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Aromatics Complex Process Specialist

  • Job reference: 918089
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 08/02/2018

918089 - Aromatics Complex Process Specialist

Job Description

  • You will be required to perform the following:
  • Conduct process configuration/feasibility studies for aromatics complexes and technologies.
  • Participate in the development and review of design basis scoping protocols for aromatics projects.
  • Maintain and review list of approved process licensor technologies for aromatics.
  • Review detailed designs for aromatics technologies.
  • Participate as a process subject matter expert in PHA and Hazop reviews.
  • Support construction, commissioning, and start-up of new aromatics facilities.
  • Support post-commissioning troubleshooting and optimization of aromatics facilities.
  • Organize Technical Exchange meetings, Community of Practice workshops, and other knowledge sharing activities for aromatics.
  • Coordinate vendor training courses, develop, and teach new aromatics courses.
  • Develop and update Best Practice documents for aromatics technologies.
  • Participate in research and development activities for new aromatics technologies, including stage gate reviews, catalyst testing, and development of new process technologies

Personal Specification

  • As the successful candidate you will hold a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • You will have a minimum of 15 years of experience in refinery or petrochemical operations and engineering, including at least 10 years in aromatics complex technologies.
  • You will have a minimum of 5 years of experience with technologies for the production of para-xylene from naphtha reformer derived feedstock, including para-xylene recovery (either selective adsorption or crystallization or both), xylenes isomerization and transalkylation.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of Simulated Moving Bed technologies for selective adsorption and to explain and teach that understanding to others.
  • You will also have a minimum of 3 years of experience with technologies for the extraction of aromatics, either from reformate or pyrolysis gasoline feedstock, using extractive distillation (ED) or liquid/liquid extraction (LLE).
  • Experience with more than one operating facility is strongly desirable, as is experience with more than one process licensor technology.
  • You will have a solid background in the comparison of alternative technologies for aromatics, including the advantages and disadvantages of aromatics extraction using ED versus LLE, para-xylene recovery using selective adsorption versus crystallization, and ideally you will understand the impact of Light Desorbent selective adsorption against Heavy Desorbent selective adsorption.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the impact of new aromatics technologies from all major licensors and their potential application to Client assets.
  • Ideally, you will also have some background in the technical impact of aromatics derived from steam cracking and understand the effects of using pygas in a conventional aromatics complex, as well as Toluene Methylation, Selective Toluene Disproportionation, and Ethylbenzene extraction.
  • You will possess strong mentorship skills with the ability and drive to guide the development of junior aromatics complex process engineers as well as strong teaching abilities.
  • You will possess strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to summarize and explain complex processes and technologies in terms suitable for economic evaluations and strategic management decision making.
  • The ideal candidate will have authored publications or patents in the field of aromatics technologies.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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