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Specialist, LP & Refining Optimization

ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.


Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us.

By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life.



The Job purpose of this role is:  

  • Provide stewardship and governance support in the supply chain optimization of ADNOC’s refining, petrochemical assets at UAE and future worldwide locations (Business Line Group Companies)
  • Protect, Maximize ADNOC’s interest in close coordination with Business Line Group Company supply chain divisions, corresponding sales& Trading entities and ADNOC Group marketing and trading.
  • Provide the Department and Business Function leadership with timely update of current performance and the outlook related to the feedstock, products, inventories and the refining, petrochemical margins.
  • Provide required support in the evaluation of new investments, JV negotiations, commercial terms, feed stock purchase strategies and marketing of products.

The role will be carrying out the duties using industry proven and innovative Supply Chain Optimization tools including linear programming (LP) models.



Value Chain Optimization

  • Support, review the value chain optimization programs of all relevant BLGC companies in close coordination with respective optimization committees ensuring the highest value generation within the framework of the respected shareholder agreements
  • Review and ensure optimal feed slate at all the refining and petrochemical assets while considering ADNOC’s overall interests.
  • Review & Support in the preparation, review and challenge of annual plans, five year business plan with due respect to market conditions, assets performance and synergies across all related assets.
  • Develop high level multi-refinery economic scenarios ensuring integration with ADNOC’s upstream and downstream assets within & across countries. 
  • Coordinate with multiple stakeholders like refinery supply chain teams, respective marketing, Finance teams and ADNOC marketing and trading  to get the required inputs to develop global optimum plans
  • Provide views on ADNOC refining, petrochemical companies’ annual, five-year business plans related to feed stock, products volume, marketing, profitability to ensure alignment with corporate business plans.
  • Ensure maximization of Asset utilization with due consideration given to refining, Petrochemical margins.
  • Provide timely feedback and alerts on  inventory levels of the feed & products to ensure optimal levels and provide timely advice to the group companies based on the market volatilities.
  • Support ADNOC market research team and provide feedback on the quality of the input developing pricing scenarios, market dynamics.
  • Review planned turnaround schedule, identify improvement opportunities, and provide timely input to the refining, petrochemical operations, technical team for best timing and optimal slate. This critical input facilitates productive, collaborative work environment paving the path to operations excellence.
  • Deliver required support in evaluating proposals for plant modification, improvements and debottlenecking using the LP tools. Provide all necessary inputs to the management in taking the investment decisions.



Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical / Mechanical / Petroleum Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

  • 10 years of experience in both Running and Building LP models in Refining.  
  • High level of relevant technical knowledge and application.
  • Proficiency in margin calculations and Refinery economics using LP tools
  • Deep domain knowledge in supply chain optimization.
  • High-level knowledge on Market research and forecasting.
  • Broad working knowledge of project economics
  • Knowledge of HSE principles their application relevant to Oil & Gas industry
Nov 25, 2019

Job Segment: Supply, Supply Chain, Operations

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