Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Specialist

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Oil and Gas
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Root Cause Analysis Specialist

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Posting Start Date

Mar 18, 2024

Posting End Date

Oct 1, 2024


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 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) specialist to join our Ras Tanura Refinery (RTR) Asset Management Unit (AMU).

AMU is the refinery’s arm to ensure effective assets management through managing RTR Reliability systems and programs, as well as analyzing the performance of RTR’s Equipment to ensure reliable & efficient operations. This unit entails a function group of “Defect Elimination” that offers highly capable Root cause analysts who run RTR’s RCA program, this program aims to assure structured & quality RCAs are conducted for all unreliability events, besides, managing & tracking all investigations and issued recommendations.

Your primary role will be to provide technical support to operating facilities through conducting systematic Root cause analysis, as well as talent development of new Engineers. You will lead various equipment/systems Root Cause Analysis and solicit quality recommendations to address defects from roots.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:
Determine and implement correct RCA methodology according to predetermined criteria.

Develop & lead the implementation of a detailed RCA process.

Facilitate or Lead major investigations for several Refineries EQ types, as well as critical systems challenges.

Design & Participate in conducting training workshops and provide RCA Practitioner-level training.

Facilitate threat identification workshops.

Develop databases for defects & threats to retain it for a wider utilization.

Develop and manage tracking system for all investigation and issued recommendations.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you must hold a Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field

You should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the RCA and/or Defect Elimination discipline.

You should have at least 5 years of site technical support in oil & gas or petrochemical industry.

TapRoot certified is preferred.

Certified Asset Management Assessor is preferred.

You shall be analytical, methodical, chronological and open minded.

An in-depth knowledge in change management and problem-solving techniques is also essential.




Araceli Charro