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Turnaround Controls Manager

Turnaround Controls Manager

  • Location United Kingdom - Sunbury, Netherlands - Europoort-Rotterdam, NL: Rotterdam Refinery, GB: Aberdeen - Dyce Complex
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Project Management Group
  • Relocation available Relocation may be negotiable for this role
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ068987
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Project Management Group

Job Summary:

We are looking to fill one of two central Turnaround Controls Manager roles supporting the global TAR organization, primarily the Eastern hemisphere. Although the role is posted as UK based, it is open to other BP locations in Europe.

Job Description:

The central TAR Controls Manager is responsible for supporting and/or leading projects and TAR controls squads supporting governance and verification activities, generating TAR and Project portfolio / program / summary level reports and performance analysis, and project and TAR delivery. It will work closely with different delivery squads/teams to provide day to day TAR and Project Controls support, develop and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure performance of controls activities, and closely supervise controls performance against realistic targets to ensure that objectives and KPIs are met.

If you join our team, you will have the following responsibilities:

Discipline Management:

  • Drives standardization and continuous improvement for the discipline.

  • Enforces technical standards through verification and guidance for technical assurance on work completed by discipline members; makes decisions on exceptions within approval levels.

  • Ensures technical processes are up to date, pragmatic and aligned with relevant requirements, endorsing deviation where required.

  • Promotes knowledge sharing among discipline members for consistency of solutions and sharing of ideas and learnings.

  • Manages the interface with multiple project and discipline stakeholders at different business units and entities.

People Development:

  • Provides transparent safety leadership to model desired behaviours in order to help prevent accidents or harm to people.

  • Improves discipline and people capability through coaching, training, and mentoring.

  • Provides Project and TAR controls training to non-practitioners.

Supporting the Business:

  • Understands unit priorities and supports squad leaders to build their backlogs.

  • Supports discipline leads to define priorities for the discipline and incorporate into the prioritization process.

  • Provide support and direction for independent benchmarking.

  • Governance and Verification:

  • Provides project assurance in accordance with the projects common process.

  • Provides TAR assurance in accordance with the TAR common process.


  • Develops TAR and Project Controls Improvement Plans (aligned to discipline Vision and Mission) and drive continuous improvement.

  • Develops the project controls strategy, plans and procedures, implementing continuous improvements plans and managing conformance to internal and external requirements and stakeholders.


  • Support Internal and External Benchmarking Exercises.

Essential Job Criteria:

  • Proven industry experience in TAR / Project Controls – in the Petrochemical / Chemical Industry.

  • Experience in Leading a Controls Team.

  • Capable of multi-tasking and delivering in a fast-paced environment (must have excellent time management skills).

  • Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite, and Reporting Tools (PowerBI).

  • Understands stage gated process, TAR execution and controls principles.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management or Project Controls related field preferred.

Why Join our Team?

At bp, we provide an excellent working environment and employee benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others.

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 crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are significant, 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 other benefits. Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation may be negotiable for this role

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Change control, Commissioning, start-up and handover, Conflict Management, Construction, Cost estimating and cost control, Design development and delivery, Frameworks and methodologies, Governance arrangements, Performance management, Portfolio Management, Project and construction safety, Project execution planning, Project HSSE, Project Leadership, Project Team Management, Quality, Requirements Management, Reviews, Risk Management, Schedule and resources, Sourcing Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategy and business case, Supplier Relationship Management

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.

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