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Rotating Equipment Engineer

  • Job reference: 916130
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, Facilities
  • Date posted: 04/09/2017

Functional Job Title: Rotating Equipment Engineer

Position description

We are seeking a Rotating Equipment Engineer to join out Jazan Refinery.

Minimum requirements

As the successful candidate you will have:

A Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum of 9 years of experience (15+ years preferred) in rotating equipment field covering design, installation, commissioning, monitoring, maintenance, failure modes, problems and troubleshooting.

Thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, U.S. and Codes, Standards and Specifications.

The ability to communicate in spoken and written English.

Familiarity with basic computer software.

Duties & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Leads and supports refineries in optimizing machinery performance and reliability at all refining sites, which will be accomplished by implementing and enhancing reliability engineering, maintenance, and operations practices associated with rotating equipment, and providing field support in troubleshooting and improving equipment performance.

Develops a comprehensive plan to achieve and maintain 6 year (or greater) machinery Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) in the entire refining system and assists with implementation of the plans.

Ensures rotating equipment incidents and performance issues are effectively investigated and root cause issues resolved.

Develops the Rotating Equipment Technical network which includes site rotating equipment engineers and maintenance supervisors.

Sets Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to align, coordinates the network and coaches network leaders to reach their objectives.

Develops, monitors and communicates Reliability metrics, identifies successes and potential areas for improvement.

Ensures sharing of effective practices and lessons learned from incidents across the corporation and industry.

Provides technical oversight in the areas of machinery selection, revamp and retrofit, identification of needed repairs, selection of overhaul procedures, condition monitoring, and interface with or selection of vendors.

Evaluates the effectiveness of operating procedures and practices associated with specific mechanical engineering processes and maintains HFC corporate Rotating Equipment engineering standards.


In compliance with government directive, the client is building a world class refinery and terminal complex synergized with state-of-the art Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) utility plant, at Jazan Economic City (JEC). Jazan Refinery will be a grassroots facility with an anticipated capacity of up to 400,000 barrels per day (BPD). The proposed facility will be located in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The Jazan Refinery and Terminal project is expected to support the future development of Jazan Economic City. The additional refined products from the new facility will satisfy the growth in domestic demand within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The refinery will be capable of processing Arabian crude oils to manufacture approximately 75,000 bpd of gasoline, 100,000-160,000 bpd of ultra-low-sulfur diesel (10 parts per million), and 160,000-220,000 bpd of fuel oil, depending on the crude mix processed. It is envisioned that the refinery will ultimately be integrated with a future nearby world scale power and water facility. The marine terminal will have the capability of receiving Very Large Crude Carriers for the supply of crude to the refinery and will have berths to support product exports from the refinery.

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.