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Energy & Transport Systems Modeler

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Aramco Fuel Research Center in Paris is part of a global network of research centers established to leverage scientific expertise and to enable collaboration in key areas that can provide solutions to Aramco’s research and technology challenges. The Center is actively pursuing applied research on oil-based transportation fuels in the context of advanced and emerging engine technologies.

As one of the world’s largest fully integrated energy enterprises, Aramco not only looks for individuals who can meet our expectations but for those who can exceed them. Our intent is to become the world’s leading integrated energy company by 2020 and to accomplish our goals we want and encourage you to Dream Big. The professional rewards are amazing, but so too are the lifestyle and benefits.

Position Description and Requirements

As a part of a global initiative to develop transportation fuel R&D expertise, Aramco Fuel Research Center is expanding its Paris based team and has an immediate opening for a senior Energy Systems Modeler. This opening is an excellent opportunity for an experienced candidate with extensive, multi-disciplinary knowledge. The role offers an exciting opportunity to express your quantitative, modelling and policy skills in a creative and inspiring environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Aramco’s energy systems analysis work by developing and applying mathematical modelling tools to gain strategic insights into the evolution of low-carbon technologies and their impact on the overall energy landscape

  • Identify and analyze trends and developments in European energy economics, trade patterns, product specifications, supply/demand of crude oil and refined products, consumer behavior and environmental policies applicable to the energy sector

  • Develop energy systems models to forecast and generate outlook reports on the development of energy supply/demand balances by sector, primarily within Europe

  • Use dedicated modeling frameworks to translate policy and technology developments into research questions and business opportunities

  • Participate in various strategic transport studies aimed at understanding the interplay between future engine and fuel technologies and the global energy demand / supply landscape

  • 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

  • Support other departments and admin areas within Aramco

  • Organize technical meetings and conferences on the topics related to his/her 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 and strategic topics

  • Mentor and oversee the development of young researchers in the candidate’s area of specialty.

  • Make reports and presentations and publish technical papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Essential Requirements

  • Ph.D. in operations research, industrial engineering or systems engineering with a focus on energy systems modeling from an accredited university

  • 5 to 8 years of relevant professional experience

  • Deep understanding of the overall energy landscape, supply/demand equilibrium and market structures

  • Ability to understand and critique economic analyses, business strategies or public policies.

  • Extensive experience with programming languages (GAMS, AIMMS, Python etc.)

  • Experience with mathematical programming techniques including linear programming, nonlinear programming, mixed-integer programming and mixed complementarity problem

  • Experience with developing and using energy systems models (MARKAL/TIMES, KEM, NEMS, LEAP, OSeMOSYS, MESSAGE, etc.)

  • Proven track record of publications and innovations

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in multicultural team

  • Fluency in English, French is an advantage

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