Process Research Engineer


Huizhou, GD, CN

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.


What you will do


  • Responsible for coupling fundamental knowledge of catalysis and kinetics with reaction/process engineering skills to develop and scale-up new process technology and/or new catalytic systems.
    Interface with business units and program leaders to develop technical targets.
  • Apply the principles of mass and heat transfer to concept development. Employ process simulation and thermodynamics software as required.
  • Specify, design, install, and commission new equipment/technology required to scale-up processes from small laboratory scale to commercial application. Evaluate and design unit/equipment modifications.
  • Conduct process and catalyst development experiments at laboratory and pilot plant scale. Troubleshoot units and equipment.
  • Monitor and optimize the efficiency, output, and safety of lab and pilot plant operations.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from lab, pilot plant, and commercial operations. Apply models as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all aspects of process operations meet specified internal and external regulations/standards including safety and environmental regulations/standards.
  • Document results, prepare reports, and present work product.
  • Evaluate and manage research program costs and schedule.
  • Leverage and work cooperatively with others to efficiently achieve general interest team solutions.
  • Participate in cross-discipline scale-up and commercial operation teams to ensure smooth technology handoff.
  • Originate novel patentable concepts, leading to the development of intellectual property assets.


About you


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering 
  • Good communication skills, and able to communicate through oral or written English 
  • Capable of independent laboratory work and apply scientific method
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural and team environment, strong organizational skills
  • Be prepared to travel globally and work across international boundaries, if necessary
  • Enthusiastic, team player, "can-do" attitude, flexible and willing to learn
  • Creative thinking, embrace challenge
  • Process simulation
  • Process design/engineer
  • Process development and scale-up
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetic model development and application
  • Reactor development and design
  • Competitive technology analysis
  • Project management and stewardship
  • Project economics
  • Hydrocarbon and/or Polymer processing knowledge
  • Plant operations
  • Intellectual property assessment/procurement


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