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Graduate – P&O - Subsea Controls Engineer – US

Graduate – P&O - Subsea Controls 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 RQ068751
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

Grade J

Responsible for providing 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

bp Solutions is at the heart of operations for bp, a career in bp Solutions is an opportunity to help craft the future of bp. As part of the team, you’ll apply digital technologies and an agile attitude as we transform our operating assets in pursuit of net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop hydrocarbon resources, delivering on our energy commitments and growing your talent in all kinds of new and rewarding ways within the operational heart of bp!

As a Subsea Controls Engineer, you will provide subsea controls engineering expertise and judgement in support of engineering risk, integrity management and delivery of safe, compliant, and efficient operations.

Key responsibilities could include:

  • Provide subsea controls engineering specialist support for the subsea control’s equipment.

  • Support day-to-day offshore production operations and asset Subsea Controls Engineers, complete assessments on Subsea Controls operational anomalies and recommend troubleshooting plans to optimize production operations.

  • Ensure pragmatic solutions are identified and implemented to handle risk, production efficiency, defect elimination and standardization, to deliver safe, reliable, and compliant operations.

  • Support subsea controls risk assessments ensuring that the identified threats reflect current operations and define, implement controls threat mitigation actions.

  • Support Subsea Controls engineering related Management of Change (MoC), leading action closure and ensuring appropriate technical practices and relevant industry codes are adhered to when modifications are being made.

  • Own and maintain the documents and data for the assigned Equipment.

  • Monitor the health of Subsea Controls System and provide input into Controls health report.

  • Prepare and review controls-related, plans, procedures and metrics and intervene where appropriate.

  • Integrate with associated teams outside of subsea discipline to ensure adequate equipment care, including Instrumentation, controls and electrical (topside controls) engineering, reservoir engineering, mechanical, pressure integrity, production chemistry, and facility engineering.

  • Provide controls engineering support to fit for service barrier evaluations and incident investigations.

  • Record relevant learning in shared learning systems, incorporate into global activities specifications/practices/procedures and share with controls community, call out high priority lessons.

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

An offshore rotation is not required for all early career roles, but it is highly expected at some point in your rotation or with business need.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • No sponsorship is available for this role.

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant science or engineering field

Preferred Requirements

  • Majoring in Subsea Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline

  • Graduating in December 2023 through May 2024 or recently graduated within the last 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


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Analytical Thinking, Asset Life Cycle Management, Automation system digital security, Commercial acumen, Commissioning, start-up and handover, Communication, Competency Management, Creativity and Innovation, Digital fluency, Earthing and grounding systems, Electrical operational safety, Factory acceptance testing, Financial Management, Fire and gas philosophy, Functional Safety, Hazard Identification, Hazard identification and protection layer definition, Instrument and protective systems, Management of change, Network Technologies, Project Management, Safe and reliable operations, Safety critical equipment {+ 1 more}

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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