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Sr. Simulation Specialist - Polymers Job

Work Location:  KSA > Jubail


An exciting opportunity is available for Senior Simulation Specialist – Polymers, will reports directly to Manager, Technical Services


Job Purpose:

To undertake assignments involving a range of problem-solving techniques and computational methods i.e. process modelling, statistical data analysis, root cause analysis, and investigative analysis etc. to identify solutions related to identified production issues raised by TPC process engineering for investigation.

The role holder will endeavour to continually improve and build upon existing experience in applying said techniques through self-learning and formal training. 

Work will be related but not limited to the monomer, polymer and chemical manufacturing processes and products of the TASNEE Petrochemical Complex for which the role holder will be expected to develop a good knowledge and understanding to facilitate work undertaken.

Generate technical reports in a timely fashion as per agreed timescales based on the type and complexity of the work required. This work may be as an individual assignment or as part of a multifunctional team.

All work will be initiated through Technical Service Requests from TASNEE internal customers or as assigned tasks defined by line management.


Role responsibilities:


  • Undertake and complete, under general supervision, assignments of limited scope and complexity involving a range of standard problem-solving techniques and computational methods.
  • Acquire data, largely from well-established sources, and carry out straightforward analyses as an input to problem resolution and trend analysis.
  • Ensure strict compliance with all approved policies and procedures to align with the TASNEE commitment to sustainable business.
  • Ensure strict compliance with all approved EHSM procedures and practices to afford protection to life, property, and the environment.
  • Participate in, and benefit from, formal and informal on-the-job training, self-development, and work/job rotation, to develop skills and capabilities.
  • Participate in regular team meetings to keep informed on developments of significance and to contribute views on ways forward.
  • (When applicable) Work in conjunction with contract service providers to assist in the delivery of required outputs and acquire expertise.
  • Maintain awareness of developments in sub-discipline to keep informed and identify opportunities for improvement for the benefit of TASNEE.
  • Identify and address frequently recurring problems within own levels of expertise and experience, reaching appropriate solutions, for senior review prior to implementation, through standard procedures and professional knowledge.



Qualification and Requirements:

  • Minimum Qualification:
  • MSc or Batchelor of Science Chemical Engineering (Preferably Masters) from accredited university
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Min. 5-7yrs of simulation experience in a Polymer Process environment (Monomer & Chemical Process environment are plus).
  • Have a detailed, hands-on experience in simulations, process design– preferably in polymer, Petrochemicals industries.
  • Have minimum 7 years of experience with process like high pressure tubular LDPE, CSTR slurry HDPE, PP plants.
  • Hands-on expertise with process design simulators such as Aspen Plus, CFD, HYSYS, other relevant simulators for polymer process.
  • Process modeling and simulation (both dynamic and steady state) to mimic plant process.
  • Support Production Engineers with developing tools to monitor process performance and make improvement recommendations.
  • Support plant Operations personnel in troubleshooting process issues and concerns.
  • Develop and run process simulation software in support of daily plant operations, plant modifications and capital projects.
  • Conduct weekly/monthly plant performance review of operating/Integrity envelope – report excursions.
  • Responsible long-term performance monitoring/ reporting plant performance.
  • Manage Process engineering aspect of asset integrity assurance.
  • Identify & drive debottlenecking opportunities (includes Performance trials). Design and carry out tests in the interest of enhancing production or solving process problems.



  • Business-level written and spoken English.
  • Computer literacy and a good working knowledge of advanced professional programs e.g. Aspen Plus, CFD, Hysys computer mathematical modelling
  • Background in Polymerization, Polymer Technology, or polymer engineering
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Pro-active, positive attitude.
  • Problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Time management. IT Governance.
  • Information Security Administration.
  • End user awareness.
  • IT Auditing and self-assessments.




Tasnee employs over 4,000 people in Saudi Arabia and we value everyone's contribution in making our business successful.  We aim to provide a wide range of career paths and offer everyone the opportunity to broaden their experience, advance and build a professionally rewarding career as we work together to deliver a strong and sustainable business.

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