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Graduate – P&O - Mechanical Engineer - US

Graduate – P&O - Mechanical Engineer - US

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068508
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

Grade J

Responsible for providing Mechanical engineering support to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to assist in resolving problems and developing engineering judgement to deliver integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation.

Job Description:

Location: Houston, Texas

Mechanical Engineers at bp ensure the ongoing integrity of our facilities by integrating Mechanical, Subsea, Floating Systems, and Pipeline/Flowline Engineers. Subsea and Floating Systems Engineers provide flow assurance support for subsea risers and flowlines and collaborate with wells and process engineers when vital. Pipeline/Flowline Engineers supervise offshore pipelines, risers, and flowlines while ensuring their integrity. 

As an Early Career Mechanical Engineer, you will:

  • Be an integral part of the entire lifecycle of our equipment from the initial design to selection to specification and layout of our machinery

  • Maintain and inspect rotating machinery and static equipment

  • Interact on a day-to-day basis with contractors and other project staff and providing your wealth of technical knowledge to offer guidance and assurance for Major Projects

  • Align strictly to bp’s integrity management and health, safety, security and environment principles

Taking on the role as Mechanical Engineering Challenger means managing the integrity of offshore pipelines, risers, and flowlines. Alongside a strong degree in a technical field, such as mechanical engineering or a related degree, that means having excellent problem-solving skills and a passion for ensuring BP’s safety standards and new environmental ambitions.  

This role will be a part of bp’s One Engineering Program. Through this program, early career discipline engineers will build their experience through challenging development assignments, develop a toolkit of transferable skills for the future, and have a dedicated network of support to help them succeed. The One Engineering Program is structured with three key components:


  • Opportunity to build technical depth and breadth of experience

  • Two 18-month assessments, including one field experience


  • Technical development aligned to discipline roadmaps

  • Building of interpersonal and enabling skills

  • Support towards professional accreditation or chartership


  • Part of the global engineering community and One bp early careers network

  • Dedicated program team, day-to-day support, mentoring and advice

  • Technical support network

Minimum requirements 

  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher 

  • No sponsorship is available for this position 

  • Seeking a Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • Graduation date between December 2023-May 2024 or recently graduated within the past 3 years

Travel Requirement

Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Anomaly assessment and management, Defect Elimination, Equipment criticality assessment, Equipment maintenance and inspection strategies, FAT and commissioning, Fatigue Analysis, Fitness for Service, Flanged joint, Integrity Management, Mechanical seals and support systems, Monitoring and data interpretation, Piping, hoses and tubing, Piping vibration, Pressure systems regulatory requirements, Pressure Vessels, Selection and design of pipeline equipment, Stress analysis for integrity and leakage, Valves used for isolation, Wind Turbines

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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