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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.


The closing date for this role is Tuesday 28th February 2023.

What role you will play in our team.


We are seeking an experienced Chemical Process Engineer to join our highly skilled and multi-national team at the Fife Ethylene Plant. We are looking for a highly capable engineer with a proven background in the manufacturing industry to bring fresh perspectives, whilst working within our operational frameworks. 

Our Senior Chemical Process Engineers play a pivotal role in the successful operation of our plants and are responsible for initiating and leading improvements to unit performance in safety, production, and reliability in a dynamic team environment. In this role, you will serve as a senior process technical resource, providing technical and operational expertise to address complex processes across business teams. You will need to think strategically, execute thoughtfully, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations. 


What you will do.


  • You will work with other engineering disciplines, operations, and mechanical personnel in a team environment
  • You should have leadership capabilities with strong organisation, communication, and team working skills, which you will develop through a combination of formal training and experience
  • You will serve as a senior resource working with supervisors on the team to set clear objectives, and ensure priorities are aligned for the technical team
  • You will serve as the technical expert on the business team where you will mentor less experienced engineers on design practices, unit health monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • You will aid the development of long term vision and strategy for product line improvements.
  • Provide technical assistance in response to customer enquiries.
  • Serve as process safety resource on the business team leading Hazard and Operability Reviews (HAZOPs) and Risk Assessments. by developing closure plans and strategies for identified risks
  • Provide support for developing and implementing various capital projects.
  • Provide assistance in the field during plant startups, shutdowns or upsets.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Be able to provide off-hours support of abnormal and non-routine operations, including unit Turnarounds.

About you.


  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering.
  • Chartered Chemical Engineer.
  • Experienced Professional in Chemical Engineering plant technical/manufacturing roles.


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Process design or project experience.
  • Risk assessment and HAZOP leadership experience.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop creative solutions to resolve operational problems.
  • Demonstrate sound business judgment and ability to view and incorporate larger initiatives into strategy development.
  • Ability to provide informal leadership and mentoring and to influence and promote change to achieve desired results.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

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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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