NHT/CCR Process Optimization Consultant

Saudi Aramco

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We’re seeking an experienced and passionate NHT/CCR Process Optimization Consultant to join our Global Manufacturing Excellence (GME) organization under the Downstream Operation Engineering Solutions Department (OESD) and drive performance improvements for our clients.

OESD’s technical team is a multidisciplinary team that provides the necessary high-quality technical support to GM operating facilities (refineries, NGL facilities, and petrochemical plants) within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the globe.

The ideal candidate possesses a strong technical mind and a proven track record of optimizing NHT and CCR processes. You’ll utilize your deep hands-on experience to identify optimization opportunities, develop data-driven recommendations, and guide clients towards maximum impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive technical assessments of clients’ NHT and CCR units, focusing on identifying areas for optimization in yield, efficiency, and product quality.
  • Apply your technical expertise to translate insights into actionable recommendations, supported by detailed cost-benefit analyses and clear implementation roadmaps.
  • Collaborate closely with clients’ process engineering teams, providing technical guidance for troubleshooting, problem-solving, and continuous optimization.
  • Lead technical benchmarking initiatives, comparing client performance against industry best practices to identify improvement gaps and provide recommendations.
  • Develop and deliver targeted technical training programs on NHT/CCR technologies, best practices, and optimization strategies.
  • Guide clients in selecting and implementing advanced process simulation tools and optimization techniques specific to NHT and CCR units.
  • Provide expert technical advice on catalyst management strategies, including performance monitoring, selection, and replacement, based on hands-on experience.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technical advancements, best practices, and technologies in NHT/CCR process optimization, sharing this knowledge with clients to enhance their operations.
  • Build strong, long-term relationships with clients, ensuring exceptional satisfaction and identifying opportunities for further technical collaboration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. A Masters Degree or PhD is preferred with a focus on process optimization. 
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in process engineering, with at least 10 years of hands-on technical experience in NHT and CCR optimization within a refinery environment, and at least 5 years in a technical role focused on process improvement.
  • Strong technical background in process engineering fundamentals, including reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, and mass and energy balances, as applied to NHT and CCR units.
  • Proficiency in leading process simulation software (e.g., Aspen HYSYS, PRO/II) and their application in NHT and CCR process modeling and optimization.
  • Demonstrated technical experience in successfully applying process optimization techniques, statistical data analysis, and advanced process control (APC) to drive measurable improvements in NHT and CCR units.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A proven track record of applying technical expertise to drive optimization and manage client relationships effectively in the refining industry.
  • Willingness to travel for on-site client engagements.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


To apply for this job please visit careers.aramco.com.

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