Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise, is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through our 80-year history we have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We manage proven conventional crude oil and condensate reserves of 260.2 billion barrels. Our average daily crude production in 2013 was 9.4 million barrels per day (bpd).
We are seeking a Project Finance Consultant to join the Project Development Division (PDD) of the Corporate Finance & Project Development Department (CF&PD).
The CF&PD is a part of the Finance business line in Saudi Aramco and reports to the Treasury 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.
As the successful candidate, you will have a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting, mathematics, information systems, engineering, or business. An MBA or other advanced business degree is preferred. You should also have at least 15 years of relevant work experience in project finance and corporate finance. A high degree of experience with limited recourse and structured financing, export credit, and quasi-governmental support agencies is required. Knowledge of, and experience with, Islamic financing is a plus.
Additional Requirements include:
Significant experience in the development of joint venture projects, business and strategic analysis, and investment theory and application.
Broad exposure to, and experience in, one or more of the following: the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry; chemicals; power (conventional and renewables); and infrastructure.
The ability to quickly establish credibility in the position and to effectively interact with all levels of management, including senior leadership.
Demonstrable leadership and management experience.
Superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Strong command of English. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.
Negotiation experience with and comprehension of complex legal agreements and banking documents.
Ability to work effectively within a matrix organization and with multidisciplinary teams.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Provide expert analysis and recommendations regarding the financing of potential joint venture development projects, mergers, and acquisitions in the energy, chemicals, power, and infrastructure business sectors.
Handle complex, non-routine financial or banking projects, which often have little precedent.
Develop and interpret data from public and private sources; and prepare highly technical and confidential analysis upon which executive decisions will be made.
Assist in solving complicated business problems and developing alternatives or options to mitigate risk and improve performance. Lessons learned and best business practices developed will be formalized into policies, programs, and procedures to expand knowledge sharing within the organization and facilitate the successful fruition of subsequent project development and deals.