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Refining & Distillation Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/08/2014
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The Company:
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is ranked first among oil companies worldwide in terms of crude oil production and exports. People are central to what they do.

Saudi Aramco’s employees are recognised across the industry for excelling in their specialist fields. This recognition is built on an investment in their employees, giving them opportunities to gain valuable experiences and qualifications that allow them to become the ben

The Role:
Client is seeking a Refining & Distallation Process Engineer to join a highly technical group that supports company refineries in the in the Process & Control System Department’s Downstream Process Engineering Division, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in providing technical services and process expertise related to refinery distillation and fractionation processes.

Provide innovative solutions to problems in refinery distillations and fractionation units,

Perform process design.

Conduct feasibility and optimization studies.

Evaluate the application of new technologies and best practices,

Define the scope for hardware modifications and participate in vendor selection.

Support capital programs at different stages from inception to project completion; such as participating in screening studies, development of design basis document, reviewing PFD, P&IDs, FEED, project specifications, detailed engineering documents and providing technical support during construction and commissioning activities.

Have excellent computer, oral and written communication and presentation skills.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have the following experience, competencies and skillsets:

A B.S. degree in chemical engineering, or other advanced professional engineering degree is highly desirable.

A Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or registration would be highly desirable.


Minimum of ten years of experience in design and operation of the distillation and fractionation process (crude & vacuum distillation and other refinery fractionation units).

Have sufficient experience to support and troubleshoot refinery distillation and fractionation units, review and scope new capital projects. And participate in project commissioning.

Expertise in column internal retrofits and familiarity with industry practices, standards and procedures.

Be conversant with the use of process simulation software such as HYSYS/PRO II.

Good command of English written and oral communications.

Experience in coaching and mentoring young and inexperienced engineers.
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