Aramco Fuel Research Center in Paris has an immediate opening for a senior Transportation Fuel Specialist. As a part of a global initiative to develop transportation fuel R&D expertise, Aramco Fuel Research Center is expanding its Paris based team. This opportunity is for an experienced engineer with extensive, multi-disciplinary knowledge to join our team.
Duties & Responsibilities
Set up Linear Programming (LP) models for long- and medium-term strategic studies using multiple refinery configurations and diagnosing strategic issues as required.
Collect, research, and analyze trends and developments of the European energy economics, trading patterns, product specifications, supply/demand of crude oil and refined products, and environmental policies applicable to the energy sector, more specifically to refining.
Develop forecasting techniques and conduct studies on developments of energy supply/demand balances by sector primarily within Europe, integrate them in the LP models, and prepare related outlooks.
Compare results of fuel studies with alternative transportation energy sources such as biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen and electrification based on their environmental footprint and cost of production.
Participate in various transportation strategic studies aimed at understanding the interplay between future engine and fuel technologies and global energy demand / supply landscape.
Participate in applied research studies related to fuel properties and requirements of advanced and future transportation engines.
Provide advice to senior management on research strategies and plans in the transportation fuel area.
Foster professional relationships with local and international research institutions and industrial partners.
Organize technical meetings and conferences on the topics related to his area of expertise.
Identify opportunities and make recommendations for continuous improvements as part of the global Saudi Aramco Research & Development team.
Interact at all levels within Saudi Aramco and its subsidiaries and operating departments in discussions related to technical problems.
Mentor and oversee the development of young engineers in the candidate’s area of specialty.
Submit patents, make reports and presentations, and publish technical papers in peer-reviewed journals.
MS/Ph.D. in a relevant engineering or science discipline from an accredited university.
3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience.
Deep understanding of the European refining landscape, Energy demand and outlooks and Market structures.
Experience in Oil/Fuel specifications and/or retail is a plus
Good experience and know-how in refinery product formulation and evaluation of blended fuel properties.
Proven competence in Linear Programming and Life Cycle Analysis. Good knowledge of a Linear Programming software package (PIMS, GRTMPS, or other) would be highly appreciated.
Proven solid record of publications and innovations.
Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.