Industrial Networking Engineering Specialist – Aramco – Dhahran – Saudi Arabia

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 Industrial Networking Specialist to protect industrial control systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure and key resource sectors such as electric power, oil & gas, water, chemical, and critical manufacturing.
To serve as the technical expert for operating facilities and capital projects through providing Network and Cybersecurity consultation. Maintain awareness of Saudi Aramco standards and procedures for plant networks and systems cybersecurity. Issue, review, and maintenance of documents, policies, and standards governing the security for ICS equipment and networks. Work with control system SMEs and operational staff to design, implement and support the security of ICS networked systems. Strong background on security technologies such as firewalls, IDS, endpoint security solutions, access control systems, and other related security technologies within ICS environment. Develop secure network designs and protection strategies. Participate in ICS security incident response through all phases. Provide consultations on ICS security matters as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities
Effectively lead cross-functional teams to successful project completion
Represent an organization in high-level interactions with strategic partners with excellent communications skills as well as credibility as a leader and effectively interact with all organizational functions, including senior leadership.
Have knowledge and experience working in developing technologies for industrial environments, ideally in a large company with diverse operations and/or in oil and gas operations.
Revise and develop engineering standards to govern projects designs as well as providing consultations and support in this field.
Identify cutting edge technologies that will improve cybersecurity posture of existing and future oil and gas facilities.

Mininmum Requirements
Bachelors degree in System Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or its equivalent.
At least 8-10 years of experience working in related Industrial Control Systems (ICS) systems focusing on ICS Cybersecurity and Network.
Extensive knowledge and experience in designing and implementing Plants Automations, Data/Digital Communications and Networking Architecture, Wireless technology and services, communications protocols, systems architecture design and interfaces inside Oil and Gas operating plants’ facilities and substations.
Understanding of ICS fundamentals including but not limited to: distributed control system (DCS) and supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) architecture and the role of common system component.
Comprehensive knowledge of ICS architecture.
Knowledge of IT and OT security best practices and understanding of the differences; understanding of protocols common in ICS environments.

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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