Mechanical Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-228

Job description / Role

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 an experienced Mechanical Piping Engineer to join our Project Management team (PMT). Saudi Aramco PMT is directly responsible and accountable for the delivery of best in class capital projects assigned to the department. PMT is directly involved in executing and managing assigned projects safely, on schedule, within budget and to the highest standards of integrity and compliance. This will involve engineering design, procurement and construction of various sizes, types and complexity of small, medium to multibillion-dollar mega-projects.

Project Management Department manages and execute projects from multiple site offices or engineering contractor design offices throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Mechanical Piping Engineer's primary role is to ensure that engineering design, procurement, construction, and project completion is done in compliance with the project contract requirements, i.e., project schedule, cost, HSE, and company standards and procedures. The role also include involving in some cases to review and study mechanical modifications to oil and gas processing/handling and utilities facilities. Occasionally called upon to design mechanical aspects of new facilities of the types mentioned.

Key Responsibilities

- Design or study mechanical modification to oil and gas processing, oil and gas handling and utilities facilities.
- Execute capital projects according to the work scope, schedule, and budget.
- Design development of project proposal, include definition of project work scope and schedule requirements.
- Participate in HAZOP Studies, FEED review and Detailed Engineering.
- Manage contractor preparation of detailed design drawings, material specifications and procurement, and/or construction bid packages.
- Coordinate activities and resolve issues among proponents, contractors, and other parties to allow construction activities to progress according to plan and finalize mechanical completion
- Review the project schedule, and coordinate and monitor the assigned project's progress, and challenge below par performance of the contractor.
- Review and resolve day to day contractors' claims and complaints related to the assigned project (mechanical) work during construction, and ensure HSE compliance
- Ensure compliance to company standards, procedures, policies, and agreed work specifications.
- Fully understand contract documents (inclusive of appendices, drawings, and specifications), project execution plan, interface management, change management, construction sequencing, standards specifications, and project schedule, to support the project manager and/or company representative in the timely completion of project.
- Project Report and implementation of company initiatives during project execution.
- Resolve project management problems related to your area of expertise, including project planning deficiencies, project quality defects (in engineering, procurement, or construction), schedule slippages, and potential cost over runs.
- Lead multiple concurrent projects, each potentially with one or more support engineers
- Analyse schedules and budgets.
- Review and approve project work using internal standards, industry practices, and personal experience to ensure a safe design
- Develop and apply piping material classes based on product and project requirements
- Specify insulation, paint, and protective coatings on Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
- Select and specify manual valves and piping specialty items
- Create and maintain internal specifications, work instructions, and job aids
- Resolve project management problems related to your area of expertise, including project planning deficiencies, project quality defects (in engineering, procurement, or construction), schedule slippages, and potential cost over runs.
- Work closely with project engineers and other project professionals to provide work direction and guidance.
- Develop and implement strategies to improve project planning, cost, schedule, and/or quality.
- Evaluate existing tools and methodologies in your area of expertise and make recommendations on your implementation at Saudi Aramco.
- Conduct special studies in the field of Project Management.
- Participate in the development of standards, guidelines, instructions policies and procedures on an as-required basis.
- Participate in the reviews and evaluation of the capabilities of Engineering & Construction contractors, suppliers, and project management related service providers.
- Provide engineering support to repair hydrocarbon leaks, review and approve the bolted clamp calculations and design made by the specialized leak sealing contractors companies to maintenance prior to field installation.
- Review detailed drawings and material specification from Layout Group for piping modifications as requested.
- Participate in HAZOP Studies, FEED review.


Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor's degree in Engineering from a recognized and approved program. A higher degree is preferred.

Ideally a Professional Registered Engineer.

PMP Certification is desirable but not mandatory.

You will have seven years of related experience, preferably in the oil industry or similar process industry working in the engineering design and construction phase of projects.

As a subject matter expert;

You will have experience in the support of both small- and large-scale capital projects.

You must be familiar with International Engineering Codes and Standards.

You will have excellent English communication skills (verbal and written).

You will have a dynamic attitude towards project improvements and savings.

Experience in the GCC, Saudi Arabia, or Saudi Aramco is preferred

Familiarity with Saudi Aramco standards preferred.

You must have a thorough knowledge of best engineering practices, solid industry codes and standards background (ASME, API, NACE, ASTM, ISO) and use of engineering software.

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.

About the Company

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.

Job Alerts by Email
  • Personalised updates on latest career opportunities
  • Insights on hiring and employment activity in your industry
  • Typically sent twice a month
Mechanical Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 9,000

Breakdown available for industries, cities and years of experience