Concept Development Planner


Bengaluru, KA, IN

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

ExxonMobil’s affiliates in India


ExxonMobil’s affiliates have offices in India in Bengaluru, Mumbai and the National Capital Region.  

  • ExxonMobil’s affiliates in India supporting the Product Solutions business engage in the marketing, sales and distribution of performance as well as specialty products across chemicals and lubricants businesses. The India planning teams are also embedded with global business units for business planning and analytics. 
  • ExxonMobil’s LNG affiliate in India supporting the upstream business provides consultant services for other ExxonMobil upstream affiliates and conducts LNG market-development activities.
  • The Global Business Center - Technology Center provides a range of technical and business support services for ExxonMobil’s operations around the globe.

ExxonMobil strives to make a positive contribution to the communities where we operate and its affiliates support a range of education, health and community-building programs in India. Read more about our Corporate Responsibility Framework.

To know more about ExxonMobil in India, visit ExxonMobil India and the Energy Factor India.

What role you will play in our team


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.

What you will do


  • 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

About You


Skills and Qualifications

  • 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

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance and life. We offer you: 

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Medical plans, maternity leave and benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment benefits 
  • Retirement benefits 
  • Global networking & cross-functional opportunities
  • Annual vacations & holidays
  • Day care assistance program
  • Training and development program
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Workplace flexibility policy
  • Relocation program
  • Transportation facility

Please note benefits may change from time to time without notice, subject to applicable laws. The benefits programs are based on the Company’s eligibility guidelines.

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