Job profile summary:
Responsible for providing specialist Corrosion engineering expertise to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, proactively interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to systematically resolve problems and applying advanced engineering judgement to assist in setting and implementing engineering technical practices, and drive integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation.
The role provides deep corrosion and materials engineering expertise and judgement in the service of the region sub-functional teams in support of engineering risk and the delivery of safe, compliant and efficient operations.
The successful incumbent will provide day to day direction and prioritisation of short-term engineering support to deliver safe, reliable and compliant operations, including technical leadership of a small corrosion and materials engineering team.
They will be the focal point in the region for Corrosion & Materials Engineering issues and represent the region in dialogue with global discipline leadership.
- Through technical leadership within the region, the incumbent will drive the appropriate behaviours to achieve success, including a continuous improvement culture, whilst delivering performance management, technical development and mentoring.
- Provide corrosion and materials engineering expertise to other teams across GOO (Area Operations, Project & Mods, Maintenance, Turn Arounds and Subsea), as well as the Projects and Wells GPO and GWOorganisations to manage corrosion and erosion threats on equipment for which they are the Equipment Class Owner.
- 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 corrosion threat assessment for the Region ensuring that the identified threats reflect current operations and use this to define, implement and manage Regional Corrosion and Materials mitigation programs across IM and other functions.
- Review and endorse corrosion-related metrics (e.g. corrosion control matrices and LOPC data) and intervene where appropriate.
- Integrate with associated disciplines to ensure adequate equipment care, including production chemistry, pressure systems integrity, structural & civil engineering and pipeline engineering.
- Provide corrosion and materials engineering support in 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.
- Ensure a pragmatic risk balance within the contractor support team and regional Risk Based Assessment programme
- Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline such as corrosion science, materials, metallurgy, chemical engineering or mechanical engineering.
- Technical expertise in several areas related to the discipline applied to Operations. These include materials selection, failure investigation, corrosion mechanisms, RBA/RBI (risk-based threat assessment and risk-based inspection), corrosion mitigation and monitoring, corrosion management, fabric maintenance, cathodic protection, welding, erosion and erosion management.
- Proven ability in practical application of engineering standards and practices for process engineering.
- People leadership and an ability to network and influence across organisational boundaries.
- Professional accreditation e.g. Chartered Engineer.
- Postgraduate qualification in corrosion or materials.
- Familiar with cathodic protection systems design and operation.
- Familiar with NDT techniques selection and application.
- Familiar with organic coating properties and selection.
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.
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.
Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.
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