Advanced Facilities Engineer


Williston, ND, US

Company:  XTO

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 role you will play in our team


  • We take our license to operate and commitments to shareholders seriously. We aim to be world class in safety performance, environmental stewardship, and profitability!
  • We are aggressively making progress toward those goals and are seeking an engineer with diverse capability and great enthusiasm to support a wide range of work activities (more below).
  • The Advanced Facilities Engineer role reports into the Facilities Engineering Manager for Bakken assets in North Dakota.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to work from Williston, North Dakota as required (i.e. located locally or have a commute of no more than about a 2-hour drive from Williston) and should plan to work from Williston at least several days per week.
  • This role is primarily office based, but also requires some time in ‘field’ at area upstream and midstream assets.

What you will do


Engage in the following work areas to influence business outcomes related to surface engineering and equipment:

  •  Improving equipment reliability through analysis of failures and developing cost effective solutions
  •  Providing support to Operations and Maintenance Teams to resolve facility operating and reliability challenges, drive OPEX reductions, develop Management of Change requests, and perform risk analysis / mitigation consistent with industry and XTO safety practices to aid in ensuring safety and integrity of facilities and people
  •  Supporting greenhouse gas reductions initiatives
  •  Assist in managing project design and execution for new production facilities, pipelines, or compressors
  •  Facilitate a safe work culture by role modeling safe behavior, exhibiting safety leadership, and visiting job sites to engage workers at the job site
  •  Enhance design concepts of future facilities to improve reliability, cost of supply, profitability, and safety

About you


Skills and Qualifications


Must be able to work from Williston, ND U.S.A. as needed and at least several days (3+) per week on average.

  • B.S. or M.S. in either Mechanical, Chemical, or Petroleum Engineering
  • At least 3+ years of experience working in the oil and gas (O&G) industry
  • Personnel working in this position should have working knowledge in O&G surface facilities (separation processes, understand principles of operation for mechanical equipment and instrumentation and control systems, and know basic requirements for safety systems)
  • Experience evaluating and managing risk to reach fit for purpose decisions in the O&G context.

 Above all strong behavioral / interpersonal skills are needed to ensure effectiveness when working across the organization to drive improvements.

  • Have strong initiative and analytical skill to pro-actively identify and troubleshoot problems / evaluate risk
  • Can demonstrate that they have successfully worked with / collaborated with others to achieve alignment and results as a team (e.g., working across Construction, Operations, Maintenance, Projects, Engineering, etc.)
  • Are able to clearly and effectively communicate ideas and recommendations
  • Has a willingness to contribute wherever necessary and support the general interest of the team
  • Are receptive to feedback and listens
  • Has a positive attitude and cares for others

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Prefer candidates with some experience in working at or supporting Oil and Gas Upstream and Unconventional Assets
  • Reliability and integrity program experience
  • Experience developing or reviewing Cause and Effects Diagrams, P&IDs, equipment process control and safeguard designs
  • Familiarity with HAZOPs, risk screening and assessment principles
  • Mix of relevant field experience (e.g., Operations, Maintenance, or Commissioning) and office-based experience (e.g., O&G facility design, remote Operations and Maintenance support, etc.)

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. 
  • 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.


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Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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XTO Energy/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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