Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise, is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through our 80-year history we have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We manage proven conventional crude oil and condensate reserves of 260.2 billion barrels. Our average daily crude production in 2013 was 9.4 million barrels per day (bpd).
We are looking for a Petroleum Engineering Systems Specialist to work with the Upstream Professional Development Center (UPDC) to address training needs of petroleum engineering computer applications of all upstream organizations including exploration, petroleum engineering, drilling and workover, computer science and engineering, and unconventional resources.
You will work within a team of technical advisors with broad experiences and specialties in petroleum engineering and geosciences to develop and deliver a wide range of professional development training programs and applications targeting upstream professionals of all experience levels with petroleum engineering related computer systems and applications.
You will work closely with other technical advisors from other disciplines (Job Families within the UPDC and upstream experts) including geophysicists, geologists, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, petrophysicists, and unconventional resources, in the development of multidisciplinary training programs.
As a successful candidate you should hold a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering. An MSc and/or PhD degree in Computer Sciences or Petroleum Engineering is desirable.
You must have 15 years of industry experience working on oil and gas related projects and operations that includes 10 years or more of recent active technical roles.
You must have a working knowledge of a wide range of petroleum engineering computer systems and applications. Specialization in one or few sub disciplines are advantageous.
You must have experience in training delivery, mentoring, and development of training programs for Petroleum Engineering Systems and Applications in all levels.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You are required to perform the following:
Enhance the UPDC Upstream Computing (UC) Curricula for early career, mid-career and senior professionals.
Manage content development activities for the UC job family.
Contribute to delivery of several UC courses including the upstream on-boarding program and the UC Flagship.
Engage management at all levels to ensure technical curriculum and content development is in line with management objectives and expectations
Establish a complete development schedule for courses in the UC job family.
Ensure technical content of all courses is endorsed by Job Family Technical Advisors.
Ensure that all external consultant and Instructor needs for development and delivery are identified and that necessary paperwork is submitted in a timely fashion with adequate prior notice.
Utilize UPDC-based instructional designers, graphic artists, and technical writers for building technical content as appropriate.
Collect and analyze post-course feedback and ensure it is used to improve content for future offerings.
When possible, sit in on courses to evaluate course quality and instructor effectiveness, especially courses developed and delivered by external vendors.
Innovate, create, and share new approaches in training or technical advancement through local and international forums.