Process Engineer - Distillation

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Full Time
Oil and Gas
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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.


Position Overview

We are seeking a Downstream Process Engineer with experience in Crude Distillation and

treating processes (Atmospheric distillation, Vacuum distillation, MEROX, etc …) to join our

Ras Tanura Refinery Engineering Department under the Downstream Global Manufacturing

to support and oversee the performances of facility assets.

Your primary role will be to provide exceptional process engineering support, monitoring

plant performance, capture optimization opportunities and value-creation programs for the

operation of crude Distillation and Treating Units in order to operate safely, reliably, and

economically as well as achieve target goals while realizing company strategic imperatives.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

• Perform in-depth plant monitoring and optimize performance of CDU/VDU units by

overseen unit’s operation and economics losses. Ensure issuing detailed reports to

recommend changes supported by simulation models’ result to optimize unit operation.

• Lead unit operations troubleshooting and investigating off-spec. products and plant

trips/ upsets and manage the required deliverables. Support Operations during

turnaround and unplanned Shutdowns / Startups by understanding the unit operating

conditions and transient effects to recommend operations improvements

• Perform specific tasks such as, but not limited to catalyst forecast/ evaluation, test

runs, de-bottlenecking studies, due-diligence assessment, enhancement studies,

HAZOP studies.

• You will be assigned the Lead Role in process safety management overseeing

HAZOP, PSR, SIL, PSSR, QRA, and Alarm Rationalization. Lead HAZOP/Process Safety

Reviews of plant operations as well as new modifications.

• Manage long and short-term projects by proposing major projects to improve safety,

reliability and profitability. Prepare design request, budget justifications and detailed

implementation plans for economically justifiable projects. Also, develop detailed

engineering design packages for in-house process-oriented projects and follow up on


• Review in-detail and revise standard work procedures like new operating

procedures, instructions, RIMs, alarm and ESD check list, MOC, HAZOP, JSA, Relive

valves, plant drawings.

• Ensure environmental and safety awareness effectiveness with work closely with the

facility Safety and Environment management to improve safety and achieve highest

environmental standards.

• Liaise with vendors and technology licensors for process enhancements and

changes as well as with Engineering Services Department for any technology

assessment and piloting support.

• Train younger or less- experienced engineers by providing necessary guidance,

assessing strengths and skills in need of improvement. Serve as technical mentor/

advisor to enhance the technical knowledge of the engineers through practical field

discussions, demonstrations and/or simulations using available engineering aids.

Minimum Requirements

• You must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from a recognized and

approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.

• You should have a minimum 15 years of total refinery process unit experience

(process engineering and operations) with at least 10 years’ experience in handling

Crude distillation units.

• Exposure to different licensor technologies for Hydrocarbon treating is a plus as well

as familiarity with Honeywell UOP or Axens licensed units.

• You must be Certified PHA/HAZOP leader.

• Familiarity and understanding of the best practices, design principles, international

engineering standards and specifications relevant to operation of the concerned

process units are preferred.

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



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