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Lead Development Engineer

Lead Development Engineer

  • Location Azerbaijan - East - Baku
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139769BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Global Concept Development and New Energy (GCD&NE) is the centre of expertise within Production & Operations for appraisal management and concept development engineering. The Lead Development Engineer works in the pre-Projects and Concept Development stages and is a key leadership role in all aspects of front end project delivery.

The Lead Development Engineer provides conceptual solutions for the evaluation and selection of safe, competitive, reliable and compliant development plans. The role is full-time and based in bp’s Baku Office.

This role can have line and delivery management responsibilities for others working in the pre-Projects and Concept Development phases of projects, as appropriate.

Key accountabilities:
The Lead Development Engineer is accountable to the GCD Engineering Discipline Lead and the project Appraisal General Manager for:
- Defining and delivering the multi-discipline engineering workscope for project opportunities in the pre-Projects, Concept Development and early Optimize phases of projects
- Technical leadership of projects in the front-end loading/process development aspects of BP’s staged gate project management process.
- Leading technical integration on the project between disciplines (e.g. the subsurface, wells and engineering).
- Provide technical input to Tier 1 and 2 decisions to optimize the concepts and select the technology.
- Support implementation of integrity management with respect to engineering design and operations.
- Support the implementation of the HSSE requirements for the projects.
- Work closely with the project and functional teams to ensure optimal process design and incorporation of BP standards.


It would be essential to have:

  • Bachelor degree in an engineering discipline.
  • PE / Chartered Engineer status.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering of integrated engineering.
  • Breadth of knowledge of the key disciplines in Upstream.
  • Breadth of experience across project stages – combining technical depth, engineering leadership and commercial awareness.
  • Technically strong in a core engineering discipline (e.g. process, mechanical, structural engineering., etc).
Has ability to:
  • rapidly develop scopes of work
  • performance manage delivery teams (including engineering contractors)
  • understand commercial and economic business drivers
  • integrate facilities with wells and subsurface and obtain support from project services, PSCM, operations and HSSE functions
  • engage the supply chain
  • drive timely decision making utilizing principles of Decision Quality
  • focus on the big picture and identify when to delve into the detail through available discipline and functional support.
  • Identify, manage and, most importantly, communicate risk and opportunities

It would be desirable to have:
  • Projects execution experience including Greenfield and Brownfield.
  • Operations experience.

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