Saudi Aramco
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Asset Integrity Specialist

Job Description and Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred. 

You will have nine years of experience in the oil industry or similar process industry, such that the incumbent is clearly recognized as an expert in his field.

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

Provide the projects management teams and operating facilities with guidance to establishing and safeguarding asset integrity throughout asset lifecycle (i.e., Design, Procurement & Construction, Operation & Maintenance and Decommissioning)

Initiate or conducts special studies for improving facilities or operation; provides specialized technical service in recognized engineering fields; acts as consultant on complex engineering problems; designs and/or projects; coordinates or directs work of other engineers. 

Frequently work with engineering design offices in kingdom and out of kingdom, acting as focal point of contact for project reviews and in technical matters related to his field of engineering

Drive the implementation and improvement of an integrated medium to long-term AIMS for verity of asset types, including Gas Plants, LNG, GTL, Refineries, Terminals, and Infield Flow & Trunk Lines;

Define asset integrity and process safety targets and establishing standards to sustain operational excellence;

Provide direction to the development, implementation of AIMS;

Adopt industry best practices to benchmark Saudi Aramco’s AIMS against other international oil companies, taking into consideration the applicable regulations, codes and standards;

Strategize and formulate an assurance and reporting process to confirm that technical integrity barriers remain fit for purpose;

Participate in a management steering committee to periodically review the asset integrity KPIs, SCEs/Barriers performance standard verification, focused asset integrity reviews/audit findings, and accident investigation findings;

Benchmark and adapt lessons learned and safety cases identified from internal and external events, provide recommendations in consultation with divisional heads to provide continuous assurance to the management that the assurance methodology to applied to sustain the health of the SCEs and integrity barriers are sufficient in mitigating potential threats arising from changes in major accident hazards scenarios;

Strategize and drive the development and implementation of an effective technical integrity framework and communications infrastructure through detailed analysis of design basis, operating envelopes (limits), maintenance philosophies and strategies;

Provide leadership in the development and implementation of change management programs and get buy-in from the masses in Saudi Aramco towards the transition to Technical Integrity culture that embraces the sense of ownership and strives for outstanding asset integrity management in compliance and alignment with the corporate Accelerated Transformation Plan (ATP) and Operational Excellence (OE) goals;

Provide expert advice and assistance to Company organizations, outside vendors, manufacturers, and design firms on matters relating to AIMS;

Work with multi-disciplinary teams or with Task Forces assigned to analyze or solve specific integrity and performance degradation issues or failure analysis and suggest methods for the prevention of chronic failures;

Conduct seminars in the resolution of technical problems with personnel in other Engineering organizations, write technical papers and conduct engineering studies; and

Drive the development of competent working team, including Technical Authorities (TAs) that will enhance sustainable staff capabilities.