Investment Analysis Specialist

Saudi Aramco

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 Investment Analysis Specialist is a key advisor to Corporate management as well as other organizations within the company on economic evaluations related to the capital program and business development opportunities across the Company.  The Specialist will evaluate the economic attractiveness of investment opportunities, risks associated to the projects and impact on the portfolio of investments of the Company.  Scope of duties will cover Upstream, Downstream, Power, Renewables and new business segments as applicable. 

Key Responsibilities

Evaluates the economics of complex project proposals, including joint ventures and/or acquisitions.
Provide analysis, evaluation and interpretation in support of projects, processes, and financing related to Saudi Aramco capital investment decisions.
Provides expert judgment, by way of thorough analysis, on questions from management on project investment issues.
Regularly interacts with other professionals in various company organizations involved in capital planning and economic analysis.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with consultancies, industry experts, and best-in-class companies, keeping abreast of oil downstream market developments which could impact the company’s competitive performance. 
Assists in the training, coaching and mentorship of junior staff.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Financial Management or closely related discipline; advanced degree is highly desirable.
Must have steadily advanced his/her professional competence in areas of expertise through personal study, relevant and expanding work experiences, seminars, professional contacts and extension courses.
Must have 15+ years’ relevant, progressive experience in one of the following business areas – exploration & production, refining, chemicals, distribution and marketing industry, power, renewables or mining including at least five years’ experience in a planning function related to the energy business.
Mastery understanding of the economic and business factors related to the energy industry with proven success applying that knowledge in the evaluation of business opportunities.
Solid understanding of project economics necessary to conduct insightful economic analysis of capital investments across the scope of Saudi Aramco business segments.
In-depth understanding of various modeling techniques and methodologies related to economic analysis and planning.
Proven ability to effectively communicate what are frequently complex technical and commercial concepts in a clear and succinct manner to individuals and groups from diverse professional backgrounds. 
Capable of recognizing and reconciling conflicting views and interests across large, complex organizations.
Must have a proven ability to quickly build and maintain positive, effective networks with internal and external stakeholders of all organizational levels.
Must have a proven ability to develop a positive, effective and collaborative rapport with corporate management, co-workers, and stakeholders using tact and diplomacy. 
Must have demonstrative ability to effectively coach and mentor multi-national junior staff. 
Main expects of this role
Review and approve projects – do the economic analysis
Support projects and provide evaluation and pricing matters (i.e. how pricing, margin works in the value chain)   
Ad hoc analysis 
Preference for strong experience in downstream or renewables value chain
Operations and business awareness in Downstream is preferred but not essential 
Review business cases for capital investments
Analyze excel spreadsheets and also see the bigger picture
Shell, BP, EXXON, TOTAL are target companies, however investment analysis experience in a (non-oil) blue chip corporate can be considered.
Analyze business investment plans
Strong personality with excellent communication skills
The team has a flat structure and consists of SMEs 
This is an individual contributor role – ability to work without significant direct supervision is essential.


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.


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