Mechanical Engineer

Job Overview

Title:  Mechanical Engineer

Job Req ID:  13712


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.

Mechanical Engineer Specialist is responsible to develop and implements strategies and programs to enhance plant availability and to reduce operating and maintenance costs; this includes the application of new technology. Also,

provide piping, mechanical and rotating equipment design review, assessments, RFI’s response, scope, RAM study and technology evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in refinery and petrochemical unit’s Flawless project delivery, stat up, Operation philosophy, and operation general instruction.
    •Provide technical support for petrochemical unit’s operation readiness, pre-commissioning   and commissioning including start-up philosophy and spare part requirements
    •Participate in petrochemical unit’s Performance Acceptance Test (PAT), Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM) study
    •Participate in standards reviews to assure inclusion of requirements that are of practical benefit to field operation and maintenance in regard to safety and efficiency of the plants. Provides guidance on standards development through technical committee participation. Interprets standards and recommends changes to reduce costs associated with overly stringent requirements
    •Develop coherent piping, mechanical and rotating equipment data sheet, inspection test protocols, installation procedures, technology selection, spare part philosophy and design requirements
    •Provide technical support for engineering, construction, and commissioning of the Rotating Equipment activities including design and mechanical integrity
    •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 piping, mechanical and rotating equipment design review, assessments, RFI’s response, scope
    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, 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.
    •Interface regularly with equipment vendors to resolve current problems as well as introduce and apply new technologies
    •Participation in all project studies such as HAZOP, SIL Study and HSSE
    •Liaise with site to ensure suitability of rotating equipment technical selections for maintainability and operability
    •Assist in development, implementation and ensure quality and integrating process
    •Develop maintenance philosophy spare part and material cataloging
    •Update, review and evaluation of equipment access and layout for maintenance purposes
    •Participate in and review updated Maintenance     staffing plans and budget estimates
    •Interface with site maintenance organization to     update integrated Maintenance Strategy
    •Develop Construction System Turnover plan for Project

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical 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