WS/2458 - Ethylene Glycol Process Expert - Chemical Engineer

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Ethylene Glycol Process Expert - Chemical Engineer




Attractive Tax Free Packag


Saudi Arabia Riyadh

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ALL Nationalities

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Interested in TAX FREE Role? A major global petrochemical manufacturing company seeks an Ethylene Glycol Process Expert to provide Process expertise relevant to an Ethylene Glycol plant, Ethylene Oxide (EO) reactors, catalyst, EO purification, Pure EO and glycol recovery in order to achieve best in class performance in the areas of EHSS, Cost, Reliability, Energy Efficiency, and capacity utilization across all Glycol plants globally. Applicants invited with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in Ethylene processes in the Petrochemical industry. Working on a Tax Free, Expat residential permanent 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.

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.

Riyadh is the capital and most populous city of Saudi Arabia. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau and home to more than six million people.

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.

Responsibilities: You will be responsible for:
  • Building knowledge base for Future Technologies related to glycol manufacturing like Feedstock Flexibility rather than conventional Ethylene & Oxygen, new EO and EG catalyst technology and EO derivatives
  • Building a Company Ethylene Glycol Expert Group and using it to enhance knowledge sharing.
  • Working with the Glycol Expert Group and Affiliates aim to achieve best possible Productivity, Reliability, energy Efficiency and achieve the sustainability target.
  • Developing Best Practices and Manufacturing Standards that improves Glycol plant performance globally.
  • Developing Glycol Plant performance KPIs and working with Affiliates to track performance globally and as necessary, developing improvement recommendations.
  • Working with the Glycol Expert Group to develop strategic alliances with OEMs for technological strength, handling complexity, Operational Excellence including revamps and bottlenecks.
  • Participating in benchmarking activities relevant to Glycols and setting performance improvement recommendations. Also, work as consultant to Affiliates to check and qualify gap-closing actions.
  • Working as an active team member in the Glycol Expert Group in addition to acting as a Process Domain core team member.
  • Supporting all networking activities emerging from the Glycol Value team, licensor meet and Process Domain.
  • Disseminating knowledge and expertise to Affiliates personnel through training, troubleshooting and various networking activities.
  • Participating in complex RCAs relevant to Glycol process area in general as per Affiliates need.
  • Developing resolution plans for related Performance killers, chronic issues and MSRs.
  • Providing technical support to Affiliates in Turn Around maintenance (TAM) as and when needed.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field
Preferences: The successful candidate will have
  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering essential.
  • Qualification in conducting Energy study and plant overall simulation. essential.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in experience in the area of Ethylene Glycol Plant process technical support essential.
  • Previous experience working with more than one plant design and plant essential.
  • Previously conducted multiple energy studies essential.
  • Previously participated in plant wide TA planning, optimizing and execution.
  • Previously participated in RCAs and HAZOP reviews and qualified/certified in both.
  • 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. The ability to present results to stakeholders is key.
  • 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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