Business Analyst

Saudi Aramco Oil Co.
Job Overview

Position Description:
We are seeking a Business Analyst to join the Downstream business line. Saudi Aramco’s Downstream business line is responsible for the company’s downstream operations including Refining & NGL Fractionation. R&NGLF oversees the operations of the company’s wholly owned refineries and NGL (natural gas liquids) fractionation plants.

The candidate will be working under the Capital Efficiency Division (CED) which reports directly to the Executive Director (VP Level) of R&NGLF. This division handles all capital projects from $20M up to $100MM in existing facilities. In addition, it supports all current and future capital major projects. The CED initiates, plans and executes with plant personnel all capital projects (new, revamp, debottlenecks, repairs or replacement). The candidate will be working and collaborating with the CED work-mates including technical, planning, scheduling, material, contracting and business staff to develop, coordinate and help in planning and executing capital projects.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you must have:

Bachelor of Science in a technical field (preferably Chemical Engineering)

10+ years of professional experience within refining or petrochemicals, focusing on planning and economics, with at least 5 years of experience in operations

Previous Linear Program experience; PIMS experience is highly desirable.

Deep understanding on investment analysis.

Proficient in using personal computers, advanced spreadsheet applications.

Ability to communicate and present outcome of economic analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Downstream Business Analyst will develop business cases to support profitability and growth targets. Specific functions of the position follows:

Develop prefeasibility studies for new business opportunities.

Generate Downstream Investment Plans covering all sectors (Refining, Chemical, Power, Supply system) for both current and new facilities.

Enhance the competitiveness of the current asset base by capturing integration opportunities.

Develop value assurance process for economic evaluation and business cases of capital projects throughout life cycle.

Participate in value engineering sessions to maximize economic realization for projects.

Incorporate study cases into Linear Program (LP) and utilize it as a basis for business case definition.

Update shift vectors in the LP with data from test runs and changes in operating modes.

Perform back casting to identify the impact of any variance in the level of operations on the profitability of the complex and assess profitable business opportunities using the LP.

Perform economic evaluation and rigorous financial modeling/analysis to identify value creation opportunities that align with the company’s strategic objectives.

Develop, use, document, test, and maintain models to evaluate project economic performance and to study project sensitivities.

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