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27 Sep 2017

Full-Time Subsea Controls Engineer

British Petroleum – Posted by bphr Houston, Texas, United States

Job Description

Role synopsis

The Subsea Controls Engineer will be responsible to provide engineering support for the subsea control systems for deep-water floating production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico Region. The position will be reporting to Subsea Controls Engineering Team Lead and the primary focus areas are execution of engineering task and integrity for Subsea controls systems (software, HPUs, umbilicals, hardware, etc.) on deep-water floating production facilities. Have extensive knowledge of subsea controls equipment and systems, a proven track record in the ability to interface with other functional team and vendors to ensure delivery of a reliable subsea controls system. In addition, provide technical engineering support to offshore operations and onshore operating functions.

Key accountabilities

  • Demonstrate HSSE leadership to contractor and BP teams
  • Uphold BP core values and Global Operations Organization Operating Principles while delivering controls scope and projects
  • Manage and lead the assessment of Subsea Controls operational anomalies and perform troubleshooting activities, perform engineering calculation, facilitate risk assessment, and lead mitigation actions
  • Monitor and maintain the health of Subsea Controls System
  • Lead RCFA on failures of Subsea Controls System
  • Manage assigned Subsea controls activities and budgets
  • Manage interface with global subsea systems team and SPS vendors
  • Maintain and produce plans, procedure, and reports for annual HPU/TUTA and MCS/Electrical inspections and PMs, provide technical support to the Integrity Management Team
  • Ensure that software and electrical project delivery targets are met by following activity plan criteria, risk management plans, and management of change requirements
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem solve and fault finding on systems that are currently installed, identify potentially operating ineffectively
  • Lead efforts in interlock and alarm management plans and actions for assigned area
  • Provide input into Controls quarterly health report
  • Deliver CI and Standardization Projects on Subsea Controls System across GoM
  • Provide support to overall Subsea IM Plan and strategies
  • Manage budget and works allocated to external subsea engineering contractors
  • Support Subsea Controls SPAs on troubleshooting and commissioning activities
  • Support Subsea Controls SPAs on emerging projects and help to develop documentation, witness testing, and assist in offshore implementation
  • Maintain Controls Health Surveillance Tools and Develop new tools to enhance surveillance capabilities

Essential Education

BSc degree or higher in electrical/computer, mechanical, subsea, or equivalent engineering discipline

Essential experience and job requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience subsea controls discipline AND Minimum of 10 years of professional engineering experience in oil and gas, aerospace, or marine engineering related fields
  • Must be able to multi-task and set priorities
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Proficient in writing engineering procedure and reports
  • Proficient in MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Ability to review and understand electrical schematic and controls P&IDs
  • Ability and willingness to travel by helicopter or boat to offshore facilities when needed
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English fluently, in order to perform essential job functions

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Willing and able to travel offshore.

Desirable criteria & qualifications

  • U.S. Professional Engineer Registration or Charter Engineering
  • Experience in subsea production operations
  • Experience in subsea controls in some or all aspects of design, construction, operation, maintenance, integrity management, or performance monitoring of various types of Control Systems (for Deepwater Topside Facilities or Subsea Facilities)
  • In depth understanding of controls system architecture for Deepwater facilities including (but not limited to): Controls Module, Controls distribution, controls instrumentation, subsea Christmas tree functions, manifold controls functions, and topside electrical connections
  • Familiar with Controls related industry specifications: API 17F, API 14C, API 14F, IEC 61508 SIL requirements
  • Familiar with power and communication calculations in vendor analysis report
  • Basic understanding of program logic and software program language
  • Have experience in electrical and hydraulic analysis tools
  • Proficient in MS Excel with VB scripting and Macros
  • Have a track record of technical leadership in their discipline

Relocation available

Yes – Domestic (In country) only

Travel required

Yes – up to 10%

Is this a part time position?


About BP

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP’s Upstream segment focuses on finding reserves of oil and gas, developing the means to extract and process it and then consistently producing and transporting it to market. This involves using cutting edge technology to find the energy reserves, the ability to drill thousands of meters under the ground, designing, building and operating some of the world’s largest most complex production onshore / offshore facilities and finally being able to transport these fluids, in order to provide energy to the world.

As a Project and Engineering professional within BP, you’ll be exposed to an amazing breadth of opportunity and experience within a dynamic environment in which people can develop and grow. Whether it be using the latest subsea technology to access oil from the deepest oceans, building some of the worlds biggest production facilities or designing pipelines that cross several countries, we have some of the largest projects and most complex engineering challenges in the world.



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