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 Lead Electrical Planning Engineer to join the Automation & Power Facilities Planning Division (A&PFPD) of Facilities Planning.

Automation & Power Facilities Planning Division (A&PFP) is responsible for planning and coordination of Automation and Electrical power systems for all Business Lines. Activities include developing Master Plans, Design Basis Scoping Papers (DBSPs), and conducting techno-economic studies.

The Lead Electrical Planning Engineer primary role is to develop Electrical Capital projects from feasibility assessment to commissioning and startup, including scope of work development, economic justification and funding.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of DBSPs and associated project team comprised of specialist from different disciplines.
  • Conduct techno-economic studies to establish project business case and economic viability.
  • Develop feasible and optimized alternatives for electrical power systems associated with projects.
  • Review execution contractors for capital projects electrical engineering activities and provide guidance to carry out electrical activities such as power system studies, equipment specifications and selection.
  • Mentor junior and intermediate electrical engineers through the development of specific training programs tailored to their needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering, Power or Electrical Machines Engineering. Advanced degree is preferred
  • Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer is preferred.
  • Fifteen years of experience in electrical engineering, design, commissioning & start-up for major international Energy Companies or Consulting/EPC firms specialized in power generation, T & D systems, oil and gas and petrochemical fields.
  • Participated in projects involving design and commissioning of EHV/HV equipment, GIS substations, power transformer systems, generation systems, renewable power systems, plant & utility electrical distribution systems and critical AC/DC systems.
  • Experienced in using power system analysis software ETAP.
  • Experienced in Thermoflow (or equivalent) thermal engineering software for Cogeneration plants.
  • Experienced in engineering practices and economic principles.
  • Knowledge of IEC or U.S. Codes, Standards and Specifications.

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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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.