Electrical Engineer

Exxon Mobil

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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


Our sites in the Rotterdam port area belong to the Product Solutions division of ExxonMobil. With the latest technology and innovations, we are always working to renew and make our sites and products more sustainable. We manufacture base products for all kinds of daily products that you encounter in, for example, (electric) cars, hospitals, construction sites and windmills. The best-known brand names of our products are Esso, Mobil and Mobil1.


  • The refinery is integrated with the aromatics plant and is one of the most modern and efficient of its kind. The refinery processes various types of crude oil into chemical raw materials, fuels (petrol, kerosene, LPG and diesel) and high-quality base oils (basestocks) for lubricants.
  • The aromatics plant is one of the largest aromatics producers in the world. The plant is integrated with the refinery, resulting in significant energy and cost savings. We encounter aromatics in, for example, PET bottles and Styrofoam, in electrical (kitchen) equipment, car parts, sports shoes and synthetic fibers and resins.
  • The oxo alcohol plant is the largest producer of plasticizers in Europe. Plasticizers can be used to make ‘hard’ plastic soft and pliable. They are used to give flexibility to products such as cables, textiles, floor coverings, furniture and footwear.
  • The lubricating oil mixing plant in Pernis mixes base oils and additives (additives) into various lubricants. The products vary from solid motor oil to super-refined lubricants, intended for (electric) cars, aircraft and ships, but also for industrial machines and wind turbines.


What role you will play in our team



We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to join the Engineering Services team at the ExxonMobil Rotterdam Manufacturing Site (refinery and chemical plants). The Rotterdam Engineering Services Team is responsible for all equipment on the ExxonMobil Rotterdam Manufacturing Site, with a special focus on safety, regulations, reliability and improvements. 


Within the Engineering Services Team the Electrical Engineers play a vital role in the successful operations and long-term reliability of the Rotterdam Manufacturing Site. Across the Rotterdam Manufacturing Site, electricity is distributed via transformers and a network of cables at different voltage levels from 150kV, 33kV, 25kV, 6.9kV, 3kV down to low voltage. Typical electrical equipment at site includes, but is not limited to, transformers, switchgear(HV/LV) , a-synchronous motors as well synchronous motors, VSD systems, UPS systems, back-up generators and a GTG.


As an Electrical Engineer, you will work in our highly skilled team and will be responsible for day-to-day technical engineering support to our Maintenance and Business teams as well as long term activities such as preparing major electrical activities and equipment strategy work. You will be involved in different site projects and will give support and engineering surveillance to ensure consistency with specifications and guidelines. 


What you will do



Key responsibilities of an Electrical Engineer include:


  • Maintain a defined level of reliability performance of our assets by providing day to day support, troubleshooting and recommendations, to Operations and Maintenance on electrical malfunctions and deficiencies 
  • Drive asset improvement in the areas of: reliability, regulatory compliance, safety and environmental performance. This includes keeping our long term equipment strategies and site wide Preventive Maintenance program up-to-date, and support Maintenance with management of spare parts requests/stocking levels for electrical equipment.
  • Develop annual maintenance plans and turnaround scopes, participate in reviews at our site and in the EU region.
  • Perform in-depth root cause failure analysis on electrical equipment on request.
  • Provide support of projects in the areas of concept selection, design consulting, safety reviews, Technical Quality Assurance, commissioning and start-up assistance.
  • Documentation of changes, lessons learnt and actions taken to improve towards the future.
  • Develop and maintain technical standards and guidelines.
  • Support site in application of new technologies.


About you



Personal Attributes: 



  • Seeking a long term career at our production site 
  • Enjoy working in a highly skilled local and regional electrical engineering team, as well as working with several interfaces at our site
  • Proactively apply engineering, analytical and problem solving skills to meet challenging safety and business objectives
  • Able to handle multiple priorities in a short period of time, manage short deadlines and emergency situations.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, to get your technical recommendations across to Operations, Maintenance, Business Teams and Management
  • Demonstrate personal accountability for quality of work
  • Continually improve functional knowledge and critical working skills
  • Strategic and creative thinking abilities






  • Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSc, or Msc).
  • Preferably 5+ years professional experience – within an operating company (petrochemical, other heavy industry, a power company, or a network operator), a consultant engineering company, or an electrical equipment manufacturer.
  • Good general knowledge of major electrical equipment: switchgear, transformers, cables, motors.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards for electrical equipment,  ATEX, and other NL or EU regulations.
  • Field experience in the manufacturing, commissioning and trouble shooting of electrical systems.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Preferably Dutch speaking, good knowledge of English 



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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