Hiring the VP Group Safety, Health & Environment with BP

04 November 2019 by Greg Brittian
blog author

BP Plc is a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London. It is one of the world's seven oil and gas "supermajors." The organisation employs over 73,000 people and has operations in 80 countries worldwide.

“Greg was extremely courteous and professional in every communication leading up to the recruitment of a highly experienced individual for our team. His tenacity and motivation to ensure a positive outcome meant that I felt supported through the whole process and would highly recommend him. If only all recruitment was as easy as this experience has been!”

- Michelle Horsfield, Environmental Specialist & Regulatory Compliance Manager

The Role:

Acre were engaged as the specialist in the field to assist in the search for an environmental science expert with experience in managing global research projects.

The business needed someone based at their headquarters in Sunbury, to work with the various parts of the organisation as well as external consultancies, to pull together data and analysis on key topics across the organisation’s assets worldwide.

The role played a vital role in the team’s objective – to take detailed research and analysis on key topics and translate this information into tangible and understandable information that executives can make educated decision on.

The Successful Candidate:

The successful candidate had over fifteen years of experience in engineering and process industries, both as a consultant and operations, with qualifications in chemistry and engineering and a strong background understanding of environmental and sustainability issues.

The candidate had been known to Acre for a while and was specifically interested in a role like this with one of the O&G industry’s major players.

Acre's Impact:

The project was a success and the research projects were delivered and decisions made by the executive on the results. The candidate has since been promoted with BP and is now working on other projects within the environment function.

“Greg is a pleasure to work with and his proactive support has made a big difference to how smoothly the processes have run, resulting in positive outcomes for all parties. He is a true professional, feeding back every step of the way and goes the extra mile to support.”

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