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Job profile summary:

The role is in the service of the BP Group. It reports to the Head of Group Policy.

Climate policy is rapidly proliferating at the national and subnational levels around the world as nations seek to deliver and expand their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Internationally, the rulebook to implement the Paris Agreement is still under discussion, in particular in relation to whether and how international emissions trading will be allowed.

The objective of this role is to track the progress of climate policy at the subnational, national, and international levels, outside Europe and North America, where it is of significant relevance to BP, and to work with local businesses and C&EA teams to develop appropriate positions and advocacy strategies based on group principles.

The role will work closely with relevant segments, functions and regions across the company, including upstream, downstream, alternative energy, GPA and C&EA, and S&OR.

It requires a strong combination of policy, technical and business analysis, with strong interpersonal and influencing skills and good project management.

The role is in the service of the BP Group. It reports to the Head of Group Policy.

Climate policy is rapidly proliferating at the national and subnational levels around the world as nations seek to deliver and expand their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Internationally, the rulebook to implement the Paris Agreement is still under discussion, in particular in relation to whether and how international emissions trading will be allowed.

The objective of this role is to track the progress of climate policy at the subnational, national, and international levels, outside Europe and North America, where it is of significant relevance to BP, and to work with local businesses and C&EA teams to develop appropriate positions and advocacy strategies based on group principles.

The role will work closely with relevant segments, functions and regions across the company, including upstream, downstream, alternative energy, GPA and C&EA, and S&OR.

It requires a strong combination of policy, technical and business analysis, with strong interpersonal and influencing skills and good project management.

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Job profile summary:

The role is in the service of the BP Group. It reports to the Head of Group Policy.

Climate policy is rapidly proliferating at the national and subnational levels around the world as nations seek to deliver and expand their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Internationally, the rulebook to implement the Paris Agreement is still under discussion, in particular in relation to whether and how international emissions trading will be allowed.

The objective of this role is to track the progress of climate policy at the subnational, national, and international levels, outside Europe and North America, where it is of significant relevance to BP, and to work with local businesses and C&EA teams to develop appropriate positions and advocacy strategies based on group principles.

The role will work closely with relevant segments, functions and regions across the company, including upstream, downstream, alternative energy, GPA and C&EA, and S&OR. It requires a strong combination of policy, technical and business analysis, with strong interpersonal and influencing skills and good project management.

**This role is based in London, UK and offers competitive salary and benefits. The closing date for applications is the 15th November 2019. **



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Climate policy is rapidly proliferating at the national and subnational levels around the world as nations seek to deliver and expand their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Internationally, the rulebook to implement the Paris Agreement is still under discussion, in particular in relation to whether and how international emissions trading will be allowed.

The objective of this role is to track the progress of climate policy at the subnational, national, and international levels, outside Europe and North America, where it is of significant relevance to BP, and to work with local businesses and C&EA teams to develop appropriate positions and advocacy strategies based on group principles.

The role will work closely with relevant segments, functions and regions across the company, including upstream, downstream, alternative energy, GPA and C&EA, and S&OR. It requires a strong combination of policy, technical and business analysis, with strong interpersonal and influencing skills and good project management.

**This role is based in London, UK and offers competitive salary and benefits. The closing date for applications is the 15th November 2019. **

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a Group subject matter expert on good climate policy design and effective advocacy strategies
  • Work with relevant business and C&EA/GPA teams at the national and subnational levels in all relevant jurisdictions (except Europe and North America) to:
    • Track BP country NDCs and progress towards them annually
    • Track significant specific climate policy developments of potential relevance to BP in real time order to:
      • Assess and understand their potential negative and positive impacts on BPs strategy and businesses
      • Based on PAWG policy principles, assess and understand the causes of negative impacts and whether they could be mitigated by improved policy design.
      • Based on PAWG policy principles, develop a set of specific policy recommendations to mitigate negative impacts and enhance opportunities
      • Based on PAWG advocacy principles, develop an associated advocacy stance and strategy
  • At the international level, track policy developments under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement and develop policy positions and advocacy strategies to mitigate impacts and enhance opportunities, including through the interpretation and implementation of Article 6.
  • Lead BP policy participation in the World Bank Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the international Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • At the subnational, national and international levels, engage in research, advocacy and outreach activities with relevant stake holders, including governments, NGOs, academia and think tanks
  • Provide internal briefings and updates as needed for executives and other decision makers on key issues, contribute to annual company reporting and disclosure activities, etc.

Essential Education

Degree in a relevant subject and post-graduate degree in a relevant subject

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Advanced expertise and experience of working on climate policy and advocacy
  • Experience or knowledge of the UNFCCC, Paris Agreement and UN processes
  • Advanced analytical experience and proven ability to process and succinctly present data and information quickly
  • Very strong interpersonal, influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries and to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of wider environmental and social policy issues relevant to business
  • Some experience working in the private sector



About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

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