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Facilities Planning Specialist - Process Automation

Saudi Arabia
electrical/power engineering eng. economics/facilities planning other engineering


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1412795

Req Number: 16955BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Facilities Planning Specialist - Process Automation, to join our Facilities Planning Department (FPD) who are responsible for the development and coordination of the capital program throughout the Company. The successful candidate will be part of the Automation & Power Facilities Planning Division (A&PFPD) within FPD.

The Automation & Power Facilities Planning Division (A&PFPD) comprises the Information Technology Group, Process Automation Group, Power Group, Utilities Group, and the Master Plans and Major Studies Group. A&PFPD’s responsibilities include coordination and planning of communications, IT systems and new facilities, process control systems, as well as electrical facilities, and planning and coordinating nonprocessing utilities and facilities for all business lines.

The activities of A&PFPD include developing master plans, DBSPs, and conducting studies; identifying and assessing new investment opportunities; enhancing the economic performance of existing process automation, IT and power systems; and developing feasible alternatives for individual capital projects.

Minimum Requirements:
As a successful candidate you will have a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or chemical engineering, control systems or instrumentation engineering. An advanced degree in economics is preferred.

You will have 12 years of in-depth knowledge and experience in process automation system technology selection, system obsolescence and lifecycle management, scope development, design, commissioning and installation, as well as extensive experience in developing strategies and feasibility studies for the upgrade, migration or replacement of installed control systems as part of the Company endorsed life-cycle management strategy.

You must also have experience in various distributed control systems, auxiliary control systems, instrumentation, as well as a very good understanding of chemical processes in general.

A Certification as an Automation Professional or PE (Electrical) certification is a plus.

Thorough knowledge of engineering practices, economic principles, international industry codes, standards and specifications.

Excellent written and oral technical presentation skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Develop process automation capital projects from feasibility assessment to commissioning and startup, including scope of work development, economic justification and funding.

Conduct engineering studies to establish project business case and economic viability.

Develop feasible alternatives for process automation projects/solutions.

Review project specifications with project management to ensure economic design and conformance with design basis scoping papers.

Mentor process automation planning engineers.

About us:
The Engineering & Project Management (E&PM) business line studies, plans and oversees the construction of the Company’s new facilities, including some of the biggest and most complex projects in the petroleum industry. Recently, Saudi Aramco completed the largest capital program in its history that included new or expanded oil, gas and petrochemical facilities, raising maximum sustainable crude oil production capacity to 12 million barrels per day and significantly increasing gas production and processing capacities. Among the recently completed projects was the largest crude oil increment in the history of the industry: Khurais, with a production capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day. More challenges lie ahead, with a slate of new or expanded oil, gas, refining and petrochemical projects in the works. E&PM also manages the Company’s Research & Development Center where scientists investigate topics such as the desulfurization of crude oil, advanced fuel formulations for next generation combustion engines, and reservoir nano-scale robots (Resbots™) for injection into reservoirs to record their properties.