Chemicals Technology and Market Analyst

Job Description

Req Number: 17438BR

Position Description:
Saudi Aramco is seeking a Chemicals Technology and Market Analyst to join the Technology Strategy & Planning Department (TS&PD).
TS&PD provides critical and timely information and develops execution strategies to align Company projects with value-driven deployments in high-impact areas that offer the Company a significant, distinctive, and sustainable competitive advantage in its core businesses. TS&PD also ensures that the intellectual property planning/filings are coordinated with the ultimate objective of the technology strategy (i.e., proprietary, value-driven, brand building, etc.).
Your primary role is to help provide long-term perspectives on chemicals technologies of interest to the Company. This work will involve performing technology literature surveys and techno-economic assessments, as well as provide technical advice and insight to internal stakeholders supported by chemicals modeling work and outlook analysis. A high level of technology literacy combined with good communication skills and a strong sense of teamwork are required to enable effective interaction with a varied internal audience, including R&D scientists and R&D engineers, and with external collaborators and partners.
You will also possess a strong background in chemicals technology, and be willing to delve deeply into understanding future technology trends that would likely have a material impact on the chemicals sector. A high level understanding of the chemicals market in general, and its interaction with other industries such as oil and gas in particular, is highly beneficial.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will have a Master of Science, with a Ph.D. degree preferred, in a science/engineering discipline.
You will have at least 10 years of professional experience, including at least 5 years as a specialist in the field, and achieved substantial recognition by peers as an expert.
You will be skilled in the use of EXCEL, with basic model development. It would be an advantage if you are familiar with cost and technical analysis of chemicals production processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Possess a proactive nature (self-starter) and be interested and willing to learn about the chemical industry.
Be experienced within the chemical industry and assist in helping to generate new insights (outlook reports, whitepapers etc.) to support senior leadership in making business and strategy decisions related to the Company’s technology and R&D activities within the chemicals sector, and aligning those activities with business priorities.
Provide technology-focused market and industry intelligence and insights supported by chemical techno-economics modeling, analysis of petrochemicals demand, analysis of transition and disruptive trends relevant to the chemicals sector, evolution of new chemicals markets and policies, and outlook of transport technologies.
Understand how chemicals processes operate at a deep level, and use this technical understanding to evaluate the process economics and finally couple this techno-economics understanding to evaluate how technologies are likely to impact the market.
Research into how environmental and other regulatory matters affect chemical technologies, the economics and the general impact of such regulation on the chemical market.
Analysis of patents detailing the technologies.

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