Title:  Senior Refining Analyst

Job Req ID:  13032

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.


The Global Analysis department serves as the corporate think tank on global issues, including several functions such as scenario planning, short and long-term outlook, and third-party benchmarking. The department looks at factors affecting market conditions as well as provides forecasts on global product prices. The department develops scenarios and market insights to support executive management decision-making. 

The global refining specialist is required to understand key interplay of crude, oil product markets. The person should be familiar with working with refinery linear programming tools, as well as deep understanding of the downstream refinery systems. In this role, the person will bee seen as the expert on refinery fundamentals and quantitative methods to provide insights and analysis throughout the department. 

Key Responsibilities

Development of refining forecast throughput, product balances and prices: develop forecasts based on solid refinery background and assumptions.  
Independent analysis of global refinery systems: provide commentary and quantitative analysis on status of global refinery market. Synthesize cross-regional trends into insights.   
Guide and design improvements and models to understand refining market dynamics: challenging, validating models and improve tools to monitor downstream sector (improved margins calculations, margins) 
Downstream insights on different regions; presentation and talking points on key highlights on direction of refinery system going forward.  
Assists Director and Division Heads with adhoc requests or special projects: responds to queries regarding specific economic topics with a focus on the next three years. 
Represents Saudi Aramco at industry conferences and seminars. Travel is required one or two times a year. 
Fosters and supports Aramco’s culture and values. Team and goal oriented. Builds trust.  

Minimum Requirements

Degree: Engineering background. Masters preferred.  
Work experience: In depth knowledge (12-15 years+) of downstream oil and gas industry. Experience in O&G industry, trading houses, producers, downstream players. 
Demonstrated knowledge on refinery plant operations and optimization. 
Languages: Fluency in English (oral and written) is a must. 
Strong modeling capabilities and understanding of refined product prices, trade flow dynamics, and production balances. 
Effective written and oral communication skills with management as well as presentation skills. 
Liner Programming experience is a plus, and advanced knowledge on excel is a must.  
Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and on relatively unstructured tasks.  Must be able to work on time-sensitive environment and reacts quickly with requests. 
Ability to mentor and motivate junior staff members. 

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