Energy Systems Modeling Specialist
We are seeking an Energy Systems Modeling Specialist to join the Fuel Technology Division of Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center (R&DC).
The Fuel Technology Division conducts research and technology development in the area of transport fuels chemistry and advanced engine technologies. Our research focuses on the co-optimization of fuel and engine systems, technology demonstration in collaboration with various stakeholders, and strategic transport studies across the road, aviation, and marine sectors.
Your primary role is to conduct innovative research on the interaction of energy systems and policy, provide guidance and technical expertise, and foster the development of talent within the organization.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognized and approved program, and an advanced degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Economics, or a related field.
You will have at least 10 years of experience in modeling energy systems, including familiarity with econometrics and its application to transport systems modeling.
You will have a deep understanding of the overall energy landscape, supply/demand equilibrium, and market structures. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to understand and critique economic analyses, business strategies, and public policies. You must have extensive experience of programming languages (GAMS, AIMMS, Python, etc.) Experience of mathematical programing techniques, including linear programming, nonlinear programming, mixed-integer programming, and mixed complementarity problem, is a requirement. Experience with developing and using energy systems models (MARKAL/TIMES, KEM, NEMS, etc.) is also necessary. You must have a proven track record of publications and innovations. Experience with econometrics and statistical packages (EViews, Stata, OxMetrics, etc.) is preferred.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Support Saudi 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 global energy economics, trading 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. 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 area of transport fuels.
Identify opportunities and make recommendations for continuous improvements as part of the global Saudi Aramco Research & Development Team.
Mentor and oversee the development of young researchers in your area of specialty.