Sr. Process Engineer, SUW & O&L - OQ8

Job title

Snr. – Engineer PE SUW and O&L (Sulfur/Utilities/Wastewater & Offsite and Logistics)  




Downstream – OQ8


TSD- Process Engineering (PE)



Budget control

*OPEX and/or CAPEX and/or Revenue amount as relevant*

Reporting to

TL Process Engineering

Direct reports


Job purpose

Provides professional technical advice in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of process optimization-based activities in SUW and O&L (Sulfur/Utilities/Wastewater & Offsites and Logistics) areas, under  TL Process Engineering SUW and O&L (Sulfur/Utilities/Wastewater & Offsites and Logistics) N-5 scope’s; through (1) Identifies opportunities of optimization, as well as investigates and supports optimization proposals from others executing  & Leading the corresponding engineering, maintenance and operational activities  (2) Execute actions to ensure that Management process optimization Services meets Management strategy and performance goals, and (3) guidance and support operations and the corresponding engineering, maintenance and operational teams in Duqm refinery plants.; in order to ensure projects and service targets are achieved efficiently and to optimum standards


The position will act in accordance with the OQ8’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines, and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, HSE standards, Oman’s government & other legal justification’s, and best international practices in consonance with national objectives.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Analyses plant’s data, using Plant Information (PI) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - and provides remedial solutions in case of any deviation.
  • Identifies opportunities to optimize operations in designated plants, within and across process units or equipment.
  • Coordinates and reviews complex design work performed by internal/ external engineering resources, which results in process optimization.
  • Develops Heat and Material Balances, Process Flow Diagrams designs minor plant modifications, and follows through to the project completion.
  • Monitors specific equipment such as reactors, drums, compressors, etc., 
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and proposes corrective actions for performance improvement.
  • Participates in HAZOP studies for any modification of existing facilities and plants.
  • Participates in PFD, P&ID, 3D models review sessions, HAZOP / SIL / HAZID / PHSER / QRA workshops / reviews / closeout sessions, value engineering sessions, FAT / SAT. Provides technical input to operating manuals and procedures.
  • Provides Process Engineering support for the development and authorization of Key Documents (Philosophies, Policies, Design Basis) for all project works covering Assets, Major and minor, expansions, Projects, Brownfield Projects, and New field projects to ensure consistency and efficacy.
  • Coordinate / develop computer programs for process plants monitoring, yield prediction, and apply computer simulation models and other advanced techniques to achieve optimum plant performance.
  • To provide technical services and assistance to other sections such as Instrumentation, Maintenance, Inspection, and Material as required.
  •  Reviews process of design basis, process control narratives, location studies, block diagram, process/utility flow diagram, heat and mass balance, piping and instrumentation diagrams, safe charts, cause and effect charts, reliability and availability studies, equipment datasheets.
  • Reviews process of specification/datasheets of equipment/instruments. Equipment layouts, hazardous area classification, safety equipment layout/escape routes. Pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up, and performance test procedures.
  • Preparation of preliminary documents for tender submissions.
  • Develops technical procedures in line with modifications and new systems implemented.
  • Validate the design, analysis, or findings of junior staff

Key interactions

Internal: Liaise with colleagues and stakeholders for day-to-day work.

External: Acts as liaison between Consultants and Public Media.

Notable Working Conditions. Field Operations and office environment, Moderate to intensive computer screen use.

Education requirements

Minimum Qualifications for this position is an Engineering degree preferably in Chemical Engineering.

Language requirements 

Excellent knowledge of written, read, and spoken English (required)

Background and experience

Competencies and skills

  • Engineer: 5 - 8 years of relevant experience
  • Senior Engineer: 8+  years of relevant experience



  • Good knowledge of modern Operation technologies & Planning techniques for the following specific processes: SUW and O&L Sulphur/Utilities/Wastewater, Offsites, and Logistics.
  • Sound judgment in technical matters with good skills in the engineering field.
  • Good knowledge of HSE / SCE equipment & plans.
  • Knowledge in estimating, budgeting, and cost control.
  • Demonstrated leadership impact to deliver improved and sustained performance.
  • Proven experience with Personal Safety Management.
  • Refinery commissioning and start-up.
  • Proven Emergency Response experience.
  • Strong communication, verbal and written skills.
  • Refinery Maintenance Planning and Scheduling – including the use of computer-based tools.
  • Operation Management Systems.
  • Managing Risks and Hazards.
  • Coaching and Developing.
  • Organizational Commitment.
  • Drive for Excellence.
  • Good knowledge of plant operation, processes, and process flow.
  • Good knowledge & skills in Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), MS Project.
  • Good knowledge of SAP 
  • Computer knowledge in MS Office applications like MS Word, MS Excel, etc.
  • Possess analytical thinking in data analysis.
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
Job Req ID:  55656
Date:  Mar 31, 2024

Duqm, OM

Entity:  Duqm Refinery & Petrochem
Business Unit:  Duqm Refinery Ops
Division:  TSD
Country/Region:  OM