Fuel Quality Expert

Location
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2019
Closes
Feb 09, 2019
Ref
17277BR
Field of specialization
Analytical, Energy / Fuels, Engineering
Job Type
Full time

This is an expatriate position located in Saudi Arabia.

Position Description:
We are seeking a fuel quality expert to join the Technical Services Division (TSD) of the Research and Development Center (R&DC).

TSD is responsible for providing added-value technical support, introducing cost-effective technologies, and conducting advanced analytical characterizations for Saudi Aramco operations and research teams, to increase the competitive advantage of Saudi Aramco, maximize profitability, improve asset integrity, and protect health and the environment.

Your role is to provide technical advice and guidance on aspects related to fuels, additives, and recommendations to mitigate any risks related to the international environmental regulations and specifications of transportation fuels, including jet, automotive diesel, and gasoline fuels. In addition, you will be involved in technical problem solving related to fuel manufacturing and distribution systems.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Ph.D. or master’s degree in hydrocarbon/fuel chemistry or a relevant engineering discipline from a recognized and approved program.

You will have at least 10 years of experience in the development, testing, and evaluation of hydrocarbon fuels, components, and additives for transportation and stationary plant applications.

You will have attained recognition in the industry as a subject matter expert on hydrocarbon fuels and additives, including quality monitoring, specifications, and evaluations. Good knowledge of fuel delivery systems, engine and large plant combustion technologies, and emissions after-treatment systems are requirements.

You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the European and/or US petroleum fuels specifications and regulations.

You will have a track record of solving technical problems related to fuel manufacturing and distribution systems.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Provide recommendations and strategic plans to mitigate any risks related to the international regulations and specifications of automotive diesel and gasoline fuels.

Carry out short- and long-term original studies related to hydrocarbon fuels and additives.

Identify new laboratory requirements and deploy new analytical technologies related to refined products to enhance field operations.

Contribute to R&DC’s intellectual capital by submitting journal publications, patents, and technical reports.

Practice project management tools in setting project objectives detailing experimental scope and managing the requested fund, and build effective teams to enhance the technical and professional skills of junior scientists and engineers.