Fire Protection Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 10 May 2024

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Employment: Full Time

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.


We are seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to join the Engineering & Training Services Division of Fire Protection. The Engineering & Training Services Division is responsible for providing a diversified support ranging from, personnel training and development, engineering support, data management, and advanced technology services to Saudi Aramco and the Fire Protection Organization. It develops and provides tools and processes to help ensure simple, consistent, and effective planning and decision-making within the fire protection organization. This division undertakes continuing planning, policy research, and related studies necessary to evolve plans and programs relative to the well-being and development of its personnel. It assists the Company and Fire Protection in the preparation of the Department's Strategic Plans in line with Company values, goals, and objectives. It provides technical, engineer, and support services to meet the necessary requirements of maintaining quality fire protection.

The [Engineer] primary role is to provide technical expertise and support to fire departments and emergency responders in the operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment and technology. The Engineer will also troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to fire operations and provide training and guidance to personnel on proper equipment use and safety protocols. Responsibilities may include conducting inspections and evaluations of equipment, coordinating with vendors and suppliers, and maintaining detailed records and documentation. Strong communication and problem-solving skills are essential for success in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Fire Fighting Foam Specialist - Develop and implement foam firefighting strategies for industrial and structural fires, with the ability to have a deep understanding of the different types of foam, their uses, and limitations.

Fire Equipment Technical Evaluator Specialist - Asses the suitability, reliability, and effectiveness of fire equipment used in firefighting by having strong knowledge of firefighting tools, equipment, and technology.

Fire Truck Design and Procurement Specialist - Oversee the design and procurement process of fire trucks. This includes reviewing design specifications, coordinating with manufacturers, overseeing the testing and inspection of fire trucks, and ensuring compliance with regulations and safety standards. The specialist also manages procurement activities, such as bidding processes, contract negotiations, and vendor management. They must have experience in vehicle design, engineering, and procurement management.

Structural and Industrial Firefighting Response Specialist - Manage firefighting operations in structural and industrial environments and have a deep understanding of fire behavior, suppression techniques, and evacuation procedures.

Emergency and Crisis Management Specialist - Coordinate responses to various types of emergencies, such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or other unforeseen events that affect public safety. This may include developing emergency response plans, training others on emergency procedures, and working with local and state agencies to coordinate responses in the event of a crisis. Additionally, assume the responsibility of managing communications and public relations during crises, ensuring that accurate information is shared with the public and relevant stakeholders. Other job duties may include conducting risk assessments, identifying potential hazards, and developing strategies to mitigate those risks.

Incident Command System (ICS) Specialist - Assume responsible for implementing and managing the ICS system during an emergency response by having experience in incident management, coordination, and communication.

Fire and Explosion Hazard Engineer - identify and asses potential fire and explosion hazards in industrial and commercial settings by having a deep understanding of chemical and physical processes that lead to fire and explosion.

Hazmat Specialist - Assume responsible for identifying, containing, and mitigating hazardous materials incidents, and having specialized training in handling dangerous chemicals, radiation, and biological agents. This involves identifying, containing, and mitigating hazardous materials incidents that may lead to fires or explosions. This requires specialized knowledge and training in handling dangerous chemicals, radiation, and biological agents. Hazmat technicians are often responsible for assessing potential hazards in industrial and commercial settings, as well as implementing safety measures to prevent accidents from occurring.

Minimum Requirements
- As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire and Explosion Engineering, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, Fire Science, or equivalent from a recognized and approved program. Alternatively, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial or closely related subject from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree and is preferred.
- You will have seven years experience in fire protection fields, including at least five years in extensive fire operations experience gained in large, busy and diverse fire services/departments, or in fire services protecting a broad range of risks the following: municipal, petrochemical, refinery, gas processing, ARFF, marine port, structural, commercial, industrial and residential occupancies and have operated at a level equivalent to Fire Chief.

Other Requirements:
- You must have knowledge of NFPA codes and standards governing Emergency Response: i.e. firefighting foam, mobile fire apparatus, SCBA, ARFF, HazMat, PPE (NFPA 11, 1901, 1911, 1971, 1981, 1982. 473, 1072, 403, 412, 1710 etc.).
- Practical experience with academic knowledge in the field of specialist Fire Hazard Management in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors with particular emphasis on refineries and storage terminals is a requirement.
- You must be experienced in technical support, engineering and fire operations, Firefighting techniques and equipment.
- Having certifications related to Fire Protection (e.g. Certified Fire Protection Specialist "CFPS", Fire and Explosion Investigator, Hazardous Materials Technician, Advanced Tactical Incident Command Level 3, Strategic Gold Level Command Level 4, CMIOSH/NEBOSH, MIFIREE) are preferred.

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.


Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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