Senior Process Manager




Petrochemicals & Process




Very Competitive + Benefits


Western Province - KSA

Contract Type:



Our Client is a Major European EPC Contractor. They are currently seeking a Senior Process Manager to assist them on a project they are currently working on at Major Petrochemical facility on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia. The successful candidate will be part of the Facilities Planning Section, which is a component of CPD. You will conduct feasibility studies, conceptual studies, and pre-FEED work on the refinery and petrochemical facilities and develop long-term business strategies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Degree in Economics or Equivalent work experience.
  • 10-15 years of experience as Refinery/Petrochemical Process Engineer
  • Feasibility study work on major investment project
  • Techno/economic assessments
  • Good understanding of refinery economics
  • Master Planning work future configuration analysis
  • Ideally already worked on investment analysis.
  • Good understanding of the future of Oil Refining.
  • Good grasp of the challenges faced by fuel manufacturers.
  • Interested in the development of chemicals, plastics and polymers.
  • Good understanding of the link between oil, chemicals & society.
  • Active membership of a Professional Engineer Association.
  • Advanced PC skills, including process simulations, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

Who we are looking for:

  • As a successful candidate, you will have bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, ideally with an advanced degree or experience to Economics or Business Analysis.
  • You should have minimum ten years' experience in the following refining technologies (as examples: Crude Distillation (CDU), Vacuum Distillation (VDU), C4 Alkylation, Catalytic Reforming, Aromatics (BZ/PX), C4/C5/C6 and Xylene Isomerization, Various Hydro processing (NHT/DHTNGOHT/MHC), High olefin Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Steam Cracking (Ethane Cracking), Sulphur and Amine, Steam Reforming, Hydrogen manufacturing, Metathesis and Petrochemicals such as LLDPE, HDPE, PP, LDPE/EVA, EPR, TPO, MTBE, MEG, pox, Cumene and Phenol)
  • You should have membership of a Professional Engineer Association.
  • You should have minimum five years' experience in applying and analyzing process simulation and economics of refinery and petrochemical operations.
  • You should have minimum five years' experience in performing economic evaluations and feasibility studies and preparing requests for budgetary approvals.
  • You will have experience with professional consultant in planning and executing engineering studies.
  • Excellent written and oral technical presentation skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct feasibility studies, conceptual studies, and pre-FEED work on our refinery and petrochemical facilities and develop long-term business strategies.
  • Lead integrated project teams to prepare design basis scoping papers to define capital projects involving refineries and petrochemical investments.
  • Prepare expenditure request documentation.
  • Interface with related stakeholders, Operations, Engineering, Production Planning (PPD), Process Engineering (PED), New Business Development, Engineering (PMD), Project Management (BOTB), and Corporate Management.
  • Perform process economic evaluations of existing and potential new refining and petrochemical facilities.
  • Direct evaluations of major refining and petrochemical facilities.
  • Prepare and make presentations to Corporate Management on refining petrochemical investment opportunities.
  • Provide full-time consultation to company management and other organizations.
  • Mentor the training of future Facilities Planning Specialists.