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Senior Process Engineer - Hydrogen

Senior Process Engineer - Hydrogen

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131573BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Location: Primary Location is USA – Across the country. Office may be in 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

I &E Engineering has a centrally based team of experienced specialist engineers covering key disciplines supporting refining, production and low carbon energy. The Engineering team is a sub-group of Innovation and Engineering which is responsible for providing the leadership and expertise in the areas of Engineering, technology and digital applications. I&E Engineering is critical in supporting the operating sites to ensure safe, compliant, reliable and efficient operations including the design and installations related to major projects and growth areas like CCUS, hydrogen and wind.

The Process & Process Safety (P&PS) team within I&E Engineering supports operations, projects, process tools development, engineering technical practices and training to build capability and reduce risks. This role is in the Process Engineering discipline team which provides process engineering expertise to operations and projects including bp’s exciting new growth areas e.g. CCUS, hydrogen and wind.

The Senior Process Engineer role will be involved in various activities related to growing bp’s expertise in hydrogen for energy uses. Activities will include project ideation, technology evaluations, feasibility studies, Joint Industry Programmes and project engineering support.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide process engineering expertise in particular in the area of hydrogen (e.g. analysing, troubleshooting, identifying/mitigating risks, optimising operating efficiency and supporting process designs).

  • Supports efforts to ensure process engineering risks are understood, controlled and reduced to deliver safe and competitive solutions. Apply sound knowledge and skills to solve assigned engineering problems and projects working in collaboration with other disciplines, subfunctions, contractors, relevant operations/maintenance personnel, Subject Matter Experts and Advisors.

  • Lead feasibility work, techno-economic evaluations, technology assessments, support technology strategy, provide specialist deliverables as part of agile working, including supporting project ideation and be bp representative on JIPs.

  • Provide advice and assurance activities to operating functions (e.g. Production & Operations, Non-Operated Joint Ventures) for the |CCUS & hydrogen business.

  • Understand and apply bp practices (e.g. ETPs), industry codes, standards and regulations relevant to process engineering.

  • Advance learning by contributing to the support of bp practices (e.g. ETPs), ConneXus knowledge/learnings and industry standards.

  • Actively participate in bp technical networks and communities of practice, maintaining and sharing a strong awareness of technical learnings and sharing information through close links with specialists and engineers from all disciplines.

  • Build capability in the areas of process engineering by coaching, mentoring and training. Mentor and share technical expertise to build distinctive capability in Process engineering and leverage networks to drive continuous improvement, knowledge sharing and application of technical practices.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, or equivalent.

  • Broad understanding of hydrogen processes from various feedstocks and equipment design including transportation and storage.

  • Operations and project experience – Demonstrable knowledge of plant operations, projects, and process safety concepts.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on working effectively in teams.

  • Interface effectively with cross-functional teams and individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Proactively interacting with other disciplines, subfunctions, contractors, and teams including relevant operations and project personnel as required.

  • Applies sound knowledge and skills to solve engineering problems and projects, to identify safe and competitive solutions to problems.

  • Applies and/or develops technical practices for managing the health, safety, security, environmental, quality and business outcomes of projects and/or operations.

  • Self-motivated and have good organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels within the organization.

  • Ability to influence without formal authority.

  • Experience working with technical providers or contractors.

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%

Desirable Criteria:

  • Broad experience across the Hydrogen value chain, hydrogen conversion technologies, evaluate new technologies for implementation, JIP involvement.

  • Blue hydrogen syngas generation to support projects, licensor evaluations, technology reviews, specifications, including associated capture technology.

  • Green hydrogen technology applications, tender reviews, commissioning, electolyser standardisation, specifications.

  • Industry codes & standards.

  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment.

  • Agile scrum experience (e.g. squad, sprints, Kanban board).

  • Ability to multitask and manage workload to meet multiple deadlines without sacrificing quality.

  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work independently, and work as a member of a cohesive team.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels within the organization. Ability to influence without formal authority.

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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