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Project Engineer NORTH STAR (Fixed term 42 month )


China - Central - Shanghai, Central
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Project Engineer NORTH STAR (Fixed term 42 month ) job at BP in Shanghai | Careers at BP

Project Engineer NORTH STAR (Fixed term 42 month )

Req ID 77772BR Job category PROJECTS Countries (State/Region) Central Location China - Central - Shanghai

Role synopsis

The Project Engineer is responsible for assisting the project manager in the delivery of the project objectives as stated in the SOR. Given the number of concurrent elements the North Star project entails, the Project Engineer is required to collect and organize material information relating to those projects; allowing the project manager to make timely and informed decisions regarding the various work streams. The project engineer will also assists in the contract management responsibility across all related disciplines within the Project team and therefore takes on the responsibilities of a contract administrator for smaller contracts related to project North Star.

This role sits in our Castrol business, a part of the BP Group. Join Castrol and you’ll get all of the benefits of a company steeped in family spirit and history, coupled with the security and opportunities a big corporation can offer.

Key accountabilities

The key result for the position of Project Engineer is to assist in the delivery of the new assets so that they are delivered on time, on budget and producing the high quality manufactured lubricants that meet the long term plans of the business. These objectives must be met without any safety incidents during the design, construction or commissioning of the assets. To successfully deliver this result, the project engineer is accountable for:
• A deep understanding of the business and project objectives and working to communicate them to the wider project team as well as contractors
• A good working relationship with the North Star Stakeholder to ensure administration of the North Star project work is conducted with as little disruption as possible
• Provide expert advice on the project execution plans and strategies to ensure they are feasible
• Be sufficiently detailed orientated to control the development of documents and the progression of the project from the Front-End Loading to Commissioning phase

Essential Education

• Professional Engineering Degree (Mechanical or Process) or equivalent is required

Essential experience and job requirements

The project engineer is is necessary to assist the project manager in their direction of the project through the Front-End Loading and Execution phases of the project in accordance with CVP and the requirements of Pcp v4
• 5-8 years’ experience with full cycle, end-to-end project delivery
• Experience as a discipline engineer or project engineer on medium sized projects > $50m USD
• Major projects experience with multi-discipline, multi-contract projects
• Broad multiple disciplinary exposure and deep competency in mechanical engineering as well as familiarity with civil, process and electrical engineering
• Expertise in project management from conceptual design through to commissioning
• Substantiate foresight for risk identification and mitigation
• Skilled in project team development, clarity of instructions and consensus building across owner and contract staff
• Strong knowledge of contractor market servicing the downstream oil and gas business and BP’s relationships with them
• Management of design, design & construct (D&C), construction management (CM) contracts and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contracts
• Proficient in project control methods and key metric reporting with respect to safety, cost, schedule and operability
• Experienced with schedule development, management and communication of milestones and their meanings

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


Desirable criteria & qualifications

• Fluent in contract control methods and key metric reporting (e.g. safety, cost, schedule and operability)
• Highly knowledgeable in the BP ways of working along with industry standards, legislative requirements and industry best practices

The project engineer is required to be competent with the design, engineering and construction processes associated with capital projects. Furthermore, he or she should be familiar with lubricant’s technology and the process engineering requirements behind it. The project engineer must be competent in risk identification as well as documentation, communication and application of appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

Relocation available

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required

Yes - up to 25%

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. With a workforce of over 80,000 employees, 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

BP has been operating in China since the early 1970s. With a total investment of US$4.7 billion at the end of 2009, BP is one of the leading foreign investors in China. BP’s business activities include offshore gas production, chemical joint ventures, aviation fuel supply, LPG import and marketing, oil product and lubricant retailing, solar power installations and manufacturing, and the sales of chemicals technology.

In addition to these commercial projects, BP has been actively engaged in energy research activities, particularly clean energy and alternative energy R&D initiatives, aiming to develop clean, sustainable and local energy solutions to support the Chinese economic development. The projects we are involved in include

- Clean Energy Facing the Future – a 10-Year R&D initiative in partnership with Chinese Academy of Science
- Clean Energy Commercialization Centre, a research joint venture in Partnership with Chinese Academy of Science
- BP- Tsinghua Clean Energy Research and Education Centre
- BP-Sun Yat-Sen University Center for LNG Education, Training and Research

In parallel, BP has been working to invest in the community to help address the local issues. By the end of 2009, BP’s total community investment in China exceeded US$12 million and BP’s community practices have been recognized by “2007 Multinational Corporation with Utmost Core Competitiveness in China” Award jointly issued by UNEP and China International Institute of Multinational Corporations, and also “China’s Best Corporate Citizenship Award” by 21st Century Business Herald and 21st Century Business Review for 5 consecutive years since 2004.



Closing Date

[ "06-Apr-2017" ]

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