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BP Americas, Inc. Facilities Engineer in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Facilities Engineer



Req ID:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

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.

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Profile Summary:

Responsible for providing Facilities expertise to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, proactively interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to systematically resolve problems and applying sound engineering judgement to drive integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation.

Time Type:

Full time


United States of America


United States - Texas - Houston

Job advert:

Key accountabilities

-Actively promote company, business unit, and local HSSE goals, thus fostering an Incident and Injury Free environment

-Provide engineering leadership for the group

-Support TL in developing engineering expertise in the group

-Work closely with the Operations Site Manager, Area Operation Manager and various production Team Leaders in helping them meet their goals and objectives, and to prioritize projects

-Interact with BPX Energy functional groups as necessary to ensure compliance with regulations and BPX Energy standards

-Identify and implement field optimization opportunities

-Responsible for engineering design of all projects worked

-Work closely with third party midstream companies to ensure seamless integration of work on wellsites

  • Lead and provide Engineering expertise for “What IF” studies and responsible for closing action items

-Actively participate in incident investigations

-Actively Participate in Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) when required

-Participate in Engineering Staff team meetings and share learning’s and skills

-Participate Regularly in Operation’s Safety meetings

  • Initiate/Review/Approve Management of Change (MOC) for surface facilities

Essential criteria & qualifications

-Must be legally authorized to work full time in the US for anyone other than your current employer

-Must not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status)

-A minimum of 8-10 years of facility engineering experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in Engineering

-Proficient working with PFD’s and P&IDs

-Working knowledge of process safety management

-Working knowledge of piping codes (either ASME 31.3 or 31.8) and ASME pressure vessel code

-Working knowledge of reciprocating compressor

-What IF, Hazop and RCFA participant experience

-Working knowledge of centrifugal and reciprocating compressors

-Working knowledge of area electrical classification

-Contractor management (engineering contractors and/or construction contractors)

-Familiarity with engine emission controls and air permits

-Familiarity with API 12F tank specification

-Familiarity with API 12J and 12K for production units

-Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize support activities.

-Ability to lead, mentor, support, and guide other engineers.

-Strong analytical skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively at various levels in the office, field, and with contractors

Desirable criteria & qualifications

-Experience in onshore operations/facility engineering, dehydration, and reciprocating/ centrifugal compressors

-Project management experience

-Pneumatic and electrical controls and safety systems experience

-Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) experience

-Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) experience

-Gas processing experience

-Knowledge in welding types and welding procedures

-Drilling and production experience

-Artificial Lift experience (beam pump, plunger lift, etc.)

-Operational and/ or production engineering experience

-Shale and conventional gas well production experience

-Pipeline modeling experience

  • Working knowledge of NACE requirements

-AutoCAD or Google Sketch-up experience