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Permian Upstream Water Engineer

Permian Upstream Water Engineer

  • Location United States of America - Colorado - Denver
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071756
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

The Permian Water Engineer will support Upstream Operations through optimizing the water system to reduce water-related LOE and deferment. The role will work closely with Midstream and Development organizations to identify and tackle emerging issues, validate water production forecasts, and ensure water is moving efficiently from Upstream pads to both BPX and 3rd-party disposals.

The role will be responsible for helping the Permian business unit meet key performance metrics as the asset grows its water production substantially over the next several years. The Water Engineer will have the opportunity to influence many aspects of the water system, including: transfer pump reliability, trucking optimization, SWD well health, water pipeline performance, future infrastructure development, beneficial reuse strategy, and more.

Job Description:


  • Optimize upstream water export to minimize LOE and deferment

  • Track business performance using existing KPI’s and any additional metrics deemed necessary

  • Integrate with Midstream to tackle any emerging risks to flow assurance

  • Develop a process for validating water forecasts with the area production and reservoir engineers to support financial planning and infrastructure design

  • Streamline existing processes related to water accounting for internal and external parties

  • Identify opportunities to improve flexibility of BPX water infrastructure to support long-term goals of reduced opex and increased reliability

  • Work with liquids dispatchers, optimizers, and facility engineers to maximize pipeline utilization and minimize pump downtime through RFCA process


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Required


  • At least 5 years serving in a technical role in the Oil & Gas Industry

  • Preferred experience working with midstream water gathering systems or upstream facilities

  • Familiarity with production forecasting

  • Experience creating and managing a budget with many uncertainties and variables

  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, SAP, SCADA)

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and process improvements

  • Ability to spend time in the field with the goal of understanding system deficiencies and working collaboratively with operators and field leaders to develop solutions

We offer a reward and wellbeing package to enable your work to fit with your life. These can include, but not limited to, access to health, vision and dental insurance, flexible working schedule, paid time off policy, discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and a generous 401K matching program. How much do we pay (Base)? $$116,000 - $145,000 

*Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Anomaly assessment and management, Defect Elimination, Equipment criticality assessment, Equipment maintenance and inspection strategies, FAT and commissioning, Fatigue Analysis, Fitness for Service, Flanged joint, Integrity Management, Mechanical seals and support systems, Monitoring and data interpretation, Piping, hoses and tubing, Piping vibration, Pressure systems regulatory requirements, Pressure Vessels, Selection and design of pipeline equipment, Stress analysis for integrity and leakage, Valves used for isolation, Wind Turbines

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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