Subsea Engineer (Controls)

Exxon Mobil


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.

About Houston


ExxonMobil’s state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors.


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities.


Learn more about what we do in Houston here.

What role you will play in our team


We are planning to hire an experienced Subsea Engineer (Controls) to work out of ExxonMobil’s Houston Campus in the United States of America. The candidate would be part of ExxonMobil’s Subsea Systems team in ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company. Subsea Engineers (Controls) provide corporate-wide technical and advisory support in the areas of subsea controls (including topsides controls equipment), cause and effects, interlocks, and electro/hydraulic distribution. Responsibilities will include developing and applying design and operating criteria for ExxonMobil’s diverse, global portfolio of assets, new developments, and industry-led initiatives.

What you will do


  • Develop, specify, and apply subsea controls design criteria for wide variety of activities, developments, and operations, i.e. large-scale deepwater capital projects, R&D programs, offshore installation activities, and low carbon solutions opportunities

  • Involvement in various subsea project support efforts from concept evaluation and selection to commissioning and start up

  • Evaluate the strengths and shortcomings inherent in different controls design philosophies 

  • Participate in risk assessments, root cause failure analyses, technology evaluations/selections, and offshore installation of subsea hardware

  • Develop and carry out procedures for FAT, EFAT, SIT, and pre-loadout of subsea hardware and software

  • Participate in subsea industry activities (e.g. OTC, SSTB, industry committees)

  • Lead revision to company standards and/or industry practices

  • Support subsea operations issue identification and resolution efforts

  • Interface with people from different disciplines (e.g. marine, risers, pipelines, flow assurance) to align on work scopes and work products 

  • Interface with suppliers, contractors, and other third parties to ensure work products are in alignment with ExxonMobil expectations

  • Provide management with sound recommendations and context for subsea controls design philosophies and strategic contracting decisions 

  • Monitor and provide engineering oversight of third party engineering contractors and service providers to various Business Units

  • Steward ExxonMobil’s subsea software and tools, including internal subsea controls design/selection guides

  • Mentor and guide less experienced engineers in the subsea discipline

  • Sustain and promote ExxonMobil’s safety culture

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Subsea, Offshore, Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Civil, or Chemical Engineering

  • 5 to 15 years’ experience in subsea design or operations with expertise in subsea controls, with specific emphasis on topsides controls equipment  (e.g. MCS, Cause & Effects, Interlocks).

  • Working knowledge of subsea controls equipment, including topsides hardware/software, subsea/downhole instruments, umbilicals, and electric/hydraulic/optic distribution systems.  Working knowledge of the subsea equipment being controlled (e.g.  subsea trees and manifolds), as well as qualification, testing, and installation methods. 

  • Familiar with typical equipment and component selection drivers & tradeoffs, failure modes and demonstrated ability to diagnose the problem

  • Working knowledge of applying subsea engineering codes & standards, such as API 17E, 17F, 17S, 17Y and other relevant API, ISO, and ASME subsea hardware and piping standards

  • Demonstrated familiarity with a typical subsea system including general layout, process flow and chemical distribution, types of subsea control systems, and topside systems/interfaces

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs 

  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Broad knowledge of industry standards, best practices, and related work processes

  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines and frequent changes in priorities

  • Strong leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational, coordination, planning, and interface skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

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. 

  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.

  • 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.


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at


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

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