07 Mar, 2023

Process Engineer - NGL Fractionation

  • Aramco
  • Saudi Arabia
Process Engineer Oil & Gas

Job Description

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Process Engineer specializing in NGL Fractionation to join our Juaymah NGL Fractionation Department.

Juaymah NGL Fractionation is responsible for providing Ethane, Propane and Butane product to our local Petrochemical industry through fractionating and treating Natural Gas Liquids (NGL). In addition, Juaymah has the capability to export Refrigerated Propane and Butane through export facilities.

Your primary role will be to support plant operations through analyzing and troubleshooting process parameters as well as performing management of change and process improvement studies.  

Key Responsibilities

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

Perform in-depth plant monitoring and optimize the performance of assigned units by overseen unit’s operation and economics losses. 

Issuing detailed reports to recommend changes supported by simulation models’ result to optimize unit operation.

Lead unit operations troubleshooting and investigating off-spec. products and plant trips/ upsets and manage the required deliverables. 

Support Operations during turnaround and unplanned Shutdowns / Startups by understanding the unit operating conditions and transient effects to recommend operations improvements

Perform specific tasks such as, but not limited to catalyst/ desiccant forecast/ evaluation, test runs, de-bottlenecking studies, due-diligence assessment, enhancement studies, HAZOP studies. 

Assigned the Lead Role in process safety management overseeing HAZOP, PSR, SIL, PSSR, RA, and Alarm Rationalization. Lead HAZOP/Process Safety Reviews of plant operations as well as new modifications.
Propose and manage major projects to improve safety, reliability and profitability. Prepare design request, budget justifications and detailed implementation plans for economically justifiable projects. Develop detailed engineering design packages for in-house process-oriented projects and follow up on implementation. 
Carryout process simulation using Aspen software package.
Liaise with vendors and technology licensors for process enhancements and changes.

Minimum Requirements

You must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from a recognized and approved program.  An advanced degree is preferred.

You should have a minimum of 15 years of total NGL/LPG process units experience (process engineering and operations) with at least 10 years’ experience in handling gas processing and NGL Fractionation.

Exposure to different licensor technologies for gas processing and NGL Fractionation is a plus

You should be a certified PHA/HAZOP leader.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

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