Title:  Process Simulation & Optimization Engineer

Job Req ID:  13913

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 looking for an experienced Process Simulation and Modeling professional to join our team at the Global Manufacturing Excellence (GME). 

At GME, we offer top-notch technical support to refineries, NGLF, and petrochemical plants owned by Saudi Aramco and its affiliates worldwide, including facilities in Saudi Arabia.

As a Process Simulation & modeling expert, your main responsibility will be to provide expert guidance and support to de-bottleneck process operations and optimize through process simulation technologies. You will lead improvement initiatives for all operating departments within our Global Manufacturing Portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:
•    Streamline Process Simulation & Optimization objectives with corporate objectives and develop program best practices, and monitor KPIs to improve Process Simulation and modeling performance. 
•    Lead and develop Process Simulation models for refineries and NGL fractionations using dynamic or steady state simulation software applications.
•    Perform process simulations and modeling using specialized software tools to analyze refinery processes and optimize their performance.
•    Develop and maintain thermodynamic models and mathematical equations that accurately represent the behavior of various refinery processes.
•    Verify the accuracy of the simulation models by comparing the results with actual plant data and conducting sensitivity analyses.
•    Identify areas for process improvements and propose modifications or optimizations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, or meet regulatory requirements.
•    Conduct performance improvement feasibility studies to increase yields, and operational efficiency of the company.
•    Analyze chronicle problems and debottleneck complex models to improve process operations and economic benefits.
•    Conduct safety assessments to evaluate the impact of potential process changes or plant modifications.
•    Lead technical sessions such as the design review, model review, and commissioning.
•    Provide subject matter expertise to operating facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering teams by consulting, providing awareness sessions, and participating and leading technical exchanges and conferences.
•    Conduct benchmarks, business case studies, and pilot and evaluate process simulation technologies.
•    Review standards and General Instructions on behalf of the GME departments and act as leading SME.
•    Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to gather data and inputs required for the simulations and modeling activities.
•    Prepare detailed reports and presentations to communicate simulation results, findings, and recommendations to stakeholders.
•    Collaborate with other engineers and researchers and vendors to contribute to the development of new simulation software tools, methodologies, and techniques.
•    Stay updated with the latest industry standards, best practices, and technological advancements in process simulation and modeling.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must possess a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. Additionally, a minimum of 15 years of experience with Process Simulation and Modeling technologies is required (20+ years is preferred).

Moreover, you should possess the following abilities:
•    Demonstrated expertise in process engineering and flowsheet-based processes simulation.
•    Comprehensive understanding of refinery facilities, feedstock/product movements, margins, giveaways, process yields, and mass and energy balances.
•    Familiarity with international standards and specifications for advanced process control process modeling.
•    Exceptional analytical and troubleshooting skills in the field of advanced process solutions.
•    Strong leadership skills to effectively manage technical discussions and guide technical teams. 

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