Process Automation Network Administrator M/F

Vacancy details

General information


As an international subsidiary of the SPIE group specializing in the energy sector, SPIE Oil & Gas Services has been working at the heart of energy production infrastructures for several decades, designing, installing, starting up and maintaining them, while ensuring the best possible conditions in terms of safety, costs, lead times and quality.

With around 3,100 employees of 70 different nationalities working in about 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, SPIE Oil & Gas Services offers its customers from the oil, gas and renewable energy industries sustainable solutions in the following areas: well delivery & management, projects, engineering & construction, assessment & competency development, commissioning & start-up, operations, maintenance & asset integrity.

With around 45,500 employees and a strong local presence, SPIE achieved in 2020 consolidated revenues of €6.6 billion and consolidated EBITA of €339 million.



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Area activity

Energy Transmission & Distribution

Position description

Job title

Process Automation Network Administrator M/F

Contract type


Contractual hours

Full time

Contract duration

12 months with possible extension

Job description

We currently have an opportunity within SPIE Oil & Gas Services Saudi for a:


Process Automation Network Administrator :


Job Purpose:


This position is a unique opportunity to perform administration of plant networks and systems including but not limited to routers, switches, firewalls, servers, operating systems, and other devices and components.

You will ensure a reliable and secure operation of the process automation system infrastructure.


Your main duties will be to:-


  • Monitor plant systems and networks for error-free and secure operation and acceptable performance.
  • Promote Cybersecurity awareness amongst all plant's personnel.
  • Participate in Plant Network Security events such as but not limited to the following (Risk Assessment Review and Recertification, Compliance Assessments, Maturity Assessment, Industrial Security in investigating breaches within the plant operating facility, Cybersecurity Internal Audit, PCS Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan Review and Recertification, PCS O&M and necessary documents Review and Recertification, Users Access Authorization Review and Recertification, Hardening Procedures Review and Recertification, Network Drawings Review and Recertification, Firewalls’ Rules Review and Recertification for both IT and DMZ.)
  • Handle, maintain, and fix all the end points issues in cybersecurity tripwire automated system.
  • Review Plant Network design drawings and provides commissioning, startup, and maintenance support of plant networks and systems.
  • Install new process automation network system components.
  • Perform hardware and software upgrades, backups, restore procedures and documents disaster recoveries, Perform software modifications, database and process historian administration.


Ideally you will have Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or advanced professional engineering degree in related field with minimum of 4 to 5 years of professional engineering experience effectively performing similar roles and responsibilities, preferably in oil and gas industry or similar process industry. Experience must be recognized as being capable of solving technical problems of Process & Control Systems Networks in oil and gas operation.

Certifications: Network and Cybersecurity related certifications (e.g. Network+, Security+, CISSP, CCNA, CCNP, etc.) preferred.

Must have a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, Design details, International Codes, Standards and Specifications.

Can understand, interpret and analyze different types of engineering documents and data.

Must be familiar with required international Codes and Standards. Must possess strong analytical abilities and project management skills.

Must have a knowledge base of the latest developments in networking technology through work experience, conferences, seminars and professional journals.

Experience in DCS and PLC system and Network Communication.

Have knowledge on System Admin work. Specially working experience with Honeywell, Siemens and AB system.

Working at spie

What can we offer you?

Good Expat benefits with long term contract

Position location


Jizan, Saudi Arabia

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

6 years or more

Required authorisations

Must be in Home country / Immediately Available


English (D-Full professional proficiency)

Our ambition

Combining our differences

SPIE Oil & Gas Services is committed to promote diversity. This position is opened to people with disabilities.