Title:  Process Engineer - Utilities

Job Req ID:  13181

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 experience in Utilities processes (GTGs, STGs, Desalinating water unit, Raw water unit, Power generation, Boilers, Cooling water, Demineralized Water, Boiler feedwater, Waste water treatment facilities and recovery, Nitrogen generation & storage, flares, etc) to join our Operation Engineering Solutions Department under Global Manufacturing Excellence 

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.

Your primary role will be to provide process engineering and operations expertise to monitor, optimize, and drive performance improvement programs for Utility facilities under Global Manufacturing. This includes remote and field technical advisory support, and benchmarking of utilities’ performances. You will also drive the development and implementation of various Performance Improvement Programs aimed at enhancing process safety, optimizing manufacturing cost, and increasing overall utility facilities’ reliability.

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to be able to perform the following:

    Review and monitor the performances of existing Utilities through key performance indicators (KPIs) representing the optimum operability, profitability, reliability, and process safety. Issue quarterly Utilities performance benchmarking reports highlighting the KPIs, analysis, and performance improvement recommendations.
    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).
    Provide on-demand remote and/or field technical advisory support to Global Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of Utilities which may include but not limited to process design, process troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities and capacity test runs. Issue service report for every support activity provided highlighting the facilities need, actions taken, results, and lessons learned.
    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 in collaboration with Global Manufacturing facilities engineers.
    Conduct internal assessments on Utilities 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. 
    Act as the overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs for the Utilities in the operating facilities enabling their execution and effective monitoring. 
    Participate in Business Plan development and coordinate with stakeholders for any capital investments on assigned Utilities and support techno-economic evaluations.
    Be aware of Utilities technology developments in the industry and endorse the evaluation and approval to Central Engineering to facilitate field deployment.
    Support arrangement and facilitation of technical knowledge exchange workshops with major equipment suppliers for Utilities and Global Manufacturing facilities.
    Provide in-house technical trainings to Global Manufacturing facilities when needed.
    Participate in hazard operability (HAZOP) and safety integrity level (SIL) studies as required by Utility operating facilities.
    Participate in incident investigation activities concerning Utilities as required by operating facilities.

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 experience the Oil & Gas Industry, refining & petrochemical sector with at least 10 years’ experience in handling utilities (process engineering and operations).

    Exposure to major equipment suppliers / package units for Utilities is preferred. 
    You will have experience using process engineering simulation programs
    You be able to demonstrate very good command of spoken and written English
    You will have very good computer & presentation skills
    You have strong management and coordination skills.

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