Senior Chemical Process Engineer (BR-Utilities) 1


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.

About Baytown


With a population of more than 77,000, Baytown, Texas, is located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, just east of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. Those who live and work in Baytown will find an area rich in history, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities due to its proximity to scenic waterways, namely Galveston Bay, the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou.

Founded in 1919, ExxonMobil's Baytown Complex is located on approximately 3,400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, about 25 miles east of Houston. Employing a workforce of more than 8,500, it is comprised of four manufacturing sites, including one in nearby Mont Belvieu, and a global technology center. These include the Baytown Refinery, one of the largest refineries in the United States, and the Baytown Olefins Plant, one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.

Its scope of products includes fuels, lube oils, and chemical compounds used in a diverse range of products, from auto battery cases, diapers and tire inner tubes to pharmaceutical uses, food packaging, trash bags and more.

The Baytown area sites are highly integrated, which makes the plants and products more efficient as we develop technologies to make cleaner fuels and work together to operate more safely and reliably.

Learn more about what we do in Baytown here

What role you will play in our team


We are seeking Senior Chemical Process Engineers to join us as an Utilities Technology lead for our Baytown Olefins Plant.

Our Senior Chemical Process Engineers (Complex Engineers) play a pivotal role in the successful operation of our plants and are responsible for initiating and leading improvements to unit performance in safety, production, and reliability in a dynamic team environment. You will think strategically, execute thoughtfully, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations. In this role, you will serve as a senior process technical resource, providing technical and operational expertise to address complex processes across business teams.  


Complex engineers serve primarily to set longer term visons for unit performance and troubleshooting in addition to supporting day-to-day activities. 

What you will do


  • Serve as the technical leader on the business team by:  
    • Mentoring less experienced engineers on design practices, unit health monitoring, and troubleshooting 
    • Provide off-hours support of abnormal and non-routine operations, including unit Turnarounds
    • Aiding in the development of long term vision and strategy for product line improvements 
    • Organizing and designing plant testing and product trials 
    • Serve as a senior resource either serving as or working with supervisors on the team to set clear objectives, and ensure priorities are aligned for the technical team 
    • Influence others and drive toward solutions without direct authority 
  • Work in a team environment with other engineering disciplines, operations, and mechanical personnel and interface with corporate technology support
    • Ability to interface with 3rd party vendors (cost optimizations as well as developing/driving solutions)
  • Serve as process safety resource on business team leading Hazard and Operability Reviews (HAZOPs) and Risk Assessments by developing closure plans and strategies for identified risks 
    • Lead/support incident investigations as technical lead 
  • Provide support for developing and implementing various capital projects to drive margin or mitigate SHE risk
  • Provide assistance in the field during plant startups, shutdowns or upsets 
  • Demonstrating courage of conviction to drive healthy tension for both business team and corporate technology support to promote fit for purpose outcome 

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in fuels/chemicals manufacturing roles specifically with exposure to Utilities and Offsites. 
    • Strong exposure to tanks, pump skids, temporary facilities, boiler/steam generators, GTGs, etc


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Process design experience  
  • Familiarity with advanced control strategies/optimization software  
  • Working knowledge of RBI practices (corrosion damage mechanisms/mitigations, saltation, etc) 
  • Risk assessment and HAZOP experience 
  • Understanding of safety relief limits (modelling and evaluations) 
  • Demonstrated understanding of modelling software (PROII, ASPEN, etc) 
  • Kinetic Modelling (SOL, KBC Profimatics, etc) 

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


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at


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


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