Economics and Planning Manager

Posted: 12-May-2016

The Economics and Planning Manager is responsible for Manage the department activities to ensure running the refinery in the most economic manner. He is the one responsible to support business decisions regarding crude & other feedstock purchase and products sales. Additionally he is responsible to support top management in developing business strategies.   

The Economics and Planning Manager is reporting to the Technical Service Manager.


An Oil Refinery Located in Mostorod Area , Cairo , EGYPT, with capacity 140,000 BPD, Operates different units as NHT, CCR, DHT, HCU, HPU, VDU, DCU, DEU, Sour Water Stripping Unit , Amine Treatment and Regeneration Unit, Utilities, Sulfur Recovery Unit , and TGU.

Responsibility 1 Manage the preparation of production and blending schedules, to meet production and quality requirements

Task 1.1 Initiate and maintain close working relationships with key business and operational personnel.

Task 1.2 Collate short and long term production requirements and brief schedulers on current requirements

Task 1.3 Assess and collate feedstocks quality and availability and plant availability against production requirements 

Task 1.4 Advise operations and business managers of likely problems

Task 1.5 Oversee the preparation of weekly/monthly production and blending schedules to meet output requirement while optimising costs 

Task 1.6 Assess actual production against planned schedule for current period.

Responsibility 2 Contribute to the Formulation of Operations Plans and Budgets

Task 2.1 Participate in the preparation of annual plans for operations to meet estimated production requirements

Task 2.2 Contribute to the development of the refinery operations budget

Responsibility 3 Determine the forward requirements of crude and other feed stocks 

Task 3.1 Assess feedstocks requirements to meet projected production.

Task 3.2 Assess possible production and blending patterns and advice on the cost and related implications.

Task 3.3 Advise operations and business managers of feedstock needs and costs

Responsibility 4 Prepare production forecasts and production plans.

Task 4.1 Assess characteristics of raw materials (crude oil etc.) and oversee the preparation of production forecasts

Task 4.2 Investigate and identify alternative product patterns to improve yields and profitability

Task 4.3 Oversee the preparation of detailed production plans

Responsibility 5 Manage the issuance of all oil accounting reports to be sent to the dedicated disciplines. 

The following qualifications are desirable:

1. Takes the above responsibilities in a high conversion refinery is highly recommended.

2. Works with a linear programming model and other softwares is mandatory.

3. Very good in writing Technical Reports.

4. Highly developed language skills in writing and speaking Arabic and English.



YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Position requires 18 – 20 years of experience in the area of production planning and economics in a high conversion refinery.  


TYPE OF EDUCATION: must have at least a Bachelor Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering.