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Transportation Fuel Specialist - Paris Office



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‚Äôs area of specialty.
  • Submit patents, make reports and presentations, and publish technical papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Essential Requirements
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in multicultural team
  • Fluency in English, French is a plus.


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