Facilities Planning Specialist for Saudi (Chemical Engineer - Downstream)

ICM Group
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Downstream Facilities Planning Specialist - Chemical Engineer

Work Location: Saudi (must be willing to relocate)


The Fuels & Lubricants Strategy & Capital Planning Division is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and optimizing the capital program for all Saudi Aramco Downstream assets. To achieve this, we conduct reviews and assessments of regional and global energy markets, including outlooks, economic and financial evaluations, oil and refined products and chemicals pricing forecasts; perform competing scenario planning; and comprehensively analyze energy policy shifts and regulatory environments and their potential impacts on Saudi Aramco’s strategic and competitive positioning.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Identify and propose value-driven opportunities on asset-level and regional basis to enhance overall profitability in alignment with the company’s strategy and long-term goals.
  2. Evaluate the impact of market changes on the economics and competitiveness of capital program projects.
  3. Review and comment on inclusion of new projects in investment plans, and refresh plans accordingly.
  4. Conduct feasibility studies on refineries and petrochemical facilities, with an emphasis on technical and economic justifications and developing long-term business strategies.
  5. Evaluate growth project proposals and JV offtake arrangements.
  6. Assist in the technical development and economic justification of capital programs.
  7. Perform process, system and economic evaluations of existing and potential refining and petrochemical facilities.
  8. Direct evaluations of major refining and petrochemical facilities as performed by others.
  9. Prepare and make presentations to corporate management on refining and petrochemical investment opportunities.
  10. Mentor less experienced facilities planning professionals.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering related field, MBA or a relevant advanced degree is strongly preferred. Minimum of 10 years of professional experience relevant refining and chemicals experience, of which at least five years must have been devoted to strategy and capital planning programs. Experience in providing consultation and conducting refining and strategy-related reviews and studies, both individually and as part of a team. A thorough knowledge of engineering practices, economic principles and calculation methods. Expert in international business and cross-cultural professional practices.

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