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Senior Technologist

Senior Technologist

  • Location United Kingdom - Flexible
  • Travel required Negotiable
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138354BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Our purpose is reimagining energy for people and our planet. We want to help the world reach net zero and improve people’s lives. We will need to innovate at pace, and we are proud to be establishing the bp global centre for low carbon process technologies at the Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull, UK.

Building on a 55 year heritage in Hull, our global centre will bring together talented scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges of providing clean energy to the planet. This multi-disciplinary group will collaborate on the full innovation life cycle, from chemistry research and molecular innovation to pilot process demonstration and technoeconomic feasibility assessment, underpinned by world class engineering and analytical capability. We are offering new career development opportunities to join our diverse and inclusive team, based in world class laboratory and demonstration plant facilities.

The opportunity

We are delighted to present this fantastic opportunity for a Senior Analytical Technologist, surface analysis, to join our global team of skilled analytical practitioners who provide data and insight reaching across bp – from research and innovation into low carbon technologies, to critical business support for our global value chain.
Global Innovation Analytics is bp’s analytical science discipline. GIA is at the core of bp’s research, development and innovation with world class laboratory facilities in Hull and Pangbourne (UK), Bochum (Germany) and Shanghai (China).

The role

Reporting into the Discipline Management Lead, Global Innovation Analytics, the Senior Analytical Technologist will be based at bp’s global centre for low carbon process technologies in Hull. This team is responsible for providing proprietary analytical expertise and services in support of research, product development, deployment and operational excellence, primarily to underpin bp’s efforts in process development, including low carbon refining technologies.

Accountabilities will include
  • Delivering safe and compliant experimental operations, contributing to the development of a proactive safety culture.
  • Providing expertise in analytical science and the application of surface analysis techniques, primarily scanning electron microscopy (SEM), to deliver analytical testing and method development to solve complex problems for a broad range of business areas.
  • Responsibility for owning analytical techniques for the team; providing deep theoretical and practical experience for own work and to coach colleagues.
  • Driving continuous improvement.
  • Working with management to develop and implement analytical strategic plan, for own team and linking to the global analytical function.

About you
  • You will be qualified to degree level in chemistry or analytical science, with proven laboratory experience where you will have a track record in the hands-on development of new SEM methodologies to deliver analytical solutions. You will bring a strong HSSE mindset, being a self-starter with an agile mindset and ability to collaborate across your colleagues and stakeholders. You will be able to lead complex work independently managing a wide range of projects concurrently and balancing changing and / or conflicting priorities using AGILE methodologies and mindsets.
  • In addition, knowledge and experience of a number of following techniques is desirable, together with a track record of complex problem solving: gas chromatography techniques for the analysis of complex gas and/or liquid mixtures, mass spectroscopy, X-ray analysis, adsorption techniques, elemental analysis, NMR, Raman, and infra-red and other spectroscopies is desirable.
  • It is imperative you demonstrate effective communication skills and a collaborative style which contributes to the success of the team, as well as enthusiasm for learning, sharing ideas and building expertise.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

At bp you have the opportunity to be part of Business Resource Groups (BRGs) which believe in the power of inclusion, deeper connections, and shared experiences. They provide a place for employees to learn and share knowledge, to connect, and to improve. The BRGs focus on and encourage talent engagement, development, and retention while creating a broadened sense of community and inclusion for bp employees. The groups cultivate leadership growth by involving employees in developmental opportunities they would not otherwise have access to. Formal and informal mentoring also help employees develop their professional goals and connect with colleagues.

Join a team of diverse and forward-thinking scientists and engineers who sit firmly at the heart of innovation and technology – advancing bp’s ambition towards a net zero world.

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