Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Naperville


Role Synopsis
BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency, effective and new business models. The key Global Business Service (GBS) centres are located in Hungary, Chicago, Melbourne, KL and Cape Town. They provide services to both BP ‘customers’ – i.e. BP businesses, and to external BP customers and consumers (B2B and B2C). As part of our new organisational structure going forward, we plan to have 3 regional service owner roles, this one being for USA and Mexico.

As an IT Service Owner, you will be accountable for building and running a regional IT Service. You will own a set of IT products that help BP solve problems, deliver value and operate safely and responsibly.

Your mission is to be the IT provider of choice to your area of BP - delivering innovation at speed where it's wanted, and day-in-day-out reliability where it's needed. You will operate in a dynamic and commercially focussed environment, with the resources of one of the world's largest IT departments, and some of the world's leading IT vendors at your fingertips. You will grow and strengthen our technical talent base - bringing experts together to solve BP's problems.

At IT&S, all the roles are within Chapters. While your role will continue to remain within the Chapter, your initial activities described below may change over time.

Key Accountabilities

Team: Deliver the most agile and commercially cost-effective solutions is one of your top priorities. Demonstrated leadership through delegation, motivation and trust are expected of every leader at BP. You will not just lead, but you will “do”. Our culture is exploring, thinking and doing, and you will live this every single day.

Safety and Compliance: Safety of our people and our customers is our No. 1 priority. You will advocate and lead in this and promote a culture securtiy in everything we do.

Relationships: You will act as the main interface for all facets of IT within your area of accountability. The role requires thought leadership, ability to influence and inspire change in a positive and impactful way. Internal IT relationships are equally as meaningful. As well as having accountability for your own service, you will sit on several governance boards to drive other projects in service of the wider IT agenda.

Investment and Delivery: You will seek investment to grow, renew and optimise your Service. This requires you to pitch for seed funding to deliver proofs of concept at pace. You will design a capability to make the change. We typically use DevOps teams - you build it, you run it. When a project from another service affects your service, you will be part of the governance structure for it.
Specifically, be the local IT GBS contact on point for local based projects, ensuring resourcing is adequate, that the correct IT&S departments are engaged and represent IT&S on governance as required.

Technology: You will be supported by an architecture function which will partner with you to agree the most suitable technology and operating model choices. Service Owners drive re-use of technology, choosing BP’s common platforms wherever possible and promoting business process consolidation. They will drive automation of business and IT process in order to reduce costs.
You will likely own several local products/applications where these are specific to the geography.
Leading change: Service Owners drive an efficient and effective lifecycle IT Services from inception through to retirement – crafting, agreeing and leading the service strategy. If demand for products is growing, then investment to support the demand needs to be sought. Where an opportunity is seen to change, eliminate or merge services, you are expected to drive those changes actively, doing the right thing for BP.

  • architecture
  • ms project

About the company

The world has an ever-increasing demand for energy, and BP discovers, develops and delivers oil and gas across the globe. We’re capturing existing sources while enhancing the potential of renewable and alternative energy. How? By making the most of our world-class assets and investing in new technologies. Above all, though, by recruiting, developing and rewarding talented people. People like you.

Specialties: Upstream – Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Subsurface, Wells Subsea, Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Civil, Drilling,, Completion & Intervention Engineers, Geoscientists, Professionals in Finance, Business Development, Procurement, Communications etc.