Company: Petroplan
Skills: Process Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

We are seeking a Downstream Process Engineer with experience in in steam cracking (Olefins) processes to join our Global Manufacturing Excellence organization under the Downstream Global Manufacturing Support Department (GMSD).

GMSD's technical team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing 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, operations and technical expertise to monitor, optimize, and drive performance improvement and value creation programs for Olefins processes, including remote and field technical advisory support, benchmarking, Olefins technology knowledge management and exchange, and drive the performance improvement programs which enhance process safety, optimize manufacturing cost, and increase plant reliability.

Key Responsibilities
As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:
  • Review and monitor the performances of existing Olefins manufacturing facilities through key performance indicators (KPIs) representing the process plant's optimum operability, profitability, reliability, energy efficiency and process safety etc.
  • Issue quarterly Olefins process unit 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.
  • Perform in-depth plant monitoring and optimize performance of Olefins producing units by overseeing unit's operation and economics losses.
  • Conduct benchmarking and best practices exchange workshops internally among Global Manufacturing facilities (wholly-owned and affiliates) having Olefins process technologies.
  • Provide on-demand remote and/or field technical advisory support to Global Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of Olefins plants which may include but not limited to process troubleshooting, start-up and shutdown activities, capacity test runs, technology pilot testing, and process design improvements. Issue service report for every support activity provided highlighting the facilities need, actions taken, results, and lessons learned.
  • Conduct internal assessments on Olefins process using Client's engineering standard references. Highlight any deviations or better standards applied by affiliates for endorsement to facility management or Client's Central Engineering
  • Act as the overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs to the Olefins producing operating facilities for execution and effective monitoring.
  • Maintain relevant knowledge of technology developments in Olefins production plants. Perform evaluation and approval of technology developments to Central Engineering and facilitate field deployment.
  • Perform specific tasks such as, but not limited to catalyst forecast/ evaluation, test runs, de-bottlenecking studies, due-diligence assessment, enhancement studies, HAZOP studies.
  • Perform process parameters gap analysis and benchmarking among Global Manufacturing facilities (wholly-owned and affiliates having Olefins process technologies to capture and effectively share best practices, lesson learned, areas for improvements, and technical recommendations.
  • Perform benchmarking and best practices technical exchange workshops internally among Global Manufacturing facilities (wholly-owned and affiliates) having Olefins producing process technologies. Execution and deliverables of the workshops will be based on Benchmarking & Best Practices Exchange Agreement among Global Manufacturing facilities.

Minimum Requirements
  • You must have a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or related specialization. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • You should have a minimum of 15 years' experience within a refinery or petrochemical process unit (process engineering and operations) with at least 10 years' experience in handling Olefins plants.
  • Exposure to different Olefins process licensor technologies is preferred.
  • You should be able to demonstrate strong mentorship skills with the ability and drive to guide the development of junior engineers that you will interact with.
  • Familiarity and an understanding of the best practices, design principles, international engineering standards and specifications relevant to operation of the concerned process units is required.

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.

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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.