LNG Optimizer


London or Leatherhead, SRY, GB

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.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


We are rapidly expanding our global trading organisation across our key locations. We are looking for passionate individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set to drive change in our business. The current opportunity is for an experienced LNG Optimizer to join our Global Operations group, working with our Atlantic Basin LNG Optimisation and Trading team, currently based in Leatherhead, Surrey (but with a view to relocate to a more central London location in 2023). 
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 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.
Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.
The closing date for this role is Sunday, 16th April 2023.


What role will you play within our team.


If successful you will support implementation of EM LNG through developing, implementing and stewarding the LNG Annual Delivery Program (ADP), spot sales deliveries, identifying optimization opportunities and apply agreed standards of customer service whilst ensuring contract compliance and protection of EM interests. A role with frequent external party engagement and interaction.


What you will do


  • Innovate, seek optimization opportunities and drive value captures by working with LNG teams, incluing LNG marketing / trading, shipping and analytics teams
  • Serve as EM scheduling / delivery focal point for, and maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders (Buyers, LNG Marketer, Trader, LNG Plant, Production Scheduler, Ship Charterer, Ship Scheduler, Contract Administrator and in-country representative) to enable timely lifting and delivery of cargos to our customer
  • Develop and implement the LNG ADP, issue the 90-Day Schedule, co-ordinate day-to-day LNG cargo deliveries and other schedule adjustments
  • Determine excess spot volumes with production team and then working with the LNG Trading team to optimize marketing and sales timing for such volumes
  • Perform and understand scheduling simulations with various Optimization Tools for marketing or operational reasons to achieve optimal result and seek optimization opportunities to create value
  • Manage rights and obligations of EM and buyers under curtailment situation
  • Provide LNG shipment stewardship and customer service standard reports; prepare internal / external presentations
  • Using the Energy Components system and working with the Budapest support team and Bangkok Revenue Accounting team to ensure that the verification / validation of invoice, receipt and payment of monies are issued accurately and timely
  • Work as an integrated member together with the Long Term Marketing, Downstream Europe Gas Marketing and Trading teams to develop and tailor operational related clauses to protect / maximize EM interest in SPAs and MSAs
  • Support implementation of EM Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and associated communication protocols


About you


  • Gas Supply / Demand Coordination 
  • Ability to read, understand and execute contractual clauses to protect ExxonMobil interests
  • Creative and innovative mind to seek optimization opportunites to create value to contribute to the bottom line
  • Highly collaborative with all stakeholders
  • Competent in negotiation and influencing of internal and external stakeholders to drive the highest value for ExxonMobil
  • Possess high analytical and computational skills to dissect and evaluate scheduling simulation results, being able to quantify and evaluate trade-offs 
  • A self starter able to work independently with little supervision
  • Inter-personal effectiveness with internal and external parties
  • Able to work in multi-cultural environment
  • Able to travel on occasional basis


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Be educated to degree level or higher qualification 
  • Have previous LNG optimisation and operational experience
  • Have fluent English language skills (written and spoken), with additional language skills being desirable


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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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