Title:  Process Engineer - Residue Upgrade Technologies Specialist

Job Req ID:  13516

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 an experienced professional Process Engineer who is specialized and worked heavily in Residue Upgrade technologies including Ebulliated Bed Reactor and Hydroprocessing technologies (Hydrocracker & Hydrotreater) to join the SAMREF Project of Liquid to Chemicals Project Management.


The Project executes an integrated scope of Residue Upgrade Complex and a world-scale Mixed Feed Steam Cracker alongside downstream petrochemical units in Yanbu to convert low value bottom-of-the-barrel Fuel Oil produced at SAMREF Refinery into more valuable premium products and further into petrochemicals.


The Process Engineer primary role is to ensure that engineering design, procurement, construction and project completion is done in compliance with the project objective and contractual requirements including project schedule, cost, HSE, company standards and procedures. The role also involves review and study of grass root and brown field refining and petrochemical facilities.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Execute capital projects according to the scope, schedule and budget.

Provide technical support for Liquid-to-Chemicals (LTC) projects involving Residue Upgrade and Hydroprocessing units and associated facilities at various stages of execution (pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic and detailed engineering).

Be closely familiar with different Residue Upgrade and Hydroprocessing technologies and major licensors.

Maintain and enhance best practices in olefins facilities design and operation.

Provide the technical input and review of the design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and startup of facilities.

Responsible for project development: engineering studies, licensors selection, technical bid reviews, preliminary engineering, detail designs, materials procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, handover, commissioning and startup.

Manage General Engineering Services (GES) design contractor activities during the development of Pre-FEED & FEED, including definition of project work scope and schedule requirements. Development of detailed estimate leading to funding appropriation and approval.

Be familiar with international procedures of Projects Phases, Engineering Phases, Bidding procedures, Procurement Processes, Construction Requirements and up to date Best Practices.

Understand contract documents (inclusive of appendices, drawings and specifications), project execution plan, interface management, change management, construction sequencing, standards specifications and project schedule to support project manager and/or company representative in timely completion of projects.

Provide problem-solving services and develop technically innovative process solutions with appropriate risk consideration.

Address technical issues arising in all phases of the project development related to Residue Upgrade and Hydroprocessing and associated facilities.

Participate in developing process deliverables such as, BFDs, PFDs, P&IDs, H&MB, data sheets, C&E diagrams, HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, simulations, 3D modeling, energy optimization, startup plans, etc.

Perform change order scope definition, cost estimation and assist the Project Manager or Company representative in change management process.

Assess project schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned project progress and challenge below per performance of the contractor.

Provide routine process (design and construction) support to facilities such as Residue Upgrade and Hydroprocessing.

Develop and/or review testing and commissioning procedures for process equipment especially Residue Upgrade and Hydroprocessing.

Be familiar with leading technology licensors/ Vendors, international standards and value improvement practices.

Uphold engineering ethics and maintain high standards of professional behavior and conduct.

Minimum requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from a recognized and approved program. A higher degree is preferred.


As a successful candidate you should have at least Fifteen years of experience in the Refining and Petrochemical industries with a specialty in Residue Upgrade and Hydroprocessing, such that the incumbent is clearly recognized as an expert in this field, including at least Five years of field experience including construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and operation.


Experience in Engineering Design & Construction phase with a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles in the applicable International Codes, Standards and Specifications.

You must have the ability to work in a diverse working environment, with multinational teams, and mobilize to different locations, both domestically and internationally, including remote areas as needed.

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