We use cookies to help personalise your web experience and improve our websites. To find out more about what cookies are, how we use them and how to delete them, see our Cookie Statement.

By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to the use of cookies.

Technical Graduate – Chemical Engineering


Degree Discipline:  Chemical Engineering West London Terminal

Location: At one of our operational sites; Fawley or West London Terminal

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


As a Refining or Chemicals Graduate :

As a graduate engineer, you will be involved in decision-making from the start.  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 optimization, 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 or West London Terminal 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.


Your Responsibilities will vary slightly based on assignment and include:

  • Working with operating units to improve efficiencies and to analyze deviations from desired operations
  • Acquire a good working knowledge of assigned unit(s)
  • Solve operating problems
  • Monitor daily operations, participate with coordination
  • Serve as the Unit(s) technical consultant
  • Recommend operating changes and develop operating guides to improve overall economics
  • Work with the internal customer's operations, technical and planning organization
  • Identify project scope
  • Responsible for the development of process design specifications for small/mid-sized capital projects or member of a design team on major projects
  • Provide process design-related technical support services to operating and technical organizations
  • Use of computer programs for both process simulation and equipment design
  • Provide process control support during project development, design reviews, approval, installation, and startup
  • Participate in specifying hardware and instrumentation needs for advanced process control application systems


 As am EMEEL/Projects Graduate : 

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.

Following a typical career path, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Graduates can expect to experience a range of Project and Technology roles in their first few years, along with an assignment within one of our European Refineries.  This builds a breadth and depth of experience in:

  • Cost & Schedule Engineering
  • Process Development
  • Process Technology Support for Refineries
  • Equipment Technology Engineering
  • Direct interface with Refinery staff for technical matters as well as training and networking to develop and build best practices in the European Region.

Ultimately, this enables Engineers to decide on a discipline specialty career path.
After initial assignments, career development assignments to Affiliate Refineries, other global Regional Engineering Offices or to the Central Engineering office in the USA are expected for engineers to develop the broad range of Technical ,Personal Effectiveness and Leadership skills required to ultimately achieve global senior technical leadership positions .


Your Career Path

You will be working along side some of the finest engineers in the industry. Learning from the best as you handle assignments with increasing levels of responsibility and technical depth.
You will have the opportunity to achieve your professional goals in both technical and managerial areas through a multitude of job assignments, mentoring and world class training over your career.


Your Development

ExxonMobil is committed to the continuous development of its employees.  The company recognized 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 organization 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 organization.


We are no longer accepting new applications for this position.