Company: Saudi Aramco (ASC)
Skills: Process Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia
Aramco energizes the world economy.
Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.
With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco's value to society.
Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations' spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom's vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.
We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.
We are seeking a Downstream Process Engineer with experience in Base oil lube processes (vacuum distillation unit, solvent extraction unit, catalytic hydrocracking, dewaxing units, etc.) to join our Global Manufacturing Excellence organization under the Downstream Global Manufacturing Support Department (GMSD).
GMSD's technical team is a multi-disciplinary team provides the required high-quality technical support to GM operating facilities (Refineries, NGLF, and petrochemical plants) inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & across the globe.
Your primary role will be to provide process engineering and operations expertise to monitor, optimize, and drive performance improvement programs for Base oil lube processes including remote and field technical advisory support, benchmarking, technology knowledge management and exchange. You will drive the performance improvement programs which enhance process safety, optimize manufacturing cost, and increase plant reliability.
As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:
Review and monitor the performances of existing lube oil refinery facilities through key performance indicators (KPIs) representing the process plant's optimum operability, profitability, reliability, and process safety. Issue quarterly lube oil processes performance benchmarking reports highlighting the KPIs, analysis, and performance improvement recommendations.
Monitor and support the facilities in implementing the recommendations and closing the gaps identified in the quarterly performance benchmarking reports.
Conduct benchmarking and best practices exchange workshops internally among Global Manufacturing facilities (wholly-owned and affiliates) having lube oil refining process technologies.
Provide on-demand remote and/or field technical advisory support to Global Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of lube oil refineries which may include but not limited to process troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities, capacity test runs, technology pilot testing, and process design. Issue service report for every support activity provided highlighting the facilities need, actions taken, results, and lessons learned.
In collaboration with Global Manufacturing facilities engineers, propose cost optimization or process improvement initiatives focusing on 'low-hanging fruits' with no or minimal capital investment required, through operational adjustment or design modification.
Conduct internal assessments on lube oil refining process using Saudi Aramco engineering standard references. Highlight any deviations or better standards applied by affiliates for endorsement to facility management or Saudi Aramco Central Engineering.
Act as the overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs to the lube oil refining facilities for execution and effective monitoring.
Participate in Business Plan development and coordinate with stakeholders for any capital investments on assigned process units and support techno-economic evaluations.
Maintain up to date knowledge of technology developments within the lube oil refining industry. Perform evaluation and approval of technology developments to Central Engineering and facilitate field deployment.
Support arrangement and facilitation of technical knowledge exchange workshops with lube oil refining process technology licensors and Global Manufacturing facilities.
Provide in-house technical trainings to Global Manufacturing facilities when needed.
Participate in hazard operability (HAZOP) and safety integrity level (SIL) studies as required by lube oil refining operating facilities.
Participate in incident investigation activities concerning lube oil refining process technologies as required by operating facilities.
You must hold a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or related specialization. An advanced degree is preferred.
You should have a minimum of 15 years total refinery process units experience (process engineering and operations) with at least 10 years' experience in handling lube oil refinery.
Exposure to different licensor technologies related to the lube oil process schemes, base oils grades is preferred.
Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.
At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world's biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.
We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs - one of the largest in the world.