Pangbourne Role synopsis The Expert Technologist is recognised as an expert in an area of expertise within his/ her Function. The Expert Technologist develops connections within the company and externally to provide access to innovative thinking from a wide range of technologically diverse sources of innovation. The Expert Technologist also develops and influences technology strategies for the use of materials in product development. The role requires extensive interaction with a wide range of stakeholders including the technology suppliers, Research, QATS, Product Development teams, Safety & Testing Operations team, and external establishments. The role also entails coaching, guiding and mentoring other team members and leading initiatives (e.g. master classes) to facilitate knowledge transfer. Key accountabilities
To source, investigate and develop relevant technologies for GFT, having the vision to recognise the long term value of opportunities.
To manage a portfolio of technology projects, including planning, execution, documentation, advising and presentation to stakeholders.
Participate in the Offer Development and Innovation process as appropriate
To direct the work of less experienced team members
Develops wide range of partnership links within the organisation, actively seeking opportunities to extend network of useful contacts.
Develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders externally and internally including the technology suppliers.
Identify and manage testing facilities as required
Coach and mentor less experience team members
To manage intellectual property associated with these projects (secrecy agreements, patents etc) Essential Education
A degree in a Chemistry or Engineering discipline is essential and preferably further qualified to PhD level Essential experience and job requirements
Preferred candidates will have deep technical experise in fuel development.
Candidates must have experrience of fuels including diesel and gasoline and preferably have a background in combustion & automotive engineering and a track record in the area of fuels technology
Project Management - use of stages & life-cycle, selection, planning, cost estimating, risk management, performance management and delivery assurance – Skilful
Performance Bias - Focuses effort and prioritises work to deliver business value – Skilful
Leadership – high level in various core competencies including a drive for staying abreast of developments in relevant fields - Skilful
Partnership and Teamwork-- Mastery
Business Awareness - Mastery
Innovation - Create new solutions to business challenges - Skilful
Interpersonal skills - Skilful
IP Management - Skilful Desirable criteria & qualifications As Above Relocation available Negotiable Travel required Yes - up to 10% Is this a part time position? No 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. With a workforce of nearly 100,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 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.
Global Fuels Technology (GFT) is a world leader in the fuels industry, supporting BP’s differentiated fuels products, providing high performance fuel products for the future, and supplying high quality technical support to business units, refineries and retail.
GFT is based at Pangbourne in the UK, Bochum in Germany and Naperville in the US.
The technology centre at Pangbourne is set in 36 acres of woods and parkland in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is situated 10 miles from Reading, 9 miles from Junction 12 of the M4 and 40 miles from London and Heathrow.
The team consists of Product Quality & Research. Activities focus on long term and short to medium term support on gasoline, diesel, aviation, and marine fuels’ related matters and perform business focused technology development under marketing and manufacturing funded programmes.
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