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Project Development Engineer

Location:  Fawley, HAM, GB
Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced Project Development Engineers to join our European Regional Projects Centre (ERPC) based at our Fawley site, near Southampton, which is the largest and most technically complex refining and petrochemical facility in the UK.


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.  Onsite facilities, including a gym, make Fawley an enjoyable place to work.

Job Role Responsibilities

Project Development Engineers support the development of a wide range of capital projects for ExxonMobil manufacturing sites throughout Europe. The key responsibilities are to:

  • Apply process design skills to facilitate the selection of capitally efficient process solutions over the full project development cycle, from early economic screening studies through lead case selection and to detailed engineering
  • Use simulation for the generation of process unit heat and material balance options, as well as requiring knowledge and experience of both rating existing and sizing new process equipment consistent with future operation 
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to effectively influence investment decisions through application of sound engineering principles


The role is based at Fawley Refinery in Hampshire within our ERPC, working for ExxonMobil Engineering Europe Limited (EMEEL). EMEEL is the regional office for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, located in Houston USA, and provides research and engineering support for ExxonMobil and its joint ventures throughout Europe and the Middle East.


The candidate will work within a team of Project Development Engineers, as part of the wider ERPC. The ideal candidate will quickly learn the ExxonMobil work processes, demonstrate a high degree of technical proficiency and leadership aptitude, and will subsequently move on to leading design and development teams.


Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in chemical engineering, or equivalent
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent
  • Have extensive professional experience as a process design or project development engineer, preferably within an operating company, major engineering contractor, or process consultancy, working in the petroleum refining or petrochemical industries (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
  • Have a broad experience of the application of process design fundamentals within a project implementation environment


Candidates should also have demonstrated experience in some, or all aspects, of:

  • Work planning and coordination
  • Conceiving and evaluating alternative solutions to process engineering challenges
  • Developing steady-state process simulations (e.g. ProII, Hysis)
  • Producing heat and material balances for new and existing facilities
  • Sizing new process equipment
  • Rating existing process plant equipment, and a knowledge of debottlenecking strategies
  • Development and interpretation of key design documents including Process Flow and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PFD & P&ID)


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. You should also be motivated to progress as a professional engineer, with the potential for further career progress to appointments in regional and global technical leadership positions.


The role will involve occasional (10-20% of the time) international travel, both within and outside of Europe for short business trips and /or assignments.


Application Process Information
Applications open on 5 February 2018 and close on 4 March 2018. The first round of the interview process, which will be a telephone interview, will take place for selected candidates in March. Successful candidates will then be invited to final round interviews, comprising both technical and competency based assessments, following this.


Further information on ExxonMobil careers in the UK can be found in our Recruitment Brochure.


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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