Instrument Engineer PCS/SCADA

Job Overview

Title:  Instrument Engineer PCS/SCADA

Job Req ID:  12898
Description: 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.


Saudi Arabia’s is seeking to hire an experienced PCS/SCADA Engineer to work within our rapidly expanding Unconventional Resources business. UR Operations are responsible for operating all surface facilities, including field wells and processing facilities where your role will be to operate well manifolds, provide field services, maintain the facility and reduce equipment downtime, perform preventive maintenance activities, and provide maintenance services in addition to providing all the technical engineering and inspection activities.


Saudi Aramco’s UR is looking to appoint a PCS/SCADA Engineer to participate in the design review, follow the construction and lead the commissioning and testing activities for the new shale gas facilities. The candidate will have a thorough understanding of plant operations, process technologies, supply and product logistics, business drivers, cost drivers, and feedstock sensitivities. In addition, he will have a detailed understanding of product properties, customer applications and requirements.


The PCS/SCADA Engineer must also demonstrate the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams producing reports, studies and presentations that are pivotal in shaping management’s decisions.

Duties & Responsibilities

The PCS/SCADA Engineer will be required to perform the following:

Perform essential maintenance and operation tasks for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems executing in a virtualized server and desktop environment

Provide level 1 and level 2 SCADA system technical support to Rail Operations, wayside maintenance and other departments

Gather and records detailed support information, identifies and implements possible solutions, performs in-depth diagnostics, and escalates to higher level support, if necessary

Follow standard operating procedures for documentation of issues and resolution

Support system integration testing for SCADA system expansion and modification projects

Use diagnostic tools for troubleshooting problems and verifying proper system operation

Collect and analyze data for incident and system performance review

Assist with the development and update of technical documentation and procedure manuals

Complete technical projects under the direction of supervisory staff

Contribute to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Experience with industry standard communication protocols such as Modbus, ModbusTCP, BacNet, Profibus

Experience with integrating devices from multiple vendors into packaged solution. (system integration)

Familiar with standard protocols (e.g. TCP/IP) and IEC standards in the wind turbine (IEC 61400-25) and substation environment (IEC 61850)

Practical experience of the industrial automation environment in PLC and/or IPC (SIMATIC products and SPS programming would be advantageous) and HMI interfaces

Provide management information in a timely, efficient manner.

Provide day-to-day technical support to the Operation and Maintenance groups to troubleshoot and fix any encounter systems problems.

Review the engineering design packages for the new installation and upgrade projects.

Review project proposals and detailed design packages for new facilities.

Participate on the testing and commissioning of the new system.

Update and maintain engineering documentation and drawings.

Report and analyze key performance indices.

Contribute to Business Unit strategy.

Assist in the training, development and mentoring of younger staff.

Provide analysis, evaluation and interpretation in support of projects, processes, and financing related to Saudi Aramco capital investment decisions.

Maintain and expand on contacts within the industry.

Regularly interact with other professionals in various company organizations involved in capital planning and economic analysis.

Ensure full HSE compliance.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering. MS degree is preferred.


At least 15 years of experience in PCS/SCADA Engineering (with hands on experience with Yokogawa, Emerson or Honeywell Systems).


Experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic control systems and computer hardware and software including experience in any operating system (i.e. UNIX, Windows), any relational database applications (i.e. Oracle or Sybase), and network technology

Experience in high-level modern programming language (i.e. Javascript, C, C#, C++, JAVA) desirable

Must have a working knowledge of industry codes and standards,

Has understanding with the metering control systems including programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory systems and basic PC fundamentals.

PLC programming and troubleshooting experience

HMI configuration experience, including graphical screen development

Good understanding of communication protocols and interfaces such as ModBus and IEC 61850

Demonstrated project management experience

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply applicable industry standards, such as NEC, UL, ISO, IEEE, and other requirements as needed

Analyze situations, identify problems, and recommend solutions

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