Company: Saudi Aramco
Skills: Modeling
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Masters 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.


We are seeking a Linear Programming (LP) Modeling Engineer to work in the Supply Planning and Optimization Division (SP&OD).

The SP&OD is responsible for performing optimization analyses, developing long-term business plans, performing reviews and evaluations on projects, and developing hydrocarbon operations and systems strategies. The division is also responsible for performing supply and demand balances for all crude oil, gas, NGL, and refined products managed by the company.

You will act as a consultant on complex engineering and LP problems; review existing LP model structure, and recommend improvement as required. You will also mentor new LP engineers and provide structured training for them, alongside providing specialized technical service in recognized engineering fields.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Run the oil and gas and refinery linear programing models to generate the business plan level of operations for the hydrocarbon system.

Work with all concerned organizations to determine the optimum mode of operation for the facilities.

Define data and work processes required to maintain and update LP models.

Maintain the hydrocarbon LP models by adding or deleting process units, and updating yields and streams properties.

Add new flexibilities to ensure full optimization of the hydrocarbon systems.

Work with operation and simulation engineers to ensure that the model contains the latest up-to-date process data.

Perform "back-casting" and issue a monthly report on the LP gap, along with required mitigations.

Perform special economic studies using the LP model.

Work with different operations divisions to ensure that short-range operating plans are aligned with the long-term plans, in terms of modeling accuracy.

Ensure that the business plans' LP model contains the latest information and simulations required to develop each plan.

Adapt new best practices in LP modeling.

Minimum Requirements

You will hold a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.

You will have a minimum of seven years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry or similar process industries. You must have a clear understanding and knowledge of crude, gas, NGL, and refinery process units' basic functions.

You must have a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles and calculation methods.

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.