Company: Petroplan
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia

Heater Specialist Engineer
Saudi Arabia

Petroplan are seeking an experienced Heater Specialist Engineer to join our clients' Global Manufacturing Excellence Team based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

GMSD is a multi-disciplinary organization with interface to technical, and in some cases business, support requirements of Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation Admin Area and business affiliates. Its function caters mainly to the technical needs of Global Manufacturing, operating facilities management, and driving the performances of operating facilities in executing corporate programs and initiatives towards operational excellence and value creation.

The Heater Specialist Engineering requirement is from the mechanical integrity aspect of the heaters with Key Responsibilities to include:
As the successful candidate, you will be required to perform the following:


  • Conduct simple and complex analyses related to the design, specification, and applications engineering tasks associated with fired equipment such as Boiler and Furnaces ...etc.
  • Evaluate, select, specify and engineer fired equipment packages suitable for design needs for reliable, cost-effective, and efficient operation.
  • Select and implement appropriate designs for fired equipment.
  • Perform field troubleshooting & technical assessment for Fired Equipment (like Boiler & Furnaces)
    Participate on major T&Is and emergency plant shutdowns.
    Provide technical support to maintenance support organizations.
  • Calculate the remaining life of heater tubes and provide a safe and optimized tube replacement schedule.
  • Perform investigations of fired equipment failures to identify root cause and to prevent reoccurrence of such failures.
  • Develop repair procedures as required.
  • Review detailed drawings and material specification as requested.
    Participate in HAZOP Studies review.


Minimum Requirements



  • You must hold a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
    You should have a minimum of 15 years' experience across the refinery and/or petrochemical, with minimum 7 years in Fired Equipment specialty. You must have worked within Hydrocarbon Facilities (preferably Refineries).
  • A broad set of skills and knowledge encompassing fired heaters, flares, incinerators, boilers, SCRs, and similar systems including auxiliaries, related to Refining, NGL, and petrochemical industries.


  • Deep code knowledge of ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 & 2, ASME Section I, API-530, API-535, API-537, API-560, API-579, API-936 and NFPA standards, etc. applicable to fired equipment.
  • Significant experience in inspection and failure analysis of fired equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced NDE techniques related to fired equipment.
  • Deep understanding of remaining life calculations of heater tubes.
  • Understanding of Refractory design and repair is desirable.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.