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

Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Recruitment

Electrical Engineer - Refinery Specialist - Southampton & Hampshire

Engineering & Manufacturing - Oil & Gas
Ref: 4999 Date Posted: Monday 18 Sep 2017

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 an Electrical Engineer for their Fawley Refinery, Southampton


Job Role Summary

As the Electrical Engineer you will be 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 role is based at their Fawley site, near Southampton, which is the largest and most technically complex refining and petrochemical facility in the UK.

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.


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.


Expected Level of Proficiency


To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in electrical engineering, or an equivalent subject.
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent.
  • Have relevant electrical engineering experience in an operational environment, preferably at a COMAH 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.
  • 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 COMAH facility, meeting the experience requirements set out above.

Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.



To be considered for this role please apply to Nbeecroft@weareninetwenty.com or call Nick Beecroft on 07525268738