Senior Materials Strategist

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-539

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.


Aramco is seeking a Senior Materials Strategist to join the Technology Outlook & Strategy team within our Technology Strategy & Planning Department.

The Senior Materials Strategist's primary role is to provide strategic long-term perspectives and critical insights on critical minerals and advanced materials, and global and country-specific market outlooks for associated materials technologies and policies in the context of the global energy transition.

Key Responsibilities
- Timely preparation of high-quality insights and publications (i.e. outlook reports, whitepapers, deep-dives) to support corporate-level strategic decisions and R&D related to advanced materials applications.
- Provide comprehensive global market and industry research of advanced materials such as carbon-based materials, critical minerals, conventional materials, nanomaterials, polymers and biopolymers, and porous materials.
- Conduct quantitative techno-economics analyses and research on market dynamics, technology trends, project development and financing, market integration, costs and supply chain analysis.
- Develop assessments of policies and regulations on the materials transition, develop written reports, and deliver presentations to internal stakeholders.
- Provide insights and recommendations to management and colleagues in response to inquiries pertaining to Technology Outlook & Strategy reports and publications, which are supported by rigorous research and analysis of advanced materials.
- Keep abreast of evolving global policies and regulations impacting the energy and chemicals industry; with particular focus on advanced material technologies supporting the energy transition, and climate and sustainability; and determine the impact, pace of change, and challenges and opportunities for the business.


Minimum Requirements
- Master's degree in a relevant science or engineering discipline, Economics, or Energy Policy; a PhD would be a distinct advantage.
- At least ten years of professional experience related to the Energy and Chemicals industry; with particular focus on materials, their technologies and their applications, as well as policies and regulations.
- Possess strong techno-economic modeling skills to assess the impact of global and regional economic, policy and technology developments on energy and chemicals.
- Thorough understanding of how local and global systems work and how evolving policies and regulations affect the industry.
- Strategic thinker with demonstrated recognition by peers as an energy expert and with a deep understanding of key issues impacting the global energy industry, and how advanced materials can play a role in a sustainable energy landscape.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully translate strategic and business objectives into actionable technology and R&D imperatives.
- Proven track record in producing high quality reports, journal articles, whitepapers, concept notes, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with varied internal audiences; including scientists, engineers, business professionals, PR personnel, economists, executives, as well as with external collaborators and partners.

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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