Global Reliability Engineer – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • Kinellar
  • Salary: £NEG


Job Profile Summary

Reliability will play a key role in ensuring that bp performs while transforming. A highly reliable and profitable production entity enables bp to transition and increase its portfolio of products and become an International Energy Company. High reliability increases our production, improves profitability, decreases costs, decreases our emissions, and improves our efficiency in work management. bp is targeting 96% reliability across its Production organization, and with a renewed focus and organization set up for reliability, now is a great time to join the team.
The Reliability Engineers (RE) serve as the primary point of contact for reliability strategy, long-term engineering evaluations, and reliability program implementation to ensure asset availability and optimize life cycle costs. The RE in the Reliability Excellence Team will work closely with other Reliability teams within bp Solutions, to gather input about existing challenges and guides processes, tools, etc. The RE will also collaborate with other bp Solutions and I&E teams to review and design reliability-related processes and tools.

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Key accountabilitiesSupports the Production and Refining Reliability groups regarding current practices and procedures and gathers input on enhancements or new techniques and processes that need to be developed.

Collaborates in keeping up-to-date the Reliability Framework used across P&O to remain fit for purpose over time.

Acts as the reliability tools’ owner, ensuring they deliver good insights to make the right decisions that impact reliability.

Interacts proactively with other teams in the supporting organizations (“Enablers”) to seek alignment and efficiency improvement opportunities for the business.

Takes part, either collaborating or leading in reliability aspects of reliability-related projects, deployments when it is required

Coaches other reliability engineers for their development.

Essential Education:Bachelor of Engineering in a relevant subject area; Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred

PE and or CRMP desirable but not required

Formal education in Reliability Processes and Techniques is desirable

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:Nine years or more in Maintenance & Reliability roles in a refining or production environment.

Solid understanding of reliability fundamentals specific to refineries or production facilities.

Root Cause Failure Analysis / Vulnerabilities StudiesExperienced in facilitating and leading investigations using industry-recognized methods

Advanced practitioner in Vulnerability Assessments and action management

Up to date with equipment health monitoring practices

Maintenance Strategies and optimization of said strategiesExperienced in optimizing equipment maintenance strategies based on risk

Practice with software packages that allow building and maintaining those strategies based on CMMS data

Interpersonal skillsExcellent communication skills with experience in the facilitation of workshops at a refinery or production environment.

Ability to influence from any role to all levels of the business.

Good capabilities to manage conflicts and reach agreements

Excel team working with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures

Excellent skills in data analysis and a natural curiosity and ability to challenge the norm.

Desirable Criteria
Ideally, the candidate is an experienced reliability professional in a production, refining or chemical facility. Experience in Defect Elimination and delivery of significant reliability improvement would be helpful. Proactive, self-starting and experience in Agile working rum, and with a growth mindset would benefit.

About bp:
At bp, we provide phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!
Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Reinvent your career as you help our business to meet the challenges of the future. Apply now!


Production & Operations

Job Family Group

Engineering Group

Relocation available


Travel required


Time Type

Full time


United Kingdom

About BP


This is the place to truly drive change. Our people develop hydrocarbon resources, deliver projects, operate refineries as well as oil and gas production assets.

Join us and make a difference by:

• making our production and operations safer and more standardised
• driving quicker reduction of our carbon emissions
• growing cash returns and delivering improved reliability and optimisation
• maximising efficiency through sharing resources
• accelerating the digital transformation of our operating assets
• developing our people faster, leveraging the scale of P&O
• building greater integration and collaboration in service of our purpose

Legal disclaimer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.

Salary: £NEG

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Kinellar

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