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  • Job reference: RMS0148556

Advanced Control & Optimization Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/10/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/10/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a Multinational Chemical company which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Our client will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Role:
Apply functional knowledge and experience within the Advanced Process Control and Process Optimization disciplines by developing, maintaining and improving AC&O applications. Coach operations on the AC&O applications, challenges, constraints and ensure value-added AC&O applications.
1.Perform AC&O related activities, including design, development, implementation and maintenance of AC&O applications by utilizing appropriate process control work processes and tools.
2.Identify any issues with IPCS level controls that impair the AC&O applications and work with IPCS Engineer and/or Run-Plant Engineer and/or escalate as appropriate for immediate resolution.
3.Conduct AC&O assessments, cost analyzes and value engineering to identify and address existing and potential issues, propose solutions to complex technical problems, increase revenue, and recommend process improvements.
4.Meet regularly with Run-Plant Engineers and Technical Advisors to evaluate performance of AC&O applications, review and challenge constraints, and evaluate control strategies.
5.Ensure necessary reviews are completed for assigned projects and delivered products conform to stakeholders’ requirements and specifications.
6.Act as a resource for junior engineers through coaching and mentoring, as well as conduct trainings for colleagues with less experience.
7.Plant contact for any problems or issues with AC&O applications. Resolve issues within skill set and/or experience level and escalate if needed. Coordinate efforts to solve problems when escalation is required.
8.Work with Operations to ensure that AC&O applications are applied. Track usage metrics to identify and resolve issues causing AC&O applications to be turned off.
9.Provide training and coaching to operators on the functionality of AC&O applications. This includes formal training for operators as well as informal coaching at the control panel.
10.Maintain a list of expected constraints, which may change depending on the operating condition of the plant (feedstock slate, product mix, etc.). Use this list to evaluate performance of the AC&O applications and coach plant personnel on functionality.
11.Comply with EH&S guidelines and overall safety of operating processes.
12.Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/manager

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Bachelor of Science degree in Process Control, Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
•ISA-CAP-Certified Automation Professional or licensed/registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)
•A working knowledge of Distributed Control Systems (DCS), PID control theory, and multivariate control theory.
•Knowledge of AspenTech AC&O applications such as DMCplus, Real Time Optimizer, InfoPlus 21, Aspen Inferrentials, AspenCalc, etc.
•Knowledge of various BPCS/SIS product lines from ABB, Honeywell, Yokogawa, Invensys, Triconex and Emerson is preferred.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Communication skills
•Analytical thinking
•Innovative Approach
•Mentoring & Coaching
•Problem Solving
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