Process Advanced Control Integration Engineer

Job Description

Job Description And Qualifications

The Jazan IGCC is the world’s largest IGCC and ASU facility producing 2100 MMSCFD syngas, 18,000 MT/Day Oxygen and 4 Gigawatts of power. Facilities and assets include residue gasification, acid gas clean up (Rectisol), soot ash recovery, Sulphur recovery (Claus & Scot), combined cycle power plants, materials handling systems, hydrogen recovery, air separation, water utilities systems and wastewater treatment facilities.

The Role:

We require an Advanced Process Control (APC) Process Engineer with a strong understanding of plant process control methodology and practice or a Controls Engineer with a strong understanding of process engineering principles and applications. You will support the early life phases and commissioning of the project to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable plant operation and project success.

Your contribution will be to identify and solve operability issues by implementing advanced process control solutions based on understanding of the process. You will also provide a significant contribution in the journey to advanced and integrated controls across the facility, with specific support for base layer loop tuning activities.

Requirements of the Role:

You should have previously performed the above in a consultative capacity to organizations comparable in size and complexity of Jazan IGCC.

  • Review of existing pre-FEED documentation related to control system integration and trip propagation prevention system across the IGCC.
  • Revise and improve existing pre-FEED documentation to ensure basis is sound.
  • Develop pre-FEED documentation to PFD (Process Flow Diagram) level.
  • Develop conceptual and functional design specification of the solution to meet the desired objectives of the system.
  • Identify critical dependencies to enable successful deployment of proposed solutions.
  • Identify and facilitate specification of long lead items for the project.
  • Understand Contractor obligations between customer and client.

Work Scope to be delivered:

  • Prepare for issue the Pre-feasibility studies through development of these studies and functional design activities related to the project.
  • Followed by delivery of the Feasibility studies to support the Lifecycle Process of the Project.
  • Support the progress for the Baseline Pre-Requisite scope including loop tuning and configuration.
  • IRT & LRT Readiness scope delivery including predictive trip system simulations, identification and selection of field hardware redundancy / additions and inter unit / block PID cascade controls.
  • Main Project Front End Loading (FEL) stage engineering package development including input to resource, schedule and cost requirements.
  • Development of plant train process controls with power generation.
  • Close interaction and design developments with OEM Subject Matter Experts and hardware suppliers.

PART 2: Candidate Requirements Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities Work Experience: More than 10 years Process Engineering or Process Control Engineering experience required, focusing on complex Advanced Process Control projects. Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of Advanced Process Control.
  • Integrated process control across factories/facilities.
  • Business case development for Advanced Control strategies.
  • Development of Pre-FEED documentation for Advanced Control strategies across factories/facilities.
  • Experience of working onsite are large factories/facilities and process plant safety awareness.

Desired Knowledge & Experience:

  • Equipment availability experience.
  • Industrial Network Controls experience.
  • Visualization experience of chemical plants interoperability.
  • Dynamic simulation experience.
  • Loop Tuning & Configuration.
  • HAZID, HAZOP & LOPA experience.
  • Knowledge of discrete controls.
  • Experience of Process Safety Time application.
  • Power Generation controls experienced.
  • Gasification Plant controls experienced.
  • Multiple Train gas hydrocarbon plant experience.
  • Practical application of AI in industrial control systems such as Machine to Machine Networks & Artificial Neural Networks learning.
  • Broad multidisciplinary engineering understanding.

Key Skills:

  • Versatile verbal and written communications in English with engaging ability from plant operator to executive level.
  • Able to communicate effectively across different cultural norms and with non-native English speakers.
  • Concept development skills.
  • Work with and influence technical experts in the field of process control.
  • Presentation skills at senior management and board level.
  • Works autonomously and efficiently as part of a multidisciplinary team .
  • Effective multitasking and timely delivery of work scope.

Education & Certifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or Process Controls/Automation Engineering. (Preference will be given to those at Masters level, Chartered Engineer or higher).
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience of which is gained in a role related to this position.
  • Ideally have experience of 3 or more of the process technologies utilized at the Jazan IGCC.
  • Further related certifications specific to process controls and application of controls are advantageous.
  • Member of a recognized institute.

Req No.


Employment Status

Fixed Term (agency) – Full Time


Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment

Business Sector / Division



Middle East, Egypt, Turkey (MEET)


Saudi Arabia