Compressor Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Compressor Engineer (mechanical engineering background) to work with our Riyadh Refinery Department – Reliability Unit (RU).

The RU is a centralized engineering unit, its function caters mainly to the technical needs of our refinery operations and supports organizations in compressor monitoring, technical support, troubleshooting and coordinate PdM and PM activities.

Your primary role will be to provide technical support to our refinery operating plants, projects, technology deployment as well as the talent development of junior Compressor Engineers. You will be expected to conduct special studies and analyses in specialized rotating equipment assets, manage our reliability programs and develop monitoring programs to uplift equipment availability and reliability.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate will be required to perform the following:

Provide technical guidance, support, training, and expertise to plant departments.
Assess plant operation, maintenance and engineering with technical information for the rotating equipment and compressor systems and recommended actions for improvements and system optimization. 
Develop and maintain lifecycle management activities on the rotating equipment and compressor systems.
Develop and coordinate PdM and PM for rotating equipment and compressor systems activities.
Ensure manufacturing knowledge is captured and continuous improvement is delivered by benchmarking and improving practices across our operating facilities.
Provide leadership and support for rotating equipment and compressor systems across our operating facilities. 
Provide engineering expertise and consulting on plant rotating equipment and compressor systems.  
Carryout thorough failure analysis & issue recommendations. Also participate in equipment major failures investigation teams.
Gather/analyze critical rotating equipment operating parameters from DCS, PI & operator Checklist and be able to recommend corrective actions.
Prepare detailed technical scope for major equipment overhaul. 
Maintain and execute installation, configuration, and upgrade procedures. 
Lead/give support to plant outages, shutdowns, and chronicle problems. 
System testing and health monitoring, experience in using system logs for troubleshooting. 
Create and implement new strategies to improve productivity for the company, as well as support start-up & maintenance activities.
Review EDC, new and upgrade projects’ packages and provide comments. 
Establish & maintain an asset’s fault analysis database ensuring all data, drawings, and information are complete and all modifications are updated. 


Minimum Requirements

You must have a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

You should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in rotating equipment within a refinery or within the Petrochemical industry.

You must have a thorough knowledge of best engineering practices, solid industry codes and standards background and use of engineering software’s such as system1, CCC or Vibration CSI.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


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