Saudi Aramco
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Polyols/Polyurethane Technology Specialist

Job Description and Requirements

•Bachelor in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or a closely related field with MS preferred. PhD a plus.
•Minimum of 20 years of experience in the petrochemical industry with a substantive number of years in polyols/polyurethanes manufacturing, technical sales support and/or Polyols technical management.
•Specific experience in green methods and environmentally sustainable polyols solutions is particularly prized.
•Awareness of competitive capabilities of major Polyols/Polyurethanes processes and applications.
•Ability to assess the competitiveness of polyols products and support product development, market penetration, and brand growth strategies with sound technical solutions. 
•Strong knowledge of polyol applications, producers, and customers (coating, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and rigid/flexible foams).
•Previous leadership position in Polyols technology and product development strategies is highly valued.

•Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and networking skills.
•A demonstrated ability to interface effectively with internal engineering, R&D and technical service groups.
•Flexibility to travel both domestically and internationally.
•Passion for mentorship and knowledge sharing to support the development of promising young engineers.

Saudi Aramco’s position as the world’s leading energy producer offers unique opportunities for downstream integration and development the Chemicals business. Consider the opportunity to join our team and help shape the future of the chemicals industry.

Duties & Responsibilities:
•Maintain and develop the company’s polyols technologies.
•Provide support to new projects development and evaluation. 
•Leverage strong technical capabilities and broad knowledge of various polyols/polyurethane process chemistry, applications, and processes
•Apply knowledge of PO/PU applications in Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE).
•Act as lead technical consultant to the Company and its customers in support of building the PO/PU business from the Company’s innovative polyols processes.  
•Consult on global PO/PU operations or major capital planning activities and liaise with business teams and technical service engineers as needed.  
•Provide support to the Company’s developing PO/PU technology lines and perform evaluations and assessments of operational facilities.
•Perform simulation and modeling (energy and material balances, utilities and catalysts requirement, effluents and specifications, etc.) of polyols operation.
•Provide technical support to the Company’s chemical operations, evaluate new project opportunities, and benchmark the Company’s capabilities and assets.
•Maintain and enhance best practices in polyols facilities design and operation.
•Develop and update design procedures and guidelines. 
•Provide troubleshooting and problem solving services and develop technically innovative process solutions with appropriate risk consideration.
•Develop benchmarking criteria and procedures. 
•Consult on potential mergers and acquisition due diligence by advising on the condition, technical capabilities, and potential of existing assets.
•Act as independent technical advisor for R&D or Product Application work to ensure that leading edge development of PO/PU innovations will support the creation and defense of sustainable market advantage.
•Conduct performance reviews of company’s polyols operations and establish a knowledge sharing network.
•Guide the long-range development of high potential engineers through navigated work experiences and knowledge sharing, so they emerge as future polyols technology leaders.

Candidates must have good communication skills and be comfortable working independently and effectively with cross-department teams and through vertical organizational levels. Candidates will be the Company’s core technical representative in the Polyols/Polyurethanes business.