Company: Saudi Aramco
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr 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 a Gas Insulated Switchgear Specialist to join our Power Systems Engineering Department (PSED) working under our High Voltage Equipment Unit (HVEU).

PSED is responsible for providing and managing highly technical and specialized engineering services to support the safe and reliable operation of Saudi Aramco electrical power system generation, transmission and distribution networks.

HVEU provides technical support for the company with regards to designs, standards, commissioning, maintenance, operation and investigations with regards to power submarine cables to ensure a safe and reliable power supply.

Your primary role will be to provide technical support for the company with regards to designs, standards, commissioning, maintenance, operation, investigations, etc. with regards to Power System Switchgear specifically GIS, but also the interface with outdoor terminations, associated bus ducts and dead tank circuit breakers, used in substation voltages 69 kV and above in the power systems of Saudi Aramco.

Key Responsibilities

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

Evaluate technical documents for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and performance of SF6 gas insulated metal-enclosed switchgears (GIS).

Perform Root Cause Analysis on all critical equipment failures.

Continual reviews of the HV equipment maintenance programs to identify improvements to ensure the HV asset's safe and reliable operation.

Support maintenance agency as required in reviewing spare parts list of existing equipment.

Provide technical expertise on troubleshooting failures, repairs, and evaluating if the equipment is designed to meet its intended or existing service conditions.

Provide technical engineering input on repair details and offers onsite technical support, especially for critical equipment for the process.

Provide engineering input for work packages to ensure Saudi Aramco standards and material specifications are followed.

Represent the organization in industry and profession organizations, users' group, which address or govern electrical codes and standards.

Review company standards and be familiar with international standards.

Minimum Requirements

You must hold a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. A Masters degree is preferred.

You will have a minimum of 10 years experience primarily in the area of GIS equipment specialism and be able to demonstrate contribution in international conferences as GIS specialist or employment by leading GIS manufacturers.

Must have Professional Engineer certification such as chartership or PE.

You must have technical design level insight in GIS Technology of minimum 69kV and higher.

Be able to demonstrate an active role during GIS commissioning as part of a projects or as OEM.

You should be familiar with FAT in a leading capacity demonstrating depth of compliance with manufacturing standards such as IEC.

Possess in-depth knowledge, experience, and recognition as a switchgear specialist include membership of international engineering bodies and contribution at international conferences.

Be capable of assimilating and quickly applying newly acquired technical information.

You should demonstrate the ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities and seek opportunities to improve results and processes proactively, contributing to the goals, safety, and profitability of the company.

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.