Title:  Instrumentation Engineer

Job Req ID:  13603

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

As a recognized company expert in the chemical business, In-Kingdom Liquids to Chemicals Business & Project Development Department is driving the development of In-Kingdom Liquids to Chemicals capital program and the delivery of capital program requirements from the initiation phase and execution phase till hand-over of the facility. The division is responsible for the activities of East HUB 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.


The Instrument engineer will join the East Hub Division in LTC Business & Project Development Department. Instrument engineer is responsible to develop refinery and petrochemical unit’s control logic, philosophy, cause install, calibrate, service, and troubleshoot a wide variety of electronic and pneumatic instrumentation and effect l unit’s process optimization and synergy between refinery and petrochemical.

Duites and Responsibilities

•    Develop refinery and petrochemical unit’s control logic, philosophy, cause and effect 
•    Participate in petrochemical unit’s process optimization and synergy between refinery and petrochemical
•    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, regulations, and other factors that may affect business model
•    Strong experience in Refinery-Chemicals integration strategies, competitiveness and benchmarking  
•    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. 
•    Develop, install, calibrate, service, and troubleshoot a wide variety of electronic and pneumatic instrumentation
•    Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals
•    Perform complex mathematical calculations to determine the correct size and type of instrument required for each application
•    Select and specify the most appropriate instruments and components for each installation
•    Install, program, maintain, and repair control systems and associated equipment
•    Perform Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT), Performance Acceptance Test (PAT), control wiring design, and logic design
•     Prepare and review all instrumentation engineering deliverables such as design basis, specification, data sheets, instrument index, I/O schedule, logic diagram, cable / JB schedule, Instrument Datasheets and sparing strategy 
•    Review and comment on project design documents for pressure, flow, temperature, level and analytical field analyzer, in addition to control valves, MOVs, AOVs, and EIVs.
•    Develop and update instrument loops diagrams, as well as PFDs, PIDs, ISDs, ILDs, and Data Sheets.
•    Lead the instrumentation design, installation, and commissioning of the wiring, cabling, and grounding systems for instrumentation following Company and international standards.
•    Develop and update MAC agreement, DCS, ESD, 3rd party system VMS and CCS
•    Provide technical support for petrochemical unit’s operation readiness, pre-commissioning   and commissioning including instrument loop check philosophy 
•    Participation in all project studies such as HAZOP, SIL Study
•    Review and understanding of communication protocols like Modbus, FieldBus, TCP and General Process Automation Protocols

Minimum requirements

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

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