Process Development Engineer


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil



About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

What role you will play in our team


Process development involves multiple aspects associated with identifying a new process concept and developing it into a commercial application commensurate with the business strategy. New process concepts can include new active materials, new chemistry, new feed or product, or new unit operations/process configuration. The role of the process development engineer is to identify, evaluate and develop process configurations options and then determine the critical steps for establishing the commercial process readiness for the leading option. The process development engineer may also focus on execution of the scale-up of the technology utilizing tools such as advanced modeling, pilot plant experimentation and scaling data to reduce technical risks needed to ensure successful commercialization.

Come be part of the team, with opportunities at our Clinton, New Jersey and Baytown, Texas locations.

What you will do


Primary job functions include one or more of the following:


  • Identify and screen new process concepts to meet future business needs. Develop options to ensure advantage of technology based on understanding of ExxonMobil and industry wide strategic opportunities

  • Evaluate new process configuration options via flowsheet synthesis to identify leading configuration options which warrant further development

  • Assess how the envisioned technology will best integrate into existing operations and the implications integration has on the process configuration

  • Identify and execute methodology to assess commercial feasibility of the concept before carrying into development

  • Determine key parameters for process scale-up to commercial volumes from the pilot or demo scale. Integrate scale-up and overall development strategy for high complexity developments

  • Establish and execute experimental and/or modeling plans (including building and leveraging appropriate tools) to address critical technical uncertainties in the technology commercialization 

  • Identify and define key process/plant integration issues. Develop plans to address through interfaces with partner projects and/or engineering organization 

  • Optimize process consistent with business/program objectives 

  • Influence and guide product specification setting

  • Actively seek out and engage third parties where they provide competitive advantage as part of the development

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree/work experience with specific expertise in at least one of the following: process conceptualization and flow sheeting, lab-scale and pilot unit operations, physical model design and selection
  • Driven and self-motivated

Preferred knowledge / Skills / Abilities


  • Strong analytical, communication and collaboration skills

  • Strong skills in Aspen or equivalent flow sheeting software

  • Experience in Technoeconomic analysis of current and novel processes

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.

We offer you: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life

  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match

  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 

  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing

  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you

  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you


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Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law

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