Heater Specialist Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-563

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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 are seeking an experienced Heater Specialist Engineer to join our Global Manufacturing Excellence Team within our Global Manufacturing Support Department (GMSD).

GMSD is a multi-disciplinary organization with interface to technical, and in some cases business, support requirements of Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation Admin Area and Saudi Aramco Affiliates. Its function caters mainly to the technical needs of Global Manufacturing, operating facilities management, and driving the performances of operating facilities in executing corporate programs and initiatives towards operational excellence and value creation.

Your primary role will be to provide technical support to operating facilities, projects, technology deployment, and talent development of young Engineers. You will conduct special studies and analysis in a specialized asset integrity field.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate, you will be required to perform the following:
• Conduct simple and complex analyses related to the design, specification, and applications engineering tasks associated with fired equipment such as Boiler and Furnaces ...etc.
• Evaluate, select, specify and engineer fired equipment packages suitable for design needs for reliable, cost-effective, and efficient operation.
• Select and implement appropriate designs for fired equipment.
• Perform field troubleshooting & technical assessment for Fired Equipment (like Boiler & Furnaces)
• Participate on major T&Is and emergency plant shutdowns.
• Provide technical support to maintenance support organizations.
• Calculate the remaining life of heater tubes and provide a safe and optimized tube replacement schedule.
• Perform investigations of fired equipment failures to identify root cause and to prevent reoccurrence of such failures.
• Develop repair procedures as required.
• Review detailed drawings and material specification as requested.
• Participate in HAZOP Studies review.


Minimum Requirements

• You must hold a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
• You should have a minimum of 15 years' experience across the refinery and/or petrochemical, with minimum 7 years in Fired Equipment specialty. You must have worked within Hydrocarbon Facilities (preferably Refineries).
• A broad set of skills and knowledge encompassing fired heaters, flares, incinerators, boilers, SCRs, and similar systems including auxiliaries, related to Refining, NGL, and petrochemical industries.
• Deep code knowledge of ASME Section VIII Divisions 1 & 2, ASME Section I, API-530, API-535, API-537, API-560, API-579, API-936 and NFPA standards, etc. applicable to fired equipment.
• Significant experience in inspection and failure analysis of fired equipment.
• Knowledge of basic and advanced NDE techniques related to fired equipment.
• Deep understanding of remaining life calculations of heater tubes.
• Understanding of Refractory design and repair is desirable.

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.

About the Company

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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