Program Reliability Engineer

| Whiting, IN, USA
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Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Description:

The Program Reliability Engineer provides sitewide leadership and program management for reliability improvements and large asset focused reliability projects as defined by the Whiting Refinery Business Improvement Plan (BIP), 'availability bridge'. The scope of this position includes providing input from sources of availability impacts and their causal relationships for existing or new programs to meet BIP targets. Support sitewide reliability capability development, delivery of reliability tools to address specific causes of availability impacts and self-verification of existing processes. The position is part of Whiting Refinery's Reliability Steering Team (RST), participating in decisions related to risk quantification, strategies, mitigation development and evaluations of performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Communicates Whiting's business goals and BIP in a powerful and engaging manner and acts as a role model for bp's beliefs and safety leadership principles
  • Leader of the site reliability improvement initiatives and programs linked to the BIP, such as: routine maintenance QA/QC implementation, the Maintenance Build Gap Closure Project and frontline engagement initiatives.
  • Accountable for costs and schedule attainment of the BIP availability improvement programs
  • Provides input to the refinery resourcing demand plan based on program requirements and provides input into hiring recommendations
  • Leader of sitewide reliability discipline excellence, including tools, methods, processes, and skill development
  • Leader of Reliability Common Process (RCP) site implementation
  • Provides reliability assurance and self verification for critical processes, including the RCP elements
  • Provides review and assurance of the site reliability performance metrics
  • Identifies and understands equipment criticalities and develops appropriate life cycle and improvement plans
  • Drives team improvement via the Continuous Improvement (CI) process
  • Support programs and process such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and routine maintenance quality control
  • Lead, support and mentor teams conducting Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on qualifying production loss events and equipment bad actors, to evaluate and incorporate physical and systemic findings into improvement programs

Essential Education & Experience

  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ years of refinery or process industry experience
  • 5+ years of relevant reliability experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to achieve goals and objectives for product quality, cost and schedule delivery
  • Expert level of understanding of reliability principles and processes
  • Leadership and mentoring of reliability principles to refinery discipline engineers and other functions
  • Plant reliability and maintenance experience with strong understanding of SAP and related processes for work management
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce of multi-skilled engineers, and influence operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to balance short-term and long-term tasks and manage conflicting priorities
  • Wide industry knowledge and contacts and highly customer focused
  • CMRP, CRE, CRL - preferred

Why bp

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

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.

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Asset health monitoring, Asset Life Cycle Management, Asset Management, Cost-conscious decision-making, Cost Leadership, Cost Performance Management, Defect Elimination, Equipment criticality assessment, Equipment strategies, Facilitation, Group Problem Solving, Influencing, Maintenance, history and coding, Maintenance fundamentals, Plant economics, Presenting, Process Safety Management, Reliability Fundamentals, Reliability in Design, Reliability leadership and governance, Reliability processes and systems, Root cause analysis, Stakeholder Engagement {+ 2 more}

Legal Disclaimer:

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, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp's recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

More Information on bp
bp operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Warrenville, IL and Houston, TX. bp was founded in 1909. It has 82395 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 6 open jobs at bp, click here.
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