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Site Engineer

Site Engineer

  • Location United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 50%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 141339BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Role Synopsis

Deep technical engineering support based at the site to support the operational team in delivering safe, reliable and efficient operations. The role will include providing technical process safety support and coaching to the operations team as well as verifying engineering barrier health and will allow for some engineering decisions to be made more efficiently.

Job Requirements

  • Relevant/Significant experience in either an internal or external engineering role, or similar. Any Engineering field.
  • Experience on an operating site

Sophisticated technical knowledge and experience in engineering, with sound knowledge of the relevant industry codes, standards and regulations and the ability to initiate mentorship on the appropriate designs and systems to prevent, control and mitigate risks.

Desirable criteria

Chartered/Professional Engineer status or working towards it.

*** This is a Shift Rotation Role ***

Key Accountabilities

Site Engineering Support

  • Broad engineering understanding of the site design and lead on the resolution of technical engineering issues
  • Identify and drive engineering improvements for the site
  • Make engineering decisions where appropriate and when with-in technical capability

Risk Management

  • Support the risk management process. Support development and implementation of risk action plans.
  • Approve risk assessments, deviations, MoC within DoA
  • Provide process safety input into risk assessments carried out offshore/at-site including:
  • ORAs, Hazard Identification & Task Risk Assessment (HITRA) level 2
  • Non-routine operations
  • Higher risk standard operating procedure (SOP) risk assessments e.g. start-up and shut down procedures, when the SOP is one of the primary safeguards in preventing a high potential incident, etc.
  • Risk assessments of non-conformant isolations

Process Safety

  • Maintain and Conduct self-verification on the quality of the facility Process Safety Information.
  • Work directly with the unit to provide recommendations into the facility risk register.
  • Increase the facility staff understanding of process safety through provision of training, coaching, and mentoring.

Safe Operating Limits

Verify that Safe Operating Limits are defined, being adhered to, and deviations are appropriately investigated. Evaluate alarms to resolve if operators are being overloaded.

Incident Investigation and Learning

  • Participate in investigation, as the need arises, of facility LOPCs. Take a lead role in the providing learning to the facility from incidents on the facility and relevant incidents from other areas of BP. Proactively share lessons with facility operations management and staff. Support incident investigations.

Protective Devices

  • Conduct self-verification on the quality of the execution of testing, maintenance, and inspection of safety critical equipment/systems.
  • Own the creation of ad hoc SORA's where the demand is built by the offshore schedule / events and an existing SORA is not available.
  • Share self-verification findings including independent protection layers (IPL) performance with the relevant sub-functional teams.

Alarm management

  • Assess and verify that alarms are being accurately accepted and actioned. Assess the level of alarms to resolve if operators are being overloaded. Work with the office-based engineers to address underlying issues and reduce the alarm loading.


  • Maintain a daily presence within the facility control room and assess and verify the following:
  • Safety System or Process Bypasses, overrides system defeats and positions (e.g. lock open, lock closed) are handled consistent with the design intent and that appropriate interim risk reduction measures are implemented as required
  • Design intent and layers of protection are understood SOP’s are being used consistently - self-verification of SOP’s to ensure that operating procedures are current, are followed, and that changes to operating
  • Procedures are carried out in accordance with the management of change policy.
  • Safe Operating Limits are defined, being adhered to, and deviations are appropriately investigated
  • Valve positions are run consistently with the design intent and that appropriate interim risk reduction measures are in place as required.


Tertiary education (degree in Engineering or related field) and/or equivalent relevant professional qualification.

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!


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