Company: Saudi Aramco
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Metallurgist / Materials Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
No location/work authorization restrictions found.
We are seeking a Hydrogen Carrier Expert to join the Carbon Management Division (CMD) of the Research and Development Center.
CMD is responsible for pursuing research programs in the area of carbon management technological solutions, for both stationary and mobile sources, through CO2 capture, utilization, conversion, and storage, and reducing carbon footprint on all conversion processes, by efficiency improvements using advanced next generation technologies and approaches
Your primary role will be to assess technical opportunities and identify potential areas for research and development, and establish strategy and tactics to achieve technical and business goals. You will also lead technology development projects, including: ideas generation, projects planning, process design, data evaluation, and presentation; and interacting with project scientists and technicians as well as management, proponents and other stakeholders. You will be responsible for designing, fabricating, and testing novel hydrogen carrier materials with specific requirements. You must have competency in using data-driven methods for advancing the understanding of reaction kinetics, material synthesis, and adsorption-desorption systems. Some experience and understanding of novel catalysts and processes for the production of ammonia as a hydrogen carrier is preferred.
As the successful candidate, you should have a Ph.D. degree in materials science or a chemical engineering discipline.
You should have at least 10 years of industry experience.
You should also have proven capability in written/verbal communication skills, i.e., published papers and conference presentations, with demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English.
Ability to apply first principles for problem solving and design solutions.
Expertize in synthesizing catalysts and hydrogen carrier materials, and expertize in hydrogen carrier production, overseas transportation, dehydrogenation, compression technologies, and related areas.
You should have a strong and proven background in hydrogen carrier production processes, such as ammonia, methyl cyclohexane, liquid hydrogen, as well as being able to provide techno-economic assessment, process development and design, experimental design, and scaling-up of new processes related to hydrogen carrier areas and the hydrogen supply chain.
Ability to identify technical gaps and challenges, and business opportunities in the hydrogen supply chain and hydrogen carrier areas.
Proven record for proposing patentable ideas and integrating ideas into business.
Good hands-on experience and knowledge in lab operations, and operating/assessing/optimizing catalytic reactors, and in scaling-up processes from lab to demonstration scale.
Duties and Responsibilities
You will be required to perform the following:
Lead and efficiently manage research and development projects related to the hydrogen and hydrogen carrier production to meet objectives, timelines, and budgets.
Develop and manage technologies from concept to production within a short-time span, and oversee process development using experimentation and modeling.
Provide technical leadership to a team of scientists and engineers, and be responsible for their training and development.
Perform economic evaluation to identify technical gaps and value creation opportunities that align with the company's strategic objectives.
Design new processes and provide detailed designs from laboratory to demonstration scale.
Organize and lead teams for specific projects, and task, manage, and handle discussions with internal and external project reviews.
Contribute technically to other projects, and provide help and support to other teams. Author technical reports, papers, and generate patent applications as appropriate.
Perform complex data analysis and interpret experimental results.
Publish research findings in high-impact peer reviewed technical journals and conferences; and stay current on recent research in the field by reading published literature.
Document analysis and experimental results in technical reports.
Develop special long-term research projects, keeping the balance between research and focused development for problem solving. Approach operational problems with a broad perspective, ensuring that relevant R&D as a capital investment, meets specific value targets.
Provide leadership in research and development efforts. Determines areas of research based on advanced technologies and changing expectations of proponents.
Evaluate major long-term trends in your area of expertise, and advise management on the application of new technologies. Serve as a major conduit of technology transfer in your field.