Air BP Product Quality Advisor

SunburySouth East
17 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
Air BP is one of the world's largest aviation fuel products and services suppliers. Operating at over 800 locations in around 50 countries we sell over 7 billion gallons of fuel a year. Our customers range from owners of small private jets, to many of the world's largest commercial airlines and the military. In 2015 we fuelled over 6,000 flights every day - that's around 4 every minute. Our experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fuelling facilities.

Air BP places significant emphasis on attracting and employing people who are committed to working together, have sound business sense, demonstrate an enthusiasm for their jobs and the organisation, are flexible in the way they approach the generation of ideas, ambiguity and change and demonstrate a commitment to being HSE Minded by acting safely and leading by example. In addition to the key core competencies these 5 key skills, as well as a commitment to be a leader in Diversity and Inclusion, are deemed to be vital to the future success of the Air BP organisation.

The role advertised below is that of Product Quality Advisor. This role is part of Technical Function of Air BP. The successful candidate will be Sunbury office based, UK.

This role offers a competitive salary with a good benefit package.

Closing date 16th December 2016.

Key accountabilities
As Product Quality Advisor you'll be responsible for all aspects of aviation fuel product quality within the supply chain from refinery to airport. The role offers great scope for providing training, guidance, risk assessments and quality focus.
You'll need to:
  • Implement Air BP's product quality standards, policies & procedures for operations in all performance units as directed by the Global Product Quality Manager to ensure compliance with Air BP and industry regulations
  • Provide product quality support to Product Quality Authorities in all aspects of aviation fuel quality assurance and control
  • Conduct periodic inspections of supply locations, laboratories and operational sites to verify conformance with standards and procedures, producing reports and setting out interventions when required
  • Conduct supply chain risk assessments and develop improvement plans based on findings
  • Liaise with BP Refineries, 3rd Party Refineries, pipelines, shipping, supply, and logistic groups to coordinate and implement aviation fuel quality initiatives and fuel specification changes
  • Provide global training on Product Quality to Air BP staff, IST, FVC's and third parties
  • Act as a member of the Global Training Network lead by the global training manager, input where necessary to up-skill Air BP's staff and documentations. Participate in the Global training meetings and telecoms
  • Management and maintenance of the PQ online training system
  • Development of Product Quality training materials
  • Represent Air BP on external technical bodies as directed by the Global Product Quality Manager where specification and product handling issues are debated and ensure that Air BP and the wider BP group are aware of proposed revisions to specifications and/or regulations that affect product manufacture and handling requirements
  • Act as the SPA for Microbial contamination in aviation fuels
  • Represent Product Quality on the vehicle working group and the Waivers/variance group
  • Conduct functional assurance reviews as directed by the Global Product Quality Manager
  • Actively participate and contribute to the Product Quality Network (PQN) - The PQN periodically meets to discuss product quality issues, share lessons learned from past incidents and coordinate implementation of product quality initiatives
  • Preparation of Technical and Operational bulletins where necessary

Essential Education
  • Degree in a science related discipline preferably Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Essential experience and job requirements
The role involves significant third party interaction as well as networking with different locations and functions in Air BP and the wider BP Group. A high standard of interpersonal communication skills (meetings, presentations and leadership) is essential along with evidence of cultural sensitivity and working with colleagues and others on a global scale.

Our business language is English and the incumbent is required to be fluent in written and spoken English.

Experience in the petroleum fuels industry or a related field in the aviation industry is essential.

You will need a knowledge and application of:
  • Petroleum fuels manufacture, distribution and use in engines
  • Aviation fuel laboratory testing and test methods
  • Aviation fuel quality assurance/control and specifications
You'll also need to have a proven record of performance delivery and be comfortable and effective working independently as well as part of a wider team.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
This role is office based in Sunbury, United Kingdom.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Strong bias for action
  • Experience of drafting technical documentation
  • Strong organisational, time management
  • Outstanding communication skills

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes - up to 25%

Is this a part time position?

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 80,000 employees, 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 Refining & Marketing Segment is responsible for the supply and trading, refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products to wholesale and retail customers. We market our products in over 100 countries, operating primarily in Asia, Europe and North America but also in Australia, Africa and Central and South America.

Air BP is a global business unit within Global Fuels SPU (Air BP/LPG) with its central team based in Sunbury and with assets and teams operating at over 600 locations spanning over 60 countries, selling over 7 billion gallons of fuel per year. We are responsible for marketing aviation fuels and specialist products around the world.

Within Air BP there are 9 regional assets: Americas, Asia, ANZ, Africa, Middle East, France, UK, N. Europe & the Rhine, and S. East Europe.


Closing Date
[ "16-Dec-2016" ]