16 May, 2022

Principal Process Engineer, De-superheater, boilers, fired heaters, incinerators, steam distribution

  • Jubail City Center, Al Jubail Saudi Arabia
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


The Principal Process Engineer shall be responsible for the design, review and verification of engineering on assigned projects to ensure safe, high quality, fit for purpose design in addition to providing consultancy services and studies to SABIC Affiliates. As a lead he shall ensure process engineering is aligned with all disciplines, executing the work within budget and on schedule whilst motivating and managing a team of engineers and designers and developing younger engineers.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Sound knowledge of design of steam generation, distribution and condensate collection systems. Candidate must have experience in selection of various types of boilers including fired tube, water tube boilers, waste heat boilers etc. Candidate must have produced steam & condensate balance independently and have worked on steam distribution and condensate collection/management systems. Ideal candidate shall have proven experience in specifying the requirements of process furnaces/fired heaters and proficiency in modeling fired heaters in Aspen EDR and HTRI. Experience in developing incinerator package specification is shall be an added advantage. In addition, the candidate should be able to perform following design activities independently.    

  • Heat & Material Balance/Steam Balance
  • PFDs
  • P&IDs
  • Develop Process Control Scheme of steam generation and distribution systems, fired heaters
  • Equipment/Package Data sheets and technical Specification
  • Material Selection
  • Steam & Condensate System Hydraulics
  • Equipment Sizing & Selection
  • Technical Bid Evaluation
  • Troubleshooting and optimization of steam systems and process furnaces in operating process facilities



Typically 20 years’ experience in the petrochemical, fertilizer, refining, oil or gas industrial environments. Ideally, 15 years should be with a recognized international FEED/EPC contractor, performing process engineering to build green and brown field facilities in the petrochemical or related chemical and Fertilizer industry.

Experience in the following

  • Complete project cycle (basic engineering and detailed engineering including construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning support) of green/ brown field projects is ideal.
  • Resolving operational / design issues
  • Process design specifically related to PDP & FEED
  • Pre-tender stage design
  • Scheduling, man-hour control, productivity and status reporting secondment

He shall also have following:

  • Typical FEED project size of circa150.000 hrs.
  • Up to date with the latest technical developments in the respective fields of expertise

Supporting Procurement in meeting clients/vendors

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