10 Jul, 2024

Technical Safety (Process Safety) Engineer

  • Aramco
  • Saudi Arabia
Health & Safety Oil & Gas

Job Description

Job Req ID:  12435

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.


We are seeking a Technical Safety (Process Safety) Engineer to join the Saudi Aramco Loss Prevention organization (LP), which is the corporate safety organization within Saudi Aramco.  We provide both day-to-day in-field occupational and process safety support to Saudi Aramco operations, as well as centralized technical support and consulting function. Our field offices are located in Abqaiq, Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Udhailiyah, Jeddah (including Yanbu and Jazan), and Tanajib. Through these offices, LP provides its services to all Saudi Aramco facilities and departments that are located throughout the Kingdom.

Your primary role as a Technical Safety Engineer is to work with key stakeholder organizations to provide technical guidance on facility design requirements pertaining to fire prevention and process safety engineering areas, including but not limited to firewater systems, fireproofing, emergency shutdown systems, drainage systems, tank designs, electrical classifications, pipeline design factors, equipment access and layout, spacing, risk areas

Duties and Responsibilities

As the successful candidate, you will have the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to:

Provide technical guidance and develop procedures for all company organizations on fire prevention and process safety engineering in facilities design and related operational requirements, including company and international standards (e.g., NFPA, API).

Review all new projects to ensure conformance to company and international engineering standards; represent LP at project proposal meetings, and provide continuing guidance through design, construction, and commissioning.

Provide company-wide technical guidance and assistance during design-related surveys of Aramco facilities for adequacy of design, operations and maintenance.

Analyze fires and process safety incidents both in the industry and at Saudi Aramco to determine causes and whether company standards or other requirements require update or changes, or whether other remedial measures should be considered.

Initiate and participate in studies to resolve specific problems outside currently available technology.

Develop training programs in the field of process safety and fire prevention engineering and provide training assistance as required.

Use risk analysis techniques to identify corporate risk exposure and develop cost-effective solutions.

Assist in surveys of Saudi Aramco operations by insurance, Government, and other outside agencies, and act as the Company expert on fire prevention engineering standard requirements.

Mentor other LP personnel.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or fire protection engineering, and ten years of relevant industry experience in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, or related industries, five of which focused on addressing technical safety and fire prevention engineering issues. Professional Engineering licensing/certification/registration in Fire Protection Engineering, or an advanced degree is highly desirable.

You will have an excellent ability to communicate in English with peers as well as members of management and be able to produce clear and concise oral and written reports in English.

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.


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