Process Research Guidance Sr. Advisor


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Works with technology program leaders to establish economic bases and valuations of major programs in all areas of EMCC technology
  • Develops raw material and by-product values, project plans, and investment estimates etc. sufficient to differentiate among options based on often scarce data or information
  • Helps technology program leaders to focus their efforts and resources on critical value-added questions and to understand the internal / external interfaces that impact their program’s value
  • Uses technical and economic expertise to build models connecting technical variables (process or product performance) to economic performance
  • Provides or obtains necessary analyses (heat / mass balances) needed to support these models
  • Provides framing for key decisions facing technical programs along with analysis of cost / benefit for different options
  • Communicates and documents results of technical and economic analysis effectively and appropriately for use in decision-making settings (e.g. Gate Reviews, management updates, etc.)
  • Stays abreast of EMCC and XOM requirements for consistent evaluation of technology (CP pricing, methodology, etc.)
  • Represents Technology Guidance in Opportunity Identification sessions
  • Facilitates project Cold Eyes Reviews
  • Mentors less experienced program leaders in R&D economics

Job Requirements


  • Knowledge of refinery and chemicals processes
  • Economic guidance and decision analysis for major technology programs
  • Prior leadership of technology or research programs in one or more business areas
  • Minimum of BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • PHD in Chemical Engineering / MBA degree preferred 
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of relevant Chemical industry experience 

Key Interfaces


  • Program leaders and teams for Process Stepout programs
  • Strong connection to Process research groups, especially in BTEC
  • Good interchange with EMRE Research Guidance
  • Routine connection with NPP, RCI


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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: Houston

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