Real Time Optimization (RTO) Engineer


Beaumont, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

As a Real Time Optimization (RTO) Engineer, you will utilize commercial and proprietary modeling and data analytics technologies to define, develop and deploy new Real Time Optimization applications for Refining and Chemicals units, sustain and drive margin improvement analysis on existing RTO applications, and contribute to R&D initiatives. The company places high emphasis on providing mentoring in both technical and personnel development areas. Coupled with exposure to the fast-paced, hands-on manufacturing environment, this position offers an excellent platform to establish a successful career.

Job Role Responsibilities

  • Develop, deploy, commission (closed loop) and sustain Real Time Optimization applications
  • Provide technical support in sustaining deployed RTO applications at the Beaumont Refinery / Chemical Complex, including model troubleshooting and assistance with model convergence, model and economic information updates, interpreting optimization solutions to stake holders
  • Closely work with process engineering, applications engineering and the business stakeholders to identify opportunities, define the scope, cost, benefits and project schedule for new as well as revamped applications
  • Support R&D activities in RTO and overlapping technologies
  • Position is located at Beaumont Refinery / Chemicals Complex

Job Requirements

  • PhD in ChE (or MS in ChE and more than 5 years industry experience) with focus in optimization and modeling of chemical / refining processes
  • Demonstrated experience with commercial modeling / optimization platforms such as ROMeo, AspenPlus, PRO-II, PIMS, DYNSIM, etc.
  • Experience with commercial multivariable model predictive control software like DMC or equivalent
  • Experience with data analytics / data mining (SEEQ, JMP preferred)
  • Strong coding and computer programming skills (TCL & Python preferred)
  • Seeking an individual who will take initiative in all life cycle areas (develop, deploy, commission, sustain, improve) of the RTO application(s) under their responsibility
  • Able to communicate effectively and drive stakeholder alignment in a multi-disciplinary team environment (applications, operations, process/technical, coordination / economics, management, central engineering)


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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: Beaumont

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