Title:  Turnaround Engineer

Job Req ID:  12086

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 Turnaround Engineer to join Asset Maintenance Solution Department (AMSD) under Global Manufacturing Excellence (GME)

AMSD provides specialized and timely maintenance engineering support to wholly-owned and affiliates’ refining and chemicals operating facilities, collectively known as Saudi Aramco Global Manufacturing. 

The primary role is to provide turnaround management services for refining and petrochemical plants of SAUDI ARAMCO downstream sector. The services will cover the coordination with SA wholly owned assets, affiliates, affiliates management, OSPAS and other related corporate functions such as Corporate Maintenance Services Department. The incumbent should have comprehensive experience and knowledge on the turnaround management which include turnaround scope of work development, cost estimation, contracting management, materials procurement, detailed planning and scheduling, manpower requirements, equipment and other resources levelling, quality management, turnaround execution, and post Turnaround activities. The incumbent is expected to carry out Turnaround Assurance or cold-eye review for planned turnarounds of different facilities in the Oil & Gas downstream sector (refinery / petrochemical). Therefore, the incumbent is expected to have strong background in data collection and analysis, do benchmarking between the facilities to provide sound decisions to assets management.

Key Responsibilities

You are expected to be able to perform the following:

    Assist / Lead turnaround assurance review or cold-eye review of turnaround preparation of different facilities in order to have predictable outcome and improvement.
    Review the progress and quality of the deliverables during the turnaround life cycle and all the phases and come out with convincing recommendations for improvements. 
    Work as an influencer and motivate turnaround planning team of different facilities to implement best practices, lessons learned to enhance quality, safety as well as competitiveness. 
    Review implementation of stage-gated turnaround processes in different facilities. 
    Assist / Conduct risk management workshop for turnarounds for different facilities. 
    Assist / Conduct scope challenge workshop for turnarounds for different facilities. 
    Assist / Conduct schedule challenge workshop for turnarounds for different facilities. 
    Assist / Review Key Performance Indicators for turnarounds. 
    Keep abreast of significant developments in new technologies which can improve Turnaround performances. 
    Lead and run Community of Practice to collect and disseminate the best practices and knowledge between all refining and petrochemical assets. 


Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized and approved program. A Mechanical Engineering Degree is preferred. 

You will have a minimum of twelve years-experience in Turnaround Management including planning & execution in the Oil & Gas Downstream sector (Refining & Petrochemicals)

    You will have experience in turnaround planning software such as Prometheus, ROSER, Primavera P6 and any other end-to-end solutions for turnaround and outage management.
    You will have thorough knowledge and experience in turnaround stage gated concept.
    Experience in conducting turnaround assurance is preferred. 
    You must have good understanding of competitiveness, and Solomon indices pertaining to turnaround performance. 
    You will have experience in turnaround budgeting and cost optimization. 
    You will have experience in contracting strategy, contract scope preparation, and technical bid evaluation for turnaround contracts. 
    You will have experience in turnaround materials & resources management.
    You will have experience in developing turnaround scope and job packages
    You will have experience in developing turnaround quality management. 
    You will have experience in turnaround planning milestones and execution of major turnarounds. 
    Experience in close-out activities such as critique, post-turnaround reports development, and lessons learned documentation is also necessary. 
    You will have experience in turnaround risk management. 
    Experience in cost benchmarking such as Solomon is preferable. 
    SAP system proficiency is also a requirement. 
    Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred. 
    You will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    You will be able to demonstrate strong analytical & problem-solving skills.
    You will be able to demonstrate ability work in a dynamic environment. 
    You will be able to demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 
    You will be able to demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English.

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