Title:  Non-Metallic Characterization and Qualification Specialist

Job Req ID:  12589

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 Non-metallic characterization and qualification specialist to join the 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 Non-metallic characterization and qualification specialist primary role to support the development of a new generation of composite materials and structures for Oil and Gas (O&G) applications focusing on polymer composite reinforcements, advanced non-metallic pipes and liners and composites claddings as well as beyond piping.

Key Responsibilities

Develop in-house competency in non-metallic testing and the qualification of new polymer resins and composites products such as reinforced thermoset resin pipe (RTR), reinforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP), tanks, vessels, composite parts related oil and gas industries.
Propose new research programs and develop research strategies to address the technical limitations preventing the massive adoption of polymer composites.
Support CSD to maintain and develop SA Engineering standards for qualification of NM materials.
Identify new trends for the applications of polymer composites materials in O&G.
Participate in the development of international standards related to polymer composites in O&G.
Train and mentor young scientists/engineers’ technicians to acquire the technical know-how and expertise to become fully independent in leading technical tasks and projects as well developing their advance plan.
Establish and manage collaborations with other units, departments, and external partners to accelerate the achievement of goals and maximize the impact of the research programs.
Carry out failure investigative analysis studies on field damaged non-metallic pipes to identify the root cause of damage mechanism.
Utilize project management tools in setting work objectives, detailing experimental scope, and timely execution of the projects towards sound technical solutions.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D., degree in Materials Science and Engineering 
Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in non-metallic science.
Fifteen years of experience in material science, composite materials and non-metallic in O&G 
Track record of industrial laboratory experience at the non-metallic piping manufacturer for testing performance and characterization of NM materials, particularly for NM materials used in the oil and gas sector, e.g., RTR piping.
Proven track record of research and technology development and deployment in composite materials and non-metallic materials. 
Demonstrate scientific and technical authority and broad technical credibility, preferably including publications and patents.
Visited field operations, and understand process design and parameters effect on composite materials and non-metallic materials.

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