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Instrument Engineer


Fawley, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

We are currently recruiting for an Instrument & Control Engineer to join our ExxonMobil Engineering Europe (EMEEL) team. EMEEL is the European Area Engineering Office of ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Ltd, based in Fawley Refinery near Southampton, providing research and engineering support for ExxonMobil and its joint ventures throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.  

We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan, private health care for employees and their families and, where applicable, relocation assistance.  The onsite facilities include a gym, which make Fawley an enjoyable place to work. 

Job Role Responsibilities

The Instrument & Control Engineer is responsible for providing specialist engineering and technical support for projects and site support in Europe and the Middle East.  This includes Project Development and Quality Control for Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC), Custody Transfer, Quality Systems, compliance with EC Directives, development of standards and international collaboration activities.  
ExxonMobil requires exceptional professional conduct and the highest ethical standards, implicit with sound judgment, integrity and quality. 
The key responsibilities are to:

  • Early Project Development and Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for projects 
  • Quality Control and Audit for projects ensuring compliance to ExxonMobil and industry standards.
  • Supporting the construction and commissioning phases of projects.
  • Safety and HAZOP reviews; facilitating the risk assessment to set Safety Integrity Level (SIL), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Reliability Performance Targets. 
  • Providing guidance for 
    • The sizing, selection, process engineering and loop design for instrumentation.
    • Safety system design, engineering, modelling and design verification 
    • Custody Transfer liquid and gas flow metering, inventory level measurement/gauging and internal accounting / mass balance instrumentation 
    • Quality critical instrumentation
    • Reliability analysis and Equipment Strategies 

The role is based at our Fawley site, near Southampton, within our EMEEL office. The successful candidate will work with the Automation, Optimisation and Process Safety Engineering Team based in Fawley.

Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in Instrument and Control Engineering with preferably 10+ years professional experience. Candidates with less than ten years’ experience, who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered.
  • Be; or be working towards being; a qualified Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council UK or equivalent.

Please note, candidates whose experience is predominantly in project management will only be considered for this position where they can demonstrate relevant technical experience. 
Candidates should also have demonstrated work experience and / or knowledge of: 

  • International Engineering Standards 
  • Sizing and selecting instrumentation together with a basic knowledge of process engineering, P&IDs, fluid properties / dynamics and material technology.
  • Signal types, transmission systems and experience of low voltage electrical distribution networks, cable sizing and protection. 
  • Instrumentation Piping and Process Connection requirements for Flow, Level, Pressure and Temperature instrumentation. 
  • Control Valves and Trip Valves including sizing and selection. 
  • PLC and safety systems. 

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




Conditions of Employment

Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.



Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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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