TSD - TL, Hydroprocessing (HGU/DHT/HCU) - OQ8

Job title

 TL PE Hydro-processing (HGU/DHT/HCU)  









Budget control

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

Reporting to

Manager Process Engineering

Direct reports


Job purpose

Leads the team for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of process optimization-based activities in Hydro-processing (HGU/DHT/HCU) at OQ8  Refinery  for the Technical function (TSD), under Process Engineering scope’s; through (1) Leading the resolution of complex operational problems in Refinery Hydro-processing (HGU/DHT/HCU) Process (2) Coordinate team to ensure that Management process optimization Services meets Management strategy and performance goals, and (3) Leads the development, implementation and continuous improvement of process optimization-based activities in refinery processes


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

  • Assesses (based on reports and modelling techniques) Hydro-processing (HGU/DHT/HCU) plant performance and lays out the best course of action term for achieving the company goals.
  • Resolves issues that have a direct business impact, using advanced problem-solving tools and techniques and balancing multiple considerations (e.g. economic, operating, maintenance, technical).
  • Leads complex design work performed by internal/ external engineering resources, which results in process optimization.
  • Performs benchmarking by identifying problem areas and observing the "best practice" companies highlight leading-edge practices in terms of quality, time, and cost - and develop implementation plans which include identification of specific opportunities.
  • Leads HAZOP studies for any modifications in production and processes facilities.
  • Ensures the development of technical procedures in line with modifications and new systems implemented.
  • Provides Scope of Work for Requests of Engineering Services raised for process improvement.
  • 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 manual 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.

Key interactions

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

External: Acts as liaison between Consultants

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

  • 10+ years of total experience within the Oil & Gas / Refinery / Petrochemical industry, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role 
  • Good knowledge of modern Operation technologies & Planning techniques Hydro-processing (HGU/DHT/HCU)
  • Sound judgment in technical matters with good skills in the engineering field like HAZOP / SIL / HAZID / PHSER / QRA
  • 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.
  • Experience is Process Simulation tools like HYSYS, PetroSIM
  • 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:  55618
Date:  Apr 16, 2024

Duqm, OM

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