Title:  Electrical Engineer

Job Req ID:  13489

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.

Job Overview

In Kingdom Liquids to Chemicals Development (IK LTC) is developing the production, shipping and marketing of low carbon hydrogen and ammonia as an alternative route-to-market for our oil and gas resources. The SAMREF Max Chemicals (SMC) Division under IK Liquids to Chemicals Development is seeking a Sr Operation Engineer to join the division. The division is responsible the activities of SAMREF Max Chemicals (SMC) Project Development under the Liquid to Chemicals Program (LTC) and drive the development of project assessment, and the delivery of project requirements during FEL I, FEL II and FEL III. Additionally, the function will be solely responsible for leading the formation & activities of the Integrated Project Team (ITP), the formation of project steering committee or equivalent committees to drive major project decisions.


Electric Engineer Specialist is responsible to provide professional advice and guidance regarding electrical systems, schemes, equipment or techniques, facility designs and solutions to operating and maintenance problems. You will have a thorough understanding of plant operations, specialized experience in electrical high voltage and low voltage systems for large scale complex electrical distribution system and power reliability analysis for electrical distribution systems which involves carrying out power system studies using ETAP software.

Duites and Responsibilities

•    Provide technical support for petrochemical unit’s operation readiness, pre-commissioning   and commissioning including start-up philosophy and spare part requirements. 
•    Develop coherent electric equipment specification and data sheet like EHV GIS/AIS Switchgear, Power Transformers, large synchronous/induction motors, HV/LV Switchgears and Control gears, EHV/HV/LV Cables, Bus ducts, EHV GIBs, UPS, Battery Charger, NGR and Panel boards requirement.
•    Participate in Electrical Power system studies including Short Circuit, Load Flow analysis, Motor starting, Arc Flash Hazard, Relay coordination and setting using ETAP software.
•    Develop and review electrical engineering calculations like Grounding, Earthing, Battery charger, Battery sizing, Transformer sizing, Cable sizing, Electrical Load schedules, Lighting.
•    Develop and review Single line diagrams, protection and metering schemes, motor schematics, Electrical Equipment layouts, plant cable routing layouts, lighting and grounding layouts, area classification drawings, substation automation architecture, synchronizing and bus changeover schemes.
•    Provides guidance on standards development through technical committee participation. Interprets standards, industry codes (such as NFPA, ANSI IEEE, IEC, API, NEC and NACE) and recommends changes to reduce costs associated with overly stringent requirements. 
•    Develop and implements strategies and programs to enhance plant availability and to reduce operating and maintenance costs; this includes the application of new technology
•    Participate in petrochemical unit’s process optimization and synergy between refinery and petrochemical
•    Provide critical electric equipment design review, assessments, RFI’s response, scope of work, vender selection, instruments automation packages, and technology evaluation.
•    Review and update refinery and petrochemical redline drawings.   
•    Provide technical support for capital projects involving petrochemical units at various stages of the project life cycle (pre-feasibility, feasibility, Pre-feed, feed basic design, detailed engineering and construction).
•    Researching new technologies, innovative smart sensing solutions, regulations, and other factors that may affect business model and reliability. 
•    Strong experience in Refinery-Chemicals integration strategies, competitiveness and benchmarking  
•    Conducting research on competitors to identify opportunities for new products.
•    Provide technical input to LP and economics modeling and capital efficiency.
•    Provide insights and recommendations in the financial models output and ability to guide management to select the best configurations for LTC projects cases.
•    Deliver the tools, templates and systems to ensure the safe, passionately and flawlessly delivery of the project.
•    Liaison between Project Management and technical disciplines to achieve integration across all project disciplines. 
•    Ensure scope, risk and interfaces are captured, manage Interfaces between internal and external parties and documented. 
•    Participation in all project studies such as HAZOP, SIL Study and HSSE
•    Develop Construction System Turnover plan for Project
•    Develop system-level sensor architecture design with hardware and software interfaces for various applications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in electric engineering preferred advanced degree.
  • At least 15 years of experience with a focus in the Refining & Petrochemicals Operation. 

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