BP Americas, Inc. Process Automation Service Line Owner in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Process Automation Service Line Owner



Role synopsis:

The Process Automation Service Line Owner is an experienced professional who creates a platform offering designed to support the digitization/automation of business outcomes across the BP L48 business.

This individual is responsible for leveraging technology to enable the organization's future-state business capabilities, which can enable or alter business processes or practices that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.

Successful candidates must be capable of practically applying existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models. Conversely, they must be able to understand, monetize and operationalize new technologies.

This individual is responsible for facilitating the construction of business models, which may include business capabilities, functions and processes and organization design, as well as working collaboratively with business strategists, process owners and subject matter experts.

The role focuses on business strategy and targeted business outcomes — clarifying strategic intentions; identifying business outcomes; exploring implications, impacts and risks; and addressing stakeholder questions.

Req ID:



United States - Colorado - Denver, United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Define a clear plan and governance for ensuring the process automation platform meets the needs of the L48 business.

  • Create a collection of technology capabilities and components to form a process automation platform offering that focuses on customer experience (includes service offerings, third-party partnerships, marketing, training, opportunity evaluation, portfolio tracking, and capability offerings).

  • Involves business stakeholders to rethink, simplify and redesign existing processes to ensure employee engagement and effectiveness. Explores and improves how employees engage with each other as well as with customers and business partners.

  • Work with IT Leadership and key organizational stakeholders to define a strategic plan for leveraging the process automation platform through the L48 business.

  • Highlight how process automation initiatives will potentially impact the organization’s performance metrics.

  • Collaborate with the wider IT organization on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits.

  • Assess near-term needs, using structured interview processes, to establish business priorities. Consult with technical subject matter experts, and develop alternative technical solutions. Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.

  • Facilitate development of cross-functional solutions that combine knowledge of particular business processes and issues, general technological options, and process facilitation techniques.

  • Develops metrics that allow the organization to gauge the success of its digital workplace investments. Ensures that this data is collected, analyzed, tracked, communicated using performance scorecards, and acted upon.

  • Support business and technology innovation that drives the organization's top and bottom lines

  • Engage key business stakeholders to facilitate both strategy and innovation planning.

Essential Education:

· Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

· Services-first versus applications-first mindset

· Team player, organizationally savvy, facilitator and works well with others

· Respected and trusted leader

· Remains unbiased, specific technology- and vendor-neutral — more interested in results than personal preferences

· Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity

· Motivated by long-term results and achieving targeted business outcomes

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 Houston (Texas), L48 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 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, 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 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:



IT Service & Delivery

Job category:

Information Technology & Services

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Colorado, 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:

  • Five to eight years of business or IT experience with a direct responsibility for strategy formulation and/or translation, business analytics, and program management

  • Management experience in one or more of the following areas: strategic planning, leadership, business relationship management and business process management

  • Experience with Process Automation toolsets (ex. Automation Anywhere)

  • Experience in operationalizing technology offerings designed for both business and IT consumption.

  • Skilled in structured and unstructured corporate communication

  • Passionate self-motivator that thrives on results

  • Strong communicator who can explain complex technical concepts to both IT management and business stakeholders in a consumable fashion

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.