WS/2499 - Lead Process Engineer - Continuous Catalyst and Aromatics Specialist

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Lead Process Engineer - Continuous Catalyst and Aromatics Specialist




A highly attractive TAX FREE salary plus full Ex-Pat package is on offer dependent on skills and experience.


Saudi Arabia Jubail

Open To

Preference for Western Nationalities

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Interested in TAX FREE Role? One of a largest domestic Refining Company’s in Saudi seeks a Process Engineer to provide technical advice and develop efficient, cost effective solutions for technical problems within Continuous Catalysts and Aromatics, by utilising simulation and modelling techniques to meet the future requirements and optimize / maximize profitability. Applicants invited with a degree in Chemical Engineering, combined with a minimum of 15 years Process Engineering experience. Within this you should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience specialising in Continuous Catalysts and Aromatics. Working on a Tax Free, Expat 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. This is a senior level role and a commensurable salary is on offer.

The Company is one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced refineries. It is a highly complex refinery at maximum crude intake as it includes (HCU) Hydrocracker Unit, (VBU) Visbreaker Unit, and Thermal Gas-Oil Unit (TGU).

Operating since the early 1980’s they have built a highly successful Company with strong values around Safety, People, Ethics and Excellence. They are ranked amongst the top leading refineries in Process Safety and Excellence worldwide and their leading edge technology boosts their international competitiveness as a firmly established pacesetter refinery. They continue on their exciting journey, with commitment and aspirations to outperform their current reputation for excellence in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

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 – 26 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days) which provide ample time to visit family. The package is substantial, with allowances for housing / settling in / transportation, annual bonus, medical, schooling, flights home etc. The Company will organise all mobilisation / demobilisation transport.

Due to visa restrictions within Saudi, there is a preference for western nationals such as American, Canadian, Australian, Europeans etc.
Reporting to the Supervising Process Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Providing professional engineering advice and technical expertise to support development and optimization of the assigned asset area operational plans.
  • Providing ongoing professional engineering advice, technical expertise and troubleshooting assistance to maintain and enhance operation and throughput of the assigned process units.
  • Providing technical input for advanced process control applications to enhance operation of the units.
  • Monitoring operating parameters to ensure all unit streams are within specified limits and IOW.
  • Providing professional engineering advice and technical expertise for Company business units and departments to support project development, engineering studies, SD/TA plans and activities, materials and contract procurement, I&R improvement programs.
  • Executing assigned inspection activities and monitoring of catalyst loading during SD/TA to support QA/QC and ensure compliance with agreed work practices and methodology.
  • Providing relevant information and advice to support the development of a sound departmental business plan.
  • Ensuring the business processes and work activities, relevant to the position, are executed in compliance with Company policy, procedures and best practice to achieve the business objectives in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Ensuring compliance with Saudi laws and regulations.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field.
The successful candidate will have
  • Full time degree (no long distance learning degrees) in Chemical Engineering essential.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ Process Engineering experience essential.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience specialising in Continuous Catalysts and Aromatics essential.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge essential.
  • Strong background in Process Engineering practices essential.
  • Highly analytical and problem solving skills essential.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to stay abreast of new trends in your field.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Strong Personality with self-confidence
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • 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 is available including a range of allowances for housing, transportation, settling. Flights home per year, bonus scheme, end of service benefits, Health etc. 22-26 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days.

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