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Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago, United States - Ohio - Toledo, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131276BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Responsible for managing a team to deliver Process Safety engineering services through provision of technical expertise to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, recommendation of technical solutions and management of engineering studies and risk assessments, driving integrated and pragmatic solutions, whilst assisting in implementing engineering technical practices for the business to advance the technical integrity of assets.

The bp Solutions Relief and Flare team is hiring for a senior process engineer who has significant experience in process and process safety engineering in pressure relief systems including pressure relief device sizing and disposal systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing specialist pressure relief engineering expertise and assurance to projects and operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, proactively interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to systematically resolve problems and applying advanced engineering judgement to assist in setting and implementing engineering technical practices, and drive integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads continuous improvement bp wide in reducing pressure relief device demands and Tier 1 or Tier 2 pressure relief related incidents through detailed data analysis, site wide engagement and influencing the organization. Support projects, technical inquiries, and Connexus cases by participating in reviews, technical analysis, troubleshooting, and acceptance/approval of pressure relief calculation files.
  • Technical approval of site pressure relief device sizing and disposal system calculations by outside contractors/vendors. Prioritize and risk assess gaps in relief protection and disposal systems and work with site to rigorously address identified issues.
  • Provide management of change (MOC) support for pressure relief changes as requested by bp site Troubleshoot pressure relief valve (PRV) and flare disposal system operational issues as requested.
  • Participates in investigations, root cause identification, and drives continued learning across different sites. Support of site technical documentation related to pressure relief valves and flare disposal systems (PRS calculation files, device spec sheets, unit summaries, disposal system or revalidation studies)
  • Support Relief Systems Revalidation Projects and provide clarification to personnel of BP and external industry practices for pressure relief practices. Interface regularly with operations, maintenance and other site SME’s and specialists. Participate in BP’s Community of Practice (COP) as a network member
  • Develops, clarifies, and implements policies, practices, and work processes for the lifecycle management of site pressure relief valves (Design, Operate, Maintain) and flare disposal systems.
  • Mentors and coaches site personnel and other SMEs on the technical and operational aspects of pressure relief devices and disposal systems.
Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering, Chemical Engineering preferred

Essential Requirements:
  • Strong process and process safety experience working in the oil and gas industry. Minimum experience required is 10+ years with focus in relief and disposal process engineering skills.
  • Desire to contribute senior performance of technical skills, lead improvement efforts, and provide assurance of codes and standards in the pressure relief discipline across all of bp production and operations. Demonstrated senior leadership and communication skills with consistent achievement of results over wide range of situations across organizational boundaries.
Desirable criteria:
  • Ability to be flexible and capable of building collaborative relationships with teams across different regions across bp
  • Strong communication skills that uphold bp’s core values with safety as top priority in difficult situations.
  • Desire to function as a technical leader of a team and improve to the benefit of the team and the larger bp pressure relief discipline.

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