Piping & Valves Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-748

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 a Piping and Valves Engineer to join the Global Manufacturing Support Department (GMSD).

The GMSD is a multi-disciplinary organization with interface to technical, and in some cases business, support requirements of Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation Admin Area and Saudi Aramco Affiliates. Its function caters mainly to the technical needs of Global Manufacturing, operating facilities management, and to drive the performance of operating facilities in executing corporate programs and initiatives towards operational excellence and value creation.

Your primary role will be to provide technical support to operating facilities, projects, technology deployment, and talent development of new Piping and Valves Engineers. You will conduct special studies and analysis in a specialized asset integrity field such as necessary mechanical calculations for piping, valves, hydrotest pressure, rating and/or de-rating, fitness for service to evaluate flaws or damage, pipe stress analysis, flange calculations, perform nozzle calculations.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:
Perform field troubleshooting on a daily basis or as requested.
Participate on major T&Is and emergency plant shutdowns.
Provide support to maintenance organizations e.g. Machine Shop or Welding Shop by developing repair procedures and following up with on-going repairs. Provide proposals for repairs or avail any ideas that can come from the execution team from a technical stand point
Participate in facilities audit activities.
Provide engineering support to repair hydrocarbon leaks, review and approve the bolted clamp calculations and design made by the specialized leak sealing contractor 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 review.
Perform piping mechanical calculations like minimum wall thickness for internal and external pressure, branch reinforcement calculations, MAWP calculations as per ASME B31.3, hydrotest pressure, rating and/or de-rating of piping circuits by following API 570, fitness for service to evaluate flaws or damage and determine if the piece of pipe is suitable for continuous operation by using API 579, perform pipe stress analysis using Caesar II, perform flange calculations as per ASME VIII Div 1 App 2 using PVElite, perform nozzle calculations using WRC-107 and WRC-297 modeling the analysis in Caesar II or PVElite.
Mechanical calculations and technical assessment of all the miscellaneous mechanical items like for example: Expansion Joints, steam Traps, special valves, strainers, quill injector vortex shedding calculations
Perform Hot Tap calculations by using Aramco standard SAEP-311 and API 2201.
Troubleshoot and assess valve selection, perform mechanical calculations for check valves, perform torque calculations for valve stems, etc.
Calculate and select spring hangers, provide maintenance with repair procedures.
Select gaskets type and materials, provide correct specification and applicability to critical services.
Perform mechanical assessment for firefighting equipment and systems, perform basic hydraulic calculations for deluge systems, sprinklers, fire monitors, get the concurrence from chief fire prevention engineer is required.
Perform basic structural calculations for temporary supports and any other structure minor modification as requested.
Evaluate and recommend metallurgical changes along with Corrosion and Inspection specialist
Along with the repair procedures, develop basic welding procedures for repair of mechanical components and have the concurrence from CSD welding specialist.
Develop EWRs by preparing detailed design packages including scope of work, assembly/erection procedures, welding procedures, NDT requirements, material list and sketches/drawings.
Review and approve from the technical standpoint all quotations received as requested by maintenance when deemed necessary (Example: valves, pipe and fittings of special materials, etc.


Minimum Requirements

You must hold a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

You should have a minimum of 15 years' experience within the refinery and/or NGLF industry specifically in asset integrity of piping and valves, with at least 10 years field experience working on plants major turnaround and field troubleshooting.

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's.

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.

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