Req Number: 17899BR
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking an experienced Instrument Engineer to join our growing Unconventional Resources (UR) program.
UR Gas Operations Development operates the surface facilities at UR fields in the North and South of the country. The Engineering Division within this department provides the support to both operating facilities and ongoing projects.
As the successful candidate you will have the opportunity to introduce new technology to enhance company profitability and productivity. You will be responsible for maintaining and incorporating new cost-effective solutions for designs through the Unconventional Resources Engineering Standards and Design Best Practices.
As a subject-matter expert you will represent UR in dealings with vendors, manufacturers, and/or design firms where expert instrumentation engineering advice is required. You will also be responsible for leading the team to develop full spectrum engineering standards for unconventional resources within the instrument engineering field.
One of your first tasks will be to work with design contractors to review spec sheets and support EPC contract design reviews. You will also be involved in FEED consultations.
As the successful candidate, you will have a bachelor’s degree in engineering. A master’s degree or a Ph.D. in engineering is highly desirable as well as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or registration.
You will have 15 years of professional experience in the field of instrumentation and control engineering, including 5 years as an engineer in charge of technical work in instrument engineering. Experience working with unconventional resources would be an advantage.
You will have achieved industry recognition through activities in professional societies and industrial organizations, such as ASME, ASCE, ASTM, API, NACE, SEI, and others. You will also be familiar with SCADA, DCS, and PCS systems.
As the successful candidate you will be expected to work in remote areas depending on the project you are assigned to.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Provide expert advice and assistance to the UR, outside vendors, manufacturers, and design firms on instrument engineering matters.
Originate and carry out engineering studies to determine potential problems and remedies to existing problems, resolve complex technical problems, and review data sheets for instrumentation.
Inspect installations in factories and in the field.
Troubleshoot complex instrumentation and control system issues in operational facilities.
Develop and maintain the UR engineering standards and design best practices.
Develop and review material takeoffs and data sheets for instrumentation equipment.
Evaluate and introduce best practices and new technologies from all over the world to help the UR to achieve best in class positions.
Review and evaluate the capabilities of vendors and contractors to determine their acceptability to perform major services to UR. Act as the department representative in dealings with vendors and manufacturers.
Work on or with task forces assigned to investigate incidents or solve specific problems.
Perform cost analyses and value engineering studies as appropriate.
Undertake special assignments requiring extensive technical experience and discretion when dealing with outside organizations.
Conduct seminars in the resolution of technical problems with personnel in other engineering organizations.
Write papers for peer-reviewed journals on engineering studies and projects the candidate has overseen.
Act as a professional mentor to less senior specialists and engineers.
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.