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Process Design 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.


Your team
We are looking for a Process Design Engineer to join the Design and Cost Engineering team which is part of Project Management Department at the ExxonMobil Refinery and Chemical Plants in Rotterdam. This department is part of the worldwide ExxonMobil Project Management organization and is responsible for project realization from design to completion. The projects are developed in close cooperation with the internal customers.
As Process Design Engineer you are responsible for developing a portfolio of projects. This includes developing the Project Design Basis, sizing process equipment, performing calculations and developing equipment datasheets and P&IDS in close cooperation with internal clients and discipline specialists.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the development of the Project Design Basis for projects.
• Ensure safety, operability, maintainability, constructability and reliability of the project facilities
• Working closely together with the project team, internal clients, local and international (technical) specialists and operational teams to come to an optimal Project Design Basis meeting project objectives
• Performing process design calculations, sizing process equipment, preparing heat and material balances, preparing datasheets (e.g. for pumps, drums, heat exchanger, reactors, instrumentation)
• Organize and participate in Safety, Environmental and Design reviews
• Conducting design follow up during basic and detailed engineering stages
• Participating in screening and scoping studies
• Participating in HAZOPs and safety studies
• Fulfill the role of design follow up engineer during the execution phase of a project: review of detailed design and critical purchase requisitions, and providing information to EP contractors.


Personal Attributes
• Strong focus on process and personal safety
• Demonstrates strong ownership of projects and good work ethic
• Provides quality of work and has attention to detail
• Pro-active with strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Working to, and meeting deadlines by applying organizational skills
• Team player
• Proactively applies engineering and problem solving skills to meet objectives


• Bachelor or Masters of Science degree in relevant engineering discipline (such as Chemical Engineering)
• Approximately 4-10 years professional experience as process designer or process design engineer in the field of Oil & Gas or Process industry
• Longer term interest in career development in a worldwide project management organization – including assignments outside the Netherlands - with focus on process design.
• Proficient in Dutch (at least B1 level), excellent in English, both written and oral.


Technical Knowledge and Skills
• In-depth knowledge of Process Design methods
• Extensive knowledge of safety and construction procedures and practices. 
• Familiarity with Engineering International Practices and National/International Codes.
• Affinity with process optimization software (e.g. ProII, Aspen Plus)



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