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Operations Team Leader


United Kingdom - South East - Isle of Grain, South East
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Operations Team Leader

Req ID 77721BR Job category Operations Countries (State/Region) South East Location United Kingdom - South East - Isle of Grain

Role synopsis

The Operations Leader will provide leadership of the operation of the Isle of Grain Terminal, maintaining a high standard of safe, efficient and reliable operations. The Operations Leader is responsible for all operations - tank farm storage, which includes inputs via marine activities and outputs via pipeline, road and rail.

Accountable for:


Line Management Responsibility for all Operations Staff at IoG. Including - Operations Supervisor and Shift Supervisors. Nominated Deputy for Storage and Operations Manager for both IoG and Walton. Accountable for sufficient operational resource to cover all safety critical activities. Maintaining Operational relationships with AIR BP.

Responsible for ensuring safe working practices. Operational meetings - Daily meetings, Planning Meetings, Safety Meetings, resource meetings etc. Accountable for sufficient Supervisor and Marine Supervisor resourcing to cover COW and 24/7 terminal operations. That all Operations staff (Ops Supervisor, Marine Supervisor and Supervisors) progress through the competency training programs i.e. ELCT, Excellence through Development. Accountable that Ops Supervisor and Marine Supervisor and all Supervisors are competent to undertake their activities. Assist Operations staff where required receive the necessary training. Working with site based contractor leadership team to ensure contractual KPI's are reviewed and if required work with them to build gap closure activities. Pro-actively manage relationships with third party contractors, market partners and suppliers. i.e. Pipeline Operators, Rail interaction contractors. Provide mentoring and coaching to Operations team. Provide on call cover for Emergency Response escalation.

Key accountabilities

Prioritise and mitigate the risks associated with terminal operations. Accountable for activities associated with Operational activities have a appropriate HITRA's. "Perform Safety Observation Conversations (SOC's). Accountable that Operations team are undertaking quality meaningful SOC's. Responsible for reviewing SOC's that have been performed by Operational team and analyse data and ensure actions are put in place to mitigate negative trends. Understand and review trends with Process Safety Performance Indicators and ensure continuous Improvement. Accountable that all operational incidents and accidents are inputted into BP database and escalated if required. Ensuring Root Cause Analysis Investigations are completed and mitigating actions are put in place.

Responsibility for all aspects of Control of Work including ensuring sufficient permit cover by competent personnel.
Performing Authority within BP’s Control of Work (CoW) process. Ensuring that COW authority list is maintained and up to date.
Accountable for ensuring that there are procedures in place for all Operational activities including Emergency Response.
Reviewing and updating procedures. Responsible for ensuring Emergency Response and First Aid exercises are carried in accordance with BP's crisis and continuity policies. On Scene Incident commander until relieved and thereafter taking the role of On-Scene Controller. "Responsible for ensuring the MoC process is followed. Raise MoC's as required. Approve all operational change MoC's".

Responsible for the development of Project Initiation Forms (PIFs) for improvement projects. Responsible for completing sign-off and safe operational hand over by Terminal Operations of all terminal projects. Participate in HAZOP/PHSSER/LOPA and other studies as required to ensure safe execution of the right projects. Responsible for ensuring that operational activities are coordinated with planned maintenance works to deliver all planned and breakdown maintenance safely with the minimum impact on stakeholder businesses and the customer. Reviewing Maintenance KPI's at daily meeting and ensure areas of continuous improvement in the short term are identified.

Ensure the fuels quality assurance programme is implemented and maintained to the appropriate standard. Develop and agree comprehensive action plans for the terminal to deliver HSSEQ targets. Lead terminal continuous improvement programs to deliver operational excellence. Work within procurement guidelines in order to ensure all goods/services are fit for purpose, represent good value and compliant with the contractor assurance programme. Ensure stock accounting deadlines and systems are maintained and all losses and gains in excess of BP standards are investigated. Maintain strong line of communication with Stocks admin team of any issues relating to imports and exports.

Privilege to Operate
Ensure compliance with all legislative requirements associated with the storage and distribution of hydrocarbons (including Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations). Support as required in managing inspections by the Competent Authority and in managing actions arising. Support as required for updating operational elements of Safety Report. Responsibility for acting as the Rail Authority for the terminals

Responsible for all Operational budget areas. i.e. Filter costs, Operational inventory, Operational staff overtime etc. Delegation of Authority for all Storage and Operations Manager authorisation levels when deputising. Responsible for ensuring operational self-verification program is maintained and lessons are shared across the terminal team Responsible for ensuring internal risk based audit activities are completed on time and are adequately resourced.

Essential Education

  • University degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in Supervisory/Team Leader role in Petrochemical/Chemical environment
  • Strong understanding of Process Safety & Integrity Management.
  • Strong technical knowledge in terminal operations and rail/tank farm and marine

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Have strong communication skills and be a logical thinker.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Ability to identify issues for resolution and new directional plans for business improvement
  • Bias for Continuous improvement through People/CR/Safety Legislation and Safety awareness/knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Incident and Emergency Response.
  • Ability to develop potentials/opportunities in People, Business, Customers and Markets Suppliers.
  • Bias for Action and continuous improvement in all areas of performance.
  • Proven ability to prioritise resources and time to deliver the greatest value for the business.
  • To be able to manage competing priorities and operational complexity
  • Track record in leading successful operational teams
  • Strong awareness of the procedures to be used for accident and incident root cause analysis techniques, reporting and investigation.
  • Ability to engage and work with operations, stakeholders contractors and suppliers.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • Engineering awareness.

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 Downstream Segment is responsible for the supply and trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products to wholesale and retail customers. We market our products in over 100 countries, operating primarily in Asia, Europe and North America but also in Australia, Africa and Central and South America.



Closing Date

[ "26-Jan-2017" ]

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