Title:  Terminals - Harbor Pilot

Job Req ID:  11183

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.

Position Description

Berth and unberth tankers and other vessels for which they are qualified, at the ports at which they are licensed, at Saudi Aramco operated Terminals, in the Arabian gulf or the Red Sea

- Coordinate loading and discharging aboard tankers at offshore berths

- Remain aboard the ships at offshore berths to coordinate and monitor the loading operation

- Conducts pre-loading safety inspection of ships manifold and mooring equipment

- Instructs ships Master on proposed mooring and loading operation

- Gives direct commands to ships master regarding steering orders, engine speed and use of anchors

- Directs tugs and/or mooring launches assigned to berthing/unberthing operation

- Directs jetty personnel or mooring launches in the order and sequences of deploying or retrieving mooring lines

- Coordinates with ships officers during cargo handling operations with regard to starting, stopping or changing cargo flow rates

- Responsible for conducting periodic safety inspection during the course of loading (at a minimum interval of every 6 hours) corrects and

reports deficiencies discovered during such safety inspections

- Ensures safety inspections records are maintained within TSIS

- Reviews and re-measures ship’s cargo tanks to re-calculate cargo figures to reconcile ship-shore differences

Directs deep loaded vessels to a safe anchorage as required Directs deep loaded vessels to departure channel upon ships Master request

- Maintains cargo log of vessels operations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains radio communications with vessels in the operating area; advises vessels of ballast condition require, berthing and unberthing time and other information to expedite ship movement and help with optimum scheduling.
  • Gives direct commands regarding steering orders, engine speed and use of anchors; directs tugs and/or mooring launches via radio assigned to berthing/ unberthing operation.
  • Directs Pier personnel or mooring launches in the order and sequence of putting out and taking mooring lines.
  •  Reviews ship's cargo figures to reconcile ship-shore difference.
  • Directs deep loaded vessels to a safe anchorage and lines up same for the departure channel upon ship's Master request.
  • Maintains permanent official log of vessels handled; compiles records of marine activities for use in vessel turnaround time reports. Develops and maintains record of selected characteristics of all vessels handled.


Minimum Requirements

  • Master's License for any gross tonnage and any ocean.
  • Eight years seagoing experience with direct piloting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of marine navigation and safety regulations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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