Engineering Specialist - Process Automation

Saudi Aramco - Dhahran

Position Description

We are seeking an Engineering Specialist that is recognized as an expert in the field of process automation systems to join the Process & Control Systems Department/Process Automation Division, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The Process Automation Division provides engineering expertise in process automation systems, process instrumentation, custody management, HIPPS applications, and plant networks.

You will review and write corporate engineering standards and material systems specifications. You will provide high level technical solutions to operations challenges and evaluate existing and new suppliers in his areas of expertise. You will perform technical studies in substantive corporate technical issues and prepare and present reports to technical and management personnel. You will be the corporate authority on new and emerging technologies in his areas of expertise and will pioneer Saudi Aramco's use of these technologies. You will review mega projects design and proposals. Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you must hold a bachelor's degree in electrical/chemical engineering from an accredited university from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.

You must have a minimum of 15 years professional experience with most experience in the oil and gas industry in process automation systems design, testing, commissioning, and installations.

Experience in the selection and configuration of DCS's (distributed control systems), ESDs (emergency shutdown systems), CCS (compressor control system) SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and RTUs (remote terminal units).

You must be knowledgeable with international standards specially IEEE, ISA, IEC, and NFPA.

You must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be competent in English writing, developing technical reports and presentations.

You must have presented several papers in industrial conferences or published papers in technical journals. Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Provide expert advice and assistance to Company organizations, outside vendors, manufacturers, and design firms on matters relating to his area of expertise.

Originate and carry out engineering studies to determine potential problems and remedies to existing problems resolve complex technical problems, increase revenue, optimize processes, protect the environment, or improve safety.

Develop and maintain Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards and procedures, design manuals, or other documentation to enhance Company profitability, safety, and productivity.

Evaluate and introduce new technologies from all over the world to help the Company achieve best-in-class positions in the oil and gas business.

Review and evaluate the capabilities of vendors and contractors to determine their acceptability to perform major services to Saudi Aramco.

Acts as Aramco's representative in dealings with vendors and manufacturers pertaining to his field of experience.

Work 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.

Writes papers for peer-reviewed journals on engineering studies and projects you have overseen.

Provide engineering leadership to others assigned to assist him. Act as a professional mentor to less senior specialists and engineers.

Promote a learning environment and implements self-development to maintain and improve expert status within your engineering specialty


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