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Operations Manager - Onshore Renewables

Operations Manager - Onshore Renewables

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 146106BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

About Us

At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable, and affordable energy. A career in low carbon energy is an opportunity to help shape the future of bp. To power the scale and pace of growth that we are targeting, we need the best people in the industry. As part of the team, you’ll be playing a key role in supporting bp to move towards our net zero ambition, at the same time as being part of one of our exciting new energy businesses. You’ll help to plan for and develop our wind and solar projects, growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways to define the future of energy.

About the role

Gas & Low Carbon Energy are looking for an Operations Manager to join the Onshore Renewables team. The Operations Manager will play a lead role in operations planning, commissioning and operations management of large scale onshore renewable energy projects consisting of wind, solar and energy storage primarily in support of green hydrogen production.

The Operations Manager will be responsible for ensuring safe, effective and competitive operations of projects. They will form part of multi-disciplinary project teams and work closely with both internal and external stakeholders related to project operations.

This role will also support early-stage project origination and feasibility assessments and will be expected to work closely with peers in other regions and subject matter experts in the Technical Centre of Excellence to ensure best practice is deployed effectively.

This role will be located in Houston, TX. Relocation may be provided. May consider candidates out of state but will require up to 50% travel to Houston.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead operations planning activity for multi-technology onshore renewable projects including the development of local operations and maintenance strategies and management plans.
  • Lead the operations of onshore renewables projects and / or elements of projects once operational including supporting the commissioning phases.
  • Support the origination and feasibility assessment of early stage onshore renewables projects and support other Technical Centre of Excellence and business initiatives as required.
  • Act as the day-to-day interface with operations related contractors and work with procurement colleagues to ensure effective contract management.
  • Lead operability assessments, operations readiness reviews and risk reviews.
  • Provide local operations input into CAPEX and OPEX estimating activities.
  • Manage and report on operational performance, safety, quality and risk during operations along with any other significant metrics of project success.
  • Support project approvals if / when required from an operations perspective.
  • Provide technical support, review, and assurance of contractor plans, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance with bp requirements.
  • Provide leadership to operations teams and ensure effective management and engagement with internal and external stakeholders relevant to the operation of the project.
  • Build a network of relationships with related operations and maintenance functions within bp and external operations and maintenance service providers in the wider onshore renewables industry.
  • Lead the identification and mitigation of project specific operations risks.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant bp and industry policies, standards, regulations, and best practices.
  • Capture, communicate, and apply lessons learned and best practices to ensure value is maximized.
  • Demonstrate bp beliefs which promote a safe and environmentally responsible work culture and ensure HSSE risks are appropriately mitigated.

Essential Education & Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of operations and maintenance planning and execution experience with 7 years direct experience managing the operations of renewable energy projects. Ideally a blend of solar, onshore wind and battery experience.
  • A good understanding of the key value drivers of projects that relates to operations and maintenance and the ability to drive competitiveness without a detrimental impact on safety or quality.
  • Strong operations management expertise and knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to bring people together.
  • Ability to interact with relevant external project stakeholders e.g. partners, local communities, suppliers, contractors, politicians, authorities and regulators.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required, including to site and various meetings.
  • A minimum of a technical bachelor's degree, masters preferred. Additional engineering, operations or projects management qualifications a plus.

​​​​​​​Why join us!

At bp, we support our people to grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, 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, 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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