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Senior Electrical Engineer - Hydrogen

Senior Electrical Engineer - Hydrogen

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131566BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Location: Primary Location is USA - Houston, Texas, however, secondary location is Sunbury, UK (South Eastern UK). bp is now operating a new hybrid working solution for office-based employees, with a split between remote and office working.
Closing Date: 11 /18/2021


Electrical engineers in the Innovation & Engineering (I&E) entity, Instrument, Control & Electrical (ICE) Team, provide technical guidance and support to bp with resources located worldwide. The ICE team hosts subject matter experts (SMEs) in Control & Automation (C&A), Electrical, Instrument and Protective Systems (I&PS), Measurement and Operations Critical Telecommunications (OCT) engineering. For electrical, this includes expertise in general electrical equipment specification, power system design, power system modelling and electrical protection coordination and renewable energy projects.

The role of the ICE team’s engineers is to provide expert consultancy, to prepare and maintain company practices, assist with implementation of new technology, to drive Continuous Improvement in Project design and operations, to provide coaching and development and to participate in Industry and other external commitments. Based within a team of electrical SMEs and working on a diverse mix of work for operational assets and new development opportunities, this job offers an excellent opportunity to build a worldwide network inside and outside I&E, and obtain experience in BP’s global low carbon initiatives within projects and operations and to make a real difference.

Key accountabilities:
The individual for this position will be expected to work across the field of electrical engineering and be knowledgeable of applicable industry standards and practices.
The expertise is provided through:

  • recommendation of technical solutions

  • appraisal of technology developments

  • leadership of engineering studies (including supporting the low carbon agenda)

  • risk assessments and development Management of Change (MoC)

These actions contribute to the strategic long-term of the discipline implementing engineering technical practices to support safe design and operation of critical assets. The electrical engineer reports to the electrical engineering manager and is responsible for providing deep technical expertise in public electrical grid connections and hydrogen-based renewable energy projects.
Task and Delivery:

  • Power system concept design including Green and Blue Hydrogen development projects

  • Electrical Grid and Transmission system operator interface management

  • Grid assessment / Grid stability / Grid code compliance

  • Electrical Transmission voltage selection / loss estimate / optimisation

  • Identify and develop Electrical Substation and Transmission modification requirements

  • Optimise Rectification arrangement for Electrolyser plants

  • Define scope of work for contractors within electrical discipline and ensure quality and accuracy for study deliverables

  • Project support in technical specifications for procurement and carrying out Technical Bid evaluation

  • Manages any specific delegated budget for electrical engineering activities and delivers to meet project cost and schedule requirements

  • Independently, acting as company responsible engineer, execute and supervise assigned workscopes

  • Participating in Root Cause and Failure Analysis (RCFA).

  • Development and maintenance of BP’s internal electrical Engineering Technical Practices (ETPs).

  • Providing technical guidance on application of codes, standards, project design criteria and ETPs.

  • Supports the enforcement of technical standards and knowledge sharing within the team.

  • Involvement with the development of industry standards and practices (e.g. Energy Institute, IOGP, EEMUA, CIGRE).

Provides informal mentoring/training to other members of the team to build engineering quality in the discipline, driving continuous improvement in processes and networking broadly to ensure knowledge sharing and lessons learned capture

Support for the Electrical Community of Practice (CoP) and the wider Instrument, Control and Electrical (ICE) Network

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Professional Engineer and/or Chartered Engineer

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline relevant to electrical engineering.

  • 6+ years experience with electrical power systems

  • Demonstrable experience with public electrical grid connections

  • Good working knowledge of industry and regulatory standards for either eastern hemisphere (e.g. IEC) or western hemisphere (e.g. NEMA/ANSI).

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to influence and drive decisions.

  • Fluent written and spoken English language

  • Good communicator, able to technically address with conviction verbally and written across Projects and Operations on technical matters at all levels of the company.

  • Able to demonstrate pragmatism when balancing technical decisions and operational needs (deliver safe & competitive solutions).

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience of power system modelling and protection relay coordination.

  • Experience from renewable energy is preferable

  • Knowledge and experience of hazardous area classification and management of electrical and instrumentation equipment in either onshore or offshore hydrocarbon environments.

  • Knowledge of Control system interface requirements to electrical systems.

  • Experience of working across different cultures, supporting different operating Regions and engaging with a wide variety of customers or suppliers.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):
This role will be primarily located at Sunbury, UK or Houston, US. Other locations may be considered subject to candidate’s ability to actively support business needs from that location. Role will also require flexibility to allow working from home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

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