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Downstream Strategy & Planning Consultant (Saudi Arabia based)

Aramco London, United Kingdom
Posted 2 days ago In-Office Job Permanent £100k - £200k
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James Thomas

The Downstream Strategy & Planning Engineer will join the Investment & Portfolio Analysis Division in the Downstream Strategy and Capital Planning Department (DS&CP). DS&CP is responsible for the coordination (and development support) of all of SAO’s Downstream Investment Plan and Strategy. It also provides quantitative input to SAO’s Downstream Executive Committees, working in close co-operation with other Strategy & Capital Planning Divisions across the organization. The Downstream Strategy & Planning Engineer’s primary role is to provide quantitative analysis and confirmation of SAO’s Downstream Investment Plan strategic fit.




Provides techno-economic analysis on all different type of Downstream Opportunities. Mainly focusing on Refining / Petrochemicals integrated assets and their interaction with further downstream (Trading, Retail) hydrocarbon value chain segments. Evaluates their fit with SAO’s Downstream strategy.     

•  Develops quantitative analysis on sustainability / ESG implications on SAO’s Downstream Investment Plan. Of focus being both emissions & product carbon footprint evaluations.
•    Co-operates with all of Downstream’s Business units and other corporate functions in establishing and updating appropriate investment analysis criteria. 
•    Provides commercial and technical expertise in executing the downstream strategy, including appraisal of strategic options, identification of strategic tradeoffs and implementation plans.


Education & Experience Requirements 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Chemical Engineering related field, MBA or a relevant advanced degree is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in operations, technology & business development, with a strong track record of economic and commercial evaluations for downstream opportunities. Mainly refining and petrochemicals but also other segments (trading, retail, low carbon energies).
  • Experience with asset techno-economic modelling and optimization tools (e.g PIMS, Petroplan)  as well as data management and use from main downstream / industry consulting entities (IHS (S&P), WoodMac, Rydstad).
  • Knowledge of main Refining and Chemicals process technologies. Including recent developments in the sustainability space (decarbonization, circularity, non-fossil feedstocks etc..)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the global energy markets and their trends. With a strong external perspective and a professional network. 
  • Ideally, international and multi-cultural working exposure. 


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