We are currently seeking an Energy Specialist competent in analyzing the Kingdom’s energy demand in major energy sectors and understanding the issues surrounding the Kingdom’s key energy sectors and their potential impact on Saudi Aramco. This position is part of the Domestic Economy and Energy Demand Group in our Corporate Planning Organization.
The Specialist should have experience in short, medium and long-term energy outlooks. You must be experienced in locating, gathering, organizing, and analyzing energy data from various domestic sources, as well as from around the world for benchmarking purposes, especially for the major economies, both industrialized and developing. You must demonstrate the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams producing reports, studies, and presentations that are pivotal in shaping management’s decisions.
The Domestic Economy and Energy Demand Group evaluates various aspects of the Company’s short- and long-term energy challenges of a domestic nature, offering consultations on strategic planning to executive management and various Company organizations, specifically with respect to short- and long-term domestic energy demand projections. The outcomes of analyses are used to forecast the domestic oil, gas, and refined product demand for Saudi Arabia. As the sole provider of the oil and gas to the Kingdom, this demand outlook is important to the Company to develop its long-term plans on meeting this demand outlook.
The successful candidate will have the following:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, or economics.
At least 13-15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including at least 8 years of experience in analyzing energy demand and technologies, particularly in one of the areas of transportation, industry, utilities, buildings, alternative fuels, and oil and gas production.
An acute appreciation of energy demand drivers such as the economy, energy prices, substitutability, energy policies, technology, etc.
Experience in locating, gathering, organizing and analyzing energy demand data from multiple sources, with a focus on key demand sectors.
Knowledge of Saudi and regional energy demand profiles on both sectoral and product bases is preferred.
Being able to apply statistical analysis and modeling techniques to forecast demand trends at the sectoral, product, country and global levels.
Keeping abreast of technology developments and policy changes and quantifying the impact on demand.
The ability to understand and communicate the implications of the demand developments and outlooks on the Company’s main operations.
Demonstrate the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams producing reports, studies, and presentations that are pivotal in shaping management’s decisions.
Excellent knowledge of key energy technologies and processes in industry.
Knowledge of energy system analysis would be an advantage.
Proven ability to handle multitasking and priorities and meet tight deadlines. Strong sense of responsibility for the successful completion of assigned work.
Strong communication skills. A demonstrated ability to prepare high-quality reports quickly and clearly in a written form on complex technical issues for a more general policy audience. Experience of giving oral presentations.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and on relatively unstructured tasks.
Intellectual curiosity and keep abreast of topics that affect the evolving energy markets, alternative energy developments, and other global issues.
A graduate degree in a related field is preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities
As the successful candidate you will be helping Corporate Advisors and Senior Economists through the following:
Support developing robust short-, medium-, and long-term energy outlooks for Saudi Arabia, taking into consideration such factors as government policies, customer requirements, planned capacity expansions, market trends, technologies, and other related factors.
Develop energy outlooks related to specific sectors such as utilities, industry, building and transport, which will provide the background for the preparation of the Kingdom’s and the Company’s strategic plan.
Establish a set of energy calculations and assumptions (i.e., pricing, standards, and generation efficiency, etc.), which support the analysis of the corporate planning energy teams.
Develop and use energy/economic supply and demand models, scenario development, technology assessment, and other statistical tools to perform studies and research work.
Participate in developing strategic plans by collaborating with various departments in the Company.
Develop studies on the impact of Saudi Aramco actions on energy-intensive sectors in Saudi Arabia to understand the impact of Company plans on the Kingdom’s energy consumption.
Provide periodic commentary on developments in key energy sectors in Saudi Arabia.
Participate in training, developing, and mentoring younger staff.