Saudi Aramco
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Hydrogen Carrier Expert

Job Description and Requirements

As the successful candidate, you should have a Ph.D. degree in materials science or a chemical engineering discipline.
You should have at least 10 years of industry experience.
You should also have proven capability in written/verbal communication skills, i.e., published papers and conference presentations, with demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in English.
Ability to apply first principles for problem solving and design solutions.
Expertize in synthesizing catalysts and hydrogen carrier materials, and expertize in hydrogen carrier production, overseas transportation, dehydrogenation, compression technologies, and related areas. 
You should have a strong and proven background in hydrogen carrier production processes, such as ammonia, methyl cyclohexane, liquid hydrogen, as well as being able to provide techno-economic assessment, process development and design, experimental design, and scaling-up of new processes related to hydrogen carrier areas and the hydrogen supply chain. 
Ability to identify technical gaps and challenges, and business opportunities in the hydrogen supply chain and hydrogen carrier areas. 
Proven record for proposing patentable ideas and integrating ideas into business. 
Good hands-on experience and knowledge in lab operations, and operating/assessing/optimizing catalytic reactors, and in scaling-up processes from lab to demonstration scale.

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

  • Lead and efficiently manage research and development projects related to the hydrogen and hydrogen carrier production to meet objectives, timelines, and budgets. 
  • Develop and manage technologies from concept to production within a short-time span, and oversee process development using experimentation and modeling. 
  • Provide technical leadership to a team of scientists and engineers, and be responsible for their training and development. 
  • Perform economic evaluation to identify technical gaps and value creation opportunities that align with the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Design new processes and provide detailed designs from laboratory to demonstration scale.
  • Organize and lead teams for specific projects, and task, manage, and handle discussions with internal and external project reviews. 
  • Contribute technically to other projects, and provide help and support to other teams. Author technical reports, papers, and generate patent applications as appropriate.
  • Perform complex data analysis and interpret experimental results.
  • Publish research findings in high-impact peer reviewed technical journals and conferences; and stay current on recent research in the field by reading published literature.
  • Document analysis and experimental results in technical reports.
  • Develop special long-term research projects, keeping the balance between research and focused development for problem solving. Approach operational problems with a broad perspective, ensuring that relevant R&D as a capital investment, meets specific value targets.
  • Provide leadership in research and development efforts. Determines areas of research based on advanced technologies and changing expectations of proponents.
  • Evaluate major long-term trends in your area of expertise, and advise management on the application of new technologies. Serve as a major conduit of technology transfer in your field.