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.

The 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. Drive the performance improvement programs which enhance process safety, optimize manufacturing cost, and increase plant reliability.

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to be able to perform the following:

    Review and monitor the performances of existing refineries process technologies KPIs representing the process plant’s operability, profitability, reliability, and process safety.
     Issue quarterly performance benchmarking reports highlighting the KPIs, analysis, and improvement recommendations for each process technology. Monitor and support implementation of the recommendations
    Conduct best practices exchange workshops among Global Manufacturing facilities having similar or different process technologies. 
    Issue quarterly technical best practices bulletin to operating facilities.
    Provide technical advisory support to facilities on matters concerning the operation of various process technologies including process design & troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities, capacity test runs, and technology pilot testing. 
    Propose cost optimization or process improvement initiatives focusing on ‘low-hanging fruits’ with minimal capital investment required, through operational changes or design modification.
    Conduct internal assessments on process engineering standards using Saudi Aramco engineering standard references. Highlight deviations or better practices applied by affiliates for endorsement to facility or Central Engineering. Support the implementation of relevant engineering standards to process technologies across Global Manufacturing
    Act as overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs to the 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.
    Recommend and coordinate proven technology deployments in various process units in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
    Support facilitation of knowledge exchange workshops with process technology licensors and facilities.
    Participate as subject matter experts on external benchmarking with 3rd party entities
    Ensure continuous learning on process engineering and technology specialist skills. Provide in-house technical trainings to Global Manufacturing facilities when needed.
    Participate in hazard operability (HAZOP) and safety integrity level (SIL) studies.
    Participate in incident investigation activities
    Act as overall coordinator on any data related to process technologies required by Global Manufacturing Affiliate Affairs

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelors degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering from a recognized and approved program.

You will have a minimum of seventeen 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.
  • You will have excellent computer skills as well as presentation skills.
  • You will be able to demonstrate strong management and coordination skill.
  • You will have good command of English, both verbal and written.
  • You will have the 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