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Saudi Aramco Jobs Careers in Saudi Arabia 2020: Saudi Aramco – the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise and a world leader in exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing and petrochemicals manufacturing. It manages the world’s largest proven conventional crude oil and condensate reserves of 260.2 billion barrels and the world’s fourth-largest natural gas reserves of 288.4 trillion standard cubic feet.  Saudi Aramco is also among the top producers of natural gas, maintaining the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world.

• Company/Organization: Saudi Aramco
• Job Location: Saudi Arabia
• Nationality: Any
• Qualification: Bachelor Degree/Diploma/High School
• Salary: Not Disclosed
• Experience: Minimum 1 to 2 Years

Membrane Separation Expert

Position Description:
The incumbent brings an exceptional level of knowledge in the fundamentals of mass transfer and separation technologies, including absorbers, phase separators, extraction systems, filtration, centrifuge, crystallization, adsorption and membranes. He/she is considered Aramco’s foremost expert on separation technologies and equipment. He/she is instrumental in the scale-up and deployment of separation solutions – from bench scale to industrial use. He/she anticipates future trends/developments in separation technologies and equipment, and stays abreast of new developments in his/her area of expertise. He/she enhances the technical reputation of Aramco in the domain of fundamentals of mass transfer and separations in industry and academic arenas.

Scope
Provides superior technical insight to the R&D program, guidance to the R&D project leaders and to the plant technologists in the area of mass transfer, separation technologies and related equipment performance. He/she is Aramco’s ultimate technical authority on separation technologies and connects with/brings in the world’s best separation expert when/as needed. The incumbent works alone and does not have formal line management responsibility. A significant portion of his/her time is devoted to the quality coaching and scientific guidance of R&D project leaders and senior technologists involved in separation/purification. As a member of Aramco’s R&T Advisory Council, regularly reviews the technology needs from Aramco R&D, plants and business in terms of separation solutions, and shapes the most effective corresponding sourcing strategy and deployment.

Principal Contacts
Frequent independent contact with all levels of management in R&D, technology, manufacturing and business. Build networks of excellence with outside knowledge centers, institutes, research centers, innovation councils, private organizations, etc., and internal functions/business groups like (Business, P&CSD, FPD, HSEF, procurement, etc.) to create a portfolio of options in separation technologies. A member of editorial/consultative boards of leading organizations and journals related to separation technologies and equipment. May serve as an Aramco spokesman on technical matters related to his/her expertise in mass transfer and separation technologies.

Minimum Requirements:
1. Chemical engineering degree (M.S., Ph.D.).
2. Minimum of 20 years of experience in fundamental mass transfer and separation: has a high level quality track record of scaling up separation equipment, of designing/developing innovative separation technologies, of designing and inspecting separation equipment.
3. Undisputed scientific/technical authority within Aramco, and a broad technical credibility outside Aramco: is a member of editorial/consultative committees of leading journals/associations related to separation technologies and equipment.
4. Extensive track record initiating, guiding, conducting advanced technical projects and developments with an ability to connect technology, R&D and operational excellence.
5. Having the vision, the energy, and the entrepreneurship spirit to develop new technologies and products.
6. Having the ability to anticipate, appreciate, catalyze and make the most of changes and new developments.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. The candidate provides superior technical insight/guidance to R&D program and plant operation (complex troubleshooting, critical project elements) as Aramco’s ultimate technical authority in separations and connects with/brings in the world’s best experts when/as needed.
2. The candidate drives new high quality science and technical developments in the domain of mass transfer and separations relevant for Aramco’s R&D, technology and business needs: this includes:
• fundamentals of thermodynamics and mass transfers applied to (complex) separation (interfacial phenomena, emulsions, frothing, suspensions, colloidal physics, (electro)-coalescence), filtering, crystallization, adsorption, phase change, azeotropes, complex L/L extractions …).
• towers internals, trays and packing – specific to the service considered and operating conditions, incl. direct contact quench sections, e.g., refinery main fractionators, steam crackers; incl. strippers (sour gas/ammonia, VOC etc.).
• 2-3 phase separators, including settlers and coalescers.
• filters, centrifuge, dehydration and crystallization.
• new separation technologies/equipment and applications, incl. membranes for liquid and gas separations, DWC, Superhidic (Toyo), etc.
3. The candidate is the “mass transfer/separation” thought leader and oversees/assists the quality of learning and development interventions imparted w.r.t to the discipline (both within as well as outside). Focus on building skills for the present as well as the future.
4. The candidate builds networks of excellence – extra mural partnerships with outside knowledge centers, institutes, research centers, innovation councils, private organizations, etc., and internal functions/business groups like (Business, R&D, P&CSD, FPD, HSEF, procurement, etc.) for creating a pool of ideas and initiatives in the separation technologies and equipment area.
5. The candidate is the torch bearer, a beacon of light, in the fundamental mass transfer area for attracting young talent, and oversees the development programs/initiatives to build their technical competencies/excellence.
6. The candidate builds and maintains relationships with major separation/purification knowledge providers for technical collaboration.
7. The candidate enhances the technical reputation of Aramco in major science/technical bodies, institutes, committees/boards and conferences.
8. The candidate, as a member of the Technology Advisory Council, participates to the development of Aramco R&D and technology strategy and regularly review the alignment of Aramco R&D and Technology agenda/priorities to fulfill Aramco technology needs, position and sourcing.

