BP Americas, Inc. Leadership Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Leadership Administrative Assistant



Role synopsis:

The Leadership Administrative Assistant (LAA) will provide assistance and support to the leadership team of the Lower 48 (L48) East and South Operations / Development groups.

The LAA must have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at all times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities and direction from several people. The incumbent also must have expertise in technology to apply skills in the latest tools, techniques, and thinking to the work across the leadership team.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

  • Complete a variety of administrative tasks, including: managing extremely active calendars of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that often is confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries and agenda that can be required with little-to-no notice.

  • Maintain a regular dialogue with each of the leaders so that actions remain aligned.

  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure the leaders’ schedules are coordinated, followed, and respected.

  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns that need to be addressed; determine appropriate form of response.

  • Provide a bridge for smooth communication; including responding to incoming/outgoing calls, emails and correspondence in reasonable time.

  • Work closely and effectively with the leaders to keep them informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities; follow up appropriately to help assure that commitments are met.

  • Build relationships with other administrative assistants, as well as employees throughout the organization crucial to the success of the business.

  • Work collaboratively with other leadership assistants to assure business needs are met across the leadership team. Build a One Team approach to responding to the needs across the leadership team.

  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously & proactively; follow through on projects to successful completion often with deadline pressures.

  • Organize reports and data files to avoid any inconvenience in daily business matters.

  • Arrange and coordinate meetings onsite and offsite. Support preparations for visitors; coordinate with hospitality representatives on meeting needs. Provide logistical support for visits to the field including BP and external parties.

  • Develop and execute new ways of digitizing or automating activities; share learnings and adopt leading practices from others.

  • Manage fleet of 7 pool vehicles. Work with IT and PSCM to optimize and potentially automate process to the extent possible.

  • Be available to support members of the leaders’ teams as needs arise and circumstances warrant.

  • Complete other duties in support of L48 success as assigned and as arise.

Essential Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 2+ years of experience supporting executives preferred, or Oil & Gas industry experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point), Office 365, Surface Pro, Adobe Acrobat, iPhone, iCloud application, travel scheduling, etc.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:


About BP:

BP's US Lower 48 (L48) Onshore business 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, L48 employs about 1,000 people across six states, operates more than 9,600 producing wells and has 70,000 royalty owners. Our vision is to be the most respected and admired oil and gas company in the Lower 48 US states.

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, 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 the Eagle Ford shale basins.

In 2015, the L48 Onshore is being established as a separate business within BP’s Upstream to manage its onshore oil and gas assets across the US onshore. This effort is being undertaken to improve competitiveness and help L48 remain at the forefront of innovation and development of technologies for unconventional resources.

Application close date:




Job category:

Business Support

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)

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Exceptional organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders.

  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving with strong decision-making capability.

  • Comfortable with technology and ability to learn new technologies as appropriate such as video and audio conferencing, web based tools, etc

  • Numerate with strong analytical ability.

  • Responsive to leaders when major and minor issues arise.

  • Professional maturity.

  • Highly resourceful team-player with ability to be extremely effective independently.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information and material with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism.

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

  • Forward looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and solutions.

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.