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Technologist, PD Driveline & Advanced Electrification Fluids

Technologist, PD Driveline & Advanced Electrification Fluids

  • Location China - Shanghai
  • Travel required Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071411
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group:

Research & Technology Group

Job Summary:

Responsible for supporting product development through participating in a portfolio of development/investigation projects, assisting with the design and development of new products and test methods, and using basic technical capabilities to support the reporting and delivery of specifications for products that have new or improved performance features or cost advantages.

Job Description:

Purpose of Role

  • The primary purpose of the role is to lead projects to design and develop new driveline and EV thermal fluid products and test methods. The new products and methods are required to meet the changing demands of regional/ global markets and to provide opportunities to differentiate the performance of BP’s products from its competitors.
  • The role holder will successfully report and deliver the specifications for products that have new or improved performance features and/or improved cost of goods benefits compared to previous BP or competitors’ products.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Management of a portfolio of driveline and EV thermal fluid development projects through effective planning, execution and documenting test programs so that key milestones are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Building effective networks with both subject matter experts and operational staff within the technology function to facilitate the delivery of projects, these networks include product testing, deployment, quality, stewardship, intellectual assets, research and compliance.
  • Building effective networks outside of the technology function to include: suppliers of goods and services, technical consultancies, OEMs, BP marketing, BP sales, BP Legal.
  • Providing technical leadership by coaching and directing the work of less experienced colleagues.
  • Develop and share expertise to facilitate continuous improvement within the Development Team
  • Specific Product Quality accountabilities as detailed on the GLT role cards


  • Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Demonstrated track record in delivering projects focused on product development, engineering or research
  • Proven experience of lubricant development, battery development or product research and technology
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach to working
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Provide evidence of designing novel work programs
  • Fluent English and Chinese, preferably German
  • Demonstrated experience in Lubricants, Additives or Automotive/battery industries would be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of automotive, battery and/or systems engineering.

Why join us?

  • At bp, 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 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! These benefits can include flexible working options, paid parental leave policy among others!
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Travel Requirement

Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Agility tools, Business Requirements Analysis, Collaboration, Continuous improvement, Creativity and Innovation, Data Analysis, Experimental Design, Formulation Deployment, Intellectual Asset Management, OMS and bp requirements, Personal Safety, Presenting, Problem Solving, Product Development, Project Management, Raw materials knowledge, Resilience, Rheology, Root cause analysis, Safety Leadership, Safety management across the value chain, Science and Technology Leadership, Sustainability awareness and action {+ 2 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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