Title:  Engineering specialist

Job Req ID:  4013

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 for a researcher/senior engineer to join their EXPEC ARC with 10+ work experience in the relevant industries. The prospective candidate will be responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists/engineers to conduct research in advanced sensors, robotics, and IoT devices and involve in the development of new innovations through design, simulation, fabrication, and validation that serves the upstream applications. The candidate must also be familiar with engineering know-how and operations of various types of sensors including optical, MEMS, and microwave that are applicable in upstream applications in the oil and gas industry. The candidate must be familiar or has prior experience in the upstream challenges in the oil and gas industry. Additionally, the candidate is expected to transfer knowledge to young professionals through training, coaching and mentoring.

The successful candidates will be responsible for R&D tasks, such as introducing compelling technologies by identifying company needs, setting tool requirements, designing innovative solutions, managing product development collaborations, field testing new products, technology upscaling and deployment in oilfields, and technology commercialization.

The position offers the opportunity to contribute to leading-edge technology development in order to serve the 4th industrial revolution and sustainability paradigm.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Engage in multi-disciplinary teams to prioritize business needs and identify technology gaps

Advancing technical initiatives of sensing system and robotics research and innovative product development for challenging applications

Preparing the laboratory equipment and systems, including standard operation procedure, transfer knowledge by conducting facility training, and mentoring of young professionals

Perform business case analysis for the need to develop new products. Engage in business partnerships and collaborations

Deploy technologies in oilfields and upscale prototypes

Write and publish technical papers and patent disclosures

Prepare and present technical talks to a highly technical audience


Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you must

Hold a Ph.D. degree in related disciplines to Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Have A minimum of 10+ years of related experience with demonstrated skills in advanced sensing design, prototyping, deployment, R&D, and embedded systems

Have experience in advanced sensing and robotics in oil and gas industry in general, and in upstream in particular.

Have an intensive knowledge of the following, but not limited to: Design and fabrication of small footprint sensors such as MEMS. Solid-state physics.

Optics, including fiber optics and optoelectronics.LiDar. System on Chip. Nanofabrication skills (cleanroom-trained facilities). Thermal imaging technologies. Gas sensing technologies. Basic software skills including C++, Python, LABVIEW, MATLAB, CAM/CAD, and PCP design.

Have a rich record in technical publications and patents.

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