BP Americas, Inc. Turnaround Event Manager in Whiting, Indiana


Job title:

Turnaround Event Manager



Role synopsis:

The Turnaround (TAR) Event Manger is accountable for the Safety, Quality, Reliability, Cost and Schedule of assigned TAR(s).

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United States - Indiana - Whiting

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:


Key accountabilities:


  • Accountable for leading the Turnaround Common Process (TCP) process for assigned TARs, communicating and tracking teams progress against TCP milestones to ensure good Front End Loading (FEL).

  • Responsible for completing all activities detailed in the Turnaround Common Process (TCP) that the TAR Event Manager is held Responsible/Accountable and to which the TAR Superintendent and TPE is a Responsible/Contributor (per the TCP/NaviTrack RACI matrix).

  • Responsible in accordance with the TCP to create the Design Making Package (DSPs) and to obtain all required approvals as required.

  • Accountable for the creation, review and updates to the TAR Risk Register.

  • Accountable for communication with TAR Management and Area Steering Team members statuses, risks and challenges

  • Accountable for internal and external reviews as required by the TCP.

  • Accountable for the development and mentoring of new direct report TAR Superintendents and TAR Project Engineers.

Appraise Stage Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development of the TAR Objectives Document. These goals and objectives are in the areas of HSSE, Schedule, Cost, Availability and Production/Commercial operation, including associated risks for the TAR.

  • Accountable for the development and communication of the FEL Schedule.

  • Accountable for the creation of the FEL Organization.

Select/Define Stage

  • Accountable for Select Stage Frozen worklist and Scope Optimization process to ensure TAR scope is aligned with TAR Objectives document.

  • Accountable for the creation and accuracy of the Select Stage estimate and schedule based on Select Stage worklist.

  • Responsible for approving (within the approval limits laid out by those procedures) EWO/COs, Accounting Changes, and Delay Forms.

  • Accountable for the review, approval, and implementation of all what if Scenarios.

  • Accountable for Contracts in place per the TCP Milestones.

  • Accountable for the creation of the TAR Execution Organization Chart.

  • Accountable for the creation of the TAR Execution Plan.

Execute Stage

  • Accountable for the health and safety of all TAR mechanical personnel, TAR security and the environmental performance of mechanical work for the TAR.

  • Accountable for delivering cost against the Select Stage estimate, plus change orders and Select Stage oil to oil duration.

  • Accountable for monitoring the TAR schedule, identifying any issues and implementing recovery plans where needed.

  • Accountable for ensuring that contractors and BP personnel follow Quality Control procedures as defined by the BP Quality Manual.

Operate Stage

  • Accountable for scheduling and facilitating a Post TAR Critique meeting.

  • Accountable for determining the required course of action required to resolve all issues identified in the Post Tar Critique Meeting.

  • Accountable for the Final TAR Close-Out Report

Essential Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology or Construction Management, or 15+ years of Project Management experience leading cross-functional teams to desired results.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:


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. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 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

The BP Whiting Refinery is located on the south-western shore of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in the communities of Whiting, East Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. Whiting Refinery is the second largest refinery in the BP refining system, and the 6th largest refinery in the United States. Operations began in 1889, prior to the advent of the automobile.

Today, BP is investing several billion dollars in Northwest Indiana to modernize its Whiting Refinery for the processing of heavier crudes. The modernization is essential to the long-term viability of the refinery, and includes well over a billion dollars in environmental improvements. BP Whiting Refinery employs thousands of full-time employees and contractors. The Whiting Refinery Modernization Project is employing thousands of additional contractors. The modernization project will provide for greater energy security in the Midwest, as conventional supplies of the lighter crudes diminish, and are replaced by heavier crudes.

As we progress with the project, the health, safety and security of our employees, and of those who come into contact with our operations and products, remains our highest priority. Our policy is that no job is worth doing, unless it is done safely, while protecting our shared natural environment.

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Reliability & Maintenance

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Countries (State/Region):

United States - Indiana


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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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • 8 or more years in refining, petrochemical, or utility plant w/ BS Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Construction Management, or

  • 15 or more years of Project Management experience and demonstrated advancement capability in refining, petrochemical, or utility plant

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.