Socar Downstream is Looking for a Investment Evaluation Director




  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years of working experience in the crude oil refining or petrochemical industry
  • Experience in evaluation studies of investment opportunities.
  • Experience in scoping/conducting and facilitating pre-feasibility/concept studies for investment and revamp projects in refining and chemical industries.
  • Having strong decision-making, problem-solving skills, and leadership qualities
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate at all levels
  • Good level in both written and verbal English

Job Description

  • Conduct evaluation studies to assess investment opportunities above a certain threshold arising in the organization. Where applicable, improve selected opportunities in terms of project economics.
  • Prioritize investment opportunities in accordance with their attractiveness investigated during the evaluation studies.
  • Provide recommendations to appropriate levels on gate and capital approvals
  • Generate pre-feasibility studies for potential investment opportunities based on data made available by others and/or created internally.
  • When applicable, review and provide advice on operational aspects of SOCAR operating facilities in Azerbaijan.
  • Coordinate and manage work with third-party suppliers, e.g. Lenders Technical Consultants, market data providers etc.
  • Coordinate and align with projects/activities of SOCAR’s technical groups.
  • Seek feedback and implement continuous improvements on the evaluation methodologies.
  • Foster knowledge sharing and disseminate evaluation findings and lessons to increase awareness
  • Contribute to the intellectual capital of the department.
  • Take the role of evaluation projects’ leader and coordinate the work of project members.
  • Monitor the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.
  • Ensure continuous learning and development of reporting staff.

Interested candidates shall e-mail their CVs’ to
[email protected] with name of position in e-mail’s title.