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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
October 22, 2016

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Asaad Sahioun

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966********* Email:

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Personal Information

Permanent Address: London Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Status in Saudi Arabia: Valid transferable work permit. Education

Bachelor of Engineering Science - Chemical Engineering University of Western Ontario, 2008

London, Ontario, Canada


Programming Languages: PLCs, MATLAB, Simulink, Java Operating Systems: Windows NT/XP/Vista

Software Packages: MS Office, MS Project, Excel, SCADA, VISIO, HYSYS, AUTOCAD Electronic (Laboratory) Equipment: COD Analyzer, BOD, handheld meters, Ultra-Violet Spectrophotometer, HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, DSC

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada 2008

Language Skills: English & Arabic

Professional Experience

Project Engineer

Creative Concrete Concepts (Saudi Arabia)

Manufacturer of Construction Chemicals Materials

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

(June, 2016 – To Date)

Initiating new business potentials in KSA by marketing the products.

Representing the company in KSA.

Conduct on-site visits, including field surveys within industrial facilities.

Establishing of the factory in KSA by coordinating with various parties such as MODON.

Reaching customers anywhere in KSA and providing technical consultations and sales.

Specifying the correct products for existing customers and new clients.

Proposing solutions to construction projects.

Conducting technical inspection support services.

Solving customer complains.

Managing factory construction project from conception, pre-production through to completion.

Attending weekly progress meetings and conference calls with the project owners. Asaad Sahioun

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966********* Email:

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Technical Services & Support Engineer

Fosroc (Saudi Arabia)

Manufacturer of Construction Chemicals Materials

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

(March, 2014 – May, 2016)

Participates and coordinates with laboratory of product development.

Writing technical documents such as technical reports, application procedures, and manuals.

Perform customer technical support by solving all inquiries and complains.

Conduct on-site visits, including field surveys within industrial facilities.

Work with customers to develop new applications with current products.

Create handling documentation and applications handbooks and guides.

Travel to customers to assist in conducting qualification trials and troubleshooting.

Actively promote existing products and alternative applications.

Provide technical assistance, both written and verbal, to customers, sales and other in-house personnel.

Train customers and applicators on various products.

Handling all of product testing both in house and in independent parties.

Test all products to confirm compliance with technical data sheets and coordinate with quality department.

Coordinate in house tests in the presence of customer.

Support sales team inquiries regarding products.

Meets with consultants and EPC regarding application of products. Project Engineer (Chemical/Process)

Idea Soda Ash & Calcium Chloride Co. (ISACC)

(Constructing of 600 000 Ton/Year of Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride in Jubail Industrial City) Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

(April, 2012 – February, 2014)

Conducting feasibility studies for various utilities and process unit/machinery and recommending the most efficient and cost effective by comparing Capital Expense vs. Operational Expenses.

Assisting in Preparing the optimum plant layout, equipment list & sparing philosophy, and compiling vendor list.

Conducting an inclusive literature review on Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride manufacturing, processes, and industrial use.

Reviewing and evaluating the Environmental Package Application Permit and other documents prepared by bidders for completion and compliance with Royal Commission regulations.

Contacting and meeting with various utilities suppliers such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC, G.E., MAN gen, and others for cost estimate and technical consultancy.

Reviewing and following up with technical submissions from bidders to clarifications raised by our team.

Interacting with different regulatory governmental agencies such as Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu regarding Tie-in location and Drawings, Early Site Access, and other related items.

Conducting process calculations and technical reports for the process.

Reviewing process design submitted by bidders and monitor project's progress.

Researching and analyzing alternative solutions for many issues using state of the art equipment and resources.

Attending weekly progress meetings and conference calls with PMC and bidders with other members of the project team.

Following up with bidders and setting up milestones for various project pending items. Asaad Sahioun

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966********* Email:

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Process Engineer (Operation & Maintenance)

Suido Kiko Middle East

MISK Waste Water Treatment Plant (60 000 m3/day)

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

(January, 2010 - March, 2012)

Preparing operation & maintenance plan for membrane biological reactor (MBR) and conventional waste water treatment processes.

Implementation of operation & maintenance procedures and daily tasks.

Reviewing existing data to see if more research and information needed to be collected.

Designing, installation and commissioning new project units.

Monitoring modifications, updates, and troubleshooting of existing unit operation.

Assessing the availability of the needed materials.

Ensure safety and environmental impact of the plant.

Supporting the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations.

Assuming responsibility for risk assessment for the health and safety of both company staff and the wider community.

Working closely with the engineers to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of the plant.

Directing the maintenance group in development of equipment preventative maintenance plans to ensure efficient operation.

