Specialist - Oil & Gas - Petroleum Asset eXcellence (PAX) Downstream in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

at McKinsey & Company
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted March 25, 2020
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Undergraduate degree, ideally in Process or Chemical Engineering; Post-graduate qualifications in business advantageous
5-8 years of strong industry based experience in the Downstream Oil & Gas business (refining and integrated petrochemicals)
Depth of experience in the production and operation around products derived from crude oil and natural gas.
Experience in process unit operations in refining and petrochemicals (e.g., distillation, thermal conversion, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, aromatics, olefins, polymers, utilities, etc.)
Expertise in optimizing plant operations, running process simulation models or designing and executing small projects
First-hand experience with offline optimization tools (e.g. PIMS), online optimization, and process control
Familiarity with maintenance scope definition and execution, reliability centered maintenance, turnaround management, etc.
Experience in maintenance tools (e.g. Meridium) and further concepts (e.g. Risk-based inspection) are beneficial
Excellent written and oral English communication skills are required and one other European language skill
Comfortable with extensive global travel
You'll work in Dubai as part of Petroleum Asset Excellence (PAX), a group within our Oil & Gas practice.
PAX will increase Upstream and Downstream asset value and turnaround operational performance. Our technical expertise, combined with specialized skills such as Linear Programming, Process Engineering and Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, allows us to integrate with an existing asset team to maximize the intrinsic value of an asset.
You will deliver significant impact by applying your industry experience to support clients directly, or by providing expertise and support to our client teams.
As a member of PAX, and a fully integrated part of the wider McKinsey, your specific contributions will vary depending on your skills and experience, but could include client engagement work, client development work, and knowledge building and sharing.
You will work as a team member for specific client (Oil & Gas) operations, transformation and improvement programs with direct contact to key members of client organization. You will provide analytical support to teams, through the development and application of our proprietary Oil & Gas models. You will also work closely with client executives, traditional McKinsey client service teams, and sector teams to develop recommendations based on the findings
You will participate in client development for both current and new clients (e.g., meetings/workshops on topics of interest) and write proposals for new client engagements
You will participate in or lead key internal knowledge-building initiatives and contribute to practice conferences and workshops.

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