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Senior Planning Engineer


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

The Senior Planning Engineer is a member of ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Company located at the Baytown Refinery (Baytown, TX) working under the Energy, Strategy, and Planning Department.  The Senior Planning Engineer supports the Refinery’s capital project portfolio by providing technical and leadership expertise in process design, process safety, and project/business case development.  In addition to capital projects, the Senior Planning Engineer provides technical mentorship for less experienced engineers while also supporting day-to-day operations by leading temporary facility design reviews.   A successful candidate will join the Baytown Refinery in the Technical Division and will collaborate with Operations, Engineers, and Management to facilitate capital investment.

Primary Job Functions

  • Develop process design specifications for capital projects including: heat and material balances, design flow plans, process equipment design, preliminary hydraulic balances, utility balances, process control/instrumentation, materials of construction selection, and safety facilities
  • Mentor less experienced engineers in development of process design specifications
  • Interface with multi-functional organizations to achieve alignment on Project Objective Statement
  • Provide facility input and output requirements to ensure adequate definition of safety, reliability, and operability
  • Review and approve Facility Design Basis (FDB) with additional focus on deviations from Design Practices and Global Practices
  • Support progression of technical definition in early phases of a project ensuring proper facility design and equipment selection based on safety, suitability, availability, and field life cycle cost effectiveness
  • Ensure progression of capital project portfolio is consistent with project schedule and level of technical definition appropriate with both the stage of the project and the perceived safety and economic benefits
  • Lead and/or perform process optimization studies to identify or evaluate capital or operational cost savings, process configuration alternatives, safety facilities requirements, etc.
  • Participate in Hazard and Operability Reviews (HAZOP) and Risk Assessment for new or modified facilities or in support of existing plant facilities
  • Provide input and/or interpretations of Industry and Company standards with sound engineering logic to defend recommendations
  • Participate in development of strategic vision for site
  • Collaborate with applicable Process Design networks to learn/share best practices

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 3 years with direct process design experience
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills and problem solving ability
  • Demonstrated understanding of refinery processes
  • In depth knowledge and experience with process design standards
  • Good engineering judgment; ability to recognize, assess, and mitigate hazards
  • The ability to work in a dynamic, team environment, fostering collaboration within the organization, and also engage an individual contributor to apply safety and risk management tool
  • Working knowledge in carrying out process economic evaluations

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Demonstrated work experience in refining and/or chemicals operations


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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, Construction, Risk Management, Refinery, Engineering, Finance, Energy

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