Ensuring the process working at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet

Managing overall activities of onsite laboratory and adjusting operational parameters accordingly.

Training all technical team such as plant operators & laboratory technicians on how to use equipments and how to improve & optimize process parameters.

Managing all 26 plant staff and all plant day to day transactions.

Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved.

Identifying and executing improvements to existing procedures to achieve better performance and cut costs. Chemical Engineer

Al-Sakka Trading Est. Branch

(Subcontracting of Pilot Plant Scope Tests for Expansion of MARAFIQ IWWTP Stage III) Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

(November, 2008 - December, 2009)

Managed pilot plant tests, all general activities, and sampling campaign by supporting and training laboratory technicians.

Supported daily operations of the pilot plant by monitoring various process parameters to ensure safety and quality are both maintained.

Reported directly to the design department in Foster Wheeler Italiana on a daily basis.

Reported to the Engineering Manager and the Projects Manager by writing scientific and engineering reports.

Contributed in the evaluation of process design modifications to meet the environmental design criteria issued by the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu.

Ensured safety standards are met during all phases of projects. This includes writing appropriate procedures and applying hazard codes.

Reviewed local safety regulations and ensured that everyone is following safety codes.

Assisted with the trouble-shooting of equipment failures and working with equipment manufacturers.

Provided technical support and solving all aspects of pilot tests by coordinating with different departments.

Management of all new installations of new equipment. Asaad Sahioun

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966********* Email:

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Research Associate

Control and Crystallization of Pharmaceutical Laboratories (CCPL), The University of Western Ontario

London, Canada.

(May, 2008 - October, 2008)

Performed literature review on stearic acid polymorphism and various other chemicals involved in food and pharmaceutical industries.

Designed and implementing batch crystallization experiments using various solvents such as methanol.

Operated X-Ray Diffraction(XRD), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), & Thermogravimetric Analysis


Studied the effect of process control on crystallization behavior.

Organization and supervision of laboratory daily operations.

Provided technical expertise and judgment in the areas of: Unit Operations – Laboratory Equipment, Analytical, and Measuring Equipment.

Prepared an Engineering Operations and Procedural Manual and included all safety precautions and measured to be used while operating a chemical laboratory unit. Process Engineer Student in Training

Hydrogen Production Plant Design, 4th year project under the supervision of Dr. Barghi, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

(September, 2007 - April, 2008)

Performed material and energy balances on a fixed bed reactor.

Designed the water gas shift section of the plant.

Worked with a team consisting of 3 junior process engineering students.

Designed detailed equipment sizing of the water gas shift section.

Simulated the water gas shift fixed bed reactor using HYSYS.

Used Perry’s chemical handbook to obtain data.

Used MATLAB to determine the correct column height of the reactor.

Developed the PFD’s and P&ID’s for the process using VISIO.

Completed an inclusive analysis of the safety and controls of the process. Research Engineer & Project Coordinator

Chemical Reactor Engineering Centre (Mega Project in conjunction with Trojan UV Canada- to develop a system for the Treatment of Pharmaceutical water

The University of Western Ontario

London, Canada


(September, 2006 - August, 2007)

Compared photolysis and photocatalysis techniques experimentally.

Modified existing experimental setup according to process requirements.

Performed literature review on monochloramine degradation for pharmaceutical industries.

Researched the photodegradation kinetics of monochloramine by using UV photometer and a catalyst (titanium dioxide).

Carried out the treatment of chlorinated water using a Water II reactor.

Managed a group of 15 chemical engineering students.

Increased project awareness to prospective students through communication and advertising.

Communicated professionally between the supervisor and students.

Assigned tasks to students and made sure deadlines are met. Asaad Sahioun

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966********* Email:

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Leadership and Extracurricular Activities

Member, Saudi Council for Engineers. 2012- Present

Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). 2004 – Present

Member, Engineers Without Borders. 2004 – Present

Member, Chemical Engineering Club. 2004 – 2008

Third year class representative, acting as an ombudsman/liaison 2006 – 2007 between students and faculty.

Part of the indoor and outdoor soccer activities as well as volleyball 2004 – 2008 at University of Western Ontario.

Volunteer & Community Involvements

Reception Attendant, Saint Joseph Hospital, London, Canada 2000-2001

Worked in the emergency department.

Met with patients and admitted them to the hospital.

Accompanied patients and helped them find the required department. Physiotherapy Assistant, Parkwood hospital, London, Canada 1997-1998

Helped elderly people with day to day tasks in the hospital.

Organized social events to entertain the elderly. Awards and Certificates

Recipient of Ontario Award of Excellence. 1999

Recipient of Science Olympics, University of Western Ontario. 2001

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