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Fixed Equipment and Inspection Engineer - Rotterdam

Location:  Rotterdam, NB, NL
Company:  ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Corporation is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, best known in the Benelux for its Esso and Mobil brands. Active in almost 200 countries around the world, ExxonMobil prides itself on its commitment to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner. The company strives towards operational excellence with a talented workforce, strong financial resources and cutting edge technology. Our customers are both global and local ranging from major chemical companies to the thousands of customers a day who visit our Benelux service stations.

We're looking for Fixed Equipment and Inspection Engineers to join the Equipment Engineering team at the ExxonMobil Refinery and Chemical Plants in the Rotterdam Area, with possibilities to work in large projects abroad in the future.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Within a multidisciplinary business team you will be responsible for the development and implementation of fixed equipment strategies, including defining inspection scopes, evaluating inspection results and setting up repair scopes, in order to guarantee reliable operation of fixed equipment. When updating equipment strategies, you will regularly apply validated RBI methodology and re-evaluating the material degradation mechanisms relevant to fixed equipment. Furthermore you will work with project teams, engineering contractors and suppliers in specifying/acquiring equipment, ensuring that specifications are met and follow projects through to start-up. The Rotterdam Fixed Equipment Engineering group is ISO-IVG certified.


Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrate personal accountability for quality of work
  • Use measured risk approach in all business decisions
  • Continuously improve functional knowledge & critical working skills
  • Proactively apply engineering and problem solving skills to meet challenging safety and business objectives
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, manage deadlines with different timescales and changing priorities



  • Bachelor or master degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 to 10 years work experience required – preferably within an operating company or a major engineering contractor in the petrochemical or oil & gas industry
  • Inspection Certificate Level 3 (Inspectie- en Keuringsdeskundige) or in the process of obtaining such a level 3 certificate.
  • Interest in oil refinery and petrochemical operations
  • Fluent in Dutch and English


Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Well acquainted with the ”Warenwet- en Praktijkbesluit Drukapparatuur” and with design codes for pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks and piping, such as PED, ASME, TEMA and API.
  • Specify design and repair requirements and establish the corresponding quality standards, supported by internal ExxonMobil guidelines.
  • Able to perform Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and evaluate material and mechanical defects.

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