Process Engineer
Whiting , Indiana
November 19, 2017
Role synopsis
The Process Engineer is accountable for a board range of responsibilities including daily support for Operations, Process Monitoring and Optimization, and leadership in process safety and environmental compliance activities. The focus of this position is to support the operations (24/7) organization with prompt troubleshooting and optimization support through all facets of operation. The primary goal for the Process Engineer is to support unit operation to create the optimum value from the complex assets in a safe and compliant manner.

Key accountabilities
  • Deliver personal capability - accountable for growing professionally, and exploring opportunities that establish the basis for long term career planning
  • Support Delivering Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental compliance. Documents all environmental releases accurately in a timely manner as required by the HSE group.
  • Accountable for personal and process safety, compliance to standards and applying technical knowledge to unit health, safety, security, and environmental issues
  • Network internally with site manufacturing technical representatives, commercial, and projects teams, and externally with Refining Technology and other BP sites sharing and bringing applied information on short-term tactical and strategic initiatives, programs, and projects to Whiting
  • Provide technical support to the complex in the form of troubleshooting, data analysis, KPI tracking, alarm management, and incident investigation in the spirit of continuous improvement of the operating complex.
  • Monitor and communicate unit health and technical process status, risks, and opportunities including maintaining and developing advanced monitoring tools and interfacing with Reliability, Inspection, and Commercial teams.
  • Provide technical leadership for Operations, Environmental and Technology issues.
  • Deliver operational technical support through improved process improvements, turnaround support, performance tests, and troubleshooting exercises. This may include occasionally working shift/evening/weekend schedule.
  • Document technical learning; accountable for ensuring technical knowledge is captured, maintained, and easily retrievable and shared appropriately.
  • Provide in-department backfill coverage for other engineers.
  • Supports the operations team through the evaluation of current operation to identify: optimization opportunities, acute risks to the operating plan, options for constraint removal, process safety risks, and weak signals that will impact future operation.
  • Supports operations personnel through technical coaching and follow-up on requests for support and information.

Essential Education
Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering required (Technical Bachelor's Degree and equivalent time in related role will be considered)

Essential experience and job requirements
3 years minimum experience as a Refinery Process Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, or Equivalent

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

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Preferred working knowledge of refinery unit operations
  • Experience building and maintaining Process Models.
  • Knowledge of Safety Systems (SIS, PSV, etc.)

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
[ "08-Jan-2018" ]

A little about us:
One of the world's leading international oil & gas companies, BP employs over 80,000 talented minds in 80 countries, fostering innovation & diversity.

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