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Data Management Specialist

Posted: 13 Nov 2019 Closes: 12 Jan 2020
City of London, London Competitive
Permanent & Part-time 111385BR_1573652090

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.


Role Synopsis:

We recognise the importance of data as one of 3 key pillars for the IST of the Future.
The Data Management Specialist provides support in the development, implementation, interpretation and monitoring of the data management strategy for IST globally. The role serves as a hub for the global data inventory, data quality assessments helping business and IT teams implement the data management framework.

Accountabilities:

  • You and your team will be a source of expertise for metadata, data quality management and related tools.
  • You'll create the global data inventories and the processes to ensure the inventories are maintained and up to date.
  • You'll handle processes for identifying/defining metadata.
  • You'll handle processes for defining data quality requirements, standards, rules and controls.
  • You'll support the business to interpret and apply data management standards consistently across all business areas and change programmes
  • You'll attend relevant governance forums to represent data management.
  • You'll help to embed DQ elements of the Data Management Framework plus support data owners and data champions to measure the quality of data, quantify the impact of DQ issues and ensure DQ root cause and resolution
  • You'll facilitate the creation and upkeep of enterprise data lineage
  • Working with the Chief Data Officer to ensure that data ownership is addressed in the business lines.

Qualification & Experience and Competencies:

We are seeking someone with a creative spark and experience in data management and data quality. Ideally, you'll have experience at both developing and deploying data management frameworks. You'll need:

  • excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to explain complex problems simply.
  • to be passionate about using data for continuous improvement.
  • to be comfortable working across multiple departments in a global organisation to deliver change.
  • a comprehensive understanding of how data can generate value and support the business operations
  • knowledge of key technology vendors to help select partners for data management tooling
  • the ability to engage with business users (senior and junior) to champion change and new concepts.
  • leadership skills, team working skills and the ability to remain focused on helping the business gain value through data.
  • a willingness to promote a data driven culture where data is at the heart of our business.

Essential Education and Experience:

  • Proven experience managing and implementing data related change
  • SQL queries


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience implementing data management in a financial services environment especially Oil, Gas or Power trading
  • Experience using Microsoft Power BI
  • An appreciation of data science and machine learning application and their requirements for data.

BP is a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are proud of our fairness, equal opportunity and meritocracy which allow our employees to reach their full potential.




The Data Management Specialist provides support in the development, implementation, interpretation and monitoring of the data management strategy for IST globally. The role serves as a hub for the global data inventory, data quality assessments helping business and IT teams implement the data management framework.

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