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Site Engineer

Site Engineer

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Offshore
  • Travel required Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ075282
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

The Gulf of Mexico (GoM) team is looking for a Site Engineer to provide deep technical engineering support based at the site to support the operational team in delivering safe, reliable, and efficient operations. The Site Engineer will provide technical process safety support and coaching to the operations team as well as verifying engineering barrier health. The role will allow for engineering decisions to be made more efficiently at the site level, and provide a key interface between onshore and offshore.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the offshore team and be a part of a team who have deep ownership of the asset! The Site Engineer will work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico on a rotational schedule (14 days off and on).

Job Description:

Essential Education and Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering or related field and/or equivalent relevant professional qualification

  • At least 5 years of experience in either an internal or external engineering role

  • Experience on an operating site

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

  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Key Accountabilities:

Provide oversight to ensure that the following process safety related procedures/systems are being applied rigorously and effectively by the line in a sustainable way:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Maintain and Conduct self-verification on the quality of the facility Process Safety Information.

  • Work directly with the unit to provide feedback into the facility risk register.

  • Increase the facility staff understanding of process safety through provision of training, coaching, and mentoring.

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

  • Participate in investigation, as required, of facility Loss of Primary Containment (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.

  • Conduct self-verification on the quality of the execution of testing, maintenance, and inspection of safety critical equipment/systems.

  • Lead the creation of ad hoc Safety Override Risk Assessment (SORAs) where the demand is created 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.

  • Assess and verify that alarms are being correctly accepted and actioned. Assess the level of alarms to determine 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 perform self verification

Why join us?

At bp, 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 meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life, including a generous paid parental leave policy and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

Travel Requirement

Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

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, 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}

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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