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PCS/SCADA Engineer - Unconventional Resources

Saudi Arabia
eng. economics/facilities planning other engineering Unconventionals


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1021083

Req Number: 15242BR

Position Description:
Saudi Arabia’s is seeking to hire an experienced PCS/SCADA Engineer to work within our rapidly expanding Unconventional Resources business. UR Operations are responsible for operating all surface facilities, including field wells and processing facilities where your role will be to operate well manifolds, provide field services, maintain the facility and reduce equipment downtime, perform preventive maintenance activities, and provide maintenance services in addition to providing all the technical engineering and inspection activities.

Saudi Aramco’s UR is looking to appoint a PCS/SCADA Engineer to participate in the design review, follow the construction and lead the commissioning and testing activities for the new shale gas facilities. The candidate will have a thorough understanding of plant operations, process technologies, supply and product logistics, business drivers, cost drivers, and feedstock sensitivities. In addition, he will have a detailed understanding of product properties, customer applications and requirements.

The PCS/SCADA Engineer must also demonstrate the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams producing reports, studies and presentations that are pivotal in shaping management’s decisions.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering. MS degree is preferred

At least 15 years of experience in PCS/SCADA Engineering

Experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic control systems and computer hardware and software including experience in any operating system (i.e. UNIX, Windows), any relational database applications (i.e. Oracle or Sybase), and network technology

Experience in high-level modern programming language (i.e. Javascript, C, C#, C++, JAVA) desirable

Must have a working knowledge of industry codes and standards,

Has understanding with the metering control systems including programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory systems and basic PC fundamentals.
PLC programming and troubleshooting experience

HMI configuration experience, including graphical screen development
Good understanding of communication protocols and interfaces such as ModBus and IEC 61850

Demonstrated project management experience

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply applicable industry standards, such as NEC, UL, ISO, IEEE, and other requirements as needed

Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions

Duties & Responsibilities:
The PCS/SCADA Engineer will be required to perform the following:

Performs essential maintenance and operation tasks for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems executing in a virtualized server and desktop environment

Provides level 1 and level 2 SCADA system technical support to Rail Operations, wayside maintenance and other departments

Gathers and records detailed support information, identifies and implements possible solutions, performs in-depth diagnostics, and escalates to higher level support, if necessary

Follows standard operating procedures for documentation of issues and resolution

Supports system integration testing for SCADA system expansion and modification projects

Uses diagnostic tools for troubleshooting problems and verifying proper system operation

Collects and analyzes data for incident and system performance review
Assists with the development and update of technical documentation and procedure manuals

Completes technical projects under the direction of supervisory staff
Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Experience with industry standard communication protocols such as Modbus, ModbusTCP, BacNet, Profibus

Experience with integrating devices from multiple vendors into packaged solution. (system integration)

Familiar with standard protocols (e.g. TCP/IP) and IEC standards in the wind turbine (IEC 61400-25) and substation environment (IEC 61850)

Practical experience of the industrial automation environment in PLC and/or IPC (SIMATIC products and SPS programming would be advantageous) and HMI interfaces

Provide management information in a timely, efficient manner.

Provide day-to-day technical support to the Operation and Maintenance groups to troubleshoot and fix any encounter systems problems.

Review the engineering design packages for the new installation and upgrade projects.

Review project proposals and detailed design packages for new facilities.

Participate on the testing and commissioning of the new system.

Update and maintain engineering documentation and drawings.

Report and analyze key performance indices.

Contribute to Business Unit strategy.

Assist in the training, development and mentoring of younger staff.

Provide analysis, evaluation and interpretation in support of projects, processes, and financing related to Saudi Aramco capital investment decisions.

Maintain and expand on contacts within the industry.

Regularly interact with other professionals in various company organizations involved in capital planning and economic analysis.

Ensure full HSE compliance.

About us:
Saudi Aramco’s Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world’s largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company’s reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world’s largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company’s Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry’s most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.