Concept Development Planner


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil


ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy and petrochemical companies, creates solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. 

The corporation’s primary businesses - Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions - provide products that enable modern life, including energy, chemicals, lubricants, and lower-emissions technologies. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading portfolio of resources, and is one of the largest integrated fuels, lubricants and chemical companies in the world. To learn more about ExxonMobil in India, visit ExxonMobil India and the Energy Factor India.


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Job Role Summary


As a Development Planner, you will be responsible for supporting business case development and selection of optimal investment opportunities to support the decarbonization of upstream, downstream, and chemicals facilities by identifying business risk / rewards and recommend action that grow/protect value. The role will involve developing technical/facility and execution basis for various business concepts and subsequent economic analysis. You will work as an integrator in a multi-functional team consisting of engineers, geoscientist, operations and commercial experts etc. and ensure that wide range of technical and commercial concepts are gathered and fairly evaluated to support decision making process.


Job Responsibilities


  • Leading Development Planning input into evaluations for Low Carbon Solutions investment opportunities in the earliest phases, including market assessment and identification of business opportunities
  • Coordinating with other functions (like Value Chain, Geosciences, Facilities Design, Process Engineering, etc.) to develop a business case, appropriate screening concepts, and screening estimates and facilitating progression of new project opportunities to concept selection
  • Performing economic analysis for all funding activities for assigned project(s) in with support of project team, as well as facilitating workshops/brainstorming sessions to on identifying identify range of potential economic outcomes
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the fiscal regime and economic model for the opportunities being evaluated
  • Have a working knowledge of profitability analysis; develop, maintain, steward, and use economic models to support business decisions; be conversant with and be able to explain results of cash flow and economic analysis to all levels of management
  • Identify potential technology extensions and engage company Subject Matter Experts to check feasibility
  • Co-lead early pursuit opportunity studies to identify additional information needs and/or readiness to proceed to acquisition or divestment 
  • Have an understanding of the principles of cost estimating; work with available estimating tools and Cost and Schedule estimators to develop screening estimates for a broad range of development concepts 
  • Complete annual Planning & Budgeting inputs and year-end reserves reporting. 
  • Advocate recommended course of action to decision makers, including external stakeholders such as Co-venture partners and Government agencies. 
  • Play an integrator role, actively manage interfaces with senior business leadership, multiple technical disciplines including commercial, Co-venture partners and Government agencies

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil) from a recognized university with GPA 7.0 and above 
  • MBA in Oil &Gas/ Engineering Management or relevant field can be advantageous
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in the Oil and Gas and/or Petro-Chemical industries with managing two or more of the following roles 
  • Business development, Acquisition/ Divestment, Concept selection, Project Development, Project Management, Facility design, Subsurface (Reservoir Engineering or Geosciences), Government engagement
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and in writing 
  • Strong personal drive and accountability mindset; hands on approach with ability to elevate 
  • Good understanding of the one or more technical aspects of  
    • Hydrogen production, Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Carbon dioxide transport
    • Upstream/Downstream Process/Facilities
    • Integrated understanding of screening concepts and economics 
    • Basic understanding of statistical principles to assist in probabilistic modeling and characterization of opportunity uncertainty 
  • Demonstrated business acumen, can deal with ambiguity and is exceptional at balancing corporate intent with delivering pragmatic practical solutions
  • Ability to assess low carbon markets and value chains in order to identify investment opportunities
  • Ability to lead/leverage a multi-functional and diverse workforce to drive alignment & influence key outcomes.
  • Communicates clearly and has demonstrated ability to manage complex issues effectively / clear articulation of business case / value proposition that resonates with shareholders 
  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey complex ideas and recommendations to management / leadership 
  • Ability to prioritize between projects & synergize projects with an outlook of cost optimization
  • At least two out of these Relevant experiences are required 
    • Business Development
    • Acquisition/ Divestment
    • Concept Selection
    • Project Development
    • Project Management
    • Facility Design (Downstream or Upstream)
    • Subsurface ( Reservoir Engineering or Geosciences)
    • Government engagement
    • Project Economics
    • Greenfield projects
    • Led or worked Business planning
    • Lead or worked on New Ventures/Field Entry



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