Experienced Project Engineer


Botlek, Rotterdam, ZH, NL

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



Rotterdam Area


The head office of the Benelux organisation is situated in Breda. The production plants are located in the Rotterdam port area.

  • The Rotterdam refinery is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly of its kind. Since being put into operation in 1960, the plant has undergone several renovations. The sizeable capital investments through the years have made the refinery ultra-efficient.
  • Officially called the Rotterdam Plasticizers & Intermediates Plant, the Rotterdam Oxo-alcohols Plant actually comprises three production facilities: the Rotterdam Oxo-Alcohol Plant in Europoort, the Phthalic Anhydride Plant and the Rotterdam Plasticizer Plant, which are both located in Rotterdam Botlek. It is the largest producer of plasticizers in Europe.
  • The Pernis Lubricant Plant - or Lube Oil Blending Plant - produces various types of engine oil for cars and lubricants for industrial applications.


What role you will play in our team


We are offering a position as a Project Engineer in our Project Organization at our Rotterdam Manufacturing Complex. Our project organization delivers capital projects to our Rotterdam Refinery, Chemicals and lubricant plants, all the way from early design to final field construction. Our projects play an important role in enabling a safe, reliable and competitive operation of our facilities and are vital in the exciting challenge of the energy transition.



What you will do


  • Be responsible for the cost, schedule and quality performance of multiple projects in the range of €1 Million up to €50 Million
  • Lead and direct a diverse project team working across multiple functions and locations to deliver competitive projects in line with corporate, local and global requirements
  • Be a Safety Leader, supporting the effective implementation of site and project safety processes in our goal of Nobody Gets Hurt
  • Innovate and improve project competitiveness by embracing change, identifying enhanced work processes and driving efficiency improvements
  • Carry out core Project Engineering activities, including:
    • Conducting thorough project planning activities
    • Managing engineering contractor performance and driving improvement plans where required
    • Proactively anticipating project risks and developing mitigation strategies 
    • Conducting project procurement activities, including requisitioning of engineering, materials and equipment
    • Interfacing with key stakeholders to maintain alignment throughout the project
    • Completing project turnover and close-out activities to the operations organisation


About you



Skills and Qualifications


  • Fluent in English language skills: understanding, reading, writing and speaking
  • At least intermediate in Dutch language skills: understanding, reading, writing and speaking
  • Have an education background at MSc level with any engineering or equivalent discipline is preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proactive, with an ability to anticipate, identify and resolve potential issues
  • Effective leadership skills, including influencing with no direct formal authority
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with people from various backgrounds in developing innovative solutions 



Preferred Experience


  • Candidates should have between 3 and 8 years of proven experience as a Project Engineer or Project Manager on multi-million Euro projects
  • Experience working and interfacing with remotely located project teams
  • Prior experience in similar industry
  • Awareness of site construction considerations



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 a wide range of benefits including competitive pay, flexible work arrangements, a 13th and 14th month, an interesting pension plan, etc. Moreover, team mates who support and inspire you, the flexibility to explore multiple challenges and roles.


Thrive in our company culture: open, with an international mindset and down to earth. Our hands-on approach, job rotation system and regular training will enable you to learn and develop your talents continuously. 

Many opportunities await in the coming years as we adapt our facilities and business to the energy transition. Want to learn more about how we see, for example, the future of our refineries? Read our Advancing Climate Solutions report: Advancing climate solutions | ExxonMobil.


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




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