Downstream Production Planning Optimization Engineer


Spring, TX, 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 Houston


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.


Learn more about what we do in Houston here.

What role you will play in our team


Join ExxonMobil's Technology and Engineering Company as a production planning optimization engineer. Become part of an interdisciplinary team to develop, deploy and sustain planning and scheduling applications for the global Refining and Chemicals businesses. In this role you will hone your skills in optimization and modeling. You will work apply commercial and proprietary modeling approaches, contribute to R&D initiatives and develop next generation solution techniques focused on value generation. The company places high emphasis on engineering skills and the ability to combine technical skills with business understanding to improve profitability. Training courses in technical and personnel development areas, coupled with exposure to the fast-paced, hands-on environment provide an excellent platform to develop a successful career.


This position will be based in Spring, TX.

What you will do


  • Develop, deploy, and commission offline optimization applications using Aspen PIMS

  • Provide specialist application consulting and technical support to affiliates worldwide for new and deployed applications, including model troubleshooting and assistance with model convergence, model and economic information updates, and interpreting optimization

  • Provide technical leadership through technical training, work process reviews and best practice implementations

  • Closely work with manufacturing sites, process engineering, business stakeholders & business support functions to identify new opportunities, define the scope, cost, benefits and project schedule for new as well as revamped applications

  • Support R&D activities in modeling, offline optimization and overlapping technologies

  • Position could require 5-10% travel (domestic and/or international)

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • BS/MS in an engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years prior industry experience
  • Experience in commercial modeling/optimization platforms such as AspenTech PIMS, AspenTech ORION/APS, AVEVA ROMeo, Spiral Plan and Schedule, AVEVA Unified etc

Preferred Qualifications / Experience


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, teamwork, accuracy, effectiveness, and self-confidence
  • Demonstrations of leadership and mentoring abilities
  • Experience in hydrocarbon processing or supply chain optimization
  • Understanding of key economic decisions in hydrocarbon processing supply chain is a plus

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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Equal Opportunity Employer


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.


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