Company: Saudi Aramco (ASC)
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia

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 an experienced Scheduler Engineer to join our Unconventional Resources Engineering & Project Management Department (URE&PMD).

URE&PMD is responsible for the development and coordination of the capital program for Unconventional Resources within Saudi Aramco, in addition to providing engineering support and project management.

The scope of the capital program requires companywide planning in the form of the master scheduling system, planning and scheduling standards and procedures involving interfaces with all areas of our company, to verify and fulfil facilities requirements. The program covers current field development in three different parts of Saudi Arabia.

Your primary role is to provide a complete planning service to the URE&PMD team, demonstrating expertise in managing large, complex projects with a global reach

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Plan and provide work direction as required for the preparation of planning and scheduling control systems and other practices, to give engineering, procurement, and construction supervisors means to evaluate and improve the efficiency of their project execution.
Prepare pre-commissioning/commissioning schedule, sequence, and priority systems/sub-systems as per process requirements and construction status.
Prepare and update relevant project controls sections of the project execution plan, work breakdown structure, cost breakdown structure, progress measurement procedure, budget, contracts, claims, change orders, and reporting procedure.
Maintain budget tracking tools and forecast project completion cost and time, including earned-value analysis.
Review tender schedules and provide technical input in tender evaluation.
Review and approve contractor and vendor schedules and progress measurement methodologies, and monitor contractor and vendor schedule and progress performance.
Participate in meetings (i.e., program review meetings, progress meetings, coordination meetings, constructability review meetings, etc.) and manage all communications regarding project planning activities.
Provide efficient and accurate feedback for all processes to PMC Team.
Review and verify contractor's engineering and procurement planning system, procedures and tools, making sure they align and ensure integrity with other tools and contractual requirements.
Follow up all program development exercises with EPC contractors, including program baseline development. Also verify the effectiveness of program mitigation plans.
Participate in developing overall progress reports and periodical reports (weekly, monthly and ad hoc reports).
Review and comment on contractor's program (contractor's baseline, look ahead update, any revised schedule), contractor manpower forecasts, as well as contractor submitted reports.
Provide program impact analysis and variance analysis.
Provide critical path analysis and address critical issues of the project.
Follow-up the equipment/materials delivery, as well as engineering work packages issuance.
Evaluate the resource plan and progress measurement system established by EPC contractors, and participate in progress and monthly invoice evaluation exercise.
Participate in the change management process and trends analysis. Also highlight potential problems with recommendations for remedial action, and ensure changes have been incorporated in the project plan/schedule.
Develop detailed engineering schedules in conjunction with lead discipline engineers.
Develop engineering progress measurement systems, and report progress and productivity.
Co-ordination of schedule interfaces between licensors' and subcontractors' activities.
Provide regular forecasting of the project schedule, including key milestones.
Lead regular schedule review meetings with the project team.

Minimum Requirements

You must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

You will have a minimum of 15 years working experience in a similar role in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Experience of FEED and EPC projects, including revamp projects, is essential.

You must be a proficient user of Primavera P6 and spreadsheets, with database capability.

You should have a proven track record in engineering and construction of refinery, oil and gas, petrochemical, or similar facilities.

You should be knowledgeable in system aspects of planning/risk software.

You will have prior experience in upstream oil and gas, midstream, LNG, refining, and petrochemicals industries.

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.