WS/2461 - Polyolefin Process Expert - Chemical Engineering

Job ID

2461

Discipline/Category:

Position

Polyolefin Process Expert - Chemical Engineering

Type

Permanent

Remuneration

Attractive Tax Free Packag

Location

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Open To

All Nationalities

Start Date

ASAP

 
Overview
Interested in TAX FREE Role? A major global petrochemical manufacturing company seeks a Polyolefin Process Expert to process expertise relevant to polyolefin technologies in order to achieve best in class performance in the areas of EHSS, Cost, Reliability, Energy Efficiency, and capacity utilization across all polyolefin plants globally. Applicants invited with a degree in Chemical Engineering combined with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the area of Polyolefin Plant process technical support. Experience of Gas Phase Extrusion Technologies are highly desired, especially experience in Kobe or other gas phase equipment manufacturers. 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.

J 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
Responsibilities: You will be responsible for:
  • Conducting required studies to achieve higher potential for polyolefin plants.
  • Working with the various Polyolefin Expert Teams and Affiliates to achieve best quartile.
  • Developing Best Practices and Manufacturing Standards that improves polyolefin plant performance globally.
  • Developing Polyolefin Plant performance KPIs and working with Affiliates to track the performance globally and as necessary, developing improvement recommendations.
  • Working with the Polyolefin Expert Groups to develop strategic alliance with licensor/OEMs for technological strength, handling complexity and Operational Excellence including revamps and bottlenecks.
  • Participating in benchmarking activities in the areas of Polyolefin and setting performance improvement recommendations. Also, working as a consultant to Affiliates to check and qualify gap closing actions.
  • Working as an active team member/lead in the Polyolefin Expert Group.
  • Resolving Global Polyolefin related Performance Killers and Company level chronic issues.
  • Providing technical and process expertise to support emergency cases and burning platforms.
  • Supporting all networking activities emerging from the Polyolefin Expert Group and Manufacturing Process Support.
  • Disseminating knowledge and expertise to Affiliates personnel through training, troubleshooting and various networking activities.
  • Participating in complex RCAs in Polyolefin area in specific and process area in general.
  • Providing technical support in Cold Eye reviews, reliability in design, commissioning, due diligence and performance tests.
  • Providing Corporate Manufacturing technical expert experience for initial assessments for Strategic SBU projects within scope
  • Providing technical support during licensing-out of SABIC-owned Technology.
  • Providing technical support in the development and deployment of new product, grade or catalyst.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field
 
Preferences
Preferences: The successful candidate will have
  • Batchelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering essential. Masters or PhD preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in experience in the area of Polyolefin process technical support essential.
  • Experience of Gas Phase Extrusion Technologies are highly desired, especially experience in Kobe or other gas phase equipment manufacturers.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the use of different polymer software for overall plant simulation (steady and dynamic) with deep understanding of limitations of the software and models essential.
  • Knowledge and working experience of statistical software
  • Experienced in more than one technology highly advantageous
  • Previously conducted several studies (debottlenecking) on the capabilities of polyolefin plant in relation to new functions/products essential.
  • Previously participated in plant wide TA planning, optimizing and execution.
  • Previously participated in RCAs and HAZOP reviews and qualified/certified in both.
  • Previous involvment in grade development, introduction and optimization.
  • 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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