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 an Industrial Control System Engineer to join our Power Systems Engineering Department (PSED) working under our Smart Grid and Automation Unit (GS&AU).

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.

SG&AU engineers provide the technical support with regards to designs, standards, commission, investigations, etc. in regards of power system automation, smart grid technology and cyber security field ensuring safe and reliable Power Supply.

Your primary role will be to perform the required full range of cybersecurity control and protection of power systems facilities. You will develop the required Operation Instruction Manuals, Cyber Security Implementation Process, and Cyber Security Hardening Procedures based on Saudi Aramco Cyber Security instructions, Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards, Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedures, Saudi Aramco Saudi Aramco Engineering Best Practice and Saudi Arabia National Cyber Security Authority.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following;

Create tailored, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive technical procedures for the implementation of all the mandated cyber security controls.

Develop multi-faceted cyber security reports, investigate cyber security incident and implement our power system cyber security disaster recovery plan/procedure.

Develop Cyber Risk Assessments to identify power systems cyber security gaps and impact analysis.

Demonstrate the ability to illustrate engineering drawings and the implementation of all the cyber security controls, requirements and standards in the field and train and advise Plant Area Network Administrators.

Ensure all corporate cyber security standards, policies, guidelines are effectively implemented.

Work with Process & Control Systems Dept (P&CSD), Consulting Services Department / Power System & Automation Group (CSD), Chief Information Security Office (CISO).

Act as a technical advisor and consultant role to support Power Operations Dept / SCADA Automation System Maintenance Unit (SASMU) on a daily basis, rigorously addressing diurnal & emergencies during field cyber security implementation issues and challenges.

Verify and approve all Cyber Security Operational Technologies to be used and integrated with Power Systems Automation Systems.

Test, verify and approve all firmware, software and all related cyber security patches and updates.

Be the first responder and represent power systems during potential cyber security attacks, investigation of malicious malware, cyber security incidents and be able to restore power systems back to normal.

Minimum Requirements

You must have a Bachelor degree in Engineering, preferably specializing in systems, computer science or in electrical engineering.

You should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in process control systems and network security within the Oil and Gas Industry or a closely related process industry.

Hands on experience with plant network components, their operation and appropriate network security controls and methods is essential.

You should also have previous experience handling security related threats and vulnerabilities.

An understanding of cybersecurity authentication, authorization and access control methods and knowledge of cybersecurity defense and vulnerability assessment tools and their capabilities is also required.

Hands on experiences developing best practices for incident response and incident management would be preferred.

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.