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Phillips 66 Emerging Technology Scouting 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 2021.


Phillips 66 is currently accepting applications for an Emerging Technology Scouting position within the Innovation & Research organization at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville, OK. The role will be responsible for scouting new technologies and research focus areas in the broad energy landscape and will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders across the corporation.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Working closely with subject matter experts within the Phillips 66 Research Center and other business units to understand details of processes and technologies

  • Monitoring technology landscape, competitor research activity, and market information

  • Scouting new research areas and developing recommendations for new research and development programs

  • Preparing research reports, white papers, or presentations on developing technology areas

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Chemistry, or related field

  • 3 or more years of experience in an industrial, corporate, or research setting

  • 1 or more of experience evaluating companies, markets, product offerings, or technical proposals

  • 1 or more of experience interacting with external vendors, contractors, or consultants

  • Comfortable engaging with internal and external stakeholders


  • Familiar with refining processes, renewable and conventional energy systems, sustainability, emerging technology, innovation processes

  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment and balance competing priorities through strong planning and project management skills

  • Experience performing technical due diligence

  • Experience identifying, evaluating, and leveraging broad information sources

  • Track record of collaboration and innovation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

At the Phillips 66 Bartlesville Business Operations & Innovation Center, employees from multiple business disciplines deliver critical support and solutions that enable strong operating excellence and growth opportunities for the company worldwide. Located 40 miles north of the urban city of Tulsa, Bartlesville offers the warmth of a close-knit community with the amenities of a much larger city. Home to 35,000, Bartlesville is a vibrant city rich in history, culture and resources that come from a town built around the energy industry. Recognized as one of the top 25 livable cities in the U.S., it’s easy to see citizens take pride in their community. Bartlesville boasts an affordable cost of living with lovely neighborhoods, a thriving downtown, arts and theater, parks and an extensive trail network. Also vital to the community, is the Bartlesville Public School District (BPSD). Among the state's 32 largest school districts, the BPSD is an award-winning leader in STEM education K-12, and the high school is ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

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 October 25, 2021 .

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

Requisition ID: 54944

Location: Oklahoma - Bartlesville

Job Field: Research

Division : Energy Research & Innovation

Technical Req : No