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Job Title
Chemical Technology Research Engineers & Scientists
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Min Salary
Max Salary
Family status position, free housing, transportation, medical, schools paid. Add 2 large overseas bonuses. $93K tax deduction. Save much of your income.
Job Description

One of the world's largest diversified petrochemical companies is seeking experienced and innovative Technology Development Engineers / Scientists for a number of positions at their state of the art Technology Centers located in Riyadh and Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

These are senior level expert positions. Must have PhD/MS degree in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years post college experience in related areas and demonstrated success in initiating, planning, executing and commercializing Chemical / petrochemical technology development & improvement programs.

Lead technology efforts for development & improvement of Chemical Process technologies.
Coordinate with manufacturing and engineering teams for program execution. Interface between the process/ Chemistry/ catalysis/ product technology developers and manufacturing.

• Lead comprehensive and detailed assessment for operating technologies to identify gaps/opportunities for development and improvement towards final implementation for realized business value.
• Provide Technology support to operations during the campaigns for troubleshooting and ensuring execution to plan.
• Lead Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on performance gaps in quality, stability and operability of the product/campaign.
• Identify and help prioritize actions to fix root causes
• Document learning and improvement opportunities from RCA analysis and hand off to appropriate owners in Technology, Reliability and Sustainability
Experience required
• Min. 10 years of experience in industrial environment
• Proven commercial & technology development experience in specific technology: Olefins, Fertilizers, EG/MTBE, Methanol, ChlorAlkali, Aromatics, Ethoxylates, EDC, Specialty Chemicals, Carbon Fibers, Polymers, Plastics Conversion, Heterogeous Catalysis

• Degrees: MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines.
• Demonstrated capability in data analysis for unit operations, material and energy balances, process simulation, modeling and control.
• Demonstrated ability to work with and in support of manufacturing team, labs and Engineering.
• Experienced in unit operations and scale up of new processes and products to commercial operations
• Excellent problem solving and plant troubleshooting skills.
• Effective communication skills
• Experience with conducting lab work successfully.
• Preference for candidates who have Statistical analysis (Six sigma) skills.

Facilities include bench scale reactors, pilot plants, polymer & analytical labs, modeling & computational resources devoted for research and technology programs for production of Chemicals, Polymers, Fertilizers, performance chemicals and metals.

Candidates for all positions must possess a proven work experience track record, high motivation, and excellent communication skills (English).

Location: Riyadh or Jubail/Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Duration Contracts are subjects for renewal every two years. Excellent working environment, tax free compensation and attractive benefits.
Overseas compensation package includes the followings:
* Annual Bonus - Typically about 3 months salary

• Research allowance 20 to 40% of base salary
• Family Housing provided in a luxury compound
• Full medical coverage for the candidate, his wife and four of his children’s under 18 years
• Once a year air ticket back home (or anywhere for same ticket cost) for the candidate, his wife and four children
• Schools fees for four of the candidate kids under 18 at the employee nationality schools in the kingdom. If the children are not studying in Saudi, then the employee will receive compensation

Reference J11563