WS/2453 - Corrosion Expert

Job ID



Engineering/Mechanical Engineering


Corrosion Expert




Attractive Tax Free Packag


Saudi Arabia Jubail

Open To

All Nationalities (Preference for Western National

Start Date


Interested in a Tax Free Role? A major global petrochemical manufacturing company seeks a Corrosion Expert to work in the Global Asset Technology Centre supporting Corrosion Engineers to develop technical solutions. This role will work closely with Site Manufacturing, Maintenance & Technical departments, business units and business functions. Working in the Manufacturing Asset Technology Centre, you will work closely with Site Manufacturing, Maintenance & Technical departments, business units and business functions. Applicants invited with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in corrosion engineering, ideally in the Petrochemical or Oil and Gas Industries. Working on a Tax Free, Expat residential permanent role in an exciting and challenging role, you will be exposed to a great opportunity to develop your specific expertise working across various stakeholders on high value projects. This role is offered in adherence with Saudi Labour Law and therefore these positions are only open to Males and under the age of 58. As a senior level role, a commensurable salary is on offer.

With offices and manufacturing plants spread across 6 continents, the Company is one of the largest global petrochemical organisations. They manufacture petrochemical products for a wide range of industries including construction, healthcare, agriculture, industrial and automotive.

Jubail is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is easily accessible to Bahrain and Al Khobar.

This is a residential permanent position (i.e. not rotational) and the Company provides 22 – 28 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days). The Company will provide accommodation for single or family status in a secure compound. They will organise all mobilisation / demobilisation transport and you will be entitled to 2 flights home per year.

Due to visa restrictions within Saudi, there is a preference for western nationals such as American, Canadian, British, French, Australian etc.

Dependent on your tax regieme of your country of orgin

You will be responsible for:
  • Developing company standards on relevant areas of expertise.
  • Undertaking Cost/benefit analysis, and overseeing technical design, implementing new corrosion technology, assessing sustainability, undertaking trouble shooting and failure analysis.
  • Providing expertise in global industry standards and practices related to corrosion.
  • With a thorough knowledge of general principles and theories related to engineering, contribute significantly to the solution of a variety of unique and complex engineering problems.
  • Managing projects from start to finish demonstrating organisational, prioritisation and time management skills. Be able to make trade-off decisions dependant on the business’ needs.
  • Supporting and leading a global virtual team whose members are spread around the world.
  • Building strong relationships and gaining credibility with stakeholders, business leaders and peers.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field.
The successful candidate will have
  • Full time degree (no long distance learning degrees) in Engineering essential.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ field experience in corrosion engineering and its control essential. Petrochemical and/or Oil and Gas Industry experience highly desired.
  • In depth understanding of corrosion engineering and principles essential.
  • Strong knowledge in all corrosive industrial environments and their impact on equipment integrity essential.
  • Strong understanding of all types of corrosion damage mechanisms and their identification factors essential.
  • Previous experience in developing corrosion prevention measures and implementation essential.
  • Knowledge of all types of corrosion technologies and monitoring programs available in the market and their applications in industrial manufacturing sites essential.
  • Previous strong experience in performing corrosion investigations, diagnoses and troubleshoots of corrosion complicated/chronic issues and propose the mitigations measures.
  • Familiarity with laboratory experimental work and requirements/standards during corrosion investigations.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordination of solutions to complex problems.
  • Competent with the ability to lead a team of discipline engineers and provide engineering support.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to stay abreast of new trends and technologies in your field.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team essential.
  • Excellent communication skills in English with the ability to engage and work effectively with team players from various cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good working relationships
Other Information
Package - A highly attractive Tax Free salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package for single or family status is available including housing, transport, 2 flights home per year, health and dental insurance 22-28 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days. End of Service Benefits on offer as per Saudi law.

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