Process Engineer - Combustion & Furnace

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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 Combustion and Fired

Equipment to join Ras Tanura Refinery organization under the Downstream Global

Manufacturing to support and oversee the performances of Saudi Aramco Global

Manufacturing assets.

Your primary role will be to provide process engineering and operations expertise to monitor,

optimize, and drive performance improvement programs for our refineries Fired Equipment,

including remote and field technical advisory support, benchmarking, and technology

knowledge management and exchange. You will be expected to drive our performance

improvement programs which enhance process safety, optimize manufacturing cost, and

increase plant reliability.

Key Responsibilities

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

• Review and monitor the performance of existing Fired Equipment through KPI’s

representing the optimum operability, profitability, reliability, and process safety. Ensure

issuing detailed reports to recommend changes to optimize unit operation.

• Conduct simple and complex analyses related to the design, specification, and

applications engineering tasks associated with fired equipment.

• Evaluate, select, specify, and engineer fired equipment packages suitable for design

needs for reliable, cost-effective, and efficient operation.

• Select and implement appropriate designs for fired equipment.

• Perform field troubleshooting & technical assessment for Fired Equipment, including

burners & refractory deficiencies.

• Provide technical support to maintenance support organizations.

• Calculate remaining life of heater tubes and provide safe and optimized tube

replacement schedule.

• Conduct technical assessment and inspection for refractory installation & repair


• Perform technical analysis for burners’ operations & integrity compliance.

• Perform investigations of fired equipment failures to identify root cause(s) and to

prevent reoccurrence of such failures.

• Developing repair procedures required for Fired Equipment.

• Review detailed drawings and material specification as requested.

• Support Operations during turnaround and unplanned Shutdowns / Startups by

understanding the unit operating conditions and transient effects to recommend

operations improvements.

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


• Provide on-demand remote and/or field technical advisory support to the

Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of Fired Equipment, which

may include but not limited to troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities, capacity

test runs and technology pilot testing. Issue service report for every support activity

provided highlighting the facilities need, actions taken, results, and lessons learned.

• Ensure environmental and safety awareness effectiveness by working closely with

the facility Safety and Environment management to improve safety and achieve highest

environmental standards.

Minimum Requirements

▪ You must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering, or a

related field. An advanced degree is preferred.

▪ You must have a minimum of 15 years of total experience with at least 10 years’

experience in handling Fired Equipment as a specialty.

▪ You must have experience in Hydrocarbon Facilities (preferably Refinery).

▪ Exposure to different technology licensors is a plus.

▪ A broad set of skills and knowledge encompassing fired heaters, flares, incinerators,

boilers, SCRs, and similar systems including auxiliaries, related to Refining, NGL,

and petrochemical industries.

▪ Deep code knowledge of ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 & 2, ASME Section I, API-

530, API-535, API-537, API-560, API-579, API-936, NFPA standards, etc. applicable

to fired equipment.

▪ Significant experience in inspection and failure analysis of fired equipment.

▪ Knowledge of basic and advanced NDE techniques related to fired equipment.

▪ Deep understanding of remaining life calculations of heater tubes.

▪ Understanding of Refractory design and repair.

▪ Understanding of burners design, operation and repair.

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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