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Turnaround Shutdown Engineer

Saudi Arabia
eng. economics/facilities planning operations & maintenance other engineering


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1423652

Req Number: 17126BR

Position Description:
We are seeking to hire an experienced Turnaround and Shutdown Engineer to work for Corporate Maintenance Services (CMS) based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Corporate Maintenance Services (CMS) is an organization under the Industrial Services Admin Area; CMS continuously promote and drive changes toward achieving and sustaining excellence in maintenance. CMS focuses on developing and implementing maintenance solutions in plant reliability, turnaround, maintenance systems, and maintenance workforce development.
CMS develops corporate maintenance KPIs to monitor Saudi Aramco maintenance organizations’ performance. CMS provides the required assistance for the maintenance organizations to overcome their performance gaps. In addition, CMS works with supporting organizations to ensure that services provided to maintenance organizations are optimized.

The turnaround engineer’s primary role is to lead a team to plan and execute turnaround and shutdown activities at operating facilities (refinery and NGL plants/units). That will include the strategic planning, scope development, and challenging, risk mitigation plan, spare parts (material), and contracted services procurements, QA/QC and HSE plans setting, scheduling turnaround tasks, and planning and execution reporting.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you must have a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university.

You should have at least 10 years of experience in the energy industry, in particular the oil and gas sector, in the fields of plant maintenance, turnaround, and commissioning. This includes field experience in static equipment overhauling and maintenance, and participation in refinery turnaround planning and execution.

Worked with project/turnaround planning software such as Primavera. You have excellent communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships, while focused on being a good team player.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead a team of engineers, planners, and schedulers to achieve the turnaround objectives.
Coordinate and follow-up with a multidisciplinary team of operation, maintenance, engineering, inspection, project, shops and support services, etc., to achieve the milestones for the turnaround planning and execution phases.
Set the turnaround planning milestones target dates on the assigned plants/units and follow-up to achieve the target.
Kick-start the planning process by requesting scope input from the operation, inspection, engineering and maintenance. Develop, challenge and finalize the approved scope of work.
Identify the long lead materials and lead/guide the planners to order the materials. Support the planners with material specification in coordination with engineering support unit.
Identify the resources, contracts required to execute the approved final scope of work. Draw out an execution plan following the best practices.
Prepare the realistic turnaround budget based on the final scope of work and execution plan. This position shall be cost-conscious and always on the lookout for opportunities to reduce the cost of turnaround.
Initiate and finalize the technical scope of the contracts for contract procurement.
Lead the team of materials/contract planners to ensure that all the resources are available on or before time.
Lead the primavera planner/scheduler to prepare the activity schedule, review and finalize the schedule based on the critical path method. Challenge and optimize the schedule submitted by the contractors.
Develop a risk mitigation plan
Prepare the execution organization chart for approval. Finalize and requisition the shops and support facilities. Oversee the field preparations by the planners for pre-turnaround activities.
Perform assigned duties and responsibilities as part of the approved turnaround execution chart.
Monitor and track the deviation between the plan and actual. Record the areas of improvement for future, prepare the post-turnaround report, and organize the critique meeting.

About us:
Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company’s wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.