Mechanical Engineer Graduate - start date: January 2018

Job Role Summary

Minimum Requirement: 2:1 Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical engineering

Inspection or Maintenance:

You will be involved in decision-making from the start, with an opportunity to join the Inspection or Maintenance group that manages the integrity of all the fixed equipment on the refinery. You will be a core member of a team in delivering equipment integrity from inspection of existing equipment, strategy development & analysis, day to day trouble shooting and project implementation. This will be a varied role exposing the engineer to all different types of refining equipment and the types of corrosion and degradation issues we experience.


You could find yourself working on a major capital project to increase capacity or reliability or be responsible for implementing new initiatives to improve site safety. Alternatively, you could be providing daily technical support as part of a team on a unit ensuring on-grade production that meets market demand. Other opportunities exist to gain an array of experiences in your first few years with the company, from project development and commissioning, plant troubleshooting and optimisation, to operations planning or advanced control.

You will be in constant contact with a large variety of people, plant operators on the units or technology specialists. A job at Fawley places you at the hub of operations and offers the unique opportunity to combine commercial and technical operational activities from the start of your career.


As a new engineer you might start in the Project Development, Project Management or Process Technology groups where you will either work on $Multimillion capital projects or support Technology Leadership programs across our 9 European & Middle East manufacturing sites.

Our Engineering Office staff work together in teams in close conjunction with European affiliate refinery staff, and staff in the ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Head Office in Fairfax, USA to deliver high value engineering services that yield a strong business return to our operations.

International travel within Europe and to a lesser extent the Middle East is a frequent element of our work.

Your Development:

ExxonMobil is committed to the continuous development of its employees. The company recognised training as a method to accomplish employee development. ExxonMobil offers a variety of useful training and educational courses including leadership, individual effectiveness, cultural awareness to name a few. Numerous learning opportunities are available, including classroom and computer based training; on the job learning and performance feedback; coaching; skill reinforcement; and self-studies.

In addition to our formal training courses and programs, you will benefit from our formal mentoring program provided when you begin at one of our manufacturing sites. The Mentor Program utilises a formal process to pair new employees with experienced employees for guidance essential to understanding the organisation and successfully operating within its structure and systems. The programme is designed to help new employees become familiar with the company norms, values and culture in an effort to increase their potential for success within the organisation.

Alternate Location:

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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