Senior Operations Engineer - Architect

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-540

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.


The Architect has a crucial role in different stages of a project corresponding with representatives from other Units, Departments, Vendors, and Site Managers.

Key Responsibilities

- Receiving Work Requests
- Once the work request from the Work Control Group is received, the designer has to schedule the start and end date of the project in coordination with Engineering Support Group. Most of the time she/he will receive more than one job; the designer is to manage time and resources for priority jobs while not delaying planned projects.

- Identifying Project Service Request
There are generally two types of projects:
* Planned; projects that as allocated funds during the year.
* Unplanned: Does not have allocated funds, but is requested as a priority from Upper Management without any prior planning; like: Executive Houses, quick responses.

- Consult with Work Control.

- Listing Proponent Requirements
* Understanding the Proponent's Requirements: (functions, activities, preferences, budget, timeline, priorities)

- Studying Existing
* Requesting security approvals: Fill up a form prior to visiting facility and taking pictures

- Filing existing pictures.

- Concept Design
* Developing a concept design in free hand, 2D, or 3D CADD presentations including main ideas

- Budgetary Estimate
* Study budgetary estimates that fit the proponent's requirements.

- Concept Presentations
* Preparing presentations; hardcopies on boards or digital presentations on Power Point

- Giving verbal presentation to the Documenting minutes of meeting and developing design options and estimates

- Engineering Package Coordination
* Once design is approved the designer works closely with an assigned Architect at the Engineering Group or with the Interior Design in house Architect to develop the engineering package. Other responsibilities include coordination with engineering disciplines; mechanical, electrical, communication and making sure that tasks given are completed in due time and comments are being implemented. Review of Construction Drawings and Scope of Work.

Materials' Specification
* Selection and specification of interior and exterior finishes and lighting fixtures. Including selection and specification of furniture, accessories, and signage.

- Construction Support
* During Job-X the designer is called upon to discuss with the contractors queries and concerns prior to job bid. Once job is bid to a contractor, designer is to approve all submittals by contractor and lend construction support including site supervision and on resolving sport detail by giving detail drawings and solving design issues.

Recent Addition to Job Description
Role: Proponent Representative on Mega Projects

General: Reviewing design, materials, and finishes with Design Consultants by physical or virtual reviews.


- Reviewing hardcopy, softcopy and e-review submittals by text comments, PDF comments, hand sketches, or technical drawings and illustrations.
- Verbal comments in Web-X meetings
- Taking minutes of Web-X meetings and distributions
- Traveling to outside consultants office and reviewing their work in workshops


Minimum Requirements
- 15 years' design experience in an architectural office.
- Architectural Registration US or UK
- Member of the AIA or RIBA
- Excellent command of the English language
- Should have a portfolio of work to show.

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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Architect salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 12,000

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