminars and conferences, drive technical advocacy to showcase technology innovations.

Provide input to the development of technical training materials, deliver technical training to teams, coach, and mentor less experienced technologists, and share technical knowledge to develop people’s capabilities.

Support PU technology lead to deliver the technical strategy, and represent the PU’s technology requirements by ensuring these are shared back to Product Development and into the OD&I planning process.

Advise and check the technical accuracy, integrity and approval of external communications, materials used at media events, customer events, product introduction, data sheets and labels.

Provide technology expertise in customer support by product recommendation, resolution of problems; counterfeits; handling quality incidents; product waivers; material substitution; specifications; applications.

Provide product and application advice with training to technical network/sales technical staff. Provide input and advise into new product development projects.

Operate as subject matter expert in collaboration with other technologists to deliver validation/customer approval tests.

Identify locally sourced purchased finished goods and raw materials. Support resolution of local RM shortages, IMTs and quality incidents.

Provide leadership on the integrity and management of technical data. Review and advise on product technical marketing claims and other related communications for use in regional / local markets.

Develop and share expertise to facilitate continuous improvement within the Technology team.

Educational Qualification : PhD or Masters Degree in Chemistry, Engineering or related subject area.


  • knowledge of bp’s products (as applicable to the role) their composition, manufacture, quality and application
  • Strong background of working directly with customers to resolve technical and application issues.
  • Proven collaborative approach to working and networking with subject matter authorities and other functions.
  • Proven strong interpersonal and communication skills, internally and externally with customers.
  • Safe and reliable HSSE operations in the laboratory and at the customer’s site.
  • Demonstrated track record with-proven experiencee in a technical role with knowledge of own subject area.
  • Experience in the development and deployment of automotive engine oils is desirable for this role.
  • Strong commercial skills and business credibility.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, 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 essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Aqueous geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Catalysis, Computational fluid dynamics, Computer tomography scanning, Core Analysis, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Experimental Design, Finite Element Structural Analysis, Geothermal modelling, Intellectual Asset Management, Microbiology in the energy industry, Microscopy, Multi-physics modelling, Petrography, Presenting, Project Management, Relative permeability analogue provision, Subsurface geology, Thermodynamic simulation, Wellbore geomechanics, Writing skills

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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