Company: BP
Skills: Business Analyst
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: London, United Kingdom

Do you want to be part of our ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050? Are you someone who is passionate about digital innovations?
The end-to-end Oil Transaction Pipe (OTP) Business Analyst will analyse and lead the IT&S response to all NAIs (New Activity Integrations) and cross-system projects for Global Oil.
The OTP is a mature systems platform of many, tightly coupled but separate applications. Increasingly the oil trading business are wanting to exploit this platform in new (and better) ways rather than build out capability in a single functional area. A 3 year, $90m programme called Evolve was kicked off at the start of 2020 which is seeking to make a step-change in the amount of straight through processing in the OTP though process review and multi-system enhancements. The current IT&S organisation is aligned to different functions in the business, so this role is designed to bridge this and provide horizontal, end to end coverage.
The core of the role will be in designing and delivering a coherent solution to cross-OTP change. The position will call upon detailed expertise in each of the OTP delivery areas but will be responsible for designing an overall solution and coordinating delivery across the different areas by ensuring that changes are understood up-front and delivered on time, and providing a bridge to resolve issues and ultimately ensuring a smooth delivery of the solutions expected by the business partners.Role Accountabilities

Requirements Analysis and Design: Work with the Evolve Subject Matter Experts, NAI teams and business functions to elicit requirements and work with delivery area Business Analysts and Architects to understand system constraints/opportunities applicable to the cross-OTP change or NAI. Able to perform data and system capability analysis to help design solution options
Relationship & Partner Management: Maintain good working relationships with strategic change, architects, analysts and delivery managers from each delivery area to ensure that a solution can determined and for NAI assessments, a prompt response can be given.
Delivery Planning and Management: In conjunction with delivery managers, help to build delivery plans to meet the objective including offering options for faster delivery with additional risk. Accountable for all NAI and small-scale multi-system change request implementations. Identify and lead delivery dependencies and propose risk-based ways of bridging them. Attend scrum of scrum meetings and help to handle portfolio clashes and dependencies
Issue Resolution: Drive any key issues through to resolution with key partners and other communities within the business and IT&S, calling on the support of architects as the need arises
Process and Tools: Manage IT&S documentation for NAIs to build up a repository that can help to establish patterns and repeatable ways of solving similar business initiatives

Role Requirements

  • Good commodity or energy trading knowledge, ideally covering front, mid and back office, both physicals and derivatives
  • Able to take care of uncertainty and ambiguity and to propose innovative solutions for the business
  • Able to respond to new demands quickly and deliver to expected timelines
  • Demonstrable experience in managing internal client relationships with ability to influence for positive results
  • Proactive and self-starter - able to work with minimal direction and, crucially, pick up new or unfamiliar concepts quickly.
  • Good communicator, able to deliver a message effectively and concisely at all levels including senior management.
  • Able to handle conflicting demands and ideas to provide transparency.
  • Knowledge of Oil trading, covering front, mid and back office
  • Good understanding of end-to-end business processes, from both a people and systems perspective.


  • Experience of delivering projects into the IST landscape including understanding of Global Oil and Risk systems scope
  • Knowledge of the Oil Transaction Pipe and the systems that interact with it
  • ISEB Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis