• Saudi Arabia
  • City

  • Al Khobar
  • Industry

  • Oil & Gas
  • Job Type

  • Office
  • Posting date

  • April 16, 2024


Vinay Nalubala

  • Permanent
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Competitive AED / Year

Website WTS Energy

Senior Technical Advisor – Process(EPC)

April 16, 2024

Job Description

Senior Technical Advisor – Process(EPC)

Reporting To: Department Management and Project Management


Process Consultant with proven experience in the design of process units, utilities and offsite facilities from conceptual stage through detailed design of medium to large size projects. Thorough knowledge of projects/process engineering practices, economics principles, calculation methods, international standards, codes, specifications, and procedures. Minimum 25 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Hydrocarbons, and/or Infrastructure industries. Excellent communication skills required.


  • Lead a team of about 15 – 25 Process Engineers and related discipline engineers and designers
  • Develop chemical process Yields, Qualities, Opex and mass balances for process configurations in the refining & Petrochemical units.
  • Strong experience in petrochemicals particularly in Polyethylene (LLDPE/HDPE/LDPE) technologies supporting the evaluation of licensor bids, technology evaluation and licensor selection.
  • Review and approve process deliverables (PFDs, P&IDs, Design Basis, Process Narratives, Process Calculations, Equipment Specification documents, etc)
  • Review and approve process engineering work plans
  • Review and approve basis of design documents
  • Estimate work-hours
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the project team, including the Clients
  • Responsible for design integrity of process engineering scope, performance of assigned staff, and on-schedule delivery of the work within budget
  • Lead technical presentations to Clients and their representatives as required
  • Serve as technical resource to Process Engineers and related Discipline engineers and designers
  • Review of engineering documents from licensors and contractors during the pre-FEED, FEED and EPC phases of the project.
  • Optimize the plant operations for enhanced productivity and reliability.   Develop petrochemical unit’s control logic, cause and effect.
  • Participate in petrochemical unit’s process optimization and synergy between refinery and petrochemicals.
  • Provide technical support for capital projects involving petrochemical units particularly for the Polyolefin plants at various stages of the project life cycle (pre-feasibility, feasibility, Pre-feed, feed basic design, detailed engineering and construction).
  • Researching new technologies, regulations, and other factors that may affect business model.
  • Strong experience in Refinery-Chemicals integration strategies, competitiveness and benchmarking.  
  • Analyzing the market and identifying opportunities for business growth.
  • Conducting research on competitors to identify opportunities for new products


Qualifications & Years of Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or related field, and a minimum of 25 years’ of relevant engineering experience.

Key Skills & Technical Competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of basic engineering principles, P&ID/PFD development, hydraulic calculations, equipment sizing, safety devices
  • Understanding of Process simulation methods (e.g. HYSYS,ProMax, Pipenet)
  • Familiarity with key SA engineering standards and procedures
  • Ability to handle responsibility and complete projects within schedule
  • Experience with firewater demand calculations and equipment requirements, industrial drainage design and equipment, familiarity with the associated Saudi Aramco standards are desirable
  • Must be proficient in English, oral and written
  • Excellent technical presentation skills required

Location:Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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