BP Americas, Inc. Trading Analyst in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Trading Analyst


Integrated Supply & Trading

Role synopsis:

The Trading Graduate Development Program supports our Natural Gas, Power, NGL, and Structured Products businesses in Houston. Trading professionals are responsible for developing unique solutions to address BP’s and our customer’s business needs, creating additional value for our trading business, and building and maintaining key relationships. To provide the highest level of service, you will interact with many key areas of our business including Analytics, Operations, Structuring, and Strategy.

Individuals applying for this role should be discipline, patient, adaptable, independent as well as mental durability. Have excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Be able understand the rewards and risks across regions and develop a macro view designed to improve timing to develop into a successful trader. They should also enjoy problem solving, be detail oriented, and be passionate about working in a fast-paced environment. In addition, working within a team that is working towards achieving financial goals in a compliant and effective manner.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Negligible travel

Key accountabilities:

Your Development – Graduate Development Program (GDP) - Trading

Supply/Marketing, Analytics & Trading has two businesses in the United States, one in Houston, TX and one in Chicago, IL. The location based in the energy corridor of Houston, TX and the BP US headquarters, focuses on natural gas, natural gas liquids, power, and structured products. The business in Chicago, IL focuses on oil and refined products. Supply/Marketing & Trading offers graduate rotation programs in disciplines including Analytics, Marketing and Origination, and Trading.

This posting is for the Trading graduate development program in Houston.

Program Basics

  • A series of 1-year rotations, lasting for a total program of 3 years. The 3 rotations are decided upon based on business needs, input from the individual on their development goals, as well as the development program Manager. Examples of rotations include Transportation & Operations Natural Gas Analyst, Gas Marketing Analyst, NGL Marketing Analyst, and Structured Products Analyst.

  • Competitive, with rigorous assessment and performance management throughout

  • Robust, giving graduates a wide exposure to our business

  • Supportive, supplemented by a learning and development offer, mentor and buddy system, as well as on the job training

  • Given exposure to both the Houston and Chicago offices

Essential Education:

Graduated within 3-5 years

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Any major as long as you are able to demonstrate interest in the financial & physical markets

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.

Following a tender process by the Iraq Ministry of Oil, BP, in partnership with PetroChina was awarded the right to work on Rumaila, Iraq’s largest producing field and one of the largest producing fields in the world. Rumaila is approximately 80 km long by 10 km wide, encompassing 14 degassing stations, 10 cluster pump stations, hundreds of well sites, and a water treatment plant and employs a workforce of several thousand Iraqi nationals. Rumaila currently produces around 1.5 million barrels of oil per day and our objective is to increase production to 2 million barrels of oil per day.

Work is being executed by the Rumaila Operating Organisation, an unincorporated joint venture comprising BP, Basra Oil Company, PetroChina and the State Oil Marketing Organisation with BP acting as lead contractor. The investment required, technology application, and increased production are world scale and with wide ranging development opportunities. This project is material and long lasting with significant benefits to the Republic of Iraq at the local, regional and country level.

Application close date:



Market Trading

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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:

  • Graduated within 3-5 years

  • 3.2 Cumulative GPA or higher

  • BP will not support US Immigration sponsorship for full-time or long-term employment

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.