Cost & Control Benchmarking Engineer


Botlek, Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Company:  ExxonMobil

Who are we?

We are more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. 


The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do.  We build skills and competencies through training and work experiences in a wide range of assignments.  With a long history of industry leadership and cutting edge innovation, we are committed to addressing the dual challenge facing society today: to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing environmental impacts, including the risk of climate change.


We are offering a position as Cost & Control Benchmarking Engineer at our Refinery in Rotterdam.

What will you do?


Main activities of the role are:


  • Cost Engineering
  • Benchmark
  • Project Controls
  • Schedule Engineering


Cost Engineering:


  • Produce project cost estimates at different project stages: evaluation of potential projects (unclassified screening estimates), planning & development (Gate 1 or 2), design optimization (Lead case selection or gate 2), funding (gate 3), project changes during execution (PCR).
  • Propose a schedule for projects in development, as basis for cost estimate
  • Critically assess feasibility of the specifications that are provided to her/him and identify contingency areas that may impact the cost/schedule of the project
  • Provide IPT with an analysis of the cost estimate produced, highlighting the main cost drivers to help identify potential optimization areas.
  • Review and complement cost estimates done by other organizations but owned by C&S group
  • Submit ruling requests to Controllers for classified estimates




  • Prepare data for projects benchmarking, through the regional benchmarking database
  • Feed data back to the Methods group, to contribute to the update of ExxonMobil cost tools
  • Analyze benchmarking results and identify potential actions to improve competitivity


Project Controls:


  • Cost & Schedule control and reporting of projects in execution phase, in close relations with project engineers
  • Analyze deviations vs. budget & planning
  • Develop cost profile and forecast, in close relations with project engineers




  • Contribute to development and maintenance of cost discipline tools

Type of candidates we are looking for:




  • Master’s degree required in either Chemical/Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
  • 0 to 5 years experience – no minimum experience required
  • Fluent English
  • Method and rigor - Analytical skills - Team spirit, easy relationships


This awaits you:

We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive pay, team mates who support and inspire you, the flexibility to explore multiple challenges and roles. Your development never stops. A variety of job roles and access to cutting-edge training let you expand your potential throughout an entire career. At ExxonMobil we have your back. We want you to enjoy a career with us. That’s why we provide the safest workplace we can, so you can work with focus and peace of mind.

Interested to join us ?


Then apply now. We are looking forward to connecting with you !

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