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bp plc
Job Summary
Key Responsibilities
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Senior Manager, EV Fluids Research
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Full time
bp plc
Pangbourne, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Closing Date
22 Feb 2022

BP - Expert, Electrical Systems Management

Location: Pangbourne Technology Centre, Reading. bp is now operating a new hybrid working solution for office-based employees, with a split between remote and office working.
Closing Date: 22/02/2022
Relocation Available: Negotiable

The Advanced Mobility & Industrial Products (AMIP) team supports a significant portion of the Castrol business which has an RCOP ~ $1bn.  It undertakes scientific research and delivers technology innovation to provide driveline, electric vehicle (EV) and Industrial (grease, metalworking fluids, robotics/wind gear oils etc.) product technology to Castrol and its customers. The team provides technology leadership and execution in these product areas to deliver Castrol’s product simplification and cost competitiveness agenda.

The team provides technical support to Castrol and external customers across these product areas in the geographies in which Castrol operates.

The team provides research insights into future product needs and solutions for sustainable mobility and manufacturing to inform future product design and business opportunities for bp entities including Castrol and Future Mobility & Solutions (FM&S).

The team provides access to battery and electric vehicle testing capability for bp, and is developing increased capability in electrical charging and electric vehicle systems and modelling for Applied Sciences and for FM&S.

The role of the Expert Technologist, Electrical Systems Management reports to the Senior Manager, EV Fluids Research and is to be the bp subject matter expert leading in the integration of thermal management concepts with the technology, hardware and software of connected vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure.  Additionally, this role is a key interface with the FM&S electric and autonomous vehicle space.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical direction and expertise to integrate thermal management with vehicle electrification and autonomy.

  • Technical lead for delivery of broader understanding and development of technical expertise in vehicle electrical system architectures and electric charger systems to progress the adoption of direct thermal management technologies.

  • Lead/support pilot projects to assess new product propositions and alternative business models based around electrified vehicles and charger systems.

  • Development and delivery of bp’s vehicle technology and research workstreams in support of the bp ultra-fast charging strategy.

  • Technical lead for vehicle-related fast charging projects with automotive partners including Daimler, Ford, Renault, VW, and others.

  • Working with FM&S and bp Pulse to provide the technical insights and expertise to allow identification of innovative business opportunities within Electrification and Mobility.

  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with external partners relevant to vehicle mobility/electrification.

  • Working with the team to develop vehicle systems simulation models that integrate direct thermal management solutions with vehicle charging and use.

The role complements the Expert Electrical Charging and Energy Infrastructure, Expert Electric Vehicle Systems and Simulation and the Expert Thermal Management roles within AMIP.

Leading through values

  • One Team – working across Advanced Mobility & Industrial Products and FM&S and with external partners to deliver new products and offers.

  • Courage – overcoming the lack of knowledge and understanding of these new areas within the automotive industry by working with the advisors and marketing colleagues to progress the electrification strategy and provide supporting information for an effective advocacy position.

Builds enduring capability

  • Excellence – grows capability and technical expertise to maximise delivery and value for Innovation & Engineering, bp Chargemaster and FM&S.

Energise people

  • Excellence – can develop an exciting vision for the team which adds value to Castrol and bp today and tomorrow.

  • Respect – builds relationships based on trust with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including customers and large corporates.

Maximise value

  • Excellence – aligns team priorities with FM&S strategic priorities and focuses on delivery.

  • One Team – leverages relationships and external thinking to generate new ideas for technology and business directed at major challenges.

Essential Criteria
Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree with extensive hands-on experience of working on electrified vehicle technologies. Experience in development of electrified vehicle technologies likely gained in a vehicle OEM, Tier 1 or start-up.  Knowledge of electrical propulsion systems would be useful.  Experienced in customer interactions and in leading projects with 3rd parties.  Experience in development of technology strategies and in working closely with marketing to develop new business entries and offers.  Capability to analyse and interpret results combined with the application of modelling and simulation techniques. Professional registration as a chartered engineer (or equivalent) desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

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