Title:  Technical Operational SME - Vessel Building (Leisure)

Job Req ID:  3630

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.


The purpose of this role is to support the project director in the expansion of the leisure building sector in Saudi Arabia. The strategy to develop a leisure vessel building industry is part of a wider strategy to develop one entity that will be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Champion.

The technical SME will work on the development of the leisure building facility from feasibility phase, through facility location identification, layout, build strategy, partner selection and implementation.

The technical SME will support the strategy team to ensure that technically the strategy identified and then implemented is viable from an operational perspective.

Therefore, someone who has worked in the development of leisure vessel shipyards – in terms of yard development, basic design of the facility, FEED and actual construction would be most appropriate.

Alongside this a good understanding of the process of constructing and repairing leisure vessels (yachts, ferries etc) in terms of project management and production process design is also essential.

The early phases of this role will be highly strategic so alignment with business strategy and overall direction of the National Champion is crucial, however the ability to develop the strategy through implementation phase is also critical, working with teams on business planning, org. structures, financials, systems, policies, procedure and processes, enablers, potential technical partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying initial project risks.
  • Establishing and implementing a strategy.
  • Close liaison with the wider National Champion team including other vertical business units and horizontally with supporting stakeholders in strategy, finance, HR, legal etc.
  • Preparation of reports for the Company management as and when required.
  • Complying with Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • Construction, Marine, Mechanical or Civil Engineer (Bachelors) with 20 years’ experience.
  • Detailed design engineering experience pre-contract (FEED) – new building of leisure vessels.
  • Experience of working as the “main contractor” in shipyard facilities with start-up experience.
  • Experience of building vessels from inception to completion – in a project management / leadership role.
  • Alignment with the requirement for shipyards to incorporate digitalization & environmental strategies and experience of implementation.

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