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Water Treatment & Desalination Specialist

Saudi Arabia
research & lab sciences


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1172100

Req Number: 16053BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco is seeking an experienced engineer or scientist to join the Oil and Gas Treatment Research and Development Division of the Research & Development (R&D) Center.

The Oil and Gas Treatment Research and Development Division is responsible for providing the development of innovative technology for treatment and desalination of industrial waste water and produced water. The group also provides expertise in water treatment and business related support services to the industrial operations across the Company.

Your primary role is to perform work on developing water treatment techniques for varied applications in industrial oil and gas facilities. Dedication to scientific research and innovation objectives is necessary. Your responsibilities will include development and deployment of prototype technology for water treatment, as well as providing scientific knowledge in a contractual R&D environment.

Your role also involves helping project leaders to implement and maintain effective project management. You will assist project leaders through a stage and gate process that ultimately deploys new technology that creates value for Saudi Aramco.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will hold a Ph.D. in Water Treatment, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering from a leading university.

You should have at least 7 years of experience in water treatment engineering, and proven work experience in a water treatment project, where you demonstrated your ability to design and build experimental set-ups and analyze experimental data.

You must have the ability and motivation to conduct field-testing work at industrial facilities.

You must have experience in industrial research in one of the following areas: membranes (i.e., Ceramic, RO, etc.), chemical treatment of water (i.e., flocculation, oxidation, etc.) is preferred, but not a requirement. A working experience with a process modeling software package such as Aspen and/or HYSYS would be a plus, but not a requirement.

Your team work spirit, interpersonal and problem solving skills make you comfortable to work well within a group, coach and lead junior scientists, and direct reports to contribute to the team’s success.

You have sound writing and reporting skills in English language. You are able to clearly present information and listen well. You take action in solving problems with a realistic understanding of the issues.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Develop water treatment techniques relevant to the hydrocarbon production and refining industries. The technical areas of interest may include water treatment, crude oil production and refining, water conservation, etc.
Plan and execute research and development work, supervise facility and personnel resources, and interface with other scientists and technicians.
Act as a resource in providing information and recommendations to management in the implementation of new solutions and procedures.
Conduct experimental work and results interpretation, preparing and presenting data, performing tests and data analysis to validate a water treatment process, and develop knowledge of process performance, documenting on requests, and answering to questions from management as required.
Lead R&D projects in Water Treatment, duties include: monitoring progress of projects and support related technology activities; leading and supporting internal and cross-functional reviews; leading development and publication of reports, patents and scientific papers; and coordinating across project teams to align R&D work with corporate objectives.

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