Energy Technical Lead


Baton Rouge, LA, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


Technical leader for the refinery Energy team responsible for supporting sustainable energy performance, while identifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements across the site. Owns the medium to long-range planning and improvement activities for energy performance. Oversees and owns the site’s Energy program, including business planning, energy accounting, budget management, heat exchanger/steam management, etc. This position is located at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Own refinery energy performance and support optimization activities
  • Provide technical support and mentoring for Energy Coordinator and Energy Engineer
  • Support Energy Coordinator with items such as Energy Business Plan inputs, monthly performance reconciliations (actual vs plan), and online optimization opportunities
  • Support Energy Engineer with items such as management of the Energy budget, heat exchanger cleaning program, steam leak / trap repair program, and fired heater energy optimizations
  • Interface with all business teams across site to identify and drive energy improvements
  • Coordinate / lead focused energy assessments and pre-turnaround Project Workshops
  • Manage Energy Project Pipeline to ensure that site is meeting long-term energy efficiency goals
  • Support the project organization with Capital Projects, e.g. provide preliminary screening / scoping of small to medium energy projects and supply energy credits / debits
  • Collaborate with other ExxonMobil manufacturing site energy and utilities counterparts on benchmarking, work process redesigns, and peer assists
  • Lead Energy technology advancements at site

Job Role Responsibilities


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • M.S. desirable, but not required
  • A minimum of 5 years of Chemical or Mechanical Engineering manufacturing technical experience

Preferred Qualifications


  • Strong understanding of site process units and energy economics
  • Refinery / plant design or project experience
  • Ability to think strategically and develop creative solutions to resolve operational problems
  • Demonstrated sound business judgment and ability to view and incorporate the "big picture" into strategy development
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide informal leadership and mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and promote change to achieve desired results
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills


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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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