Industrial Control Systems 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.


ExxonMobil in Malaysia


ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, ExxonMobil develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.


In Malaysia, we are involved in significant oil and gas production operations and the marketing of chemical products. We also host a global business and technology center in Kuala Lumpur that provides high-level information technology and engineering expertise to ExxonMobil’s upstream, downstream and chemical businesses worldwide.


What role you will play in the team


ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential, and help shape the future of energy. With a long history of industry leadership and cutting-edge innovation, we are committed to addressing the dual challenge facing society today: meeting the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing environmental impacts, including the risk of climate change.
Currently, we have an opportunity for an experienced Industrial Control Systems Engineer, and are looking for a passionate individual who enjoys working in a collaborative, diverse and challenging environment to join our team, who advances the competitiveness of ExxonMobil industrial operations globally by deploying innovative technologies that enable highly reliable and secure infrastructure, control systems and value generating applications.
This role is based in Menara ExxonMobil, Kuala Lumpur.

What you will do


If successful, you will take on a leading role for designated applications/platforms/technologies, providing global engineering support in the evaluation, design, qualification and integration into ExxonMobil’s Industrial Control Systems (“ICS”) environment, as well as lifecycle management. You will be working with diverse teams, sites and vendors to impact change on a global scale.
We are looking for an experienced individual who will fulfil a role that is both technically challenging and delivers business impactful decisions. Key deliverables include:

  • Design, integrate and perform testing for designated applications/platforms/technologies to be used in ExxonMobil’s ICS environment at sites around the world:

o    Examples of platforms/technologies include: Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory (e.g. Group Policy, Domain Security, DNS), Virtualization (VMWare, Veeam), Windows Updates (WSUS), Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint Protection, SentinelOne), Database (MS SQL, PostgreSQL), Networking (Cisco), OPC

o    Examples of process control applications include: Honeywell Process Historian (PHD), Alarm Management, Operator Training Simulator (DynSim, UniSim), Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC), Real-Time Optimization (RTO), Ignition platform

  • Develop comprehensive procedures and guidance to standardize deployment, patching and migration
  • Provide elevated technical support and troubleshooting to sites
  • Close collaboration with business functions (e.g. enterprise IT) and external vendors to influence product releases, desired changes or change in architecture
  • Contribute / develop global roadmap to manage lifecycle and synergy across fleet of installed products at sites
  • Evaluate and propose new and alternate product releases; participate in research and development for new technologies
  • Meet ExxonMobil ICS requirements for safe, reliable and secure operations
  • Provide critical communication and information sharing to sites and be an active part of the global community of Control Systems Engineers

About you


Skills and Qualifications

To be eligible for this role, you must have or be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering / Computer Science / Information Technology
  • Experience supporting Industrial Control Systems and/or automation projects in the petrochemical, manufacturing or similar industry
  • Understanding of ICS architecture and environment including operational aspects such as reliability, redundancy, high availability, remote support, business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Experience / hands-on with Virtualization, Windows Servers and Active Directory, Database administration, OPC, Ethernet networking
  • Skills in scripting or compiled programming languages to develop tools, automation or solutions (e.g. PowerShell, VB.Net)
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity concepts for Industrial Control Systems
  • Experience with software configuration, integration, testing and technical documentation
  • Behavioral traits:

o    Strong communication and interpersonal skills

o    Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners, including vendors and senior technical leaders

o    Troubleshooting skills, innovative and analytical thinking

o    Independent, strong drive and desire to lead change

o    Ability to adapt, work flexibly and be part of a multi-cultural global team.


Preference will be given to those with the following additional skills / abilities:

  •  Experience supporting DCS (e.g. Honeywell Experion) / PLC, including data interfaces with applications.

Your Benefits:


We are committed to providing benefits that are competitive and support the needs of our employees.

Application Process


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