Project Operations manager

Project Operations manager

A career in productions & operations is an opportunity to help shape the future of bp. As part of the team, you’ll apply digital technologies and an agile mindset as we transform our operating assets in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You’ll also help to develop hydrocarbon resources, delivering transformative projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and rewarding ways within the operational heart of bp. 

At bp, we are now looking for a dynamic individual to join us as a Project Operations manager, who will lead a team of subject matter experts providing operations and maintenance input to a portfolio of wind projects. You will also be developing bp’s offshore wind operating strategy and leading development of bp’s offshore wind operations & maintenance capability and processes for project and operate phases.

This role will support bp’s first move into offshore wind developments so you will have to integrate corporate knowledge from onshore wind operations, offshore asset operation and project operations, as well as looking externally at industry best practices. As a first of a kind series of projects for bp, in this role you will also be responsible for defining and documenting the standards and processes to be used as the basis for future projects.

About the role:

In more detail, some of key accountabilities will be to:

• Lead a team of subject matter experts providing input to a portfolio of projects; the portfolio will range from screening project & merger opportunities, concept development through to supporting a number of joint ventures
• Support and develop bp’s wind operating model
• Develop bp’s offshore wind operating philosophy including contracting strategy, logistics strategy, spares philosophy, condition based maintenance philosophy, data (including digital twin) and optimisation philosophy
• Recruit and develop wind operating capability in line with the operating model and philosophy
• Adapt and develop bp’s project operations processes, benchmarks, guidelines and verification processes to support offshore wind projects
• Define O&M data requirements to be included in turbine supply agreements
• Establish O&M requirements for turbine technology processes
• Evaluate reliability improvement opportunities with offshore wind farms and developing a plan to influence/deliver improvements
• Represent bp as the operations & maintenance shareholder representative on offshore wind JVs
• Represent bp from an O&M perspective in joint industry initiatives to access industry best practices, cooperation and standardisation

This role is open to some flexibility and can be based in the United Kingdom or in the United States of America.  

About you:

You'll have Engineering degree or equivalent industry experience. 

It would also be essential that you have:

• Strong industry experience as well as experience in leading a multi-disciplinary operations or maintenance team
• Knowledge and experience in developing management systems
• Experience in developing and implementing high level strategies
• Skilled at collaborating with other teams and building strong relationships with key stakeholders

Your ability to develop and deliver operating models and philosophies that make a material improvement to financial performance of a portfolio of assets is also critical in this role. 

It would also be useful, but not vital, that you have:

• Wind industry experience
• Major projects experience in a delivery or project operations leadership role
• Front end projects experience
• Experience in developing management systems
• Experience in developing and implementing contract strategies

At bp, we provide great environment & benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life & health insurance, medical care package, and many others benefits!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Reinvent your career as you help our business meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!


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