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BP Americas, Inc. Wind Turbine Reliability Engineer in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Wind Turbine Reliability Engineer

Req ID:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

About BP:


At bp we’re reimagining energy, and so could you. By reinventing our ‎gas and low carbon energy businesses we’re advancing low carbon energy solutions for people and our planet. That’s why we need talent like you to join us.

Together, we will achieve this by:

• integrating our gas and renewable capabilities

• building and growing low and zero carbon businesses and markets

• developing new gas opportunities

• driving new decarbonisation technologies and capabilities

• leveraging digital to create innovative zero carbon energy solutions

• creating new business models that are driven by innovative financing solutions

• adopting new ways of working that unleash the ingenuity and potential of our people

• collaborating with the rest of our business to present ourselves as ‘one bp’ to our customers

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Legal disclaimer:

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com ; or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

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Job Profile Summary:

The Reliability Engineer will provide engineering support to a wide range of activities associated with the safe, efficient, and reliable operations of BP Wind Energy assets. The primary focus being to increase the reliability of the operating windfarms through continuous improvement, reliability initiatives and asset optimization.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Managing and conducting root cause analysis and resolution of site-specific and/or fleet-wide mechanical, electrical or component/system related issues, including any design changes required to existing equipment

  • Coordinating with site personnel, operations team personnel and third party contractors on operational initiatives, turbine mechanical or electrical system technical issues, root cause analyses, design work and maintenance activities

  • Provide on-site technical support

  • Managing technical turbine related projects including cost estimates, project schedules, coordinating with contractors/service providers, tracking progress and generating executive summary reports

  • Engaging turbine OEMs and service providers, in conjunction with current engineering resources, on technical issues relating to their products and services

  • Providing operational input into the development of future wind projects

  • Supporting development and review of procedures relating to turbine and mechanical or electrical system maintenance

  • Supporting consolidation of feedback from facilities related to OEM performance

  • Supporting the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the BP Wind fleet

  • Take the lead in reliability improvement programs for the BP Wind fleet.

Essential Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Controls System, Civil or Aerospace Engineering

Essential Experience:

  • 5 years minimum experience in mechanical or electrical engineering

  • Background in mechanical or electrical system troubleshooting, problem solving, and root cause analysis

  • Proven technical engineer with extensive experience in operating and maintaining Wind Turbine Generators

  • Deep understanding of Wind Turbine Generator components, configurations, controls and operation

  • Understanding of reliability principles and experience successfully applying those principals to improve Wind Turbine reliability

  • Ability to work with complex technical, operational, compliance, and safety-related technical issues and ensure that sites are running safety and efficiently

  • Ability to work with diverse teams in both office and field operation environments and ability to actively engage with business unit leadership

  • Project management experience, specifically managing the schedule and budget aspects of projects

  • Formal training/accreditation and experience of leading Root Causes Analysis and Incident Investigation

Desirable criteria

  • Deep technical expertise in wind turbine generator control systems

  • Deep technical expertise in wind turbine blade design, construction and repair

  • Experienced in lean principals

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Control Systems Engineering

  • PE License

Time Type:

Full time


United States of America


United States - Flexible - Home Based (US), United States - Texas - Houston, United States of America - Flexible

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Experience Level:



Gas & Low Carbon Energy