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Job Title: MM968 - Process Engineer - Crude and Vacuum Distillation Unit
Location: Saudia, Saudia

You must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or related specialization.  An advanced degree is preferred.

Department: oil and gas
Experience: A minimum of 15 years’ experience in refinery operations, engineering and process design but at the very least 10 years direct experience in handling CDU and VDU process units. Experience with more than one operating facility is strongly desirable.
Apply Before: 2022-12-09

Job Description

We are seeking a Downstream Process Engineer with an experience in Crude and Vacuum Distillation Units to join the Global Manufacturing Excellence (GME) organization, under the Downstream Global Manufacturing, to support and oversee the performances of Saudi global manufacturing assets.

Your primary role is to provide process engineering, operations and technical process expertise to monitor, optimize, and drive performance improvement programs for refineries’ atmospheric crude distillation units (CDU) and vacuum distillation units (VDU), including remote and field technical advisory support, benchmarking, and CDU and VDU technology knowledge management and exchange. Drive the performance improvement programs which enhance process safety, optimize manufacturing cost, and increase plant reliability.

Job Resposibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Assess operations of atmospheric crude distillation units (CDU) and vacuum distillation units (VDU) existing facilities to optimize operation by developing/set key performance indicators (KPIs) that will represent performances in different aspects such as profitability, operability, energy efficiency, reliability, process safety, etc.
Perform process parameters gap analysis and benchmarking among Global Manufacturing facilities (wholly-owned and affiliates) having CDU and VDU 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 CDU and VDU process technologies. Execution and deliverables of the workshops will be based on Benchmarking & Best Practices Exchange Agreement among Global Manufacturing facilities. 
Issue bi-monthly CDU and VDU technical best practices bulletin for sharing within Global Manufacturing facilities. 
Provide on-demand remote and/or field technical advisory support to Global Manufacturing facilities on matters concerning the operation of CDU and VDU 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.
Enhance the competitiveness of CDU and VDU asset base by capturing integration opportunities between process units and facilities.
Conduct internal assessments on CDU and VDU process engineering standards using Saudi engineering standard references. Highlight any deviations or better standards applied by affiliates for endorsement to facility management or Saudi Central Engineering. Support the implementation of relevant engineering standards to CDU and VDU across Global Manufacturing upon each facility management’s approval. 
Participate on demand with Business Plan development and coordinate with stakeholders for possible capital investments on assigned process units and support techno-economic evaluations required by Global manufacturing portfolio.
Recommend and coordinate proven technology deployments in atmospheric crude distillation units (CDU) and vacuum distillation units (VDU). Liaise with Engineering Services Department or Contracting Unit for any technology assessment and piloting support.
Collaborate with Joint venture companies, Saudi subsidiaries, and third-party companies to consolidate best practices related to the operation of CDU and VDU. Coordinate implementation of suitable best practices to facilities.
Participate as subject matter experts on external benchmarking with 3rd party entities, which include but not limited to, Japan Cooperation Council Petroleum (JCCP), Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) and Saudi Committees.
Act as the Admin Area overall coordinator for cascading and driving Global Manufacturing and Corporate programs to the operating facilities for execution and effective monitoring. represent the Global Manufacturing Admin Area in corporate committees and initiatives concerning his field of expertise.
Ensure continuous learning on CDU and VDU process engineering and technology specialist skills to ensure expertise is preserved through internal and external trainings. Provide in-house technical trainings to Global Manufacturing facilities when needed in specific process topics related to the CDU and VDU operations.

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