Fire Protection Engineer

Saudi Aramco Published: July 16, 2019


osition Description

We are seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to join the Loss Prevention Department (LPD) at Saudi Aramco.

Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise, and a world leader in exploration and production, refining, distribution, and petrochemicals. LPD provides safety services to customers and stakeholders, including corporate and executive management, Saudi Aramco operating, support, and project organizations, employees, the Saudi Arabian Government, contractors, and members of the public. LPD has nine divisions: seven field divisions and two centralized technical support divisions. Field offices are located in Abqaiq, Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, ‘Udhailiyah, Jiddah (including Yanbu’ and Jazan), and Tanajib.

The Fire Protection Engineer’s primary role is to work with the Facilities Planning Department, Project Management, and operating facilities in these areas to provide technical guidance on the facilities design requirements pertaining to fire prevention and fire protection areas, including, but not limited to, firewater systems, fireproofing, emergency shutdown systems, drainage systems, tank designs, electrical classifications, pipeline design factors, equipment access and layout, spacing, risk areas, etc.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering, plus continuing participation in professional societies and seminars. A Professional Engineering certification in Fire Protection or advanced degree in highly desirable but not required.

At least 10 years of experience in engineering, five of which include addressing technical safety and fire prevention engineering issues, plus comprehensive knowledge of the hydrocarbon industry design and operational standards and practices.

Experience in the following areas:-

Developing and/or applying Engineering Standards related to safety and fire prevention in hydrocarbon and petrochemical facility design (e.g., NFPA, API).

Developing corporate policy and philosophy on fire prevention for Executive Management approval and implementing policy decisions.

Experience in the design of oil and gas facilities with a focus on the design of firewater systems, emergency shutdown systems, fireproofing, gas detection, electrical classifications, pipeline design factors, tank design, and plant layout.

Insurance risk surveys of hydrocarbon and petrochemicals facilities for adequacy of design, operations, and maintenance.

Duties & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Provide technical guidance and develop procedures for all Company organizations on fire prevention and safety in facilities design and related operational requirements.

Review all new projects to ensure conformance to Engineering Standards; represent the department at project proposal meetings, followed by continuing guidance through design, construction, and commissioning.

Provide companywide technical guidance and assistance during technical fire/safety in design-related surveys of Saudi Aramco facilities for adequacy of design, operations, and maintenance.

Keep current with the latest developments in fire prevention technology, industry standards and practices, and new equipment and materials.

Analyze fires and other incidents in Saudi Aramco to determine causes and whether Company standards or other requirements require updates or changes, or whether other remedial measures should be considered. Also review reports of incidents worldwide for similar consideration.

Initiate and participate in studies to resolve problems outside currently available technology. Participate on task forces and study groups assigned to resolve specific problems.

Develop scope of necessary training programs for department and other personnel in field of process safety and fire prevention engineering, and provide training assistance as required.

Use hazard analysis techniques to identify corporate risk exposure and develop cost-effective countermeasures.

Assist in surveys of Saudi Aramco operations by insurance, government, and other outside agencies, as the Company's expert on fire prevention and B Series Standard requirements.

About Us

Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company’s wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.

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