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Process and Kinetics Modeling Expert

Position Description:
The incumbent brings an exceptional level of knowledge in the fundamentals of simulation and modelling, centered on three main domains: (i) the conventional steady state and dynamic plants simulation (e.g., flowsheeting), (ii) the refinery/petchem planning and the economic optimization of their integration and (iii) the development of (advanced) kinetic/mass transfer reactor models. The incumbent is considered Aramco’s foremost expert in simulation and modelling. The incumbent is instrumental in the realization of the full value of modern modelling science, which enables simulations today to be true digital twin of the plants. The incumbent anticipates future trends/developments in simulation and modelling, and stays abreast of new developments in his/her area of expertise. The incumbent enhances the technical reputation of Aramco in the domain of simulation and modelling in industry and academia.

Scope
Provides superior technical insight to the R&D program, guidance to the R&D project leaders and to the plant technologists in the area of simulation and modelling, and to plant technologists for the continuous performance improvements of their units. The incumbent is Aramco’s ultimate technical authority on simulation and modelling, and connects with/brings in the world’s best simulation engineers when/as needed. The incumbent works alone and does not have formal line management responsibility. A significant portion of his/her time is devoted to the quality coaching and scientific guidance of R&D project leaders and senior technologists involved in modelling. As a member of Aramco R&T Advisory Council, the incumbent regularly reviews the technology needs from Aramco R&D, plants, and business in terms of simulation and modelling, and shapes the most effective corresponding sourcing strategy and deployment.

Principal Contacts
Frequent independent contact with all levels of management in R&D, technology, manufacturing and business. Build networks of excellence with outside knowledge centers, institutes, research centers, innovation councils, private organizations, etc., and internal functions/business groups (e.g., Business, P&CSD, FPD, planning and scheduling, HSE, etc.), to create the portfolio of validated models. Be a member of editorial/consultative boards of leading organizations and journals related to simulation and modelling. May serve as an Aramco spokesperson on technical matters related to his/her expertise in simulation and modelling.

Minimum Requirements:
1. Chemical Engineering degree (MSc., Ph.D.).
2. Minimum of 20 years of experience in simulation and modelling: has a high level quality track record of modelling and supporting disciplines, such as planning and scheduling, asset planning, APC and RTO.
3. The candidate has undisputed scientific/technical authority within Aramco, and a broad technical credibility outside Aramco: is a member of editorial/consultative committees of leading journals/associations related to simulation and modelling.
4. The candidate has an extensive track record initiating, guiding, and conducting advanced technical projects and developments with an ability to connect technology, R&D, and operational excellence.
5. The candidate has the vision, the energy, and the entrepreneurship spirit to develop new technologies and products.
6. The candidate has the ability to anticipate, appreciate, catalyze and make the most of changes and new developments.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Provides superior technical insight/guidance to R&D program and plant operation (complex troubleshooting, critical project elements) as Aramco’s ultimate technical authority in simulation and modelling, and connects with/brings in the world’s best experts when/as needed.
2. Drives new high quality science and technical developments in the domain of simulation and modelling relevant to Aramco’s R&D, technology, and business needs including:
• (i) petchem flowsheeting and thermodynamics group: maximize the value of the models in terms of quality thermodynamics basic properties/data – for R&D purposed and to ensure a full coverage of quality models for all refinery/petchem plants to serve the following purposes:
1. Build and validate high fidelity flowsheeting models for all plants.
2. Monitor/improve complex unit operation/troubleshoot equipment and process underperformance, and develop corresponding model supported solutions.
3. Develop capabilities related to simulations, training new recruits, implementing best practices, and bringing uniformity in simulations.
4. Audit simulation files generated by sites.
• (ii) refinery unit modelling, configuration, LP planning/scheduling and economic optimization: e.g., supports the development and maintains the refinery unit operation models, validates B+D vectors at unit operation, and overall economics/optimum at refinery level, supports the generation of refinery configuration options of the future.
• (iii) reactor & kinetic modelling, fluid flow and CFD: supports the development of kinetic models for the refinery and petchem plants, tracks and assessed the benefits of the potential adoption of new modelling tools and techniques, by connecting to leading simulation teams/companies in the world. Finally, the incumbent supports the CFD technologists, who have a strong track record of troubleshooting complex issues in plants and/or of developing improved designs of internals, etc.
3. Is the “simulation and modelling” thought leader and oversees/assists the quality of learning and development interventions imparted w.r.t. to the discipline (both within as well as outside). Focus on building skills for the present as well as the future.
4. Builds networks of excellence – extramural partnerships with outside knowledge centers, institutes, research centers, innovation councils, private organizations, etc. And internal functions/business groups like (Business, R&D, P&CSD, FPD, HSEF, APC/RTO, planning and scheduling, etc.) For creating a pool of ideas and initiatives in the simulation and modelling domain.
5. Leads in the fundamental mass transfer area for attracting young talent, and oversees the development programs/initiatives to build their technical competencies/excellence.
6. Builds and maintains relationships with major simulation and modelling knowledge providers for technical collaboration.
7. Enhances the technical reputation of Aramco in simulation and modelling with major science/technical bodies, institutes, committees/boards and conferences.
8. As a member of the Technology Advisory Council, participates to the development of Aramco R&D and technology strategy and regularly review the alignment of Aramco R&D and Technology agenda/priorities to fulfill Aramco technology needs, positions, and sourcing.

