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Sr. Optimisation Process Engineer

United States - Illinois - Naperville
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Job ID 101414BR Job category Research & Technology Group Segment Downstream Relocation availableNo CityNaperville CountryUnited States Travel required Yes - up to 25%

Job profile summary:

Responsible for providing technical leadership and advice on the development of our portfolio of products, using advanced technical capabilities to design and develop new products and test methods that differentiate against competitors and meet the changing demands of global markets, whilst keeping internal stakeholders appraised of trends that may influence our technical or business strategy and providing strategic advice on future development direction.

Job Advert:

Key Accountabilities: Provide chemical engineering and technical support to BP's PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) manufacturing assets and work with the manufacturing sites to drive Continuous Improvement in Safety and Risk Reduction.
Lead the identification of opportunities to improve the business by designing and evaluating options to reduce the costs of production or to increase capacity and reliability of the PTA Assets. Ensure all engineering standards and process safety requirements are met in any proposed modifications or improvements. Analyze PTA Assets' performance, tracking costs of production and monitoring trends in utilization and efficiency.
Single Point of Accountability (SPA) for maintaining the Asset Technology Contracts related the PTA manufacturing sites and provide regular status, prioritzation/risk review, and communication.
Work as a primary interface with the site leadership teams to gain understanding of the site’s direction and priorities and ensure alignment.
Work as a primary interface with appropriate Project Teams and Engineering Licensing teams as required to assist with design or troubleshooting.
Commission any new equipment or support major plant commissioning as/when required.
Seek out opportunities for continuous improvement and learning, whether through formalized training or informal conversations and meetings, and drive knowledge transfer to the organization.
Provide coaching of the more junior engineers within the team and at the sites.

Essential Education: BS chemical engineering minimum with 15 or more years experience in a technology or manufacturing environment ; modeling and process simulation experience of >10 years preferred; Experience in PTA Technology preferred
Demonstrated influencing and leadership skills.
Demonstrated abilty to work with manufacturing sites regarding troubleshooting or introduction of new methods/technology
Demonstrated ability to mentor a cross section of engineering talent in the organization

About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses (Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemicals).

We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers’ needs.

Disciplined execution of our strategy is helping improve our underlying performance, capture opportunities for further growth, generate attractive returns and create a more resilient business that is better able to withstand a range of market conditions; and create opportunities for future growth.

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If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

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