Planning/Scheduling Improvement Engineer


Fawley, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

What awaits you.


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 providing affordable energy to support human progress while advancing effective solutions to address climate change.


Join ExxonMobil's Technology and Engineering Company as a Planning and Scheduling optimization engineer. Become part of an interdisciplinary team to develop, deploy and sustain planning and scheduling applications for the global Refining and Chemicals businesses. In this role you will hone your skills in one or more manufacturing and supply logistics planning and scheduling optimization technologies. Utilizing commercial and proprietary modeling approaches you will support Manufacturing sites with optimization and simulation activity, contribute to R&D initiatives and develop next generation solution techniques focused on value generation. The company places high emphasis on engineering skills and the ability to combine technical skills with business understanding to improve profitability. Training courses in technical and personnel development areas, coupled with exposure to the fast-paced, hands-on environment provide an excellent platform to develop a successful career.


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


The closing date for this role is Friday 2nd September 2022

What role would you play within our team.


  • Develop, deploy, and commission offline Optimization Applications
  • Provide specialist application consulting and technical support to affiliates worldwide for new and deployed applications, including model troubleshooting and assistance with model convergence, model and economic information updates, and interpreting optimization
  • Provide technical leadership through technical training, work process reviews and best practice implementations
  • Closely work with manufacturing sites, process engineering, business stakeholders & business support functions to identify new opportunities, define the scope, cost, benefits and project schedule for new as well as revamped applications
  • Support R&D activities in modeling, offline optimization and overlapping technologies
  • Position could require 5-10% travel (domestic and/or international)

Who are we looking for.


  • BS / MS in an engineering discipline.
  • Degrees in Data Analytics, Data Science, Operations Research, Computer Science, Math, or related fields will be considered & are encouraged to apply.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience in hydrocarbon processing or supply chain optimization, ideally within Refining or PetroChemical organisations.
  • Preference given to those with experience in commercial modeling / optimization platforms such as AspenTech PIMS, AspenTech ORION / APS, AIMMS, Spiral CrudeSuite, Spiral Plan and Schedule etc.
  • Advanced MS Excel Macro development.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, teamwork, accuracy, effectiveness, and self-confidence.
  • Demonstration of leadership and mentoring abilities.
  • Understanding of key economic decisions within hydrocarbon processing supply chains is a plus.



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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