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Chemical engineer/ chemist /environmental scientist

Qibla, Kuwait City, Kuwait
January 02, 2020

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Multidisciplinary educational background in industrial chemistry, environmental sciences and chemical engineering

10+ years industrial experience in both technical and management positions

Experienced in Laboratory operation, chemical analysis, and method developments for process control and product certifications

Knowledgeable in oil and gas production and refining operations

Worked as environmental coordinator and refinery online analyzer team leader

Experienced in calibrating, validating measuring equipment and resolving problems

Hands-on approach in maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory equipment

Ability to manage new responsibilities and work cooperatively in a team

Certified Lead assessor for ISO-17025 in North America and Europe

Proven ability to decipher complex technical matters, and provide effective solutions

Supervised laboratory operation and implemented best practices

Prepared and conducted annual management reviews

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with student and faculty

Self-motivated and with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision

Quality Assurance Consultant /Research Engineer at CBE

London Ontario 2018 – present

Provided consulting work for Biotron for ISO 17025 related accreditation standards

Participated in multidisciplinary research at engineering at CBE /UWO

Developed separation chromatographic methods for natural extracts

Helping graduated students with experimental design and chemical analysis

Laboratory Supervisor / Quality Manager

Experimental Climate Change Research Center (Biotron) 2017 – 2018

Western University, London ON

Supported the delivery of high-quality research results and data by ensuring compliance with quality system protocols as set out in the ISO 17025, and through the introduction of new methods as appropriate

Develop and maintained laboratory protocols in compliance with ISO 17025 certification and related accreditation standards

Prepared laboratory continual development plans

Prepared and conducted management review meetings

Discussed research objectives and advised staff and management on analysis requirements, specifies appropriated tests, modified test methods (as required), and ensured analysis is technically correct to achieve project goals

Provided training and assistance to new staff in relation to the quality system

Offered input and suggestions regarding method development for specific applications as requested by clients

Supervised and provided training to ensure the safe, efficient and optimal operation of the facility, and to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory bodies

Identified issues related to proper functioning in analytical equipment (e.g. ICP-MS, GCMS, CVAFS, HPLC, IC), and conducted minor repairs

Maintained an up-to-date knowledge on all current methods, techniques, tools, instruments and equipment related to Analytical Chemistry laboratories

Served as a resource for the unit for physical, chemical and biological safety information, protocols and procedures

Participated in cross-training and provided back up for technical specialists

Participated in fish monitoring programs related to mercury

Research /Teaching Assistant 2009 – 2016

Western University, London, ON

Conducted literature reviews and formulated research objectives and plans

Instructed undergraduate chemical engineering labs for fluid mechanics, industrial chemistry, and green engineering

Set-up and prepared the laboratory for student lab experiments

Developed training material and experiments to apply theoretical knowledge for green engineering course (Dye sensitized Solar Cells)

Helped develop curriculum for teaching alternative energy using nanomaterial and composites

Prepared laboratory testing apparatus, equipment setup, and maintained the laboratory

Ensured health and safety compliance during lab work

Developed chemical methods, analyzed data, and interpreted results

Collaborated with graduate students and helped them complete experiments

Quality Coordinator 2006 –2008

Saudi Aramco, Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Prepared and conducted laboratory management reviews to enhance operation and quality in a time and cost-effective manner

Managed a quality group staff, identified training needs, setting objectives, quarterly performance feedback and provided performance evaluations

Managed environmental compliance for laboratory and refinery operations

Provided chemical analysis technical support to technicians and laboratory scientists

Wrote and reviewed several System Level Procedures (SLP) & Work Instructions (WI)

Assessed health and safety and chaired monthly safety inspections

Prepared and coordinated assessment activities to ensure compliance

Managed customer complaints and initiated corrective actions

Trained Lab scientists on implementation of SQC and uncertainty measurements

Assumed the position of Analytical Lab Unit Supervisor on many occasions

Performed technical evaluations of vendors and suppliers

Established performance indicators for operational projects

Collaborated with Shell Global Solutions on best practices of laboratory operations

Hydrocarbons Scientist I 2004 –2006

Crude and Products Lab Unit, Saudi Aramco, Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Conducted chemical testing and evaluated refined products gasoline, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil

