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 is seeking a Senior Life Cycle Assessment Scientist to join a newly created function within the Research & Development Center (R&DC). 
Saudi Aramco’s R&DC is advancing multiple low-carbon energy & technology solutions in support of the Company’s climate change and energy transition framework. The newly created Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) team will be responsible for developing detailed LCA models, conducting climate change impact assessments of energy & technology solutions, and drawing critical insights to inform Corporate decisions. 
The Senior Life Cycle Assessment Scientist’s primary role includes: (a) conducting due diligences as input into technology development cycles and to inform the Corporate decarbonization strategy; (b) benchmarking of in-house technologies against existing solutions and/or best available alternatives; and (c) analyzing the implications of LCA-based regulations on emerging low-carbon energy & technology solutions.  

Key Responsibilities

Develop comprehensive CO2/energy life cycle assessment (LCA) models for low-carbon energy, mobility, and petrochemical pathways, including hydrogen-based fuels, CO2-to-fuels/chemicals, advanced CO2 capture technologies, and novel industrial processes. 
Utilize state-of-the-art modeling techniques, tools and simulation software to support CO2-impact assessments of energy-technology solutions independently or as part of a broader techno-economic assessment.
Develop new methodologies and/or adapt emerging techniques from the literature into own assessment methods in order to advance the frontiers of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) thinking within the Company.  
Maintain good understanding of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies adopted in key regulations worldwide (e.g., EU’s Renewable Energy Directives (RED)). 
Lead collaborative research with universities and research institutions on various energy-technology pathways. 
Publish peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals. 
Maintain and expand working knowledge of applicable software for programming (Matlab, Python, VB Excel, R), data analysis, and visualization (Power BI, Tableau).
Provide and manage a safe, accident-free office environment; follow all company safety rules in performing job duties.
Perform other miscellaneous related duties as requested.

Minimum Requirements

PhD Degree in Science/Engineering/Physics/Mathematics Discipline as appropriate for the area of expertise. Master’s degree with proven LCA expertise will also be considered. 
At least seven years (7) experience in a substantive industrial, technological or research area relevant to life cycle assessment (LCA).
Expertise in one or more Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools (e.g., GREET, GaBi, openLCA, SimaPro, etc.)
Knowledge of techno-economic assessment techniques for energy-technology solutions. 
General knowledge of environmental policy regulations in major markets (e.g., Europe, USA, China, India) and other regions worldwide would be viewed favorably. 
Comfortable working independently and as part of a project team.
Strong interpersonal skills and the capability to work effectively in multicultural environments across multiple divisions and time zones.
Proven track records in Life Cycle Assessment.
Efficient communication skills in oral and written form, both technically and at high-level.
Self-motivated and able to adapt to changing environments.

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.


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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.