Skills: Financial Analyst
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia
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.
Saudi Aramco Finance is seeking a Project Finance Consultant to join the Capital Markets & Financing Department (CM&FD).
CM&FD is a part of the Finance Business Line in Saudi Aramco and reports to the Treasurer's organization. Its objectives are to provide expert financial advice to organizations developing new businesses or joint ventures; coordinate the Finance Organization's overall involvement in such development activities and; obtain debt and equity capital for such new business ventures when appropriate.
Successful candidates will be responsible for providing expert analysis on the project financing and/or structured financing of potential joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in the energy, chemicals, power and infrastructure business sectors. This position handles large and complex, non-routine financial or banking projects which have little precedent; develops and interprets data used in highly technical and confidential analysis; assists in solving complicated business problems and the development of alternatives or options to mitigate risk and improve performance; and develops polices, programs and procedures.
A bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Math, Information Systems, Engineering or Business. An MBA or other advanced business degree is preferred.
History of career progression with at least 7 to 10 years of related project finance and corporate finance work experience required, preferably in a banking environment or a major refining, petrochemical or energy industry corporation.
Strong preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in Project & Structured Finance, Export Credit Agency Financing, Islamic Finance, the Debt Capital Markets, and the structuring of bankable commercial agreements.
Significant exposure to joint venture development of mega-projects, EPC contracts, commercial & partnership Negotiations, financial modeling, economic evaluations, cash flow & variance analysis, project engineering and/or project management experience is highly desirable.
Ability to quickly establish credibility in the position and to effectively interact with all levels of management, including senior leadership.
Demonstrated ability to work within a matrix organization and with multi-disciplinary project teams and consultants to effectively and efficiently deliver results.
Experience in leading and managing teams and/or organizations.
Negotiation experience with and comprehension of complex legal agreements and banking documents.
Duties and responsibilities
Advise on bankability of project agreements and minimization of financing risk.
Prepare business plans, financial forecasts, funding strategies and execution plans to support investment decisions and the optimal financing of projects
Coordinate the activities of investment banks, project advisors, project lenders and other project consultants in arranging the financing for projects.
Provide professional and technical expertise for the analysis and solution of complex problems in any Treasury project finance area.
Participate in and/or lead multi-disciplinary project evaluation and development teams assigned to grow and enhance current operations and profitability and to facilitate the successful implementation of the Company's development strategies.
Provide work direction to junior analysts and support personnel. Mentor and develop talent within the organization.
Keep abreast of and analyze international, regional and local economic and banking data; identify trends that may impact the Company; advise management on potential opportunities and alert management of potential risks.
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.