Title:  Materials Science Specialist

Job Req ID:  12590

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 experienced material science specialist with focus on metallic materials with focus on Environmentally Assisted Cracking in oil and gas industry to Materials & Corrosion Services Division of Research & Analytical Services Department.
The Material & Corrosion Service Division is well equipped with unique facilities including coatings testing, mechanical testing (erosion, wear, slow strain tester, hardness etc.), environmental cracking testing. 

The Metallurgical- Environmentally Assisted Cracking Specialist will be a driving force in contributing to sustain Saudi Aramco as a reliable global energy supplier. 

Key Responsibilities

Carryout laboratory testing and investigation studies related to materials failures, assessment of new materials under simulated field conditions. 
Determine root causes and recommend corrosion management and mitigation approaches.
Design new innovative laboratory methods and experimental setups to simulate unique field situations.
Lead and deploy new technologies related to deployment of new materials to enhance field operations. Identify new laboratory requirements and detailed specifications of the needed equipment, tools and materials to expand the current capabilities. 
Practice project management tools in setting project objectives, detailing the experimental scope, managing the requested fund, and build effective teams to enhance the technical and professional skills of junior staff 
Design, execute, analyze, and interpret the generated experimental data in order to understand materials behavior in sweet and sour environments under field simulated conditions. 
Work as part of multi-disciplinary teams, providing advice on laboratory experimental techniques, materials selection, and damage mechanisms that might reflected in the Company Engineering Standards or Best Practices.
Contribute in the Center intellectual capital by submitting journal publications, patents, and technical reports.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D., degree in Materials Science and Engineering 
Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in materials science with particular emphasis on metallic materials and Environmental Assist Cracking. 
Strong Knowledge of best laboratory practices and industry standards of materials testing and strong understanding of manufacturing process-microstructure-performance relationships in metallic materials.   
Track records of work experience in research or industrial environments in carrying out original materials studies, providing root cause and corrective action based on laboratory experimental data, developing and deploying new techniques and technologies.
Active contributions in the scientific domain by publishing journal papers, patents, and active membership in professional societies
Fifteen years of experience in oil and gas materials field.
Membership in materials related international committees and technical forums are preferable. 

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