Engineering Process Control Specialist

Location Jazan - Saudi Arabia


  • Provide & maintain a safe work environment for self & others.  Employ good housekeeping methods and demonstrate leadership with all company & industry safe work processes to prevent injuries.

You will provide process control engineering technical input and task leadership across the following:

  • The provision of engineering evaluation & determinations, issue technical direction & guidance, and oversee inspection & quality assurance initiatives for all Process Controls systems, software & equipment troubleshooting, maintenance, calibration, repair, and test activities.
  • The provision of engineering support & guidance during the construction & commissioning of the plants.  Maintain accurate document control and monitor quality assurance initiatives. 
  • The development of detailed engineering specifications (including sizing calculations) for the procurement of Process Controls systems, software, components and equipment. 
  • The provision of engineering input for development and maintenance of Process Controls systems & equipment standards, procedures, best practices, inspection contracts, and contractor selection guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with all Critical Safety Circuits (CSS), Safety Integrity Levels (SIL), and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) implementation and revalidation programs.
  • Provide engineering support for the troubleshooting, maintenance, calibration, repair, and test activities for the plant’s DCS, ESD and stand-alone electronic control systems. 
  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive continuous tuning and calibration program for all Process Controls Systems & equipment.
  • Develop, implement, and manage comprehensive APC on the individual IGCC units.
  • Together with the Process group develop, implement and maintain the analog and predictive-trip integration control systems.
  • Establish & maintain compliance with all company and local regulations.
  • Employ appropriate project development and project management activities (including scope, budget, schedule, execution strategies, risk plans, cost collection / reporting, etc.) for the execution of all projects and turnaround activities. 
  • Provide engineering support to develop the annual budget for Process Control Systems & equipment, maintenance and repair. 
  • Promote an atmosphere of team spirit through good example, open communication, good listening, and timely problem resolutions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in safety performance, reliability, and cost of quality goals.
  • Establish & maintain relationships with regional APC, Process Control Systems & equipment suppliers.
  • Foster and support positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Participate at professional association meetings to determine best practices being used in the industry and apply them to our Process Control Systems.
  • Support, mentor, and develop local Process Control Engineers.


  1. Engineering graduate (BSEE preferred) with >15 years of relevant experience in chemical or electronic engineering.
  2. Demonstrated “hands-on” experience in designing and maintaining quality assurance on control systems in manufacturing plants.
  3. Proficiency in programming of Distributed Control Systems, specifically Siemens PCS7, Honeywell Experion will be an advantage.
  4. Understanding of field instrumentation, gas analyzers, and control valves.
  5. A fundamental understanding of computer networks is desirable.
  6. Profound knowledge in the fields of advanced process control, process simulation (static and dynamic models), real-time optimization, model predictive control, digital control signal engineering and artificial intelligence (machine learning and neural networks).
  7. Solid understanding of fundamentals of chemical process and reaction engineering and thermodynamics.
  8. Candidates should also possess demonstrated math, analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, an ability to think logically and systematically. 
  9. Knowledge & understanding with the principles of:  Safety Integrity Level (SIL), Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Safety Instrumented Function (SIF), Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  10. Knowledge of industry codes and standards applicable to Oil and Gas and Refining Industries (API, ISA, NEC / IEC, NFPA, ASME, etc.) and preferably also Saudi Aramco standards and working practices will be an advantage.
  11. Emphasis placed on safety, teamwork, and aptitude toward challenging work. Skills related to outage planning, organization and communication are highly desirable.
  12. Proficiency in English speaking and writing.
  13. Good interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively throughout all levels within the organization.
  14. Experience in leading and guiding technical employees and service providers.

Knowledge and understanding of local statutory / regulatory requirements


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.