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Lead Control & Instrumentation Specialist

  • Job reference: FG-005174
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Al Khobar

Job Purpose & Scope:

  • Provide leadership, supervision, and coordination to the Control & Instrumentation engineering staff and design work.
  • Coordinate and supervise the Instrumentation & Control engineering aspects of the Saudi Aramco Onshore Capital Projects to ensure the technical objectives are met within the approved scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Supervise, oversee and coordinate regular and timely technical reviews of Instrumentation & Control related Engineering deliverables developed by engineering Consultants/Contractors, ensuring design optimization in compliance with relevant codes, standards, and best practices.
  • Closely interface with Company departments, co-ordinate and interface with other Technical Departments, Business Units, Operations, and Contractors to resolve technical issues and ensure quality engineering execution and design integrity.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of General Engineering Services Contractor’s and EPC Contractor’s Control & Instrumentation engineering design activities, system integration, and design selection.
  • Supervise and manage the review and approval of General Engineering Services Contractor's and EPC Contractor’s work, ensuring compliance with Saudi Aramco Onshore Capital Projects specifications, relevant codes and standards, and best industry practices.
  • Coordinate the required engineering participation and contribute input and expertise in the development and analysis of various design options and business models to validate and optimize Contractor’s engineering designs.
  • Coordinate the technical guidance required to develop new specifications and update existing specifications in line with Company requirements.
  • Supervise and coordinate Control & Instrumentation discipline participation in layout reviews, design reviews, and technical workshops.
  • Influence Facilities and Equipment design optimization.
  • Provide technical assistance and coordination with other discipline specialists.
  • Coordinate technical reviews and analysis during vendor prequalification, bid evaluation, and performance evaluation.
  • Provide mentor’s role to develop KSA Nationals and junior engineers.
  • Coordinate the review of technical bid submissions and perform technical bid analysis.
Organizational Relationships (Work Contacts)
  • Report directly to Design Coordinator, and provide support to Project Managers and Engineers within the Saudi Aramco Onshore Capital Projects Management Team organization.
  • Interface with Managers, Team Leaders and Engineers in Company's Technical Departments, Business Units, Operations Units, and Logistics Department.
  • Interface regularly with Contractor’s engineering and Project Management team and Team Leaders as and when required. 
Independence of Operations and Decision-making Authority: 
  • Responsible for influencing, coordinating, and managing all Control & Instrumentation engineering related activities. 
  • Sponsor of technical reviews and studies and also responsible for ensuring technical reviews and studies receive the appropriate Instrumentation & Control related engineering input.
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; knows when to seek advice
Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management and cost consultancy services provider; with over 2,400 professionals operating throughout Asia Pacific, UK and Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. We support clients with the construction and management of their key assets, important projects and programmes. Our approach is committed to providing first-class professional advice and delivering a quality of service which is second-to-none. This has helped enable our business to develop and maintain robust and long-lasting client partnerships. Active in the Middle East for over 18 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. As a member of the Atkins Group, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, we hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.




Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in oil and gas industry with comprehensive experience in Control & Instrumentation Engineering, associated technologies and facilities.
  • 5 years’ experience in the role either with NOC/IOC/PMC/PMS/PMT, International EPC or Design Contractor organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent technical team and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience and detailed knowledge of relevant international codes and standards.
  • Knowledge of specialist Control & Instrumentation engineering software e.g. SMARTPLANT, PDMS etc. and general business software.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordination of solutions to complex problems.
  • Competent with the ability to lead a team of discipline engineers and provide engineering support
  • Experience with Contractors and worldwide suppliers, in particular those involved in the design, procurement and construction of major oil and gas facilities.
  • Experienced Engineering Designer/Lead for 4-5 Years
  • Experience handling Commissioning/Operations
  • Design Experience - Eg: Field Engineering during construction
  • Good with reviewing design deliverables & understanding on client standards.