Oil & Chemical Industry Utility Engineer

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.

Job Overview

As a recognized company expert in the chemical business, IK Liquids to Chemicals Development is developing the production, shipping and marketing of refined products, liquid chemicals and solids chemicals as an alternative route-to-market for our oil and gas resources.  Oil & Chemical Industry Utility Engineer is responsible to review all related Utility design, conducting technical and commercial assessment for the utility systems, working with different Project Organizations to develop plans/design basis, philosophy and strategy for project. Utility Engineer is act as technical consultant and subject matter expert when required.

Duites and Responsibilities

•    Conducting technical and commercial assessment for the utility systems (power, steam, oxygen, nitrogen, instrument air, distilled water, waste management, storage tanks, etc.) to determine possible outsourcing to 3rd party.

•    Reviewing plans/deliverables for new integrated refinery and petrochemical projects to ensure that they comply with Company Standards and Regulations as well as industry codes.

•    Perform a full lifecycle review of any design related to utilities.

•    Acts as technical consultant and subject matter expert when required.

•    Participate, review, and analyze any document related to Utilities such as:
o    Power and Steam Supply
o    Desalinated Water Supply 
o    Cooling Water Supply / Return 
o    Steam and Condensate Return 
o    Oxygen / Nitrogen Supply to NH3 complex and other plants
o    Instrument Air / Plant Air Supply 
o    Industrial Wastewater / Sewage 
o    Firewater 
o    Seawater Supply / Return 
o    Chemicals/raw materials supply to the facilities

•    Participate and review energy and Hydrogen utilization report, and CO₂ report, inclusive of low purity and high purity sources.

•    Participate and review the high-level interface management plan with every tenant and analyze propose/potential interface points (Tenants, Infrastructure, Utilities, Hubs, Transportation, Community, Communication etc.)

•    Participate, review, and analyze any document related to utility, infrastructure, and supply chain.   
•    Review and ensure Company Land Use Permit (LUP’s) approval for the targeted lands of the projects. Work with Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) and other government authorities to secure the lands and complete necessary paperwork and requirements.

•    Define marine berths, polymer logistics systems, area tankage, as well as interconnecting olefin grid network and transportation requirement to support the tenant projects.

•    Support Project Team to define infrastructure needed for Hydrogen hub and CO₂ delivery to underground sink, where applicable. 

•    Participate and review the design/plans to develop an overall site construction plan, which considers all elements of the construction including large equipment transportation, construction lay-down areas/yards, batching plants, fabrication areas, construction waste management area, site preparation surveys and tests, temporary construction facilities and camps (for company and contractors), local modularization hub including modular erection yards, construction Jetty and all support services, logistics and security associated with the construction of these major facilities.

•    Support in reviewing and analyzing site preparation surveys and geotechnical soils tests.

•    Review Geotechnical/Geophysical surveys for the selected pipeline corridors and other assets.

•    Participate in developing and implementing a comprehensive supply chain strategy for one or more integrated refinery and petrochemical complexes.

•    Collaborating on supply chain procedures, including inventory management, warehousing, automation, systems integration, and distribution.

•    Collecting and interpreting analytical and performance data to determine supply chain KPIs.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Utility engineers need a bachelor’s degree in engineering, such as civil engineering or electrical engineering or Chemical engineering or Mechanical engineering
Experience:  at least 15 years, preferably in the oil industry and Chemical industry 
•    Possesses excellent communication skills (strong English language, preferably other languages too)
•    Excellent negotiation skills and strong commercial/business acumen
•    Knowledge in refining and petrochemical processes and their associated utilities and services.

•    Strong knowledge in the various utility systems such as power steam generators, gas generators, power components (such as transformers, generators, transmission lines, substations, etc.), combined heat and power plant (cogeneration), air separation unit, instrument air system, waste water treatment and management, cooling towers operation, hydrogen manufacturing unit (SMRs and others), storage tanks operation, etc.
•    Familiar with Utility Corridors (Power, Water, Sea Cooling, Pipelines, Roads, etc.)
•    Knowledge/experience on outsourcing utilities systems such as Cogen, air separation unit, etc. to 3rd parties and enter into development of key business principles, memorandum of understanding, supply agreements, commercial structures, tariffs/pricing formulas, etc.

•    Knowledge on supply chain operation and management in refineries and petrochemical complexes such as, but not limited to, marine terminals, jetties, berths, logistics hubs, liquids and solids handling centers, in-bound and out-bound pipelines to and from the facilities, rail systems to transport products to the marine, trucking, products handling in terms of intermediate storage tanks, warehouses, packaging, extrusion, etc. and others.
•    Experience in participating in prefeasibility/feasibility studies as well as pre-FEED/FEED design phases for refinery and petrochemical projects. Experience in participating in EPC studies for refinery and petrochemical projects. 
•    Knowledge on shared/common services supporting the refinery and petrochemical projects such as buildings, control rooms, laboratory, fire stations, fire water system, telecommunications, housing and community, etc. 
•    Experience in running economic models and reading linear programming models as well as understanding/analyzing the financial and economic metrics of projects such as IRR, NPV, PI, cash flow analysis, EBITDA, etc.
•    Possesses strong commercial/business experience. Experience in negotiating Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements, supply agreements, joint development agreements, definitive agreements, and other commercial aspects for utility systems, infrastructure and supply chain of refinery and petrochemical projects.


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.


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