Electrical Engineering Specialist - Unconventional

Saudi Arabia
05 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join our growing Unconventional Resources (UR) program. We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Electrical Engineer.

As the successful candidate you will join UR Operations, which is responsible for operating all surface facilities, including field wells and processing facilities. The UR Operations team will operate the well manifolds, provide field services, maintain facilities, and reduce equipment downtime. The team will also perform preventive maintenance activities and provide maintenance services in addition to providing all the technical engineering and inspection activities.

Expansion of the team is required to meet the significant increases in operation activity levels. By the end of 2017 it is estimated there will be more than 270 km of pipelines, 520 km of flowlines, and five processing facilities scattered in different geographical locations.

As the successful candidate you will lead the electrical design review, follow the construction phase, and lead the commissioning and testing activities for the new shale gas facilities.

Upon joining the team you will be involved in the EPC package review process and conduct technical evaluations of bids from equipment suppliers. You will also conduct site visits to perform precommissioning, commissioning, and startup of facilities. In the long term, you will provide technical support to operating plants after startup.

Minimum Requirements
You will have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. An advanced degree is preferred. A Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) license or registration will be desirable but is not essential.

You will have 10-15 years of electrical engineering experience with a thorough understanding of plant operations, process technologies, supply and product logistics, business drivers, cost drivers, and feedstock sensitivities. Experience in shale gas facilities is preferred. You will also have a good knowledge of wind and solar energy systems. Knowledge of Electrical Transient Analysis Program (ETAP) software is desirable.

As a subject matter expert you will have detailed knowledge of National Electrical Codes (NEC), Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards, and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) codes to support the review of company standards, project reviews, and implementation of plant modifications to electrical systems. More specifically, you will have experience creating line diagrams to build a new electrical system or add to existing systems with adequate equipment sizing, including knowledge of solar systems, transformers, medium and low voltage switchgears, motor control centers, cables and power panels.

**Please note that this role is field-based and candidates may be required to work in remote parts of Saudi Arabia**

Duties and Responsibilities
.Duties and Responsibilities:

As an Electrical Engineer you will be required to perform the following:

• Troubleshoot and analyze complex electrical systems failure, including solar systems, medium and low voltage switchgears, motor control centers, large motors, transformers, UPS, and DC charger systems.

• Develop the engineering design packages for the new installations and upgrade projects.

• Create schematics and wiring diagrams to control motor operation based on process and logic diagrams.

• Review project proposals and detailed designs packages for new facilities.

• Participate on the testing, commissioning, and energizing of new facilities.

• Update and maintain engineering documentation and drawings.

• Analyze system performance and find solutions for saving power/energy.

• Ensure quality, cost-effective, and timely solutions to any upgrade.

• Test and pilot new technologies.

• Ensure full HSE compliance.

• Report and analyze key performance indices.

• Make recommendations for technical/economic optimization of existing facilities.

• Lead feasibility/profitability studies for new facilities.

• Contribute to business unit strategy.

• Assist in the training, developing, and mentoring of other team members.

• 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.

• Present complex technical, economic, and commercial concepts in a clear and succinct manner to individuals and groups from diverse professional backgrounds.