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Senior Technologist Grease

Senior Technologist Grease

  • Location China - Central - Shanghai
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 124136BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Senior Technologist Grease provides technical leadership by conducting and leading special projects autonomously. The projects are initiated, prioritized and contribute to the execution of the innovation pipeline of greases in support of Industrial, Energy and Marine Ancillaries businesses.
Through deep technical understanding and knowledge of grease formulations of all thickener types, the Senior Technologist Grease is able to translate complex technical issues into simple terms and persuasive arguments and applies expertise in one or more areas of GDP6.5 (e.g. IAM or Project Management…).The role has accountability for the development and delivery of a pipeline of new product offers and driving consistency of approach, in close cooperation with the team leaders, while being aware of the latest development in their discipline, including formulations and applications of greases of all thickener types and using this information to maximize the value for bp-Castrol. The role provides competitive advantage to bp-Castrol through the ability to effectively scan the external market, and support the Expert Industrial Products and the broader Applied Sciences Advisor and Expert Community to identify future opportunities & threats, and to strategically reframe these to commercial advantage or risk mitigation for the businesses / wider bp-Castrol.

Strategy: Deliver ideas for innovative products and technologies, in line with global strategy and future trends and opportunities. Develop strategic technical relationships with OEMs, Key Additive Suppliers, Industrial Associations and Universities to enable access to novel, leading edge additive technologies and processes. Build knowledge concerning applications / processes and their influences on chemistries within Industrial, Energy and Marine Ancillaries products including competitors' products used in similar environments
Planning: Project manage global innovation programs with regular stakeholder reviews and updates and ensure deliveries on time, on budget. Provide support for longer term research programs
Implementation: Responsible for the execution, documentation and reporting of development projects. Support customers and the departments Sales, Marketing, Procurement and regional technology teams with expert knowledge. Work in scientific expert committees. Check patent specifications in area of expertise and advise on experimental design and other techniques. Support knowledge management within the group
Monitoring: Provide good quality documentation of results and share with the greater Technology Community. Monitor project progress against proposed plans and milestones including budget and external spend. Adhere to Hyiene Safety Security Environment and Quality standards
Organisation: Responsible for the representation of projects outside of own department, e.g. Sales, Marketing, Procurement and Product Cost Competitiveness. Guidance of Development Technologists and Technicians. Support, coach and mentor members of the team to improve their overall capability and performance


Essential Education:
• Degree or higher in Chemistry, Engineering, or other relevant subject.

Essential Experience:
• 10+ years’ relevant experience in the Grease Industry.
• Significant experience in Industrial Grease development; in depth knowledge how to formulate grease of all thickener types and of all relevant test methods
• In depth understanding of current and future engineering and lubricants trends, including HSSE.
• Ability to work cross-functionally, interact at most senior levels, internally and externally
• Fluent written and spoken English

The Senior Technologist Grease provides technical leadership by conducting and leading special projects autonomously. The projects are initiated, prioritized and contribute to the execution of the innovation pipeline of greases in support of Industrial, Energy and Marine Ancillaries businesses.
Through deep technical understanding and knowledge of grease formulations of all thickener types, the Senior Technologist Grease is able to translate complex technical issues into simple terms and persuasive arguments and applies expertise in one or more areas of GDP6.5 (e.g. IAM or Project Management…).The role has accountability for the development and delivery of a pipeline of new product offers and driving consistency of approach, in close cooperation with the team leaders, while being aware of the latest development in their discipline, including formulations and applications of greases of all thickener types and using this information to maximize the value for bp-Castrol. The role provides competitive advantage to bp-Castrol through the ability to effectively scan the external market, and support the Expert Industrial Products and the broader Applied Sciences Advisor and Expert Community to identify future opportunities & threats, and to strategically reframe these to commercial advantage or risk mitigation for the businesses / wider bp-Castrol.

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