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Title:  Power Systems Protection Eng

Job Req ID:  1587

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 Power Systems Protection Engineer to join our Power System Studies and Protection unit (PSS&PU)/Power System Engineering Department (PSED). 

PSED is responsible for providing and managing highly technical and specialized engineering services to support the safe and reliable operation of Saudi Aramco electrical power system generation, transmission and distribution networks.

PSS&PU engineers provide the technical support for the company with regards to designs, standards, commission and investigations in regards to power system protection ensuring a safe and reliable power supply.

Your primary role will be to perform the required full range of power system studies, protection settings, control and protection design drawings at different voltage levels with thorough understanding of distribution, transmission and generation system protection/relaying functions. You will act as subject matter expert providing services to power systems customers to ensure a safe and reliable power supply in the most cost-effective manner.

Key Responsibilities

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

Perform Arc Flash studies with complete evaluation for new and existing facilities.

Perform power system studies such as load flow, short circuit, relay coordination, and motor starting.

Perform complete coordination studies for different kinds of facilities, industrial, offshore, residential, for new and existing ones, for kinds of voltage level.

Review protection system designs for all kinds of voltage levels that includes but is not limited to:

    1. Protection and metering drawings.
    2. Schematic and logic drawings.
    3. Instrument transformer sizing.

Develop protection settings calculations for power system equipment such as generators, long OHL/cables, transformers, motors… etc.

Lead power system interruption investigations, review power system events, propose engineering solutions and recommendations.

Minimum Requirements

You must hold a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. A Masters degree is preferred.

You should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the field of power system engineering.

You should possess in-depth knowledge of distribution, transmission and generation protection functions e.g. LV, MV, and HV equipment

You should be capable of running:

    • Coordination studies using ETAP.
    • Arc Flash Studies
    • Protection settings calculations on all basic/complex relaying functions e.g. differential, distance, directional… etc.
    • Power system studies such load flow, short circuit, and motor starting.

Knowledge of transient stability and/or PSCAD studies will be an added advantage.

You should be very familiar with ETAP software and/or similar tools.

You should have a knowledge of power system automation and their protocols.

Preferred to have experience in oil and gas industrial system.

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

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