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BP Americas, Inc. Operations Safety Specialist in George West, Texas


Job title:

Operations Safety Specialist



Role synopsis:

The Operations Safety Specialist will assist the business to safely produce hydrocarbons by applying his/her background in identifying and proactively addressing safety, health, and loss prevention issues while maintaining compliance with applicable HSE policies, standards, and regulations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in a dynamic, fast paced environment and show critical thinking, innovation, and agility in executing on multiple, complex initiatives. This role will work under the direction of the Business Unit HSE Team Leader and will be based in Eagle Ford near George West.

BPX Energy is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the United States, with a presence in seven of the leading U.S. gas basins. With a huge resource base and a deep expertise in unconventional gas, including shale, the business delivers hydrocarbon production as well as technical knowledge in unconventional gas to BP operations worldwide. BPX Energy is working continuously on becoming the premier US onshore E&P operator, building a high-energy, high-intensity environment based on accountability, collegiality, and empowerment. Every employee is counted on to add value safely.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - George West

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide health and safety support to Operation’s leadership.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to field personnel on how to properly identify, investigate, address and mitigate issues related to HSE policies and procedures. This includes the Leadership Team, operations personnel, and contingent workers.

  • Evaluate BU activity set to determine risk profile and determine prioritized field time.

  • Review verification and incident information for emerging or long term trends and provide intervention options to the Leadership Team.

  • Verify BPX Energy and regulatory requirements. Document completion of legal and regulatory compliance tasks as assigned by the required deadlines.

  • Conduct on-site verification to confirm conformance with BPX Energy HSE policies, standards, practices, guidelines and regulatory requirements.

  • Verify that Control of Work systems and processes are understood, implemented and sustained.

  • Support site activities with an independent perspective on risks and the strength of the barriers.

  • Participate in risk reviews to verify equipment is designed, constructed, operated and maintained safely.

  • Identify, assess and monitor personal safety and process safety hazards and barriers. Participate in the development of risk reduction measures to manage the risk.

  • Support/advise HSE training compliance.

  • Assist in field oversight of contractors' activities.

  • Ensure incidents are promptly entered in BP’s system of record, IRIS.

  • Participate in/lead Incident Investigations to determine contributory causes and corrective actions.

  • Facilitate safety meetings; regularly present HSE related topics; communicate and embed HSE Lessons Learned.

  • Verify an effective, efficient and trained emergency response organization is in place. Plan, schedule, and document emergency drills. Update Incident Management Plan as a result of learnings from drills and audits. Act as Incident Command Safety Officer and/or On-Scene Safety Officer when applicable.

Essential Education:

  • Operational experience including informal role of safety champion/mentor, OR

  • Degree in Engineering, Science, HSE related preferred, CSP preferred, OHST or ASP required

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Operations experience preferred.

  • CSP Accreditation.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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.

Application close date:



Health & Safety

Job category:

Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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:

  • Indicative years of relevant experience 3-5 years.

  • Proven track record in advising and analyzing HSE performance delivery.

  • Strongly internally motivated to proactively find potential risks and innovate options to eliminate or mitigate.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to coach and influence individuals at all levels of an organization as well as with contract partners.

  • Ability to provide technical expertise on health and safety compliance and regulatory programs.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and deliverables for multiple people.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

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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.