16 May, 2022

Principal Process Engineer, Shell & Tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, heat recovery

  • 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 and selection of various types of heat exchangers including Shell & Tube, Double Pipe, Air Cooled Heat Exchangers, Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers, etc.). Candidate must have strong knowledge of TEMA and it’s application. Hands on experience of carrying out complete thermal design and rating of various types of heat exchangers using Aspen EDR and HTRI. The candidate must fully understand and have worked on waste heat recovery systems, refrigerated cooling systems and cold boxes.  In addition, the candidate should be able to perform following design activities independently.    

  • PFDs
  • P&IDs
  • Equipment/Package Data sheets and technical Specification
  • Material Selection
  • Equipment Sizing & Selection (S&T heat exchangers, Air-cooled heat exchangers, plate & frame heat exchangers etc.)
  • Technical Bid Evaluation
  • Troubleshooting and optimization of 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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