Title:  Technology Portfolio Management Process Specialist

Job Req ID:  12655

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.


Aramco is seeking a Technology Portfolio Management Process Specialist to join its Technology Strategy & Planning Department (TSPD), whose mission is to provide high-impact leadership and support across the technology life-cycle, from strategy setting to value realization and sustainable growth, and partner with corporate and business stakeholders to integrate new technologies into the company’s strategies and investment plans.
The Technology Portfolio Management Process Specialist is responsible for leading the R&D portfolio investment optimization process in order to ensure systematic implementation of technology portfolio management processes in line with Aramco’s R&D technology strategy, corporate and business strategies, and internal policies. The role also involves formal interactions with the company’s executive management to facilitate data-driven investment decision-making. 

Key Responsibilities

Work closely with Aramco’s Research & Development Center and business organizations to assess portfolio project priorities by providing standard evaluation metrics. 
Lead R&D technology portfolio analysis, reviews to enable technology portfolio prioritization through presentation of key R&D portfolio insights and recommendations.
Ensure R&D portfolio investment process compliance with portfolio governance required by the company’s finance and technology development policies.
Lead the long-term investment forecast of R&D programs.
Partner with Aramco’s Downstream, Upstream and Engineering Services organizations to develop a consolidated R&D investment plan for the company.
Lead R&D portfolio reviews of Aramco/SABIC collaboration projects to ensure consistent portfolio management processes and practices across joint work teams to enable prioritization by company leadership.
Streamline the planning, communication, execution and performance management of R&D portfolio, including value creation, operation efficiency, etc. 
Guide the analysis of gated R&D project portfolio from multiple lenses; e.g. sponsorship, project life cycle, and agility in order to identify acceleration opportunities and value realization gaps. 
Support the implementation of R&D portfolio review decisions and report progress.
Coordinate the analysis of R&D gate review priorities and implementation performance to ensure consistency with business and investment plans.
Lead the implementation and improvement of the R&D portfolio management process. 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Finance, or related business administration disciplines. Master’s degree is preferred, in particular if the candidate has completed advanced degree education in both engineering/science and business administration. 
10 years of professional experience in leading organizations, preferably in the oil and gas sector (with focus on downstream, midstream, and sustainability initiatives) including at least five years in R&D investment planning and/or technology management role.
Demonstrated experience with Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) systems, such as Planisware, Accolade and similar software applications.
Proven track record of developing and implementing strategy and/or technology roadmaps at a well-established organization in alignment with business strategies and objectives.
Experience with R&D investment governance or financial risk control is a plus.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills, enhanced by an ability to strategically evaluate disparate and complex data, and to interpret and integrate key assumptions to develop new insights.
Proven track record of successfully working with multi-cultural, cross-functional teams, and developing productive working relationships.
Experience effectively presenting and facilitating discussions and informed decision-making with senior-level executives on formal business materials, e.g. R&D investment plan. 
Experience with Operation Excellence (OE) process development, implementation, including continuous improvement.

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