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Graduate - Instrument & Control Engineering (North Sea) - UK

Graduate - Instrument & Control Engineering (North Sea) - UK

  • Location United Kingdom - Aberdeen
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is a rotational position (across locations)
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ069416
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

Automation includes a range of engineering subdisciplines including instruments, process control, safety systems, communications and cyber security.

Job Description:

Automation includes a range of engineering subdisciplines including instruments, process control, safety systems, communications and cyber security.  It enables digitally secure, safe, reliable and optimal control of complex energy facilities, which include our oil refineries and biofuels plants, oil and gas production facilities, green and blue hydrogen production, on-shore and off-shore wind, solar and integrated mobility solutions.

It is the control & automation engineer’s job to optimise production and enhance safety by making improvements to process control, as well as designing and maintaining the distributed control systems that house these controls.  The instruments and protective systems role consists of three primary specialist areas including field instrumentation, safety instrumented systems (SIS), and fire and gas systems, all of these systems playing critical roles in safe and reliable operations, environment and personnel protection. Operations critical telecommunications engineers enhance bp’s safety, security, communications, and operations in the field by engineering and supporting critical operational technology systems, connectivity and networks.  The automation systems digital security role supports operations, projects and emerging technologies in understanding cyber security risks related to automation systems, developing solutions and processes to conform to bp requirements.

Role and responsibilities

As a Graduate you could find yourself:

  • Designing and building process plant control systems, which means incredible variety. One day you could be working out the best way to control a biofuels reactor, the next you could be working on installing an advanced control system (a kind of autopilot) for blue hydrogen production.

  • Working with the latest sensing, measurement & analysis instrument technologies; learning design and application of safety instrumented systems in production, refining, pipelines, carbon capture, hydrogen generation, biofuels and renewable energy facilities

  • Integrating instrument and protection systems for electric vehicles, battery charging and storage systems or working with miniature sensors to develop energy systems integrating wind, solar and green hydrogen energy.

  • Working with the latest wireless technology to support development and use of industrial IoT as we build new energy systems and modernise our legacy operations.

  • Working with an incredibly diverse and distributed team of experienced engineers with a global perspective.  Automation touches everything in bp, even our rapid battery charging solutions require cyber secure safe control systems.  Who knows where this could lead?

Preferred Subjects:

Electronic & Electrical Engineering


Other information 

You must be in your final year of study or have just graduated to be able to apply. Please note that for the first rotation of this programme, graduates' will be assigned to our Aberdeen Dyce office. Location will depend on business needs, and is likely to change for each year on the Early Careers development programme as you move between roles.

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is a rotational position (across locations)

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


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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