Graduate - Turnaround Engineer

Date: 12 Apr 2024

Location: Cheshire, GB, CH65 4HB

Company: essaroiluk

Graduate Programme – Turnaround Engineer

  • Competitive salary commencing at £30,000 per annum
  • 10% Company Contribution Pension
  • 25 days Holiday, increasing with service
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Additional Flex Benefits- including Holiday Purchase
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme with Exclusive access to a range of Discounts
  • Free Secure On Site Car Parking


About the Company

Do you want to work for the company that’s playing a leading role in delivering the North West’s low carbon future?  EET Fuels (Trading name of Essar Oil (UK) Limited) produces over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, provides key feedstocks to Britain’s petrochemical industry and is investing in developing low carbon fuels.


We are a major supplier in the North West and beyond with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by international oil companies and supermarkets, Manchester Airport, leading commercial airlines and the region’s trains and buses.


And we’re central to the innovative HyNet project which is redefining energy to achieve our regional low carbon ambitions and national policy targets. 


We employ over 800 expert and engaged colleagues, who are at the heart of everything we do.  The company has an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work across all the different parts of the business and some of the best training available in the energy industry.


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Please note, we work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies and we are not looking to add to the current preferred suppliers list. We are unable to accept representations from agencies that are not on that preferred supplier list.



Stanlow Manufacturing Complex is made up of a number of small and large complex production units.  In order to keep each production unit running safely and reliably at its optimum output they require ongoing maintenance, refurbishment and improvement.  To facilitate this involves taking part or all of the production unit offline for a planned period of time in order to complete essential inspection and maintenance; which is known as a Turnaround.  The Turnaround Team, led be a Turnaround Engineer, will compile the scope of work, plan the works and then execute them using the resources of the Turnaround Team, wider ESSAR team (Civils, Engineering, Inspection, Operations, Projects, etc.) and specialised contractors.  The size of a turnaround can involve as little as 30 to in excess of 800 people.


The Role – Graduate Turnaround Engineer

Non-Rotational Graduate Programme – a three year programme that focuses on developing the skills and experience required to manage a plant Turnaround.  There will be a range of internal rotations within specific departments to provide you with an overview and understanding of how various departments (i.e. inspection, engineering, planning/scheduling, etc.) contribute to the overall success of a Turnaround.  Finally you will use the knowledge gained to specialise as a Turnaround Engineer.  In this role you will work with an experienced Turnaround Engineer to deliver turnarounds and ultimately take responsibility for the delivery and execution of your own turnaround. 


**About You

Our ideal candidate will be a Graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering or similar.  Our ideal candidates will be highly driven, dedicated and focused individuals, who are willing to learn and develop within Essar. They will be required to be highly literate, with exceptional IT skills in Microsoft programmes.

Successful candidates will be required to be confident communicators, both in written and verbal styles, and hold the confidence to present to a wide variety of stakeholders; both internally and externally. Resilience and willingness to take responsibility will be highly sought after characteristics within our successful candidate.



Please note candidates who pass the first screening will be required to attend an onsite selection day in Spring 2024.


Closing Date

This vacancy will close on 19 April 2024.