Title:  Senior Economist

Job Req ID:  13051

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 Senior Economist to join the Domestic Analysis Department (DAD) within Strategy & Market Analysis organization.


The core function of DAD is to advise management and external stakeholders on domestic economic and energy outlooks, domestic economic evaluations, domestic fuel and feedstock pricing, macroeconomic outlook, and domestic energy policies and regulations.  Additionally, the department assists in strategic planning and domestic energy strategy formulation and policy analysis.  DAD serves as the center of expertise on a wide variety of strategic issues that are of great impact on the domestic energy landscape, helping to ensure the sustainable economic development of Saudi Arabia, providing insights based on evidence on macroeconomic, energy, and policy issues.


The Senior Economist is responsible for: assisting with DAD’s major initiatives in the areas of macroeconomic trend analysis, collection and examination of Kingdom-related data, drafting economic research briefs and reports, performing econometrics analysis, and participating in the development and use of modeling tools.  The candidate will also support DAD’s efforts in the area of informing and communicating with corporate management, as well as with other relevant organizations within and outside the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare socio-economic research conducted internally, and monitor and report on research published on areas of interest to DAD, such as Kingdom-wide and GCC economic developments.
  • Analyze and assess economic data, research, policy, and present arguments in a logical manner and in line with economic theory.
  • Competently use macroeconomic models and other statistical tools for scenario development.
  • Assist DAD and Aramco management in responding to urgent economic questions and other requests/issues based on evidence and analysis.
  • Assess market conditions as well as monitor and report relevant insights in the area of Saudi Arabia macroeconomics.
  • Present economic data-analytics in formats that are understandable to stakeholders, other staff, and senior decision makers.
  • Conduct bespoke economic analysis relevant to operational and policy issues.
  • Provide economic advice, often within tight deadlines, for a variety of management issues, as well as long-term analysis and forecasts.
  • Remain current with global and domestic developments in the fields of energy, economy, and policy; and discern implications of these developments on the domestic economy.
  • Provide economic training relevant to staff involved in operations.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff to assist with their development.


Minimum Requirements

  • Masters in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, or a related field.  A Ph.D. is preferred.
  • At least 10 years of proven professional experience in the area of economic research and analysis, preferably with a highly reputable firm or institution.
  • Must be fully proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have operational knowledge of cutting-edge modeling and forecasting tools.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to produce high quality reports, studies and presentations.
  • Ability to deal effectively with other staff and with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to represent DAD both internally and externally if needed.



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