Downstream - Investment Analysis Consultant (Chemicals & Refining)

Job Description

Req Number: 18356BR

Position Description:
The Investment Analysis Consultant – Downstream 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. The Downstream Business Line encompasses the oil refining, chemical, fuels distribution, retail, and marketing sectors. As different business units develop their capital plans, the Downstream Consultant will evaluate the economic attractiveness of the projects, risks associated to the projects, and impact on the portfolio of investments of the Company.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Financial Management, or closely related discipline; advanced degree is highly desirable.
Must have steadily advanced his/her professional competence in areas of expertise through personal study, relevant and expanding work experiences, seminars, professional contacts, and extension courses.
Must have 15+ years’ relevant, progressive experience in the oil refining, chemicals, distribution, and marketing industry, including at least five years of experience in a planning function related to the oil downstream business.
Mastery and understanding of the economic and business factors related to the oil downstream industry with proven success applying that knowledge in the evaluation of business opportunities.
Solid understanding of the 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 what are frequently 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.
Must have a demonstrative ability to effectively coach and mentor multinational junior staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Conducts reviews of industry business developments, trends, and economics.
Utilizes, adjusts, and maintains economic evaluation models for downstream projects.
Provides analysis, evaluation, and interpretation in support of projects, processes, and financing related to Saudi Aramco capital investment decisions in the oil downstream sector.
Evaluates the economics of complex downstream project proposals, including joint venture and/or acquisitions.
Represents the Company at relevant internal and external conferences and seminars, preparing and delivering presentations on subjects related to downstream industries.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with consultancies, industry experts, and best-in-class companies, keeping abreast of oil downstream market developments that could impact the Company’s competitive performance.
Benchmarks the Company’s performance and related processes, practices, and technologies against relevant companies in the region and around the world.
Assists in the training, coaching, and mentorship of junior staff.

About us:
As an integrated, global petroleum enterprise with operations in Saudi Arabia, Europe, the United States and the Far East, Saudi Aramco is one of the cornerstones of the world’s energy supply. Saudi Aramco has a proud legacy of accomplishment in the oil and gas industry. In recent years, the Company has been creating downstream joint and equity ventures, both in Saudi Arabia and in China, and is exploring additional opportunities in refining and petrochemicals. Projects such as these, combined with Saudi Aramco’s stature – both as a corporation and as a corporate citizen – in the Kingdom and wherever the Company does business, make for a challenging and rewarding work environment for the personnel of the Finance business line.