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S&P Global Commodity Insights Refinery Planner

The Role: Refinery Planning Engineer (LP Modeling)

The Team: Refinery Cost and Margin Analytics (RCMA) service assesses the cost, margin, and carbon emissions positions of ~ 500 global operating refineries at the asset level, with a forecast of their performance. The RCMA Team (a.k.a. “Village”) consists of petroleum and chemical engineers, chemists, MBAs, and CFAs.  You will bring your refinery optimization and Linear Programing (LP) modeling expertise and support to the RCMA Village, and the growth of our RCMA business.  

The Impact: Your role will involve working with and adjusting our RCMA (PIMS-based) models to calibrate our estimates with refinery-specific reported data and results. The success of this role will directly drive customer adoption of the RCMA as we demonstrate the accuracy of our refinery models and their operating data estimates.

What’s in it for you: The refining and related industries, are continually looking for high quality, real-time and independent analytical tools provide a way to benchmark the competitive landscape of the global refining industry to evaluate refinery performance, especially in this dynamic energy transition environment.  RCMA is such a tool. We are creating unique PIMS models that simulated >90% of global refinery capacity. This position will allow us to provide maximum value of RCMA to our customers with enhanced features and use case options.  You will immediately become a valued and integral apart of the RCMA Village and join us grow the RCMA business by providing the world a unique set of refinery benchmark analytics.  



  • Run the refinery LP models to optimize refinery systems operations.

  • Collaborate with all concerned organizations to determine the optimum mode of operation for the facilities.

  • Maintain the hydrocarbon LP models by adding or deleting process units and updating yields and stream properties.


  • Define data and work processes required to maintain and update LP models.

  • Perform "back-casting" and issue a monthly report on the LP gap, along with required mitigations.

  • Add new LP structures to enhance optimization with more operational options for the hydrocarbon systems.


  • Conduct special refinery economic studies using the LP model.

  • Stay updated with new best practices in LP modeling.

  • Review operational facility debottlenecks and recommend mitigation measures.

What We’re Looking For:


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related field

  • 12-15 years of professional experience in the oil and refinery industries. (MANDATORY)

  • Expertise in LP modeling, with 5+ years of experience in using Aspen Tech's PIMS software. (MANDATORY)

  • In-depth understanding of refinery processing units.

  • High proficiency in English speaking and writing.

  • Demonstration of excellent team collaboration skills.


  • Thorough knowledge of LP modeling engineering practices, economic principles, and calculation methods.

  • Experience in independently creating PIMS models. 

  • An MBA or relevant advanced degree

About Company Statement:

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Global Commodity Insights enables organizations to create long-term, sustainable value with data and insights for a complete view on the global energy and commodities markets.

About S&P Global Commodity Insights
At S&P Global Commodity Insights, our complete view of global energy and commodities markets enables our customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value.

We’re a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments, and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights’ coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Commodity Insights is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

For more information, visit http://www.spglobal.com/commodity-insights.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://www.spglobal.com/en/careers/our-culture/

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfdescribes discrimination protections under federal law. 


RESECH103.2 - Middle Management Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 294491
Posted On: 2024-04-01
Location: Virtual, Mexico
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