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Subsea Life of Field Lead

Subsea Life of Field Lead

  • Location United Kingdom - Scotland - Aberdeen/Dyce, United Kingdom - South East - London, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category Project Management Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 132601BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

At bp, we’re reimagining energy for people and our planet. With operations working across almost every part of the energy system, we’re leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and developing more sustainable methods for solving the energy challenge.

We’re a diverse team of engineers, scientists, traders and business professionals determined to find answers to problems that must be solved. But we know we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for people who share our passion for reinvention to bring a new perspective, collaborative spirit, and to challenge our thinking in our ambition to achieve net zero.


About the opportunity:

Central Subsea is the centre of excellence responsible for specification, design, delivery, installation, maintenance and operational support of subsea production systems.

We are now looking for a Central Subsea – Subsea Life of Field Lead, who will report to the Project Subsea Life of Field Discipline Lead and be responsible for delivering global and regional subsea activities for Projects, Production, Wells and bp Solutions, supporting agile and new ways of working.

In this role, as the successful candidate, you will have the great opportunity to work with bp’s contractors and suppliers to integrate and optimize the delivery of readiness processes for Inspections, Maintenance, and Repairs to bp’s subsea infrastructure. You will also support subsea hardware and installation execution squads, and the delivery of aftermarket and technical support services.

In addition to that, you will play an important role with procurement on defining market strategies, building and executing contracts, leading tendering processes, supporting resolution of subsea technical problems, and maintaining relationships with contractors and suppliers.

About the role:

In more detail, some of your key accountabilities will be to:
  • Ensure the successful delivery of Central Subsea Life of Field scopes for Project, Production, and Wells in line with OMS
  • Integrate regional Life of Field scopes engaging Central Subsea hardware delivery, installation execution, and Wells for all aftermarket services scopes
  • Integrate and deliver Production and Wells regional Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair offshore prioritization, planning, and readiness, supporting Central Subsea execution
  • Develop and implement Life of Field regional strategies for ROV operations, tooling/inventory management, and new technologies working with stakeholders, ensuring long term sustainable set up for the region, including development of necessary skills and behaviors with an agile mindset
  • Deliver standard supplier performance management for Life of field scopes, including maintaining relationships with suppliers, improving cost and efficiency, with support from PSCM
  • Prepare and actively manage budgets and costs for Life of Field scope with Customers and contractors
  • Ensure an appropriate risk management and mitigation planning
  • Lead the collaboration with regional Production and Wells squads, linking requirements into wider Central Subsea regional delivery squads, enhancing ONE TEAM and prioritization of work
  • Lead the review of Contractor delivery team’s competency to confirm high standard resources to execute the work


About you:

You will have an Engineering degree, or equivalent and associated professional body certification.

It would be essential that you have:
  • Demonstrable experience on safely leading work, enhancing ‘no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment’
  • Experience of engaging, managing, and building collaborative trust-based relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a contractor-led delivery environment
  • Proven ability to understand, communicate complex issues, lead resolution and disputes
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen and/or experience of supporting the development of commercial frameworks/agreements
  • Ability to be a team player and work across and agile diverse delivery areas despite uncertainty in scope boundaries

It would also be useful, but not vital, that you have experience on managing IMR campaigns, readiness and gate criteria processes, ROV operations, subsea tooling management, and aftermarket services for wells and operations.


Why join our team?

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting 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. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and many others benefits!

Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!

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