Title:  Senior Process Engineer - Refineries Process Technologies

Job Req ID:  11893

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 Senior Process Engineer with an experience in various refineries process technologies, such as Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU), Sour Water Stripper (SWS), Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC), Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, CCR, and others, to join Operation Engineering Solutions Department (OESD).

OESD under the Global Manufacturing provides specialized and timely operations and process engineering support to all process technologies operated on both wholly-owned and affiliates’ refining and chemicals operating facilities, collectively known as Saudi Aramco Global Manufacturing.

Your primary role is to provide process engineering and operations expertise to monitor, optimize, and drive performance improvement programs for all refineries process technologies, including remote and field technical advisory support, benchmarking, and technology knowledge management and exchange. You will drive the performance improvement programs which enhance process safety, optimize manufacturing cost, and increase plant reliability.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Review and monitor the performances of existing refineries process technologies through key performance indicators (KPIs) representing the process plant’s optimum operability, profitability, reliability, and process safety. Issue quarterly performance benchmarking reports highlighting the KPIs, analysis, and performance improvement recommendations for each process technology. 
Monitor and support the facilities in implementing the recommendations and closing the gaps identified in the quarterly performance benchmarking reports. 
Conduct benchmarking and best practices exchange workshops internally among Global Manufacturing facilities (wholly-owned and affiliates) having similar or different process technologies. Execution and deliverables of the workshops will be based on Benchmarking & Best Practices Exchange Agreement among Global Manufacturing facilities. 
Issue quarterly technical best practices bulletin for sharing within Global Manufacturing facilities.
Provide on-demand remote and/or field technical advisory support to Global Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of various process technologies which may include but not limited to process troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities, capacity test runs, technology pilot testing, and process design. Issue service report for every support activity provided highlighting the facilities need, actions taken, results, and lessons learned. 
In collaboration with Global Manufacturing facilities engineers, propose cost optimization or process improvement initiatives focusing on ‘low-hanging fruits’ with no or minimal capital investment required, through operational adjustment or design modification.
Conduct internal assessments on process engineering standards using Saudi Aramco engineering standard references. Highlight any deviations or better standards applied by affiliates for endorsement to facility management or Saudi Aramco Central Engineering. Support the implementation of relevant engineering standards to all process technologies across Global Manufacturing upon each facility management’s approval.
Act as the Admin Area overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs to the operating facilities for execution and effective monitoring. 
Participate in Business Plan development and coordinate with stakeholders for any capital investments on assigned process units and support techno-economic evaluations.
Keep aware on the latest developments and innovations in the industry for all refineries process technologies and endorse the evaluation and approval to Central Engineering to facilitate field deployment. 
Recommend and coordinate proven technology deployments in various process units. Liaise with Global Manufacturing Excellence-Manufacturing Technical Support Division and Engineering Services for any technology assessment and piloting support.
Support arrangement and facilitation of technical knowledge exchange workshops with process technology licensors and Global Manufacturing facilities.
Participate as subject matter experts on external benchmarking with 3rd party entities, which include but not limited to, Japan Cooperation Council Petroleum (JCCP) and Gulf Downstream Association (GDA).
Ensure continuous learning on process engineering and technology specialist skills to ensure expertise is preserved through internal and external trainings.

Minimum Requirements

You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related specialization. An advanced degree is preferred.

You should have a minimum of 15 years of total refinery or gas plants process units experience (process engineering and operations) with at least 10 years’ experience in handling various process technologies such as SRU, SWS, FCC, Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, CCR and others.

Exposure to different process licensor technologies is a plus.

Possess excellent computer skills as well as presentation skills.

Strong management and coordination skill.

Good command of English, both verbal and written.

Ability to work under pressure.

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