Carbon Materials & Polymer Application Specialist – Aramco – Saudi Arabia – Dhahran

Aramco energizes the world economy.
Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.
With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.
Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.
We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Aramco is seeking a Carbon Materials & Polymer Application Specialist to join the Non-metallic Applications Development Division of Aramco’s Research & Development Center (R&DC).
The Non-metallic Applications Development division conducts cutting-edge research activities to promote new applications for non-metallic materials and enable further adoption of polymeric materials at a global level.
The division’s goal is to develop innovative composites-based technologies, which enable increased demand for polymers in five main sectors (Oil & Gas, Building & Construction, Automotive, renewable and packaging).
The Carbon Materials and Polymer Application Specialist’s primary role is to develop and implement new research programs with a focus on synthesis, design, optimization and implementation of processes to produce cost-effective non-metallic carbon materials for the development of advanced composite materials for multiple applications in the target sectors. This role also includes establishing partnerships with national and international organizations to advance technology development and ensure effective commercialization of the developed technologies.

Key Responsibilities
Work with research organizations and manufacturers to identify technical gaps and challenges that hinder vast penetration of non-metallic carbon materials in the targeted sectors.
Conduct technical feasibility studies, designing R&D strategies to reduce the cost of production and enhance the manufacturing process.
Identify cost- competitive applications for non-metallic carbon materials and associated composites, launching research projects, leading lab technician(s) and junior scientists, and engaging with external partners to advance the technology readiness level of the targeted development.
Project planning, execution, implementation and data analysis, as well as liaising with stakeholders to ensure seamless integration with Aramco’s ongoing non-metallic initiatives.
Train and mentor junior scientists.
Keeping abreast with engineering and scientific developments of carbon material manufacturing using a variety of precursors, conventional/advanced manufacturing processes of composites, design methodologies of composite parts.

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D in Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Composite Materials, or a closely related filed.
Ten (10) years of R&D experience in non-metallic composite development including at least five years in the field of carbon materials manufacturing and composites.
Published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international events.

Working environment
Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.
At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.
We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

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