Electrical Engineer Refinery Specialist, Jobs, England, Southampton & Hampshire, 4999

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Electrical Engineer - Refinery Specialist - Southampton & Hampshire

World leading salary, benefits and career progression - Engineering & Manufacturing - Oil & Gas
Ref: 4999 Date Posted: Monday 23 Apr 2018
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Nine Twenty Engineering are delighted to be recruiting for ExxonMobil's UK operation as they look to hire an Electrical Engineer for their Fawley Refinery.



ExxonMobil  are the world's largest publicly traded international Oil & Gas Company and they offer world leading benefits and professional development for their staff. 

                                                                                        This is the only interview you will ever need to attend!

They require a degree qualified, Chartered Electrical Engineer to join their team at Fawley Refinery. The perfect candidate will come from a Petrochem or COMAH site but we will be considering all qualified candidates from a Heavy Engineering background keen to gain chartership.

They are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Electrical Engineer to join their team at 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.

On 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.


Job Role Responsibilities

Electrical Engineers are responsible for providing specialist engineering, technical and safety orientated support to the Process and Maintenance Teams in matters relating to electrical engineering systems, equipment and operation. The key responsibilities of the Electrical Engineer are to:

  • Provide specialist electrical engineering advice and recommendations to the Process and Maintenance Departments, on day to day matters such as: ensuring electrical supply meets demand; equipment failures; investigations; equipment strategies; and reliability improvements.
  • Provide professional electrical engineering support for projects, including: the preparation of screening studies, design bases and specifications for specialist projects.
  • Provide professional electrical engineering support and recommendations to management on electrical safety, infrastructure and technology issues.


The successful candidate will work with a small team, which is part of the larger Fawley Area Engineering Service (FAES) Department. The FAES Department comprises of approximately 100 multidisciplinary engineers and technicians, and provides technical support across the Fawley refining and petrochemical facility.


Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in electrical engineering.
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent or be willing to commit to this.
  • Have relevant electrical engineering experience in an operational environment in a petrochem, COMAH or heavy industry (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.
  • Be familiar with relevant legislative requirements, particularly the Electricty at Work Regulations, 1989.


Candidates should also have demonstrated experience of:

  • Troubleshooting and fault finding electrical equipment
  • Working with high voltage switchgear
  • Working with UPS’s (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
  • Working with protection systems
  • Supporting major maintenance activities e.g. plant shutdowns

Candidates who do not hold a degree in electrical engineering will also be considered where they:

  • Have a relevant electrical maintenance or engineering qualification at Higher National Diploma level or above
  • Can demonstrate on-going professional development / learning over multiple years, including currently working towards an engineering degree in electrical engineering, or an equivalent subject
  • Have a high degree of relevant experience in electrical engineering and / or maintenance on a heavy industry facility, meeting the experience requirements set out above.


Applications open on 16 January 2018 and close on 16 February 2018.

The first round of the interview process, which will be a telephone interview, will take place for selected candidates in February. Successful candidates will then be invited to final round interviews, comprising both technical and competency based assessments, following this.


To be considered for this role please apply to Nbeecroft@weareninetwenty.com or call Nick Beecroft on 07825449284