Title:  Root Cause Analysis Specialist

Job Req ID:  12133

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 Global Manufacturing is seeking an experienced Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Specialist to join our Global Manufacturing Excellence organization under the Downstream Assets Technical Solutions Department (ATSD).

ATSD is a multi-disciplinary organization that offers top-notch technical support to Saudi Aramco’s and affiliates’ refineries, NGL fractionation, and petrochemical plants inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the globe.

The primary role of the Root Cause Analysis Specialist is to manage the overall RCA program and provide the know-how, technical support, quality control, coaching and necessary training for a solid and successful  RCA program in the operating facilities. They are also expected to conduct special studies and analysis of RCAs and promote the defect elimination processes. The RCA Specialist will work jointly with subject matter experts and multidisciplinary teams. In addition, they are expected to coach and support the training and development of junior engineers within the team. 


Key Responsibilities

•    Lead, maintain, sustain and continuously enhance the RCA program
•    Work with the corresponding representatives from the different facilities supporting RCA program sustainability and enhancement
•    Conduct analytics on RCAs and related data to identify common themes and the major areas or focus that will result in the highest added value 
•    Identify systematic improvement to avoid reoccurrence of failures and related root causes
•    Participate in and conduct raining workshops and provide RCA coaching and practitioner-level training.
•    Support the development and maintenance of database for RCAs and identified defects & threats
•    Verify the quality of full fledge RCA from the different facilities and provide systematic feedback for enhancement
•    Determine and implement correct RCA methodology according to predetermined criterial
•    Facilitate or Lead major investigations

Minimum Requirements

•    Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field. An advanced degree is preferable.
•    15 years minimum experience (20+ preferable) in the RCA and defect elimination process in the oil and gas industry.
•    TapRoot certified is preferred.
•    Knowledge in the use of other RCA/ Investigation software
•    Black-belt Six Sigma certification is a plus.
•    Strong leadership qualities and team building skills to drive and liaise with people at all levels.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
•    In-depth knowledge in change management and problem-solving techniques.

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