Refinery Economist

Leatherhead, Surrey
Closing date
16 Aug 2019
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We are the largest publicly traded international Oil and Gas Company, using technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and we are one of the world's largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers.

We are currently seeking an experienced Economist to join our team in Leatherhead and provide ongoing economic support for our regional manufacturing portfolio. This is a dynamic and demanding role with a visible contribution to bottom line results.

We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.

The closing date for this role is Friday 16th August 2019.

Job Role Responsibilities

The key responsibilities include:

  • Running PIMS to define monthly regional Refining and Chemicals optimization strategies for the region 
  • Providing economics for crude and intermediate feedstocks acquisitions, products and black oils sales, inclusive of base stocks and chemicals where relevant
  • Developing robust, GI economics for region to ensure readiness for agile decision making, through timely economics, stress-testing and breakpoint analysis
  • Monetising cost of constraints and gaps
  • Providing economics for local and regional studies, leading initiatives as needed
  • Providing support for lookback processes to ensure a proper review is made of the raw material valuation work 
  • Engaging in price outlook meetings to understand and represent the implications of market changes on strategy

Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold a degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (or an equivalent subject)
  • Have previous experience working within a refinery environment 
  • Have an understanding of refinery economics 
  • Be able to demonstrate the application of complex economics 
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to succinctly, clearly, and tactfully convey thoughts, complex concepts, and directions to a broad audience
  • Be detail and results orientated 
  • Be competent in influencing without authority 

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.

Bring your expertise in problem-solving, modeling, process design, equipment and many other engineering disciplines to bear on some of the biggest challenges in the industry. Discover world-class career development through a range of assignments in one of the world’s leading technology and innovation companies. Collaborate on the energy solutions of tomorrow and lead projects that deliver solutions to global markets.

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