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Phillips 66 Senior Researcher, Energy Transition in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2019.


The Senior Researcher, Energy Transition promotes strategic vision while serving as a technical consultant and key influencer for the company. The Senior Researcher, Energy Transition is a clear role model for corporate values and personal leadership. The Senior Researcher, Energy Transition demonstrates technical competency across functional/organizational boundaries and has a global understanding of future directions of the energy industry and capabilities to guide corporate Technology initiatives.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Creating vision and strategy and influencing management on long-range technological objectives within Energy Research & Innovation’s strategy and vision.

  • Identifying, developing and championing technical programs with significant corporate scale and business impact.

  • Overseeing the innovation, acquisition, development, vetting and commercialization of key technologies.

  • Determining technology changes required to achieve business strategy and address regulatory issues.

  • Promoting solutions which have a significant financial impact on the company.

  • Routinely serving as a key advisor on technical issues and programs to ensure quality.

  • Serving as a coach for technical mentors.

  • Providing direction for strong culture of development and learning within the Technology organization.

  • Presenting technical projects to the Executive Leadership Team to insure Energy Research & Innovation alignment with corporate strategy.

  • Developing and guiding careers of personnel in Energy Research & Innovation.

  • Serving as a role model and influencer for safety culture.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineer or related field

  • 10 or more years of research experience in alternative or renewable energy

  • 3 or more years supervisory experience


  • Experience in the energy industry

  • 15 or more years of research experience in alternative or renewable energy

  • Experience in a wide variety of research areas

  • Experience working in a business unit or operations

  • Demonstrated value creation and strategic thinking at technical enterprise level

  • Demonstrated ability to introduce new technology programs

  • External publications in relevant research areas

Located in northeast Oklahoma, Bartlesville is home to approximately 36,000 people. Area families appreciate the affordable cost of living and the conveniences a small town community offers while enjoying the cultural amenities of a larger metropolitan area. Bartlesville hosts many festivals including its own world-renowned OKM Music Festival. It has a symphony orchestra, Broadway series, dance companies, and an active art association. Among the state's 32 largest school districts, Bartlesville is an award-winning leader in STEM education and the high school is ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report. By the fall of 2020, every student will be provided a Chromebook. In July 2013 Coldwell Banker ranked Bartlesville #30 as one of the nation’s best “booming suburbs” to live in, based on economic factors, school quality, cost of living, crime rates, and other criteria. Phillips 66 has deep roots in Bartlesville dating back to 1917 when its predecessor-in-interest, Phillips Petroleum, was founded. Centrally located on major highways, it has close proximity to larger cities like Tulsa (45 miles) and Oklahoma City (123 miles). It’s only 18 miles to the Kansas border with Wichita and Kansas City well within driving distance.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 26, 2021 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 53690

Location: Oklahoma - Bartlesville

Job Field: Research

Division : Energy Research & Innovation

Technical Req : No