R&D Chemical Engineering Intern

Job Description

Role objective

The intern will work under the guidance and supervision of R&D Researchers at UOP’s R&D facility in DTV, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.   The intern will initially observe the researchers as they operate pilot plants and perform analytical work on state of the art analytical instruments.  Once the intern demonstrates a complete understanding of the work procedures, he or she will be given certain tasks to perform so as to attain hands on experience.  By the end of the internship period, the intern should demonstrate a good understanding on pilot plant design, equipment and operations as well as operating analytical equipment such as gas chromatographs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with and practice UOP laboratory safety procedures.
  • Become familiar in safely handling chemicals in the lab.
  • Learn about pilot plant design features and specialized equipment
  • Learn about operation and troubleshooting of GC apparatus.
  • Conduct literature search and read provided materials to become familiar in refining and petrochemical technologies.

Key Skills & Qualifications

  • 4th year student in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • Prior experience in operating pilot plants and knowledge of analytical techniques is a plus
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills are required
  • Strong teamwork skills


  • Curiosity and motivation
  • Verbal and written skills in English
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Drive and motivation for career development
  • Team player who can also be independent
  • Outstanding collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Open to taking on challenges
  • Thrives in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Global mindset, cross cultural agility and resourcefulness
  • Eagerness to get involved in hands-on work
  • Should be a Saudi national.
  • Should not have been employed or registered in GOSI for the last six months.
  • Should not be currently employed.
  • Should not have previously participated in the Tamheer program