Process Control Engineer

Exxon Mobil


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ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


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 an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


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


What role you will play in our team


We are currently seeking a Process Control Engineer to join our team at the UK’s largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant, which is located on the South coast of England, on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Our Process Control Engineers are responsible for developing on-line control and optimisation schemes, to control operation of the process units, to maintain product quality and to maximise profitability. The successful candidate will work as part of a larger team of Process Control and Optimisation engineers, within the Technical Services Department (TSD).


About you


We are looking for either practicing Process Control Engineers or established Process Engineers looking to begin specialising in Process Control and Online Optimisation. The successful candidate will be looking to join a world class petrochemical multi-national and will possess a broad range of technical, personal effectiveness and leadership skills. We will look to mentor and train you in your role in order to progress to the level of Senior Process Control Engineer, that could ultimately lead to working within regional or global positions.


What you will do


Your key responsibilities will include:


  • Working with a range of process control technologies to deliver high quality regulatory control, multi-variable constraint optimisation and enhanced operating tools.
  • Work closely with Process Technical teams to provide on-line control and optimisation solutions consistent with unit economics, production targets and operating limits. This will include development and maintenance of control schemes to meet the changing economic drives and equipment capabilities. 
  • Provide support and training to the Operations Teams to ensure good understanding of the control objectives and online control schemes.
  • Development of improved operator tools to aid safe and effective operation of the process units.
  • Interface with supply organisation on process economics and identification/development of new optimisation opportunities.


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


To be eligible for this role, you should:


  • Hold a degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent (2.1 or above)
  • Have demonstrated strong Process Engineering skills with an interest in specialising in Process Control
  • Have professional experience, ideally within an operating company or a major engineering contractor (petroleum/petrochemical industry experience preferred) with either of the following:
    • At least 2 years’ in Process Control Engineering
    • A well-established Process Engineering background


Candidates should have the following attributes:


  • Good Process Engineering background with the ability to apply chemical engineering knowledge to problem solving and troubleshooting
  • In-depth knowledge of hydrocarbon processing in a refining and / or petrochemical operating environment with a practical understanding of plant equipment and instrumentation
  • The ability to work in a diverse, cross-functional team environment.


For practicing Process Control Engineers:


  • Hands-on experience with one or more major Distributed Control System (DCS) technologies, e.g. Honeywell TDC3000
  • Deployment of base process control strategies


The following attributes are beneficial:


  • Relevant experience developing and modifying Advanced Process Control technologies including: Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC), Real-Time Optimization (RTO), Inferential modelling techniques and Operator Guidance (e.g. Alarm Management and sequential control)
  • Steady State or Dynamic Simulation experience in an industrial environment


Your Benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designated 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:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Defined Benefit Pension scheme
  • Share incentive plan
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families 
  • Free Gym at most UK sites 


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

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Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company’s safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.


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