Title:  Supercritical Water Gasification Scientist

Job Req ID:  9054

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 lab scientist or engineer to join the Oil Upgrading & Lubes Team of the Fuel & Chemicals Division in SA R&DC, who will be responsible for:  initiating and leading projects of refining business interests’ activities including, R&D work, technology development, pilot plant activities, process scale-up, with special emphasis on hydroprocessing and upgrading

Duties and Responsibilities:

Continuous communication and networking with SA chemical and fuel business to investigate potential support to the business through initiating R&D projects to refine, upgrade, convert, and treat oils.

Conduct experimental design for the initiated projects with proper project activities planning, stage gating, funding, budgeting, resourcing. Utilize project management tools in setting work objectives, detailing experimental scope, and timely execution of the projects towards sound technical solutions.

Lead pilot plant campaigns, develop relevant DoE and experimental plan, mass balance calculations, process scale-up and conceptual design.

Develop new analytical methods for non-routine tests and assessments to meet business needs.


Minimum Requirements

  • Masters/PhD degree in Chemical Engineering.

    At least 8 years of industrial experience in refining business with ability to demonstrate scientific/technical proven track record of achievements and capabilities in research and development as well as in technology scale up to demonstration and deployment stages. The applicant should show sound experience, hands-on skills, knowledge, and capabilities on refining processes chemistry, kinetics, fluid dynamics, and catalyst to conduct the research work effectively.


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