Turnaround and Shutdown Engineer

Saudi Arabia
26 Apr 2016
09 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
We are currently seeking an experienced Turnaround and Shutdown Engineer to join Corporate Maintenance Services (CMS) to work at our headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Corporate Maintenance Services (CMS) is an organization under the Industrial Services business line; CMS continuously promotes and drives changes toward achieving and sustaining excellence in maintenance. CMS focuses on developing and implementing maintenance solutions in plant reliability, turnarounds, maintenance systems, and maintenance workforce development. CMS develops corporate maintenance KPIs to monitor Saudi Aramco maintenance organization performance. CMS provides the required assistance for the maintenance organizations to overcome their performance gaps. In addition, CMS works with supporting organizations to ensure that services provided to maintenance organizations are optimized.

The turnaround engineer's primary role is to lead a team to plan and execute turnaround and shutdown activities at operating facilities (refineries and NGL plants/units). This will include strategic planning, scope development and challenges, risk mitigation plans, spare parts (materials), and contracted services procurements, QA/QC, and HSE plans setting, scheduling turnaround tasks, planning, and execution reporting.

Minimum Requirements
As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from a recognized university.

You should have at least 10-15 years of experience in the energy industry; in particular, the oil and gas sector in the fields of plant maintenance, turnarounds, and commissioning. This includes field experience in various static equipment overhauling and maintenance, and participation in refinery turnaround planning and execution.

Must have used project/turnaround planning software such as Primavera.

You must have excellent communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships, and able to be a good team player.

Duties and Responsibilities
You will be required to perform the following:

Lead a team of engineers, planners, and schedulers to achieve turnaround objectives.

Coordinate and follow-up with a multidisciplinary team of operation, maintenance, engineering, inspection, project, shops, and support services etc. to achieve the milestones for the turnaround planning and execution phases.

Set the turnaround planning milestones target dates on the assigned plants/units and follow-up to achieve the target.

Kick-start the planning process by requesting scope input from the operation, inspection, engineering, and maintenance. Develop, challenge, and finalize the approved scope of work.

Identify the long lead materials and lead/guide the planners to order the materials. Support the planners with material specification in coordination with engineering support unit.

Identify the resources and contracts required to execute the approved final scope of work. Draw out an execution plan following the best practices.

Prepare the realistic turnaround budget based on final scopes of work and execution plans. The person in this position shall be cost conscious and always identify opportunities to reduce the cost of turnaround.

Initiate and finalize the technical scope of the contracts for contract procurement.

Lead the team of materials/contract planners to ensure that all the resources are available on or before time.

Lead the Primavera planner/scheduler to prepare the activity schedule, review, and finalize the schedule based on the critical path method. Challenge and optimize the schedule submitted by the contractors.

Develop risk mitigation plans.

Prepare the execution organization chart for approval. Finalize and requisition the shops and support facilities. Oversee the field preparations by the planners for pre-turnaround activities.

Perform assigned duties and responsibilities as part of the approved turnaround execution chart.

Monitor and track the deviation between the plan and actual. Record the areas of improvement for the future, and prepare the post-turnaround report and organize the critique meeting.