Title:  Project Engineer (Mechanical)

Job Req ID:  13536

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 professional Lead Project Engineer who is specialized in mechanical and worked heavily in managing and executing capital projects in Refining and Petrochemicals industries. The Lead Project Engineer will be part of the Aramco Project Management Team (PMT) that is responsible and accountable for the delivery of best in class capital projects. The role of the Lead Project Engineer for this position will be with the PMT that is responsible for managing and executing a portfolio of Liquid-to-Chemicals (LTC) projects safely, on schedule, within budget, and to the highest standards of integrity and compliance. The Lead Project Engineer will be involved in performing all related activities during the Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction phases of various sizes ($), types and complexity of small, medium to multi-billion-dollar mega projects.

The primary role is to lead, manage, and execute the mechanical scope under the capital projects. Ensure that the engineering design, procurement, construction and project completion is done in compliance with the project objectives, standards and procedures, and contractual requirements.

The Candidate must have strong technical and managerial capabilities and extensive experience in project management field. Also, the candidate must have good communication skills and be comfortable working both independently and with cross-departmental teams. Project Management Team manages and executes projects usually from multiple site offices or engineering contractor design offices, geographically scattered throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Candidate will provide support in the development and execution of the Liquid-to-Chemicals (LTC) projects. The successful Candidate’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Lead the Execution of capital projects according to the scope, schedule and budget.

Design or study mechanical modification to oil and gas processing, oil and gas handling and utilities facilities.

Execute capital projects according to the work scope, schedule, and budget.

Responsible for project development and completion: Preliminary engineering to detail designs to construction and the final and safe turnover to proponent.

Manage General Engineering Services (GES+) design contractor activities including the design development of project proposal that covers definition of project work scope and schedule requirements, development of detailed estimate leading to funding appropriation and approval, and Detailed Engineering.

Manage contractor preparation of detailed design drawings, material specifications and procurement, and/or construction bid packages.

Provide input to develop and prepare contracting plan and strategy for solicitation, evaluation, and award of contract for detail engineering, procurement, and construction.

Coordinate activities and resolve issues among proponents, contractors, and other parties to allow construction activities to progress according to plan and finalize mechanical completion.

Review the project schedule, and coordinate and monitor the assigned project’s progress, and challenge below par performance of the contractor.

Review and resolve day to day contractors’ claims and complaints related to the assigned project (mechanical) work during construction, and ensure HSE compliance.

Ensuring compliance to company standards, procedures, policies, and agreed work specifications.

Fully understand contract documents (inclusive of appendices, drawings, and specifications), project execution plan, interface management, change management, construction sequencing, standards specifications, and project schedule, to support the project manager and/or company representative in the timely completion of project.

Project Reporting and implementation of company initiatives during project execution.

Use of company systems and tools, e.g., Sharek, CRM, and SAP.

Upholds engineering ethics and maintain high standards of professional behavior and conduct.

Minimum Requirements

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline from a recognized and approved program; an advanced degree is preferred.

Ten (10) years of experience in project management field executing capital projects in Refining and Petrochemical industries, such that the incumbent is clearly recognized as an expert in this field.

Seven (7) years’ experience working as mechanical engineer supporting capital projects in design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and operation with values ranging from $500MM to $billion.

Must have PMP, PgMP or equivalent certification.

Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written) and, presentation, interpersonal and networking skills.

Must have Engineering Design & Construction phase experience with knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles in the applicable International Engineering Codes, Standards and Specifications.

Must have International experience along with experience working on large complex projects.

Dynamic attitude towards project improvements and savings.

Ability to work in a diverse working environment, with multinational teams, and mobilize to different locations, both domestically and internationally, including remote areas as needed.

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