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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 141266BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

As a Mechanical Engineer you will provide mechanical engineering expertise and judgment in service of the assets, working closely with offshore platforms and onshore units and squads to ensure efficient handover of all issues that require field guidance to resolve. Ensure pragmatic solutions are implemented for management of risk, production efficiency improvement, maintenance, defect elimination and engineering standardization in support of safe, reliable and compliant operations.

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide Mechanical Engineering support to reduce risk, deliver operations support by working closely with the Site and the other squads

  • Provides mechanical engineering (ME) expertise to other teams by performing and reviewing complex, or non-routine mechanical engineering calculations and analyses.

  • Provides ME expertise to MoCs and to brownfield projects and modifications. Relevant support activities involve regulatory compliance, deviations from technical practice/specifications, design reviews, procurement support for complex packages, life cycle operability

  • Provides ME expertise to hazard identification and risk assessment processes. Relevant hazard identification and risk assessment processes include MoCs, HAZOPs, LOPAs, HAZIDs, Human Factors Analysis, What-Ifs, Vulnerability studies, Bow-ties and Risk Action Plans

  • Provides ME expertise in performing incident investigations and production deferral defect investigations

  • Ensures that the inspection, testing, maintenance and condition monitoring tasks in maintenance management system and Operator Workbench are aligned with the technical intent of Equipment Strategies.

  • Develops and updates the technical content of Equipment Strategies based on equipment performance feedback and performs periodic review of maintenance data and Operator Workbench effectiveness. Relevant equipment performance feedback includes inspection, testing and maintenance data, KPIs, condition monitoring data, equipment MoC and findings from defect investigations.

  • Performs reliability analysis for mechanical equipment using surveillance, maintenance and condition monitoring data, and trends performance metrics.

  • Provides ME expertise to delivery of regional actions. Leads on resolution of complex, multi-discipline technical issues where the dominant component is mechanical engineering. (Comment: Relevant sources of actions include HAZOP/LOPA, HVLs, Learning Alerts/Bulletins, Audit findings, IRIS/Traction, RAP, F4S, MoC, OPTIMA and engineering studies).

  • Records relevant learnings in shared learning systems, incorporates into local activities and escalates high priority lessons.

  • Maintains the relevant suite of engineering processes and tools for the field. Ensures compliance to agreed regional Standards/Processes, reviewing deviations where needed


  • Substantial experience and technical understanding of engineering, maintenance and operation of static mechanical equipment in oil & gas processing facilities.

  • Good knowledge of governing codes, industry standards and local regulations relevant to mechanical engineering, and proven track record in practical application of engineering standards and practices for mechanical equipment.

Essential Education:
  • Degree in Engineering or related discipline and/or equivalent relevant professional qualification.

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting 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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