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Regional Materials Inspection Specialist Fawley 520958800 Permanent 27/12/2018 2019-01-01 31/01/2019 ExxonMobil Recruitment ExxonMobil

Job Description


We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Regional Materials and/or Inspection specialist to join our ExxonMobil Engineering Europe (EMEEL) team. 

As part of the global ExxonMobil Research and Engineering division, we are located at the Fawley Refinery and Chemical Plant. The largest refinery in the UK, Fawley is a combined refining, lubricants and chemicals manufacturing site which is located on the south coast of England, on the edge of the New Forest National Park.
The Materials and/or inspection specialist is responsible for providing expert engineering and technical support to multiple manufacturing locations in the Europe & Middle-East region.
The key responsibilities are to:

  • Be the subject matter expert providing technical recommendations & advice to engineers at our manufacturing sites in the region.
  • Review and advise on facility risk based equipment strategies; corrosion control programmes; material selections; welding procedures; and implementation of inspection systems and NDE/NDT technologies.
  • Provide engineering support during plant maintenance events
  • Lead & support fixed equipment failure analyses
  • Provide engineering support for smaller capital and opex projects
  • Work with an integrated fixed equipment team and other engineering specialists to provide innovative engineering solutions and add business value
  • Support efficient operations by advising upon materials related best practices & technologies


The successful candidate will be expected to provide training and coaching to plant personnel and take a leading role in the continuous improvement of ExxonMobil risk based practices and technologies. It is also expected that the candidate will participate in, and lead, regional and global technical networks, and have an active role across the Company and with industry bodies. The candidate will work within a small team of materials, inspection and mechanical engineers, which is part of the ExxonMobil Engineering Europe Limited organisation and the global EMRE organisation. EMEEL comprises of approximately 100 multidisciplinary engineers, and provides technical support across the region for both refining and chemical manufacturing complexes.

The role will involve frequent (up to 50% of the time) international travel, both within and outside of Europe for short business trips and /or assignments.




Candidate Requirements


To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold a relevant engineering degree, at a bachelors or masters level. 
  • Have relevant mechanical, materials and inspection engineering experience in an operational environment, preferably at a high hazard facility in the refining or petrochemical sector (five years+ as a guide). Candidates with less than five years’ experience, but who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered
  • Have strong IT skills, specifically being an experienced and competent user of Microsoft Office – including Excel and Word 
  • Being, or working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent is considered an advantage.


Candidates should also have demonstrated work experience and / or working knowledge of: 

  • Plant inspection and QA/QC of fabrications, including welding, and relevant NDT techniques
  • Working with operational engineering and maintenance teams, responding to technical queries on materials, corrosion and welding matters
  • Recommending appropriate materials, referencing relevant metallurgy specifications and operating envelopes
  • Installation, turnaround, and maintenance of pressure equipment
  • Involvement in technical investigations and making technical recommendations
  • Applying corrosion degradation mechanisms, as per API code 571
  • Supporting asset management / equipment strategies 
  • Experience with design codes and pressure equipment regulations such as ASME, API, EN & PED
  • Training and mentoring less experienced engineers


Skills Required
Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills:
Teamwork, communication (verbal and written), ability to innovate, pragmatism, ability to influence others and provide technical leadership, the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment. Candidates should be motivated to progress a professional engineering based career, which may lead to appointments in regional and global technical leadership positions.




Our Offer


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan, private health care for employees and their families and, where applicable, relocation assistance.  Onsite facilities, including a gym, make Fawley an enjoyable place to work.

Further information on ExxonMobil careers in the UK can be found in our Recruitment Brochure and via our One Day With live event. 




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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.