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Electrical Engineer

Location:  Fawley, HAM, GB
Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

Electrical Engineers are responsible for providing specialist engineering, technical and safety orientated support to the Process and Maintenance Teams in matters relating to electrical engineering systems, equipment and operation.


The role is based at our Fawley site, near Southampton, which is the largest and most technically complex refining and petrochemical facility in the UK.


The successful candidate will work with a small team, which is part of the larger Fawley Area Engineering Service (FAES) Department. The FAES Department comprises of approximately 100 multidisciplinary engineers and technicians, and provides technical support across the Fawley refining and petrochemical facility.

Job Role Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer are to:

  • Provide specialist electrical engineering advice and recommendations to the Process and Maintenance Departments, on day to day matters such as: ensuring electrical supply meets demand; equipment failures; investigations; equipment strategies; and reliability improvements.
  • Provide professional electrical engineering support for projects, including: the preparation of screening studies, design bases and specifications for specialist projects.
  • Provide professional electrical engineering support and recommendations to management on electrical safety, infrastructure and technology issues.


Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in electrical engineering, or an equivalent subject.
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent.
  • Have relevant electrical engineering experience in an operational environment, preferably at a COMAH facility in the refining or petrochemical sector (five years+ as a guide). Candidates with less than five years’ experience, but who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered.
  • Be familiar with relevant legislative requirements, particularly the Electricty at Work Regulations, 1989.


Candidates should also have demonstrated experience of:

  • Troubleshooting and fault finding electrical equipment
  • Working with high voltage switchgear
  • Working with UPS’s (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
  • Working with protection systems
  • Supporting major maintenance activities e.g. plant shutdowns

Candidates who do not hold a degree in electrical engineering will also be considered where they:

  • Have a relevant electrical maintenance or engineering qualification at Higher National Diploma level or above
  • Can demonstrate on-going professional development / learning over multiple years, including currently working towards an engineering degree in electrical engineering, or an equivalent subject
  • Have a high degree of relevant experience in electrical engineering and / or maintenance on a COMAH facility, meeting the experience requirements set out above.


Skills Required
Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.


ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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