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Automation and Digitalization Research Senior Consultant

Position Description:
At our state-of-the-art Research and Development Center (R&DC) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, we conduct pioneering research, introduce new technologies, and provide specialized technical services through development and implementation of IR4.0-enabling technologies.

This influential leadership role has been created as a direct result of Saudi Aramco’ s digital vision to solidify our position as the world’s leading digitalized energy corporation, maximizing shareholder value, and spearheading digital innovation in energy globally. The Senior Research Consultant will lead the growth and strategic development of our existing Intelligent Systems, Advanced Sensors, and Modelling & Prediction R&D teams, which will focus on cross-Company challenges related to IR4.0 with initial emphasis on asset integrity. Additionally, this role may be responsible for onsite leadership and oversight of multiple research teams, as well as interactions with strategic university partners. The role will have significant exposure to the CTO, and the selected candidate will be expected to contribute to and deliver presentations to the Board of Directors and corporate leadership.

Minimum Requirements:
• M.S. in science or engineering (a Ph.D. is preferred)
• 20+ years of progressive professional experience, including at least 10 years as a specialist with full responsibility for supervising major technical work, gaining recognition as a leading expert in IR4.0-enabling fields, such as digitalization, modeling, machine learning, programing, prototyping, AR/VR, mobile development, and/or AI.
• Must have patents and/or publications in any of the above areas, and preferably have served as an expert reviewer for journals and scientific societies.
• Industry experience with a major technology developer in the above fields or with technology licensing and/or oil company.
• Strong technical background in the above IR4.0-enabling fields, including a portfolio of delivered technologies/products including projects in which contributions were technical as well as projects where contributions were primarily related to leadership and direction.
• Experience in project economics, licensing, and commercialization.
• Must have experience leading research in IR4.0-enabling fields, including developing research projects to be carried out by junior specialists.
• Must have experience in rapid prototyping and accelerated technology development and deployment.
• Sound knowledge and experience working in and developing technologies for industrial environments, ideally in a large company with diverse operations and/or in oil and gas operations.
• Must have understanding, and ideally experience, of how to develop and deploy electronics in hazardous/potentially explosive environments.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross-functional research teams to successful project completion.
• Demonstrated ability to provide onsite leadership and oversight over a multidisciplinary set of teams in coordination with off-site leadership.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an organization in high-level interactions with strategic partners, including excellent communications skills as well as credibility as a leader.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all organizational functions, including senior leadership, bringing credibility to the position.
• Must have demonstrative ability to effectively mentor and coach multinational scientists and researchers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Conceives, designs, leads and successfully delivers a balanced portfolio of short-, medium- and long-term applied industrial research studies to resolve complex technical problems or to enhance the Company’s operation factoring business sustainability.
• Directs, guides and counsels other researchers and specialists in successful project execution while maintaining and building R&D talent through recruitment and training.
• Determines areas of research based upon advanced technologies and business alignment expectations of a variety of customers and proponents across the Company
• Applies best practices and emerging technologies to help advance innovation in the domains of digitalization and IR4.0, with an initial emphasis on asset integrity, but spanning broad, cross-Company opportunities to deliver high-impact solutions
• Develops, directs, and delivers Digital Transformation (DT) roadmaps and strategies across a wide variety of business lines in both the local and global environment
• Takes a leading role in forming successful research partnerships with leading academic and industrial collaborators, as well as effectively leverages existing innovation ecosystems
• Discusses, develops, and defends major research proposals with line management and management of proponent organizations
• Acts as a key facilitator with internal and external organizations on matters relating to digitalization, IR4.0, modeling, machine learning, and AI.
• Ensures that relevant research and development capital investments meet specific value targets and align with R&D business plans
• Develops potentially patentable new equipment and processes
• Acts as a professional mentor to leaders and specialists within own organization
• Conducts technical presentations and writes papers for peer-reviewed journals
• Seeks opportunities to become global authority in the subject of specialty
• Evaluates major long-term trends and advises management on the application of new technologies

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