Commercial Analyst - RAID
Whiting , Indiana
November 23, 2017
Role synopsis
The Commercial Analyst - RAID (Retro Analysis Improves Decisions) contributes to the commercial performance of the Whiting Business Unit by conducting monthly retro analysis examining all aspects of refinery performance. This includes, measuring the impact of decisions, understanding the sensitivities of their results to planning assumptions, and analyzing the cost of the refinery lost production opportunity. As the refinery RAID Analyst, you will be responsible for conducting a monthly post-audit of commercial decisions including crude and feedstock purchases, product placement, and refinery optimization. The primary tool used in this analysis is the refinery linear programming (LP) model. In addition, you will generate KPI's and recommendations to maximize refinery gross margin and works with the Technical organization to improve the accuracy of the LP's representation of refinery operations.

Key accountabilities
  • Provides RAID analysis using the LP and other tools on the following topics:
    • Planning and execution of the optimized 0-3 month operating plan
    • Planning and execution of TAR operations
    • Accuracy of the refinery LP relative to actual operations
    • Financial Delivery resulting from Capex projects
  • Works collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure engagement and understanding of the RAID analysis. This includes Production Planning, Supply, Finance, Operations, Optimization Engineers and Technical groups. Works with LP Team Lead and Refinery Optimization Manager to ensure key messages are communicated to leadership.
  • Issues and contributes to various monthly reports to ensure analysis insights are shared in a timely manner. Develop, track and communicate RAID process metrics.
  • Takes part in long and short term planning discussions to ensure that the analysis is accurate.
  • In conjunction with the Refinery LP Developer and planning team, identifies opportunities to improve the refinery LP model to ensure accuracy of analysis.
  • Works with global networks in LP development and Performance Management to ensure best practices are shared and implemented.

Essential Education
BA or BS in engineering, business or technical discipline (engineering preferred)

Essential experience and job requirements
To be successful in this role, you should have a minimum of four years experience preferably in engineering and/or supply/optimization.

You should also be able to effectively communicate and present complex analysis results in an effective and concise manner to varying stakeholders. You also understand refinery sources of value and the contribution and relationship of individual process units under various scenarios.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • 4+ years of refinery process engineering experience and
  • 2+ years of supply and optimization experience or LP experience

Relocation available

Travel required

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future

The BP Whiting Refinery is located on the south-western shore of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in the communities of Whiting, East Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. Whiting Refinery is the second largest refinery in the BP refining system, and the 6th largest refinery in the United States. Operations began in 1889, prior to the advent of the automobile.

Today, BP is investing several billion dollars in Northwest Indiana to modernize its Whiting Refinery for the processing of heavier crudes. The modernization is essential to the long-term viability of the refinery, and includes well over a billion dollars in environmental improvements. BP Whiting Refinery employs thousands of full-time employees and contractors. The Whiting Refinery Modernization Project is employing thousands of additional contractors. The modernization project will provide for greater energy security in the Midwest, as conventional supplies of the lighter crudes diminish, and are replaced by heavier crudes.

As we progress with the project, the health, safety and security of our employees, and of those who come into contact with our operations and products, remains our highest priority. Our policy is that no job is worth doing, unless it is done safely, while protecting our shared natural environment.


Closing Date
[ "28-Nov-2017" ]

A little about us:
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