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 Contracts Advisor to join Saudi Aramco’s Northern Area Oil Operations Contracts Admin Unit (NAOOCAU). NAOOCAU provides the best in class Contract Procurements (LFC, MFC, SFC) in conformity with all established Corporate Contracting ethics, policies and procedures, also, any applicable laws of national and global as concurred by Saudi Aramco Law, Financial Risk Management, and Treasury Departments. Also, provide reliable, safe, and cost-effective procurement services to all Northern Area Oil Operation Departments in order to fulfil the timely operational requirements, and at the same to contribute to the Kingdom local economy, with a focus on IKTVA and Saudization by highly skilled, motivated contract development employees.

The contract advisor  shall have a  past experience in the areas of development, procurement and administration of long form contract ranging from General Services Types to Complex Services Types Contracts value range between $10 MM to $200 MM, and less value type Short/Form Contracts, in line with pre-established Oil/Gas & Petro-Chemical Company Corporate Procurement Manual requirements, without compromising the safety and quality, at the same time achieving cost savings and or avoidance concepts in all activities.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Prepare financial studies that establish technical, financial and/or procedural/administrative feasibilities for contract services and evaluation of alternatives.

Develop the scope of work for various contract services along with end user. Develop professional presentations for Executive Management.

Participate as the contract proponent representative on the Bid Review Team charged with development of a realistic Company position on contract terms and the negotiation of these terms.

Provide or assist in the provision of proponent representation in the administration of contracts and participates in the development of financial and technical advice on intent of wording, scopes of service, or other clauses that may impact cost and cost/benefit relationships.

Prepare Company Estimates or works with the Company estimating functions in the preparation of Estimates.

Prepare verifications of contractor cost and preparation of escalation or de-escalation amendments.

Negotiate with contractors as part of a negotiating team comprised of contracting and contract proponent representatives. Prepare responses and help to represent the proponent on Claim Review Panels.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate, you

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline. MBA or PhD is desirable.

Should have a minimum of 15 years’ experience; independently developed, procured and administered the General Services type Contracts to Complex nature type Contracts in the Oil/Gas petroleum companies or Petro-Chemical related industries with progressive work and supervisory responsibility.

Must have a thorough knowledge of auditing, accounting and contracting techniques and procedures.

Must have a strong understanding of various scope of work, perfect contract development skills and procurement of various contracts are required. 

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.