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Reliability Engineer

Reliability Engineer

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago, United States - Indiana - Merrillville
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 140971BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Reliability will play a key role in ensuring that bp performs whilst it transforms. A highly reliable and profitable production entity enables bp to transition and increase its portfolio of products and become an International Energy Company. High reliability increases our production, improves profitability, decreases costs, decreases our emissions and improves our efficiency in work management. bp is targeting 96% reliability across its Production organization and with a renewed focus and organization set up for Reliability, now is a phenomenal time to join the team.

The Reliability Engineers (RE) serve as the primary point of contact for reliability strategy, long term engineering evaluations and reliability program implementation to ensure asset availability, optimize life cycle costs, and embed reliability best practices across the organization.

As part of the bp Solutions Refining Reliability team, the RE will work closely with Maintenance, Engineering and Operations personnel for long term reliability issues. The RE will interface directly with the Terminals & Pipelines teams and provide training and coaching on reliability best practices to site personnel. They may also be deployed for specific intervention activity to identify reliability issues and develop improvement plans.

Key Accountabilities

Reliability core accountabilities

  • Leads or supports key activities of the reliability program e.g., facilitation of RCA (Root Cause Analysis), Vulnerability Studies, Production Criticality Analysis, and equipment class reliability analysis.
  • Champions link between safety and reliability.
  • Interacts proactively with other teams in the supporting organizations ("Enablers") to seek alignment and efficiency improvement opportunities for the business.
  • Takes part, either collaborating or leading in reliability aspects of reliability-related projects, deployments when it is required.
  • Supports deployment, implementation, and embedding of reliability best practices across the refining, terminals and pipelines portfolio.
  • Utilizes failure data and reliability tools such as Risk Based Maintenance to optimize maintenance and equipment strategies, in collaboration with discipline engineers.
  • Leverages operator care best practices (equipment basic care, operator rounds, lubrication program) to improve equipment reliability.
  • Responsible for analyzing data and providing input and context to operational and maintenance activities.
  • Identifies reliability/availability improvement type projects and develops initial justification, incentives, and business value.
  • Understands how Asset Strategies support overall asset targets and plays an integral role in assuring reliability risks are adequately addressed through Asset Strategies, Annual Maintenance Plans and Defect Elimination program.
  • Expected to play a role in the reliability coaching and development of asset staff and advocate for a reliability perspective in asset decisions.

Essential Education:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in a relevant subject area
  • Chartered Engineer, PE, and/or CRMP desirable but not required

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • 5 years or more experience in Reliability, Maintenance, or Operations roles in a refining, pipelines, or production environment.
  • Familiar with the application of reliability tools, e.g., Vulnerability Studies, RCM, FMEA, RCA, statistical analysis, etc.
  • Experienced in facilitating and leading investigations using industry-recognized methods.
  • Familiar with modern online and offline equipment surveillance practices and health monitoring techniques.
  • Experienced in optimizing equipment maintenance strategies based on risk.
  • Knowledge and experience relevant to refining equipment or production equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills with experience in facilitation of workshops at a refinery or production environment
  • Ability to influence from any role to all levels of the business
  • Good capabilities to manage conflicts and reach agreements
  • Excellent team working with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent skills in data analysis and a natural curiosity and ability to challenge the norm.

Desirable Criteria:

Ideally the candidate is an expert reliability professional in a production, refining, pipelines, or chemical facility. Experience in Defect Elimination and delivery of significant reliability improvement would be helpful. Proactive, self-starting, experience in Agile methodology, and possessing a growth mindset would be of benefit.

Reliability will play a key role in ensuring that bp performs whilst it transforms. A highly reliable and profitable production entity enables bp to transition and increase its portfolio of products and become an International Energy Company. High reliability increases our production, improves profitability, decreases costs, decreases our emissions and improves our efficiency in work management. bp is targeting 96% reliability across its Production organization and with a renewed focus and organization set up for Reliability, now is a phenomenal time to join the team.

The Reliability Engineers (RE) serve as the primary point of contact for reliability strategy, long term engineering evaluations and reliability program implementation to ensure asset availability, optimize life cycle costs, and embed reliability best practices across the organization.

As part of the bp Solutions Refining Reliability team, the RE will work closely with Maintenance, Engineering and Operations personnel for long term reliability issues. The RE will interface directly with the Terminals & Pipelines teams and provide training and coaching on reliability best practices to site personnel. They may also be deployed for specific intervention activity to identify reliability issues and develop improvement plans.

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