BP Americas, Inc. Compensation Leader in Denver, Colorado


Job title:

Compensation Leader



Role synopsis:

The Compensation Leader provides subject matter expertise on the design and delivery of BPX Energy’s compensation activities, including base compensation, short-term and long-term incentives, recognition, and non-monetary rewards. BPX Energy strives every day to become the premier US onshore oil and gas company. A competitive, modern approach to how we compensate our employees is a key piece of our efforts. The individual selected for this role will have an incredible opportunity to deliver lasting impact on the way BPX Energy rewards its employees.

This individual will be a member of the People Operations leadership team and must support an environment that blends hard work, continuous learning, and personal satisfaction, continuous learning, and personal satisfaction.

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United States - Colorado - Denver

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:


Key accountabilities:

• Lead activities related to the modernization of our total remuneration philosophy, approach, and components.

• Develop and then oversee all aspects of the annual BPX Energy performance and reward cycle.

• Coordinate all activities related to salary surveys for BPX Energy - national, regional, and local.

• Develop recommendations around annual market adjustments, if applicable, and provide tools, resources, and timelines needed for efficient and effective delivery of market increases. Build salary budgets; develop ranges.

• Support leadership and People Operations colleagues on salary recommendations for internal job changes and for external hires. Provide perspective on internal equity and external competitiveness.

• Support the People Operations VP in the preparations and activities related to the BPX Energy Reward Advisory Group.

• Lead the administration of the annual cash bonus program and long-term incentive program, and provide needed data to BP for processing.

• Prepare and provide annual reward discussion guides to employees for review and use.

• Oversee annual updates to our compensation administration system to allow timely and accurate delivery of pay outcomes.

• Partner with BP Reward on administration of ad hoc equity grants.

Essential Education:

• Minimum of a Bachelor degree required; Master’s Degree in HR or related field preferred.

• PHR or SPHR preferred.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

• Demonstrated business focus. Self-directed, strong business acumen, and experienced at driving change.

• Ability to function well independently, demonstrate ownership and self-sufficiency for project management and the achievement of agreed upon results.

• Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects with constantly changing demands and deadlines.

• Ability to manage and deliver high quality performance on multiple, simultaneous strategic, value-added tasks and priorities.

• Numerate with strong analytical ability.

• Relentless drive and determination.

• Ability to build productive relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.

• Ability to coach others and provide constructive challenge at all levels of the organization.

• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

• Highly organized and attentive to detail.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Sensitivity to confidential matters.

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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Reward, Pensions & Benefits

Job category:

Human Resources

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

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Essential experience and job requirements:

• Minimum of 8 years of employee compensation experience.

• Demonstrated success in providing compensation support in the US onshore environment. Independent company experience preferred.

• Deep understanding and demonstrated mastery of reward systems and modern technology tools.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

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Eligibility Requirements:

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.