Title:  Control System Engineer

Job Req ID:  12171

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.


Saudi Aramco is seeking a DCS/Control Engineer to join our new Riyas NGL fractionation RNGLF Department.

The RNGLF Facilities will include two fractionation trains which include fractionation units, C3 & C4 treatment, C3 & C4 dehydration and propane refrigeration. The common facilities will include feed surge and product storage, chemicals storage and utilities.


Your primary role will be 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 RNGLF in dealings with vendors, manufacturers, and/or design firms where expert Control system engineering advice is required. You will also be responsible for leading the team to develop full spectrum engineering standards for JFGP within the control 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. Approve Pre-FATs and FATs, control loop checks, PLC functionality and reliability tests, and PLC & HMI program tests per cause-effect diagrams.

Key Responsibilities

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

Provide the needed support to maintain and operate Control System and instillation of patches and vendor updates. 

Provide expert advice and assistance to the UR, outside vendors, manufacturers, and design firms on Control system engineering matters.

Originate and carry out engineering studies to determine potential problems and remedies to existing problems, resolve complex technical problems, and review Logic

Inspect installations in factories and in the field FAT and i-FAT.

Manage and administrate all system connected to the DCS / ESD such as the Compressor Control, Burner Management System BMS and Vibration systems and other that typically in large and modern Refineries and gas plant

Troubleshoot complex 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.

Minimum Requirements

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 a minimum of 15 years of professional experience in the field of DCS and control engineering, including at least 5 years as an engineer in charge of technical work with Honeywell systems. Experience working with process control advance and ESD Shutdown systems.


You will have achieved industry recognition through activities in professional societies and industrial organizations, such as TUV, SIL 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.


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.


Country/Region:  SA