Investment Analysis Specialist - Petrochemicals

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-309

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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.

The Investment Analysis Consultant with Petrochemicals experience is a key advisor to Corporate management as well as other organizations within the company on various financial and economic issues related to the company's oil downstream capital program, with a specific focus on Petrochemicals. As Downstream business units develop their capital plans, the Consultant will evaluate the economic attractiveness of the projects, risks associated to the projects and impact on the portfolio of investments of the Company.

Key Responsibilities
- Conduct reviews of industry business developments, trends and economics.
- Utilize, adjust and maintain economic evaluation models for petrochemicals projects.
- Provide analysis, evaluation and interpretation in support of projects, processes, and financing related to Saudi Aramco capital investment decisions in the downstream sector, with a specific focus on petrochemicals investments.
- Evaluate the economics of complex downstream project proposals, including joint venture and/or acquisitions.
- Advise Project team's on project economics and risks, if necessary translating project risks into financial numbers as part of the project evaluation process.
- Participate along with project team members in areas with an economic impact. Identify potential optimization opportunities within projects.
- Act as a gate keeper, ensuring that projects are aligned with strategic drivers.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with consultancies, industry experts, and best-in-class companies, keep up-to-date with downstream market developments which could impact the company's competitive performance.
- Benchmark the company's performance and related processes, practices and technologies against relevant companies in the region and around the world.
- Assist in the training, coaching and mentorship of junior staff.


Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Financial Management or closely related discipline; advanced degree is highly desirable.
- Must have advanced professional competence in areas of expertise through personal study, relevant work experiences, seminars, professional contacts and extension courses.
- At least 15 years' relevant, progressive experience in the petrochemicals or refining industry, including at least five years' experience in a planning function within and integrated Downstream company.
- Mastery understanding of the economic and business factors related to downstream industry with proven success applying that knowledge in the evaluation of business opportunities.
- Solid understanding of downstream projects necessary to conduct insightful economic analysis of capital investments.
- In-depth understanding of various modeling techniques and methodologies related to economic analysis and planning.
- Proven ability to effectively communicate complex technical and commercial concepts in a clear and succinct manner to individuals and groups from diverse professional backgrounds.
- Capable of recognizing and reconciling conflicting views and interests across large, complex organizations.
- Must have a proven ability to quickly build and maintain positive, effective networks with internal and external stakeholders of all organizational levels.
- Must have a proven ability to develop a positive, effective and collaborative rapport with corporate management, co-workers, and stakeholders using tact and diplomacy.

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.

About the Company

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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