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Project Engineering Graduate Programme 2020


Fawley, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

At ExxonMobil we’re using technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We’re recruiting now for our 2020 UK Graduate Programme and we are seeking exceptional people who we can empower to think independently, take initiative and be innovative.

What’s in it for you?

We’re one of the world’s biggest energy and chemical companies and we reward our employees accordingly. We offer a competitive graduate starting salary and you’ll also receive our generous graduate resettlement allowance. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package, which includes a defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families. Continuing the health and wellbeing theme, there are also free gyms at most of our UK sites.


But more than that, ExxonMobil is a great place to start and to build a career. It isn’t just another graduate job. Crucially, we offer our graduates real jobs from day one, with future UK-based and international opportunities. Our graduate development programme provides you with an in depth introduction to the company as well as technical training to enable you to succeed in your first job. We also provide on-going learning and technical training. With this backing you will be well supported as you work to obtain Chartered Engineer status.


What would you be doing?


Whichever team you start in you’ll have real responsibility from day one and we’ll provide a supportive learning environment.

Project Engineers are responsible for managing the safe execution of their own portfolio of capital projects with a combined value circa $20M. Your ownership will cover the full project lifecycle through development, execution and into start-up.  On a monthly basis you will be expected to steward individual project performance for our business partners and key stakeholders. The nature of assigned projects varies continually and as experience grows so do the opportunities for global assignments on major ($500M+) ventures headed up by our global projects team in Houston.

You’ll have excellent opportunities to gain a wide range of experiences in your first few years with the Company and detailed above is just one example. See our Careers Brochure for further details on ExxonMobil Graduate Careers.

What are we looking for?

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Have, or be on track for, at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in one of:
    • Civil Engineering; or
    • Electrical Engineering; or
    • An engineering degree which includes Mechanical and / or Materials modules;
  • Be graduating in 2020 or have graduated in 2019, 2018 or 2017


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.


Candidates should also be motivated to continue their professional development as an engineer and work with Company mentors towards Chartered Engineer status.


Relevant work experience on summer or industrial placements in project management is preferred, but not essential.


How do you apply and what’s the process?


Interested? Click 'Apply Now' and submit your application to our Recruitment Team today. Applications are open until 18 October 2019.


If your application meets or exceeds our minimum criteria you will be invited to take our online test (it should be completed within five days of you receiving it). Candidates who pass the online test will be invited to a competency based Skype interview between June and November. If successful, this will be followed by an interview at one our UK operating locations, which will comprise both competency based and technical questions. The final round will be at an assessment centre near Fawley Refinery (Southampton) in November or early December.


If your application is not successful at any stage we will let you know as soon as we can, but please allow up to 21 days.



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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