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BP Americas, Inc. Change Project Manager in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Change Project Manager



Role synopsis:

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual with a growth mindset who enjoys a dynamic work environment. You will be responsible to effectively manage key projects from inception to deployment. Additionally, you will work with oilfield operations to optimize work processes.

This position is assigned to BPX’s newly acquired Eagle Ford asset. The Eagle Ford asset is the focus of significant development and optimization efforts in 2019 and 2020. Through dynamic team efforts – BPX Operations’ objective is to significantly increase Free Cash Flow through optimized production and introducing operational efficiency. This position represents a unique opportunity to work within operations and create immediate and impactful value. Our decision process is driven by increasing safety, increasing production, or reducing cost.

BPX Operations consists of three groups within a business: Execute – accountable for day to day operations, Improve – accountable for process and procedural management, and Change – accountable for delivering value and insight using data, analytics, and technology. This position is a member of the Change team under the operations umbrella within the Eagle Ford asset. Eagle Ford’s change team is based out of Denver, CO.

The Eagle Ford Change Project Manager (CPM) role will assist the Eagle Ford Change Manager in managing projects and is expected to be aware and knowledgeable of proof of concept and pilot initiatives across the business. The CPM will consult key Business Unit (BU) stakeholders and assist in management of their business objectives. In addition to assisting the BU representatives, the CPM will continuously evaluate the value proposition for every project against BPX deployment standards. Once a project is ready for BU deployment, the CPM will assist the Change Manger in developing scoping timeline, scoping economics, and identifying required critical path steps. The CPM will lead business deployment, required training, and post implementation business performance of the project. Where appropriate, the CPM will also lead the effort to move the technology into the central Change team. The CPM will monitor feedback post deployment and drive continuous improvement. The CPM will assist the Change Manager in maintaining forward facing communication on current initiatives that encourages feedback and participation within the business.

With operations that span six states — Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming — BP’s onshore business is one of America’s largest natural gas producers. In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley has called it “a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business,” and BP Upstream Chief Executive Bernard Looney has said it will give the BPX Energy team “access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.” Concurrently, BP’s Lower 48 business changed its name to BPX Energy. The change marks a new era of growth for BP’s U.S. onshore oil and gas unit, which has operated as a separate entity since 2015 and has achieved material improvements in operational and financial performance since then. Even as it dramatically expands its operations, BPX Energy continues to be an industry leader in understanding and addressing the challenge posed by methane emissions. Since 2000, the BPX Energy business has slashed its total greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, with methane reductions accounting for most of the decline. That’s comparable to the annual electricity-related emissions of more than 300,000 typical homes.

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United States - Colorado - Denver

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • The CPM role is demanding and challenging and therefore requires an individual who has well developed interpersonal skills, is self-motivated, enables and drives team development, and can work within a broader team to deliver continuous improvement to BPX’s operation model

  • Responsible for developing project timelines, stage gates, milestones, and delivery schedules. The key result areas are business service strategy/planning, project strategy/planning, communication and change management, and continuous improvement performance management.

  • Responsible for developing initial project appraisal options, calculating economic metrics, managing contract and BPX resources, managing budgets, and managing schedules.

  • Responsible for initiating and facilitating post project appraisals.

  • Responsible for developing and managing a project and prioritization hopper.

  • Responsible for working with business unit representatives to ensure critical path items are identified in preparation for business unit rollout

  • Supports large-scale enterprise-wide projects that incorporate a proactive and innovative solution to addressing business challenges and achieving organizational goals and objectives. Integrates how the big picture of the initiatives comes together from definition through implementation on implications across the business.

  • Work to coordinate centralized resource allocation

  • Develop/maintain forward facing feedback system that empowers team members across the company to provide input for continuous improvement as well as submit new ideas for consideration

  • Travel and observe field operations to ensure initiatives are deployed as expected

  • Actively seek and share work practices to improve performance of the team and business

  • Deliver business objectives in alignment with BP policies, procedures and expectations (CoW, OMS, IM, SPCC, WMS, EMS)

  • Champions project management disciplines and provides the processes, structures, and tools for individual project management and program management across the transformation

  • Supports development of clear case for change, desired outcomes, accurate scope, clear roles and decision-making

Essential Education:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering, or science required.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Foster an environment of safety first operations

  • Demonstrate ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in fast paced environment

  • Forward looking thinker; who actively seeks opportunities and solutions

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I - Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.

M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.

P - Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.

A - Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.

C - Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.

T - Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

About BP:

BP's BPX Energy business (formerly known as the Lower 48) operates across a vast US geography, from Texas north through the Rocky Mountains. The business manages a diverse portfolio which includes an extensive unconventional resource base of about 7.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 5.5 million gross acres in some of the largest and most well-known basins in the US. Headquartered in Denver (Colorado), BPX Energy employs about 1,700 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the premier, high return, onshore exploration and production company that consistently increases asset value.Our Wyoming operations are anchored on the giant Wamsutter tight gas field in the south central part of the state. In the San Juan area of Colorado and New Mexico we produce from tight gas sands and operate the largest coal-bed methane field in the US. Our Mid-Continent operations cover the prolific Anadarko, and is home to the famed East Texas basin, along with the Woodford shale gas play and Arkoma basin. We also have non-operating interests in over 10,000 wells across the US with substantial positions in both the Eagle Ford and Fayetteville shale basins.In 2018, BP completed a $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's world-class unconventional oil and gas assets in the Permian-Delaware basin in Texas, along with two premium positions in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville basins in Texas and Louisiana. These assets currently produce 190,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, of which about 45 percent are liquid hydrocarbons. The deal represents BP’s largest purchase since buying ARCO in 1999. It is a transformational acquisition for our BPX Energy business which gives the BPX Energy team access to some of the best acreage in some of the best basins in the onshore U.S.

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Project Management

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United States - Colorado


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Effective Communicator: Able to present complex problems to a wide range of audiences in a concise, accurate, and coherent manner. Able to confidently present to a large (>20) group of people on technical and process topics and field questions and challenges. Effectively demonstrate and translate the business impact and value proposition of a process or tool to the entire organization.

  • Growth mindset: Proven ability to quickly learn new concepts, processes, software, engineering and mathematical ideas.

  • Empathetic and customer-focused when crafting products: Effective listener who builds products that solves customers’ problems, generates business value, and improves user experience.

  • Adventurous: Willing to get hands-on with our most valued asset – the production specialists in the field.

  • Resilient: Ability to take care of open-ended data-related problems, and to gain valuable insights from data sets that may be initially unwieldy. Possess grit to effectively clean data sets to perform analysis and predictive analytics work.

  • Creative and Courageous: Ability to look at an industry that is embedded in its methods and recommend disruptive change.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

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If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.