Control Systems 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 an instrument engineer to join Safaniyah Onshore Producing Engineering Division (SONPED) of Safaniyah Onshore Producing Department (SONPD).

Job Title & GC: Lead Engineer GC-14   Source: Global


Safaniya Onshore Producing Engineering Division (SONPED) is responsible for providing the required engineering support for Safaniya and Tanajib Onshore Plants. In addition, it is responsible for Compliance and Project Support activities.


The Instrument Engineer primary role is to ensure existing plant instrumentations in their proper operating conditions and provide engineering support to the running plants as well as project execution and compliance related activities.

key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:


  • Handle process activities such as studies and design modification in the operating facilities.
  • Perform pre- commissioning related activities.
  • Look for opportunities to optimize operations and implement them accordingly.
  • Provide technical direction/support to in-kingdom and out kingdom design contractors.
  • Participate in standards reviews to assure inclusion of requirements that are of practical benefit to field operation and maintenance in regard to safety and efficiency of the plant.
  • Conduct risk assessment.
  • Lead feasibility studies.
  • Lead PHA and HAZOP studies.
  • Develop implementation plan for critical recommendation.
  • Perform management of change (MOC)
  • Verify system operations and performance after implementing the recommendation.
  • Provide day to day technical support to operation and maintenance teams, to troubleshoot and fix process control equipment.
  • Review project proposals and detailed design packages for new and/or existing facilities.
  • Conduct a failure analysis, and provide recommendations for failed process systems and sequence of event reporting.


Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation/Electrical Engineering, an advanced degree is always preferred. The candidate should have a Minimum of fifteen years of professional engineering experience effectively performing similar roles and responsibilities, preferably in oil and gas facility.


  • Expertise in the field of operational concepts, DCS/ESD/CCS/VMS specifications and hands on work experience.
  • Expertise in field instrumentations, transmitters, control valves and analyzers.
  • Knowledge and work experience with Client-Server architectures, Historians, and knowledge of VMWare.
  • Knowledge of Industrial codes and standards – DIN/ASME /ISA/ API / ANSI / NEMA / NPFA / ATEX etc.
  • Wiring in control cabinets, ability to develop engineering and wiring schematics, loop diagrams and power distribution for automation systems.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and to manage workloads in an effective manner with minimal direct supervision and flexibility in managing multiple and diverse tasks.
  • Ability to provide knowledge transfer through training and mentorship.
  • The candidate should possess strong written and oral communication skills and able to communicate what are frequently complex technical, economic and commercial concepts in a clear and succinct manner, to individuals and groups from diverse professional backgrounds and demonstrate the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams producing reports, studies, and presentations that are pivotal in shaping managements decisions.

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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