10 Mar, 2023

Experienced Process Engineer

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Process Engineer Chemicals Oil & Gas

Job Description

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



Rotterdam Area


The head office of the Benelux organisation is situated in Breda. The production plants are located in the Rotterdam port area.

  • The Rotterdam refinery is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly of its kind. Since being put into operation in 1960, the plant has undergone several renovations. The sizeable capital investments through the years have made the refinery ultra-efficient.
  • Officially called the Rotterdam Plasticizers & Intermediates Plant, the Rotterdam Oxo-alcohols Plant actually comprises three production facilities: the Rotterdam Oxo-Alcohol Plant in Europoort, the Phthalic Anhydride Plant and the Rotterdam Plasticizer Plant, which are both located in Rotterdam Botlek. It is the largest producer of plasticizers in Europe.
  • The Pernis Lubricant Plant - or Lube Oil Blending Plant - produces various types of engine oil for cars and lubricants for industrial applications.


What role you will play in our team



We are offering a position in our Project Development team leading a wide range of projects from initial concept development through to completion of FEED. Depending upon the nature of the project, you will be assigned one or more project leadership roles as Project Manager, Facilities Planning Lead, Lead Designer, or FEED Leader, responsible for the successful and competitive technical definition of facilities related to Fuels, Lubes, Chemical, or Low Carbon business opportunities. Although you will be based at our Rotterdam facility in the Netherlands, you will play a key role in our European Brownfield Project Organization, in a team distributed across four locations, which delivers capital projects in the $1m-$500m TEC range to the ExxonMobil facilities located across Europe and the Middle East. Our portfolio of projects plays an important role in enabling reliable safety and environmental performance of our facilities, as well as supporting key business development opportunities including those associated with transition to a low carbon future as part of the global energy transition. 



In the early stages of project definition you will be responsible for developing options and selecting competitive and technically sound solutions to a wide range of challenges, issues, and opportunities. This involves participation in business case development, defining project objectives and strategies, formulating and evaluating technical options for lead case selection, concept development, early project delivery planning, and gaining significant stakeholder engagement and alignment. On completion of FEED you will ensure that the project successfully transitions to the Execution team responsible for leading the EPC phase.


What you will do



From the moment a Business Opportunity is approved, you are responsible for developing an industry-leading competitive project. You engage, lead and coordinate an integrated project team, which will define objectives and screen safe, reliable and cost effective project alternatives, identifying a Lead Case that maximizes business value for the investment.



Following stakeholder alignment on the Lead Case, your team applies value engineering principles and external benchmarking insights to further optimize both the concept and the delivery strategy. Ultimately you will deliver a firm basis that supports delivery plans and cost & schedule estimates. You will develop and lead the FEL strategy and maintaining oversight on performance, schedule and quality until FEL completion. 



Operating in any of these project leadership roles, you must be able to build a cohesive team from a diverse group of contributors and inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional results. You will need to be able to maintain a broad overview and line-of-sight of critical issues and paths, as well as bring your focus to the detail level. You anticipate and proactively overcome barriers to success, keep a close eye on delivering on commitments, and identify critical issues and address them in a timely manner. By collaborating effectively across organisations and using your communication skills you will ensure that all stakeholders and team members stay appropriately informed and aligned on key project decisions.



As a role model in our Project Development function you will be expected and encouraged to mentor and coach less-experienced engineers, and to drive portfolio performance improvement through proactive identification of learning opportunities for the team. 


About you



Skills and Qualifications



  • Fluent in English language skills: understanding, reading, writing and speaking; Dutch language skills are preferable.
  • Have an education background at MSc level in engineering. Chemical Engineering is preferred, but candidates with another MSc degree are welcome to apply. 
  • Exhibiting strong leadership in teams and multicultural environments.
  • Excellent and effective communicating skills
  • Energetic, pro-active, result-oriented, inspiring. 



Preferred Experience



  • Candidates should have 5-15 years of proven experience in the refinery/(petro)chemical, oil & gas, energy, or engineering industries in any role that demonstrates an aptitude and understanding of areas such as process operations, troubleshooting, concept selection, feasibility studies, or FEED development.



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 a wide range of benefits including competitive pay, flexible work arrangements, a 13th and 14th month, an interesting pension plan, etc. Moreover, team mates who support and inspire you, the flexibility to explore multiple challenges and roles.


Thrive in our company culture: open, with an international mindset and down to earth. Our hands-on approach, job rotation system and regular training will enable you to learn and develop your talents continuously. 

Many opportunities await in the coming years as we adapt our facilities and business to the energy transition. Want to learn more about how we see, for example, the future of our refineries? Read our Advancing Climate Solutions report: Advancing climate solutions | ExxonMobil.


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


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