Conducted small scale blends and testing of refined products and crude oils

Led collaborative research in developing new hydrocarbons identification methods

Planned and executed holiday coverage for continuous support of operations

Maintained laboratory instruments, calibration and validation programs

Commissioned several new laboratory instruments and trained technicians

Provided support for new facilities start-ups and optimization runs

Represented the laboratory for new refinery expansion projects

Participated in refining process troubleshooting, test runs, and optimizations

Performed full crude assay which include fractionation and characterization of each fraction

Prepared sampling scheduling and distributed workload integrated into LIMS

Worked with customers to cover special testing activities during plant optimization and T&I

Managed new equipment requirements and selection committee

Planned Fuel specifications requirements as a member of Saudi Arabia fuel specification committee

Analytical Lab Scientist 1997 –2004

Analytical Lab Unit / Saudi Aramco, Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

Tested Environmental samples (pH, TSS, TDS, anions and cations, using spectrophotometric methods and IC)

Worked as acting refinery environmental coordinator

Analyzed refined products for metal analysis using AAS and ICP-AES

Installed and commissioned Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and ICP-AES for metal analysis in wastewater and drinking water, wrote work instruction and trained technicians

Installation and commissioned Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) for the determination of Volatile Organic Carbons (VOC), and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC) in wastewater and drinking water

Analyzed samples using GC-FID, GC-TCD, HPLC, IC to ensure process compliance and characterized customers samples

Developed Hydrocarbons identification methods using FT-NIR for quality control and contamination detection

Developed Oil spill identification methods using spectral Fluorescence signature

Established and maintained the Statistical Quality Control Charts for testing activities

Tested chemical contents (Chloride, sulfate, phosphate, nitrate, and nitrite) using HACH DR/4000 Spectrophotometer

Prepared solutions and reagents for lab and field testing

Trained technicians on new instruments such as (ICP-AES, ICP-MS, GC, GC/MS, FT-NIR, FT-IR, Hach spectrometers and more)

Implemented Chemometrics modeling resulting in 8 MM savings in four years

Established and maintained Statistical Quality Control Charts


Effective supervisor (Saudi Aramco)

Coaching for performance

Lead Assessor Certification for ISO 17025 (A2LA)

Internal Auditing by CALA (Ottawa, 2017)

Time management and sound presentation skills

Documentum Workspace (by ULI European Services)

Quality Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis (by Intercontinental Engineering)

Internal Auditor Training for ISO 9001 and 17025 (by Intercontinental Engineering)

One to One Trainer certification

Saudi Aramco Mentor certification


GC-MS ChemStation and Instrument Operation (Agilent Technologies, USA)

Agilent GC-6890 Maintenance (Agilent Technologies, Atlanta, USA)

Introduction to Varian ICP-AES (Dubai, UEA).

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Agilent Technologies,USA)

Introduction to Chemometrics Modeling (Infometrix, USA)

Topics in Advance Chemometrics (New Zealand)

FTNIR Spectroscopy (Canada)

Introduction to Saudi Aramco Process Plants, Facilities, & Equipment

Basic Water Treatment

Statistics for Quality Control Laboratories (by Intercontinental Engineering)

Water Formed Scale Formation & Mitigation.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

ICP-OES Training Course.

Refining economics

Introduction to Petrochemicals Technologies

UOP certified for most of refining process such as distillation, hydrocracking, reforming etc


ICP-MS, GC, GC/MS, Elemental analyzer, Horiba, TSS,TDS, UV-Vis, FTIR, FT-NIR, Hach spectrometers, TGA, GPC, DMA, UV-Vis, PL, BET surface area analyzer, SEM, TEM, EDX, XRD, TGA, GPC, DMA, PL, Spin coater, viscometer, density meter, viscometer, Flash tester, SIMDIS, D86, D1160, SIMDIS, Anton-Parr Instruments such as density meters and online FTNIR.


E.G.D. Murray Scholarship in Biochemical Engineering

Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship for PhD studies (Saudi Arabia)

VP of Joint Operation Award for Innovation

Laboratory Scientist Award (Four times)

Science Club Excellence winner (KFUPM)

Saudi Aramco CDPNE Scholarship (Four years)


Ph.D. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering 2016

Western University, London, Canada

M.Sc. in Environmental Science 2007

King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry 1997

King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Nationality: Saudi Arabia

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