BP Americas, Inc. Project Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


Job title:

Project Engineer



Role synopsis:

The Project Engineer develops budgets, schedules, and execution plans for work stream projects in the BP Pipelines (USPL) organization.

Req ID:



United States - Illinois - Chicago

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 25%

Key accountabilities:

  • Safely plan, manage and execute Tank Inspection and repair projects with future development of skillsets required to Safely plan, manage and execute inline inspection (ILI) and facility piping inspection (FIP).

  • Manages the development of execution strategy and ensures alignment and communications to construction teams.

  • Evaluates and manages project risk and contingency plans in addition to process safety related risk management.

  • Develops and implements effective project Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE) plans.

  • Drives work stream process to meet regulatory requirements, planning and execution of work.

  • Sets minimum expectations with work stream teams, including contract resources, on scope, cost, schedule and HSSE performance.

  • Drives alignment with Procurement & Supply Chain Management (PSCM) on contractor selection and performance management, leverages local, national and global contract strategy

  • Provides timely updates to Inspection Data Specialist on inspections and repairs scopes and ensures accuracy of the data including QA/QC, timely application of engineered solutions and documentations.

  • Total of $5-10 million project budget per year.

Essential Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical Discipline

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Mechanical or Civil Engineering degree

  • Oil and gas project engineering experience

  • Project management experience

About BP:

US Pipelines and Logistics (USPL’s) strategy is to create integrated logistics value for BP by maintaining high pipeline, terminal and transportation availability, storage flexibility for trading. It is a pipeline transportation company that owns and operates liquid pipelines and terminal facilities throughout the United States. Employing more than 1200 employees, USPL safely transports millions of barrels per day of oil, refined products, natural gas liquids, carbon dioxide and chemicals throughout the US. The Terminal facilities are light-oil terminals, most of which produce custom blends of gasoline. Additionally, USPL interacts with a number of BP segments including Upstream, Integrated Supply & Trading, and Downstream as well as third party shippers. USPL is also a partner in several joint ventures. In support of these interactions, we maintain a strong business relationship with internal and external customers.

Application close date:



General Engineering

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Illinois


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years related engineering experience

  • Minimum 2 years Tank inspection and repairs experience

  • Experience with contractor management

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

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.