Title:  Carbon Materials Specialist

Job Req ID:  12558

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a specialist with a noticeable experience in carbon materials manufacturing (e.g Graphite, Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene) and Carbon Materials based technology development to join the Non-metallic Applications Development division of The Research & Development Center (R&DC). The Non-metallic Applications Development division is responsible for conducting cutting-edge research activities to disrupt the Non-metallic businesses and enable further adoption of carbon materials at a global level. The division is aiming at the development of innovative technologies able to create more demand on Carbon and associated composites in 5 main sectors (Oil & Gas, Building & Construction, Automotive, Renewables and Packaging)   

Key Responsibilities

The candidate’s primary role is to develop and implement new research programs focusing on cost effective carbon-based technologies for multiple applications including, but not limited to, batteries and building materials.

The candidate’s role also includes establishing partnerships with national/international organizations to advance the technology development and ensure effective commercialization of the developed technologies.  
The candidate will be required to work closely with internal teams as well as research organizations and manufacturers to identify technical gaps/challenges that hinder a vast penetration of specialty carbon materials in the targeted applications.

This will include, but not limited to, conducting technical feasibility studies, designing R&D strategies targeting the development of processes to produce specialty carbon materials and associated composites, launching research projects, leading lab technician(s) and junior scientists and engaging with external partners to advance the technology readiness level of the targeted developments. Moreover, the candidate will be also responsible for project planning/execution and data analysis as well as liaising with stakeholders to ensure seamless integration with the ongoing effort associated with the Non-metallic and Advanced Materials initiatives in the company. 

Moreover, as an expert in this field, it is expected to train young scientists/engineers, while keeping abreast with the engineering and scientific developments of carbon materials manufacturing and their applications using a variety of precursors, conventional/advanced manufacturing processes and design methodologies.  


Minimum Requirements

The candidate is expected to have ten years of R&D experience in materials synthesis and the associated technology development including at least five years in the field of Carbon Materials. 
A successful candidate needs to hold a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrochemistry or Physical Chemistry.

Ability to set corporate R&D strategies, develop technology roadmaps, connect innovation ecosystem players and establishing new business partnerships
Have the ability to identify competencies gaps and building/managing/lead R&D teams
Have experience in complex projects management including milestones tracking, project finance & contracts development, technology licensing and commercialization
Demonstrate effective leadership skills with the ability to influence and build relationships with customers
Demonstrate noticeable skills in overcoming challenges of carbon-based technology development (e.g. purity & quality control, cost efficiency, uniformity & structural control, integration & compatibility and scalability)
Able to work closely with partners to integrate the developed technologies in real-world applications in collaboration with OEMs
Must have the ability to publish papers in highly recognized journals, present research outcomes in international events and grant patents based on novel research results

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA