Title:  Senior Process Engineer

Job Req ID:  12539

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.


Aramco is seeking a Senior Process Engineer to join the Transport Technologies Division of Saudi Aramco’s Research & Development Center.

The Transport Technologies Division conducts research and technology development in the area of transport fuels chemistry and advanced engine technologies. Our research focuses on the co-optimization of fuel and engine systems while we demonstrate the commercial viability of competitive internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms and low climate impact fuels, which will address the environmental and business sustainability of transport fuels for road, marine and aviation applications. 

The Process Engineer’s primary role is to provide engineering and process optimization support on developing sustainable synthetic fuels and chemicals production facilities including liaison with leading technology and engineering solution providers.

Key Responsibilities

Participate in a unique, world-class project on innovative process design for transport fuels and petrochemicals production

Develop, configure and optimize industrial processes and participate in engineering and process design studies

Address technical challenges associated with adopting new process and retro fitting to existing refinery configurations

Perform financial modeling, cost estimates and projections on transport fuels and petrochemicals 
Conduct techno-economic analysis and benchmarking of R&D projects against commercial and existing technologies  
Analyze the carbon footprint and energy intensity of new and existing refining/petrochemical processes; and suggest process improvements to reduce the carbon footprint and enhance energy efficiency  
Liaise with business proponent and engineering teams within Aramco 

Mentor and oversee development of young engineers in the area of specialty 
Find creative solutions to technical problems, both working individually and within a team 

Minimum Requirements

Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering or relevant discipline from a recognized and approved program

At least 10 years of experience of process engineering in refining/petrochemicals industry.

Experienced in refinery and petrochemical flowsheeting (PFD and P&ID), and equipment sizing and capital cost estimation

Knowledgeable about standard refining, petrochemical processes (e.g. fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, reforming,…etc.) and utilities process 

Able to conduct detailed techno-economic assessment of R&D projects 
Experience with R&D projects, process development and/or scale up is a plus  
Strong project management, interpersonal skills and the capability to work effectively across multiple functional departments
Proven track record of excellence in previous positions held 

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