Senior Operations Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-772

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.
Job Purpose

Provides engineering expertise in support of day to day field operations in areas encompassing instrumentation/control systems, electrical, process rotating equipment, and material/corrosion analysis. The engineering system field specialist has wide-ranging and specific knowledge of plant operation and process. Serves as technical advisor to management and junior operations engineering staff.


A. Provides high level engineering expertise in the resolution of plant operational problems. May provide work direction to lower classified engineers.
B. Formulate and implement long-term strategies to improve operations and reduce costs. Defines the long-term technical direction of his assigned operating area.
C. Serve as an advisor to management on technical questions and issues.
D. Responsible for the definition and execution BI-1900 projects as assigned. Works with Facilities Planning department personnel to develop and define major capital budget items.
E. Provide technical direction in specialized areas to outside design contractors on major capital projects. Provides technical guidance for the development of capital projects.
F. Lead groups of engineers in the commissioning/start-up phase of complex projects and the mothballing/demothballing of existing plants.
G. Ensure that all designs comply with standards, are cost competitive, viable, and meet operational safety requirements. Review waiver requests for non-compliance design and construction issues and provide technical advice for satisfactory resolution.
H. Develop/provide technical direction, and act as mentor to junior engineers.
I. Participate in standards reviews to assure inclusion of requirements that are of practical benefit to field operation and maintenance in regard to safety and efficiency of the plants. Provides guidance on standards development through technical committee participation. Interprets standards and recommends changes to reduce costs associated with overly stringent requirements.
J. Plans and executes long range technical and operational studies.


Education & Experience Requirements

A. EDUCATION: B.S. in Engineering. MS or higher qualification is desirable.
B. EXPERIENCE: Fifteen (15) years relevant operations engineering experience.
C. OTHER: In-depth knowledge of company and international specifications, codes, and standards, with a knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods and design details.
Must be clearly recognized as an expert in his operations engineering field.

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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Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 11,500

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