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Turnaround Event Lead / Turnaround Superintendent

Turnaround Event Lead / Turnaround Superintendent

  • Location United States of America - Indiana - Whiting, United States of America - Illinois - Chicago
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ071527
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Production & Operations

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Operations Group

Job Summary:

Job Description Summary
Located at bp's Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, the Turnaround Event Lead / Turnaround Superintendent's objective is to support the Turnaround’s primary goals to ensure safe and efficient execution of all turnaround construction activity at bp Production and Operation facilities. We integrate & align the Turnaround Event partners, both bp & contractors. We develop & provide consistent & sustainable training to achieve the Project and TAR goals with historical documentation & record keeping of our work, and we successfully transfer information and knowledge.

Job Description:

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Lead - Turnaround Lead Planner and planning teams through all stages of TAR delivery as written in bp’s Turnaround Common Process (TCP) through front end loading (FEL) into Event Execution and the final Operate stage, where a comprehensive closeout report of the event is finalized.
  • Provide leadership in the area of TAR Safety, Construction Safety and Contractor Safety performance.
  • Inspires people to achieve our site goals of no accidents, no harm to people, and no harm to the environment.
  • Assists Turnaround Manager in developing overall Production and Operating facilities Turnaround and Projects objectives, and goals.
  • Establishes accountability for TAR teams and other Production and Operating facilities departments by developing and communicating overall TAR, TCP planning milestones.
  • Understands the role of the Project and Turnaround Department and how we contribute to the commercial success of the Business Unit


  • Responsible to ensure that team members are clear about their roles and are trained and competent to carry them out.
  • Understands the overall site organization and how to interact to effectively perform work activities.
  • Effectively transfers work related knowledge.
  • Leads TAR contracting strategy development. Works with TAR teams and other Production and Operating facilities groups (Capital, Maintenance Reliability, and Major Projects) to assemble all construction contractor resource needs. Works to incorporate all groups needs into the TAR strategy.
  • Approves material Purchase Requisitions, write service POs, approve contractor timesheets/expenses, and 3rd party invoicing for services rendered in accordance with turnaround scope.


  • Work with Projects, when applicable, to develop overall TAR risk register, identifying major risks and a mitigation plan to minimize risk.
  • Successfully finish the required Health, Safety, Environmental & Carbon (HSE&C) training. Apply HSE&C training, policies, and standards directly to work activities.
  • Recognize and act to improve work situations that impact the health and safety of others. Inspire people to achieve bp goals of no accidents, no harm to people, and no harm to the environment


  • Understands and follows BP’s Guide – Turnarounds and Major Outages
  • Understands the purpose and applies principles and policies for Management of Change, PSM, personal safety, technical and mechanical integrity, health, environment, security of the facility, energy isolation, and Control of Work.
  • Ensures that all contractors meet vital PSM and contractor safety requirements as set by the HSE&C and Procurement departments.
  • Understands personal responsibilities and organization responses to an emergency.


  • Accountable to review final scope list with TAR Planning teams, and other departments, to ensure group alignment. Ensures that any non-turnaround work discovered during work scope review is properly documented and forwarded to the appropriate work groups.
  • Assists in developing overall logistics plans for major turnarounds.
  • Provides guidance to Project Controls Group resulting in adequate deliverable of overall project schedules, milestones, cost estimates, trends, and project controls for all turnaround activities.


  • Assists Lead Planner with post turnaround appraisal process to capture lessons learned from bp, contractors, and supervisors for future turnarounds.
  • Drives a continuous improvement philosophy for quality and improvement of planning processes and procedures


  • Responsible for developing and managing overall TAR budgets and schedules. Ensures that budget and schedule contingency and risk sessions conducted, and mitigation plans are developed.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Basic understanding of computerized maintenance management systems (SAP, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of schedule development and scheduling software – Primavera (P6)
  • Thorough knowledge of process industry equipment (exchangers, tower & vessels, heaters etc.)
  • Solid critical thinking and trouble shooting skills


Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant Production or Operating facilities experience.
  • Demonstrated capability to manage numerous projects of various sizes and complexity.
  • Fundamental understanding of each technical team and associated construction methods.
  • Familiar with relevant Production and Operating facilities & industry practices, codes, and standards.
  • Strong organization, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred Bachelor of science, Engineering, Engineering technology, Construction management


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • This position requires the ability to climb stairways and ladders, entrance into confined spaces, and the ability to use respiratory and personal protective equipment.
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship. (International relocation assistance is not available.)


Why join us

At bp, we provide the following environment and benefits to you:

  • A company culture where we respect our diverse and unified teams, where we are proud of our achievements and where fun and the culture of giving back to our environment are highly valued
  • Possibility to join our social communities and networks
  • Learning opportunities and other development opportunities to craft your career path
  • Life and health insurance, medical care package
  • And many other benefits.

In productions & operations, you can help shape the future of bp. We are transforming our hydrocarbons business to be at the heart of bp’s net zero future.  As part of our Turnarounds (TARs) and Outages team, you’ll partner with sites and regions to safely develop and execute top quartile TAR events.  You will apply your distinctive capabilities, to adapt and enable us to solve one of the greatest challenges of our time, developing new skills in a rapidly changing environment within the operational heart of bp.

Here at bp, we’re on a mission, and we need YOU to help us achieve it. Turnarounds are an important part of what we do as a fully integrated energy company – and key to converting our resources into products that meet the increasing demand for energy. We are looking for turnaround experts who are passionate about upholding our standard of safety and reliability, and who are excited to work in a technically complex and innovative environment where hydrocarbons are converted, upgraded and blended into products that people all over the planet will use. Does that sound like you? If so, don’t waste any time! Apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to request any accommodations.

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Asset health monitoring, Asset Life Cycle Management, Asset Management, Business Acumen, Construction, Cost-conscious decision-making, Cost Leadership, Cost Performance Management, Decision Making, Defect Elimination, Digital fluency, Equipment criticality assessment, Equipment strategies, Facilitation, Facilities Operations, Influencing, Maintenance, history and coding, Maintenance fundamentals, OMS and bp requirements, Plant Economics, Presenting, Problem Solving, Process Safety Management {+ 12 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.

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