EMEAF Polyethylene Customer and Application Development Engineer


Brussels, BRU, BE

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.



Brussels Headquarters


The office building in Brussels (Machelen) houses ExxonMobil's regional headquarters for Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) and the European Technology Centre for research and development.


What role will you play in our team


You will be joining the Polyethylene Customer and Application Development (CAD) team, dedicated to providing Technology solutions to support ExxonMobil’s Polyethylene business objectives. 


As a member of the CAD team, you will lead application development and support projects for new product innovations, driving technological advancements that add value to our corporation and address evolving societal needs. Your efforts will contribute to creating sustainable solutions that enhance quality of life.

You will be at the front end of the development of advanced solutions for our customers that convert our polymers into extruded finished goods. Working closely with Market Developers, Product Developers, Sales, Lab Operations, and Pilot Plant Operations.

Moreover, the CAD team is responsible for training both customers and colleagues, collaborating with our global network of technology centers in the US, China, and India.


Your colleagues are highly skilled, driven and results-oriented team workers. You can enjoy our open company culture with an international mindset, allowing you to build your career through our hands-on approach and our job rotation systems. Combined with regular and broad trainings, this allows you to continue to develop your talents in a fast growing global network.


The job requires curiosity and technology interest and interpersonal skills facilitating work in internal local and global networks and as a market facing resource. 


What you will do


  • Lead projects consisting of new or improved applications for our existing or new polymers 
  • Translate strategic business drivers into technology opportunities that meet local and global market needs
  • Integrate sustainability requirements in the design of future solutions 
  • Provide technical support to our customers  
  • Develop and maintain trustful relationships with external partners (research centers, universities, value chain technology providers) 
  • Monitor scientific advancements internal and external literature (including patents) to assess new opportunities or threat
  • Participate in Technology Network meetings and follow-up as member


About you


  • Either PhD in Chemical, Material, Polymer Engineer or Science or MSc in Chemical, Material, Polymer Engineer or Science with minimum 3 years of experience in related industry or preferably with typical focus areas on polymer processing, rheology, packaging.
  • Pragmatic hands-on project management skills   
  • Strong analytical, communication and collaboration skills
  • Good understanding of physical and chemical analytical techniques
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary & Multicultural teams
  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in additional languages is highly desirable but not necessary
  • A strong curiosity and interest in technology.


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 health insurance plan, 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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