Senior Electrical Engineer - Joliet


Joliet, IL, US

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


About Joliet


The ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in Channahon, Illinois. Residents of the area have access to many local activities, from shopping, dining and museums, to golf courses, parks, trails and auto racing events. Add to these the many opportunities the Chicago metropolitan area, or “Chicagoland,” has to offer, the Joliet Refinery makes a desirable work location.

The Joliet Refinery is the second newest refinery in the United States and will celebrate its 50th year in 2022. As the center of ExxonMobil’s Midwest integrated operations, it include pipelines, lubes production, distribution and fuels marketing. The refinery is one of the most energy efficient in the Unites States and processes nearly 250,000 barrels of crude per day into gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, asphalt and other products.

With a workforce of nearly 1,000, we take great pride in the work we do to ensure safe, reliable operations. Further, we are committed to community and education outreach through many longstanding partnerships. The Joliet Refinery is recognized as one of the leading employers in the region, including, in 2018, “Large Business of the Year” by the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the “Top Workplace” by the Joliet Herald-News.

Learn more about what we do in Joliet here. 

What role you will play in our team


The Electrical Engineer, as part of the Engineering Services department at a major integrated petrochemical manufacturing facility, is responsible for the optimization, troubleshooting, and design of a wide variety of electrical equipment. This involves time in the field ensuring that the installed electrical equipment contributes to safe, environmentally sound, reliable, and profitable operations. The Electrical Engineer will be located in Joliet IL.

What you will do


  • Maintain close contact with operations, maintenance, engineering, and project development to identify and implement electrical equipment repairs and reliability improvements
  • Design and specify electrical equipment such as motors, breakers, relays, generators, substations, buses, starters, transformers, and other industrial electrical equipment (480V to 230kV)
  • Coordinate projects for new or replacement equipment among engineering, maintenance, and operations
  • Commissioning, startup assistance, and support of electrical systems with maintenance personnel
  • Serve as an electrical technology expert liaison between project engineers, plant maintenance, and operations personnel
  • Supports and interfaces with business teams to maintain and improve electrical reliability while reducing maintenance costs.
  • Participates in screening, optimization, basic design preparation for electric power systems
  • Develops project scoping, design and detail specifications for electric power systems
  • Monitors Engineering Quality Control and leads contractor’s electrical work to ensure consistency with project specifications and guidelines
  • Support preparation of Design Basis Memorandums and develop Specifications
  • Provides technical support and services to operating facilities
  • Performs power systems simulations and analyses, including load flow, short circuit, motor starting and reacceleration, arc flash, transient stability and relay coordination
  • Updates Company practices and specifications
  • Applies ExxonMobil Global Practices, Design Practices, General Information and Instructions, codes and standards in support of projects during the detailed design phase
  • Participates actively in the Electrical Community of Practice
  • Participates in incident investigations in support of assets
  • Performs Risk Assessments and develops Equipment Strategies in support of assets
  • Manages electrical area classification for assets within the facility supported

About you


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in petrochemical industry with power systems as an Electrical Engineer
  • 10+ years experienced preferred


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience:


  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel at different levels of engineering, design, maintenance, and management
  • Ability to work with internal customers as well as suppliers and repair facilities of electrical equipment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in both written and verbal form for the purpose of instructing others in technical matters and obtaining cooperation from various personnel.
  • Problem solving / troubleshooting of electrical systems
  • Knowledge of Electrical Safety standards and Area Electrical Classification standards (API, NFPA, NEC, and NETA)
  • Knowledge of SKM Modeling, System Studies, and Coordination
  • Willing to travel domestically or internationally in support of electrical equipment construction or repairs
  • Work experience in petrochemical production units and awareness of surroundings from a safety and environmental point of view

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.

More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


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