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Refining & Chemicals Facilities Planning Specialist

  • Job reference: 914085
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 09/05/2017

Position description:

As a Refining & Chemical Facilities Planning Specialist, your primary role is to:

Conduct feasibility studies on petrochemical facilities and long-term business strategies related to these facilities.

Prepare scoping papers to define capital projects involving petrochemical investments
Interface with Operating Organizations, New Business Development, Engineering, Project Management, and Corporate Staff.

Perform process/system and economic evaluations of existing and potential new petrochemical facilities.

Direct evaluations of major petrochemical facilities as performed by others.

Prepare and make presentations to Corporate Management on petrochemical investment opportunities.
Provide full-time consultation to company management and other organizations
Mentor the training of future Facilities Planning Specialists.

Minimum requirements:

As a successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent technical field. An advanced degree such as a Master of Science degree, is preferred. You should have participation in post-graduate technical seminars and course work related to technical specialty. Achieved recognition through activities on committees of professional societies or participation in University sponsored programs. Experience in process/system and economics of petrochemical operations simulations is preferred.

A minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in the petroleum manufacturing industry, related industry or governmental sectors. Prior experience includes Project Management and Operational trouble shooting and their relationship to long range planning of facilities and associated economics. Experience should include at least five years as an individual in responsible charge of planning work in his main technical field. You should have achieved recognition as a planning expert in his technical field based on proven ability to handle complex issues in a rigorous, analytical fashion.

You must be able to work with minimum supervision on relatively unstructured tasks. Must have the demonstrated ability to produce top quality written and oral reports. Experience in performing economic evaluations, feasibility studies and preparing requests for budgetary approvals. You must have excellent written and oral technical presentation skills.


Duties and responsibilities
You will be required to perform the following:

Plans, schedules and provides work direction to assigned technical personnel (up to 10) as required for preparation of planning level designs, processes, reports, correspondence and related data and assures the efficiency, adequacy and conformance to overall objectives of all phases of complex technical problems.

Formulates the basis for planning studies in any of several basic or special technical fields by analyzing and evaluating all data pertinent to problems. Evaluates data as to scope, effect on existing installations, economic value, long range planning and budgetary consideration.

Brings all elements of a planning study together. Makes certain that all elements proceed satisfactorily on schedule and within the money and time allowed; and initiates corrective action as required.

Initiates detailed work outline and makes decisions as to basic approaches, processes and/or equipment. Performs work and/or delegates work to other technical personnel, consultants and contractors, for final development of specialized or technical proposals and proposed projects.

Discusses, coordinates and resolves problems with personnel throughout company and subsidiaries, Petromin and with others outside of Company organizations. Works with Government Affairs/Participation Affairs on Government related questions and issues.

Acts as technical consultant and performs special staff work for executive management when required.

Recommends new installations or modifications to improve existing facilities and standardization within broad fields of endeavor. Prepares justifications and completes expenditure requests as required.

Reviews work of technical personnel directed. Checks that reports are written according to established methods of good report presentation. Makes recommendations for further study or report changes. Approves reports for transmittal to management.

Prepares and participates in the presentation of reports and facility recommendations to Executive Management.

Formulates and coordinates training and professional development programs for technical personnel directed.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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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