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Subject Matter Expert (SME) pressure relief system

Req ID 94800BR Job category Engineering Countries (State/Region) Europoort Location Netherlands - Europoort - Rotterdam - Refinery Apply now

Role synopsis

The Process Engineering department, which is part of the Technical organisation, deals with the development & implementation of the capital program (projects), major turnarounds (TAR) and integrity management. We are looking for a:

Subject Matter Expert (SME) pressure relief system

Key accountabilities

Main responsibilities & accountabilities:
Stay current with the latest relief systems codes & standards (BP ETP, API, EN and PED) and technical development.
Provide technical guidance and interpretation of codes & standards
Evergreen the BPRR Relief System-related Site Technical Practices (STP’s) with the latest standards and lessons learnt from other incidents and past project experiences.
Mentor process engineers (both BP and integrated contractors) on relief system work
Act as single point of contact for all questions related to PS PPM - electronic database of BPRR’s relief system design basis.
Conduct PS PPM or relief system training for Technical, Maintenance, Inspection, Operations, or other relevant roles within BPRR, and also the 3rd party engineering contractors
Perform independent relief system review on projects
Review and approve new and modified PSV & Flare design and relief dossier for technical accuracy. Ensure that design conforms to corporate and accepted standards.
Responsible for ensuring BPRR's flare & relief system dossiers stays evergreen through a sustainable & pragmatic PRS Life Cycle Management program
Provide support to HAZOP and LOPA team for relief system related questions, and ensure relief devices credited as non-IPL or IPL safeguard does not have any deficiency.
Support the resolution of MOC and HAZOP action items.
Help determine CDTP (cold differential test pressure) of PSV’s for Inspection & Maintenance team.
Perform gap assessment on BPRR facilities whenever any new/revised BP ETP’s or High Value Learning is released by BP central to all sites.
Support refinery audit and internal barrier reviews.
Represent BPRR in BP Pressure Relief Systems COI (Community of Interest)

Essential Education

Master in Chemical Engineering
3+ years process engineering experience, preferably with extensive relief system design experience

Essential experience and job requirements

Very well-versed with process modeling tools, such as Hysys, Petrosim, Flarenet, Visual Flow, Phast
Well-versed with PS PPM tool preferably

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

Competences: strong analytical skills, communication en collaboration skills, initiative, Persuasiveness and conflict management

Relocation available


Travel required


Is this a part time position?


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.

As one of BP’s three regional fuels businesses in Downstream, Fuels Europe & Southern Africa is delivering today, shaping tomorrow. Our industry is changing faster than at any time in our lifetime. The world is mobilising to make low carbon a reality. We will help drive this transition, leveraging digital technology to modernise the way we work and keeping our customers at the heart of what we do.

With nearly 7,500 employees operating in 14 different countries, we carry out refining, supply, sales and marketing activities to capture and sustain the most value from our fuels assets (including four refineries and 8000+ retail sites) and invest in our customer relationships. Along with support from functional teams providing specialist knowledge in the areas of safety, finance, information technology, procurement, strategy, communications, HR and legal, we also work closely with internal expert partners such as the Global Business Service (GBS), Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) and Global Fuels Technology (GFT). We are brand leaders with BP and Aral and also operate under our convenience brands Wild Bean Cafe and Petit Bistro as well as our partnership brands Marks & Spencer, Albert Heijn, Rewe, Pick n Pay and Piotr & Pawel.

In Fuels ESA we know that what we do is important for BP and for our customers. We safely manufacture, transport and market quality products, which fulfil everybody’s needs for warmth, light and mobility. As a market leader, we develop trendsetting offers and create convenient ways for customers to re-energise during a busy day. We care deeply about our people, creating a diverse and inclusive environment, where everybody can contribute and grow. And we are embracing digitalization and work towards a lower carbon energy future. Above all, our first priority is safe, reliable and compliant operations.



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