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Lead Development Engineer

Lead Development Engineer

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago, United States - Indiana - Whiting, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 144574BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The Global Concept Development (GCD)organization and New Energy (NE) in Production & Operations- Projects is accountable for the delivery of the Pre-FID (FEL 0-FEL 2) global portfolio of resilient oil and gas projects, including decarbonizing opportunities on existing assets and new energy projects such as hydrogen and carbon capture. Lead Development Engineers are part of a central team working globally supporting various production regions & businesses.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager the Lead Development Engineer works in the GCD and New Energy organisation, 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. This role can have line and delivery management responsibilities for others working in the project team, as appropriate.

The Lead Development Engineer (LDE) is a core role in our front-end projects organisation, accountable for delivering concept development (FEL1 through to FEL2) and supporting pre-projects and strategic planning (e.g., FEL0, Area Development Plans). The LDE will maintain a strong and productive GCD/NE relationship with the regional & business facing Appraisal General Manager /AM, functional leadership, and their teams. The LDE is expected to model the BP Leadership Expectations, Values & Behaviours and Mindsets necessary to deliver the best development concepts in support of bp’s strategy and the P&O-projects priority of safe design and quality build.

This role requires innovating, an agile mindset, working and making decisions under uncertainty and ambiguity, integrating diverse perspectives, learning and trying new ideas/technologies, leveraging industry solutions, operating across traditional department boundaries, driving efficiency gains and building deep and dynamic partnerships with other stakeholders to help shape the future of our business.

Accountable to the Engineering Manager and Project Appraisal General Manager for:
  • Defining and delivering the engineering workscope for project opportunities in the pre-Project, Concept Development and Optimise phases of projects; to the right quality, on schedule and within budget.
  • Leading the technical integration on the project between the subsurface, wells and engineering disciplines.
  • Lead projects in the front-end loading/process development aspects of BP’s staged gate project management process. - Provide support to the business on all facilities design aspects from the selection of technology, optimization of options, project support, commissioning and operations.
  • 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 teams to ensure optimal process design and incorporation of BP standards.
Essential Education and Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the oil & gas/ Refining/Petrochemical/Energy Industry preferably with demonstrable capability in project appraisal/engineering/ management.
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Breadth of knowledge of the key disciplines in Upstream and Midstream, ideally with experience in refining/petrochemicals and related processes.
  • Breadth of experience across project stages – combining technical depth, engineering leadership and commercial awareness.
  • Is technically strong in a core engineering discipline (process, structural, or mechanical engineering).
Has ability to:
  • Rapidly develop scopes of work
  • Performance manage delivery teams (including engineering contractors)
  • Understand commercial and economic business drivers.
  • Integrate facilities with third party scope such as brownfield and refineries and obtain support from project services, PSCM, operations and HSSE functions.
  • Engage the supply chain.
  • Drive timely decision making.
  • 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.
Desirable Criteria
  • PE / Chartered Engineer status. Demonstrated track record of delivering of integrated engineering.
  • Experience working on one or more Major Projects in the front-end stages.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Comfortable with structured decision making under uncertainty.
  • Strong integrator across disciplines
  • Self-starter; inclusive and respectful individual capable of building strong relationships, influencing and collaborating with others; understanding the big picture and driving focus on what matters.
  • Clear understanding of sources of value and risk in major capital projects
  • Good capability applying decision quality/decision analysis practices.
  • Onshore/Brownfield Project Engineering Management and Execution experience
  • Experience in one or more new energy spaces such as, Hydrogen, mobility, CCUS, renewables

WHY JOIN US
At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.
There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!
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.

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