BP Americas, Inc. Automation / Measurement Specialist in George West, Texas


Job title:

Automation / Measurement Specialist



Role synopsis:

We are seeking a highly-motivated, adaptable individual with a growth mindset who enjoys a dynamic, hands on, field-based work environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for working in the Eagle Ford business unit with other teams to maintain and troubleshoot current automation and communication infrastructure including: RTUs, PLCs, gas and liquid metering, transducers, transmitters, well site radios, radio towers, backhaul systems, and SCADA systems. The specialist will take a systematic approach to maintenance and will work to track and eliminate repeat failures. The specialist will work with central teams as well as other business units to upgrade existing systems to improve reliability and to enhance capabilities. Working with the IT and Application teams, they will need to plan, design, obtain approval for, and implement new types of RTUs, data collection tools, control software, etc. Experience with consumer grade electronics and industrial grade devices is needed. The specialist will cross-train other members of the team to operate and maintain existing and upgraded systems.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - George West

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Health, Safety, Security & Environmental oversight to ensure a safe and environmentally sound operation.

  • Daily operations in Eagle Ford asset, including well, equipment, and facility troubleshooting

  • Management of contractor work

  • Complete required BP training.

  • Comfortable administratively working in SCADA systems

  • Seek knowledge and encourage new techniques and/or Automation & Measurement equipment.

  • Utilize and ensure compliance of all essential operating procedures and practices for the automation & measurement discipline.

Essential Education:

  • A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Vocational electrical education or electrical engineering degree preferred or equivalent experience.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Oil and gas or equivalent industry experience preferred.

  • Automation / Telecommunication / Telecommunication experience.

  • Experience with instrumentation, Radio communications, and a wide range of RTU types

About BP:

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.

Application close date:



Operations Specialist

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Proven ability to work within a distributed team

  • Experience of working with a distributed field network and corporate WAN connections

  • Ability to lead problem solving

  • Proven ability to consult and coordinate on company wide solutions to local problems

  • Experience of working with cloud based SCADA hosts and historians

  • Experience in automating routine tasks by software automation and programming

  • Experience of participating in R&D trials with sensors, smart technologies and IOT.

  • Understanding of, and ability to troubleshoot, end to end data flows and technologies used in data transport

  • Proven ability to investigate root causes of problems and implementations of solutions to prevent future occurrence

In Addition to the above experience, A/M Specialist should possess knowledge of the following;

  • Remote Transmitting Unit (RTU) types, programming and troubleshooting

  • Radio types (serial and ethernet), programming and troubleshooting.

  • Solar charging systems and troubleshooting.

  • Batteries and troubleshooting.

  • Analog Input/Analog Output and troubleshooting.

  • Digital Input/Digital Output and troubleshooting.

  • Multi-Variable Transmitter types and troubleshooting.

  • Control valves and troubleshooting.

  • Computer skills and programs – preferably related to SCADA.

  • Antenna, coax and troubleshooting.

  • Wiring systems and troubleshooting.

  • Transmitters and troubleshooting.

  • Calibration of transmitters

  • Communications equipment repair and troubleshooting

  • PLC types, programming and troubleshooting

Working knowledge of the operations of a complete wellsite preferred

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.