Title:  Heterogeneous Catalyst Scale-up Expert

Job Req ID:  8415

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Heterogenous Catalyst Scale-up Expert to join the Catalyst Center of Excellence (CCoE) at Aramco’s Research & Development Center (R&DC). 

The CCoE is responsible for designing innovative catalysts to convert oil and natural gas into higher value fuels and chemicals, in addition to sustainability catalysts which enable CO2 utilization, low-carbon fuels production, and a hydrogen economy.

The Heterogeneous Catalyst Scale-up Expert’s primary role is to conduct R&D activities in scaling-up novel support materials and heterogeneous catalyst formulations while optimizing synthesis procedures at bench-scale by assessing and critiquing the synthesis recipe practicality and viability.  

In addition, this role will lead de-risking efforts to scale-up frozen formulations to pilot and demonstration scale, in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assess the scalability of in-house developed catalysts recipes through economic and sustainable routes.

Lead catalyst scale-up activities, which include in-house scale-up and optimization to pilot plant stage, handle communications with toll manufacturing facilities, and ensure quality control as well as delivery to testing facilities in a timely manner.

Develop in-house scale-up competencies to mimic existing manufacturing facilities and practices. In addition, enhance scale-up workflow while capturing intellectual property, as well as publishing relevant novelty in peer reviewed journals.

Initiate novel catalyst development ideas to address business challenges in refining, petrochemicals and sustainability fields.

Lead catalyst development projects, from ideation to deployment, while mitigating commercialization risks through employing catalyst performance testing at different scales with the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent; PhD is preferred.

At least nine years of experience in conventional refining and/ or petrochemical applications and sustainability catalyst technologies.

Catalysis-specific, Project Management Professional, and/or Professional Engineer certifications are preferred.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

Country/Region:  SA