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Senior Subsea Controls Engineer

Req ID 94152BR Job category Engineering Upstream Location Azerbaijan - East - Baku, United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury Apply now

Role synopsis

Provide deep subsea controls engineering expertise and judgement in support of engineering risk, integrity management and the delivery of safe, compliant and efficient operations.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide and manage subsea controls engineering expertise as the Equipment Class Owner for the equipment classes as assigned by GOO requirements.
  • Ensure pragmatic solutions are identified and implemented to manage risk, production efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation, to deliver safe, reliable and compliant operations.
  • Own and maintain the documents and data for the assigned Equipment Classes.
  • Own and maintain the subsea controls risk assessment for the Region ensuring that the identified threats reflect current operations and use this to define, implement and manage regional controls threat mitigation programs across IM and other functions.
  • Prepare, review and endorse controls-related metrics (e.g. integrity dashboard and LOPC data) and intervene where appropriate.
  • Integrate with associated disciplines to ensure adequate equipment care, including maintenance & engineering, corrosion, flow assurance, production chemistry, pressure systems integrity, and structural & civil engineering.
  • Provide and manage controls engineering support to F4S barrier evaluations and incident investigations.
  • Record relevant learning in shared learning systems, incorporate into local activities, specifications/practices/procedures and escalate high priority lessons.
  • Management of subsea operation’s contractors (e.g. subsea engineering contractors).
  • Although the role has no direct reports, the senior engineer will be expected to provide day to day leadership of controls and hardware team, setting priorities and encouraging appropriate behaviours to achieve success, including a continuous improvement culture, whilst delivering technical development and coaching.

Essential Education

  • BSc or BEng(UK), BSc (US), or international equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Professional accreditation, such as Professional Engineer or Chartered Engineer

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Technical expertise in several areas related to the discipline applied to Operations. These include risk assessment, risk-based inspection, engineering assessments, failure investigation, fitness for service, inspection and monitoring and repair.
  • Proven ability in practical application of engineering standards and practices for controls engineering.
  • People leadership and an ability to network and influence across organisational boundaries.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

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

Desirable criteria & qualifications


Relocation available


Travel required

Yes - up to 25%

Is this a part time position?


About BP

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