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Lead Process Engineer

Lead Process Engineer

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Process Engineer who will lead the process work on the engineering and project management services for an Unconventional Gas Development Program in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to managing the program from our Al-Khobar office where the project management team will be based for the duration of the contract. This represents an excellent development opportunity for individuals interested to work in Saudi Arabia, with this assignment expected to be for at least fifteen months' duration with the opportunity of further extension for the right candidates.


We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in 3 different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the Program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas development program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Work with line management responsibility for all Process Engineers within the project team
  • Process technical governance for all process engineering activities for the project
  • Oversee the process design work performed by process engineers, with support as needed from specialists within Wood. worldwide offices
  • Ensure project work in the office is planned and resourced
  • Review design data for process systems – P&IDs, line lists, equipment datasheets and H&MB, PFD, design pressure temperature diagrams
  • Review design data for utility systems - flare system, relief and vent header systems, blow down systems, steam mass balances, emission systems
  • Participate in safety reviews as required
  • General communication and regular meetings with Clients and management
  • Lead, mentor and develop the discipline resources to provide resource and technical governance
  • Manage and develop capability and capacity of process engineering to deliver successful project outcomes
  • Manage and develop workshare processes and use to deliver optimum resource solutions with a view to reducing costs base to our customers
  • Manage and expedite continuous improvement activities in support of the business plan

Skills / Qualifications

  • 20+ years oil & gas plant experience
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East is an advantage
  • With proven track record of working on conceptual, FEED and EPC phases for major hydrocarbon projects
  • Knowledge of Aramco, as well as international codes and specs is highly beneficial
  • Standard modular design gas processing equipment for typical gas plants, to include gas dehydration (TEG, MEG, etc.), condensate stabilization, amine system, pumping systems, compressor systems
  • Experience with common utilities typical for oil & gas facility, to include skidded instrument air packages, diesel generation or smaller, chemical injection in wellhead service
  • Commonly applied Sulphur removal technologies and how they are used for varying concentrations of Sulphur, to include merox, sulfa treat, clause unit and tail gas treatment
  • Upstream produced water disposal, to include cleanup and reinjection, evaporation pond design or other treat and recycle technologies
  • NGL recovery technologies and their application in an upstream, field environment as well as an optimized gas processing plant application
  • Fixed bed mol sieve technology (dehydration and / or mercury removal)
  • Other highly engineered gas plant processing equipment, to include demethanizer, de-ethanizer, NRU
  • Wellhead production equipment and multiphase wellhead separation facilities

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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