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Senior Process Engineer - TSI

Senior Process Engineer - TSI

  • Location India - Pune
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ075315
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Description:

bp Technical Solutions India (TSI) centre in Pune, aims to build on bp’s existing engineering and technical strengths to deliver high quality services to its hydrocarbons and new energy businesses worldwide. TSI brings together diverse engineering capability to provide technical services across a range of areas including engineering, maintenance, optimization, data processes, projects and subsurface, to deliver safe, affordable and lower emission energy, while continuously innovating how we work.


The Senior Process Engineer is responsible for providing insight and expertise with respect to chemical applications used in refining processes to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operations. These applications include desalting, wastewater treatment, emulsion, pour-point, utilities, bio feedstock quality, pretreatment, corrosion, and scale control. The position is also responsible for providing oversight and support for laboratory analysis, evaluation, and quality checks for product quality.

This role will support refinery operations with process and refinery chemistry insights across several regions, with the goal of optimizing performance, maintain compliance with recognized standards and regulations, and early adoption of best practices and innovations present on the industry.

Working with various disciplines, sub-functions, and contractors, the Senior Process Engineer responds to process-related challenges, supports the implementation of practical solutions, emphasizing risk reduction, production streamlining, defect elimination through the monitoring of chemistry threats and the health of the barriers in place to manage / mitigate these threats.

This is a leadership role, providing guidance and mentoring for the refinery chemistry team, the role will participate / lead in codifying best practices and continuous improvement into technical standards, support their implementation and self-verification across operating entities.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide Process Engineering and Refinery Chemistry expertise for teams & squads across P&O (Operations, Maintenance & Reliability, Projects Ops, TAR) as required to manage threats.
  • Management of chemical applications used in refining to support wastewater treatment, cooling water systems, boiler / steam systems, refinery scaling inhibitors and antifoulants.
  • Provide capability and support for refinery operations, process efficiency, lead on emulsions and desalting, and product quality.
  • Corrosion Prevention and Control: Interfacing with Integrity Management teams to provide capability and support to manage corrosion threats.
  • Provide support for all refinery or process related refinery chemistry trouble shooting or incident investigations.
  • Ensure pragmatic solutions are identified and implemented to manage risk, improve efficiency, and apply standardized programs to deliver safe, reliable, and compliant operations.
  • Manage team, provide training and supervision of internal and contracted personnel, visible leadership and behaviors, and continuous improvement.
  • Support Bio feedstock technical assessment and Bio feedstock pretreatment operation troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Ensure processes meet environmental regulations to minimize or eliminate impact on the environment.
  • Record relevant learning in shared learning systems, incorporate into local activities, specifications/ practices/ procedures and raise high priority lessons.
  • Contribute to improving refining CMS strategy and contract performance.

People and business related:

  • Provide visible safety leadership in accordance with bp safety leadership principles, lifesaving rules and process safety fundamentals to model desired safety behaviors.
  • Record relevant learning in shared learning systems, incorporate into local activities, specifications/ practices/ procedures and raise high priority lessons.
  • Support performance management through implementation, measurement, and analysis of relevant KPI’s to drive continuous improvement.
  • Support staff development of junior chemists / engineers.


Must have education requirements:

  • Degree Process, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related discipline (engineering)

Must have certifications:

  • Working towards professional accreditation (Professional or Chartered Engineer, Chartered Chemist)

Preferred education/certifications

  • Chemical or Process Engineering, Chemistry / Chartered Chemist, Professional or Chartered Engineer

Experience and job requirements

Minimum years of relevant experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience working in the field of Refinery Chemistry.

Total years of experience:

  • 14+ years’ experience working in the field of Process Engineering in refining operations.

Must have experiences/skills:

  • Refinery operations experience, with relevant chemistry, and process experience.
  • Deep technical expertise in chemical products used to manage refinery threats (desalting, cooling and wastewater processes, boiler, and steam systems).
  • Deep technical expertise in the application of chemical products to manage general refinery corrosion, scaling and process fouling threats.
  • Proven ability in practical application of engineering standards and practices.
  • Technical understanding of process safety engineering, working knowledge of hazard analysis, understanding of process modelling tools, and understanding of risk management.
  • Experience in creating value through the formation and delivery of cost-effective chemical programs.
  • Ability and confidence to engage with and influence senior leadership on technical matters.
  • People leadership, internal and external teamwork, ability to network and influence across organizational boundaries.
  • Fluent in English, written and oral with good presentation and communication skills.
  • Coaching and mentoring mindset

Good to have experiences/skills:

  • Understanding of Integrity management in oil and gas projects.
  • Skills in digital technology to enhance Refinery Chemistry monitoring.
  • Experience in Biofuel production, process of producing feedstock for various products.
  • Experience in pretreatment in Biofuel feedstock, reactions, product purification.
  • Experience in laboratory management and product quality analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of working with agile principles and tools
  • Experience working collaboratively in a global organization.
  • Customer service mindset

% travel requirements 10-20 %

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Application of hierarchy of control, Application of hierarchy of control, Asset health monitoring, Commercial acumen (Inactive), Defect Elimination, Design case for safety, Design development and delivery, Design performance standards, Economic evaluation methodology, Emergency process isolation and shutdown systems, Environment and Social Impact Assessment, Facility layout, Fluid characterisation, Hazardous area classification, Hydraulics, Layer of Protection Analysis, Lean Practices, Major accident risk, Operational performance standards, Personal Safety, Plant Layout, Process and process safety design philosophies, Process control and automation, Process performance monitoring, Process safety assurance {+ 5 more}

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