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The Role

Control Systems and Instruments Engineer

We are hiring for a Control Systems and Instruments Engineer for the North Ghawar Producing Department

Your new company:
Saudi Aramco’s Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world’s largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company’s reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world’s largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells.

The Company’s Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry’s most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.

Your new role
We are seeking a Control Systems and Instrumentation Engineer to join North Ghawar Producing Department (NGPD). NGPD produce oil and gas in a safe and reliable manner utilizing the latest technologies and motivated workforce. The control systems and instrumentation play a major role for NGPD to safely run its facilities and meet its oil and gas production targets and other operational requirements. The engineer will work with plant networks and systems security group, plant automation groups, process engineers, operation engineers, maintenance engineers, contract engineers and other disciplines as deemed necessary to enhance and resolve process control and instrumentation activities within the organization.

The engineer is expected to participate in the organization and company initiatives including safety programs, innovation programs, operational excellence, knowledge sharing, self-development and other programs as required. You will be expected to be able to perform the following: Provide control system and instrumentation related technical and engineering support to NGPD in the organization’s efforts to safely and reliably operate its 15 gas oil separation plants, 2 water injection plants and intelligent field devices. Design (Plan), Commission (Test), Configure, Enhance and resolve issues with process control and instrumentation within the organization. Support NGPD in ensuring the security of control systems and instrumentation and in process upsets’ investigations by extracting and analyzing the relevant process data form the various control systems.

Participate in the organization and company initiatives and studies including safety programs, innovation programs, operational excellence, knowledge sharing, self-development and other programs as required. Work with various vendors as needed to install/implement and/or pilot new technologies for the organization for plant control and automation systems and instrumentation. Develop functional and design specifications for control systems (HW and SW) and instrumentation.

What you’ll get in return
A competitive annual salary and benefits

Requirements

What you’ll need to succeed
As a successful candidate you should hold a Bachelor degree in engineering. You should have a minimum of 10 years related experience in control systems and instrumentation. Must have experience with Yokogawa DCS and other Yokogawa related systems is desirable especially SCADA. Must have experience plant instrumentation and control (pressure, temperature, level, flow).

Must have experience in Schneider Electric Shutdown Systems (ESD). Must have knowledge of project handling, studies, troubleshooting and plant trip investigation. Should have the understanding of communication protocols like Modbus, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), SPA, RP570, ANSI and General Process Automation Protocols. It is advantageous to have experience with ABB DCS and Vibration Monitoring System (VMS). Also, knowledgeable of control system security and control system network.

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