Saudi Aramco is seeking an experienced Process Engineering Specialist to join the Downstream Capital Portfolio Planning Department. The successful candidate will develop business cases to support profitability and growth targets.
Specific functions to be performed include developing pre-feasibility studies for new business opportunities, and generating a Downstream Investment Plan covering all sectors (refining, chemicals, power, and supply systems) for both current and new facilities. Other areas will include improving the competitiveness of the current asset base by capturing integration opportunities and developing value creation opportunities.
The successful incumbent will conduct conceptual studies, review facility configurations, and propose alternatives to minimize operating costs or produce higher quality products. Identify and fully develop energy saving opportunities, and review and identify synergies between facilities. Other areas include conducting process simulation to optimize refinery or petrochemical plant operations.
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree, preferably in chemical engineering.
You will have a minimum of 10 years of experience within refining or petrochemicals, focusing on operations, conceptual designs, configurations, and optimization.
Previous Linear Program experience; PIMS experience and/or knowledge is highly desirable.
Other requirements include experience in using steady-state process modeling packages (ASPEN+ and HYSIS), and the ability to communicate and present outcomes of economic analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities
You will be required to perform process engineering assessments to identify value creation opportunities that align with the company’s strategic objectives, and generate shift vectors for the Linear Program (LP) by providing data from test runs and changes in operating modes.
Successful applicants will provide expert advice and assistance to Saudi Aramco businesses, outside vendors, manufacturers, and design firms on matters relating to their area of expertise. Design and conduct engineering studies to determine potential problems and remedies to existing problems, resolve complex technical problems, increase revenue, optimize processes, protect the environment, or improve safety.
Evaluate existing facilities to identify operational and revenue gaps, and initiate business proposals to capture value in areas of intermediates, new businesses, and integration between business lines. Review and introduce best practices and new technologies from all over the world to help the company achieve best-in-class positions in the oil business. Analyze the capabilities of vendors and contractors to determine their acceptability to perform major services to Aramco. Perform cost analysis and value engineering studies as appropriate.
Undertake special assignments requiring extensive technical expertise and discretion when dealing with outside organizations. Provide engineering leadership to others assigned to assist him. Act as a professional mentor to less senior specialists and engineers. Promote a learning environment and implement self-development to maintain and improve expert status within your engineering specialty.