Title:  Process Engineer - Sulfur Recovery Unit/Sour Water Stripper

Job Req ID:  14335

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 Downstream Process Engineer with an experience in Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) and Sour Water Stripper (SWS) processes to join to join Downstream Operation Engineering Solutions Department (OESD).

OESD’s technical team is a multi-disciplinary team provides the required high-quality technical support to GM operating facilities (Refineries, NGLF, and petrochemical plants) inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & across the globe.

The primary role is to provide process engineering and operations expertise to monitor, optimize, and drive performance improvement programs for refineries’ SRU & SWS, including remote and field technical advisory support, benchmarking, and SRU & SWS 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 performances of existing SRU & SWS facilities through KPIs representing the process plant’s operability, profitability, reliability, and process safety. 
    Issue quarterly SRU & SWS performance benchmarking reports highlighting KPIs, analysis, and improvement recommendations. Monitor & support facilities implementing the recommendations. 
    Conduct best practices exchange workshops internally among Global Manufacturing facilities having SRU & SWS process technologies. 
    Issue bi-monthly SRU & SWS technical best practices bulletin to facilities. 
    Provide technical advisory support to Global Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of SRU & SWS including: process design & troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities, capacity test runs, and technology pilot testing.
    Propose 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 SRU & SWS process engineering standards using Saudi Aramco standard references. Highlight deviations or better practices applied by affiliates for endorsement to facility or Central Engineering. Support the implementation of relevant standards across Global Manufacturing. 
    Act as the overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs to the facilities.
    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 SRU & SWS process units.
    Support facilitation of knowledge exchange workshops with SRU & SWS process technology licensors and facilities. 
    Participate as SME on external benchmarking with 3rd party entities 
    Ensure continuous learning on SRU & SWS process engineering and technology specialist skills and provide in-house technical trainings to Global Manufacturing facilities when needed. 
    Participate in SRU & SWS hazard operability (HAZOP) and safety integrity level (SIL) studies.
    Participate in incident investigation activities concerning SRU & SWS processes.
    Act as overall coordinator on any SRU & SWS data required by GM Affiliate Affairs.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering or related specialization from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.

You will have a minimum of 17 years of total refinery or gas plants process units experience (process engineering and operations) with at least 10 years’ experience in handling SRUs/TGTU/SWS plants.

    Exposure to different SRU/TGTU 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 be able to demonstrate good command of English, both verbal and written. 
    You 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