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Process Engineer - Operational Excellence

Saudi Arabia
refinery engineering


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1413558

Req Number: 16971BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Downstream Process Engineer with experience in Operational Excellence, to join the Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation Technical Support Division (DR&NGLF TSD).

The DR&NGLF TSD is a multi-disciplinary organization with interface to technical, and in some cases business, support requirements of Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation Admin Area. Its function caters mainly to the technical needs of Admin Area Head, operating facilities management (4 refineries/2 NGL Fractionation plants), and drive the performances of operating facilities in executing corporate programs and initiatives towards operational excellence and value creation.
The primary role is to drive the operational excellence implementation and performance within the admin area.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will have:

A bachelor degree in an engineering discipline from a recognized and approved program. A chemical engineering degree and/or advanced degree is preferred.

A minimum of 8 years’ experience in refinery or petrochemical operations and engineering. Experience in leading or executing OE initiative with downstream companies is desirable. You should have analytical and problem solving skills, proven experience in six sigma and/or other standard frameworks would be advantageous.

A solid background in understanding the key performance indicators (KPI) involved in oil refining business and operations.

Basic understanding of the Operational Excellence Model – its structure, content, dynamics and linkages to the corporate vision and objectives.

Solid understanding and can effectively apply Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) in order to produce accurate, fact-based and value adding analysis.

Ability to contribute effectively as an assessment team member conducting themselves at all times both professionally and with integrity.

Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to summarize and explain complex processes, to individuals and groups from diverse professional backgrounds, in terms suitable for strategic management decision making.

Ability to assimilate and understand relevant information and data related to the department being assessed, using it to produce clear, accurate and insightful analysis at both macro (big picture) and micro (detail) levels.

A thorough knowledge of English, required to perform analyses and studies in depth, make professional presentations and stakeholder interviews. Must be able to produce and deliver clear, accurate and value adding feedback, both in written and oral form.

Strong mentorship skills with the ability and drive to guide the development of junior engineers.

Able to work effectively with a minimum of supervision on relatively unstructured tasks.

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

Drive and monitor operational excellence implementation and performance to ultimately achieve mature levels in all aspect.

Assist all DR&NGLF organizations to customize their operational excellence programs.

Act as the overall coordinator for cascading and driving management and corporate programs to the operating facilities for execution and effective monitoring.

Identify and close operational excellence improvement opportunities and gaps.

Coordinate with corporate Operational Excellence Department the necessary OE trainings as needed.

Lead the integrated operational excellence self-assessment.

Provide operational excellence consultation in collaboration with corporate Operational Excellence Department.

Ensure alignment of operational excellence program with corporate objectives and focus areas.

Assess and report operational excellence benefits to executive management.

Coordinate with corporate Operational Excellence Department in developing the company-wide OE report to corporate management.

Develop benchmarking strategy for operational excellence elements. Coordinate and led execution of the benchmarking strategy.

Collaborate with joint venture companies, Saudi Aramco subsidiaries, and third-party companies to consolidate OE best practices. Coordinate implementation of suitable best practices to facilities.

Promote a learning environment and implement self-development to maintain and improve expert status within his engineering specialty.

In some cases, represent the admin area in corporate committees and initiatives concerning his field of expertise.

About us:
Saudi Arabia’s vast hydrocarbon resources will see Saudi Aramco become the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical company by 2020. Our Chemicals business is a critical, high-profile new enterprise for us and requires committed people with insight, experience and technical expertise.

We can offer professionals from diverse backgrounds and specialties a solid, secure future – not to mention extensive international exposure and the opportunity to see your ideas become reality. Work at the forefront of the industry and see how your career evolves with invested time and effort. It’s a chance to make a huge impact both on the local economy and on a global scale.