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Project Engineer - Instrument, Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Disciplines

Location:  Fawley, HAM, GB
Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced Project 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.


Opportunities exist for Project Engineers with a range of skills and experience in delivering projects with an Instrument, Electrical, Civil, and/or Mechanical bias in the petrochemical industry.


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

The Project Engineer is the primary link between Project Management and the various technical disciplines involved in the successful development and delivery of a broad range of projects at the site. The key responsibilities are to:

  • Provide input into the project development process to ensure that practical, cost effective solutions are established at the outset
  • Manage the front end engineering and early procurement activities to ensure the project scope and cost is optimised prior to full project appropriation (funding)
  • Lead the execution stage of the project, ensuring that the management of detailed engineering and procurement of equipment are consistent with the project construction objectives of safety, quality, cost and schedule
  • Coordinate with the site organisation to ensure that the completion, handover and start-up of the facilities takes place efficiently and effectively


The ERPC provides a project development and execution service to the Fawley complex as well as providing support to ExxonMobil’s refining and chemical facilities in the broader European and Middle East region. Longer term international career opportunities, therefore, exist for high performing candidates in all project disciplines on both a regional and global basis. 

Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role you must:

  • Hold either an engineering degree or a Higher National Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Chemical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Electrical, Controls, Civils)
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer in your discipline, as defined by the relevant Institution and Engineering Council (or equivalent)
  • Have relevant project engineering experience (five years+ as a guide), preferebably in the downstream petrochemical industry, in one or more of the following areas: project development; front end engineering and early procurement activities; project execution; and / or project completion and handover. Candidates with less than five years’ experience, but who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered.


Candidates should also have demonstrated work experience and / or knowledge of managing third party relationships and work delivery e.g. working with external engineering procurement companies.


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.


Application Process Information

Applications open on 25 January 2018 and close on 25 February 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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