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Design Thinking Lead

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
20 Sep 2022

Job Profile Summary

At bp, we're striving to meet the growing global demand for safe, sustainable, and affordable energy. A career in digital design is an opportunity to grow and deliver innovation at pace while shaping the future of bp.

Our bphxd (Human Experience Design) team is passionate about designing for a digital and sustainable future and putting humans at the heart of design. As part of the team, you'll be transforming bp to a more efficient business that makes the best possible use of all its resources in pursuit of our net zero ambition. You'll also help to develop new businesses, products, and services, delivering progressive projects and growing your talent in all kinds of new and exciting ways within the digital heart of bp.

Job Advert

We are looking for a Design Thinking Lead to join our fast-growing central Design team and to be the evangelist for Design Thinking across the organisation. We are seeking a results-oriented individual with experience in educating and advocating design thinking methodologies in complex environments and has a track record in developing a world class design thinking curriculum and capability.

Your Accountabilities

  • Own the bp Design Thinking Framework, Learning paths and delivery

  • Create and execute the strategy to embed Design Thinking skills across the organisation

  • Establish and grow a network of design thinking coaches to transform bp

  • Plan the roll out of the learning phases and solidify the approach to Design Thinking Learning

  • Mature the Design Thinking framework, expand the methods as needed

  • Create the governance model to ensure adherence to the Design Thinking methods

  • Work with designers and agencies to ensure they are aligned to bphxd design thinking standards and processes

  • Collate, contribute to, and encourage the adoption of design thinking methods within the Design Handbook to grow design capability across bp.

About you

You'll contribute and lead areas such as crafting the design culture and processes and collaborate on big and meaningful design challenges. You have:

  • Desire to join a dynamic and diverse team that is transforming bp, and the energy industry

  • Experience as a thought leader in design thinking methods and practices (planning design workshops, design sprints and design delivery)

  • Experience guiding and educating designers and the business on Design Thinking processes and approaches

  • Planned and lead Design Thinking engagements including workshops in a large and complex organisation

  • Supported teams with planning and executing Design Thinking engagements

  • Experience of working in a complex business environment supporting projects working to tight deadlines.

  • A structured approach to work and are an advocate for user-centred design.

  • Knowledge of agile, Lean UX or product methodologies and experience working in a collaborative environment.


Innovation & Engineering

Job Family Group

IT&S Group

Relocation available


Travel required



United Kingdom

About BP


Join us in creating, growing, and delivering innovation at pace, enabling us to thrive while transitioning to a net zero world. All without compromising our operational risk management.

Working with us, you can do this by:

deploying our integrated capability and standards in service of our net zero and safety ambitions
driving our digital transformation and pioneering new business models
collaborating to deliver competitive customer-focused energy solutions
originating, scaling and commercialising innovative ideas, and creating ground-breaking new businesses from them
protecting us by assuring management of our greatest physical and digital risks

Because together we are:

Originators, builders, guardians and disruptors
Engineers, technologists, scientists and entrepreneurs
Empathetic, curious, creative and inclusive

Legal disclaimer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.
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  • Job Reference: 717160800-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: BP
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: On Application