Parsons Corporation Economic Planning Specialist in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Economic Planning Specialist


Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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Economic Planning Specialist - Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Parsons is seeking an “Economic Planning Specialist” to be based in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

The primary responsibility of the position is to review the Economic Plan for the Royal Commission’s Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industry Master Plan (JCPDI).

Reports to the Director, Economic Planning Department, Strategic Planning Investment Department Division of the Royal Commission in Yanbu (RC). Will be directly involved in briefing senior Royal Commission Management and representing the Royal Commission at high-level meetings and consultation with other Government organizations, private sector investors and industry stakeholders.


  • Undertake a critical review the Royal Commission’s Jazan Master Plan i.e. Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industry, and providing economic analysis and recommendations towards developing and implementation a successful primary and downstream industry base for the City.

  • Review the proposed ‘Value Proposition’ and medium to long-range basis of JCPDI.

  • Provide expert industry-investment guidance, based on the current global and regional market trends and future industry trends in primary and downstream industries.

  • Review potential industrial investors’ proposals for JCPDI and make informed economic recommendations towards implementation.

  • Formulate economic recommendations, and policies to resolve various economic challenges.

  • Provide expert advice regarding consultation on different economic relationships to investors and related business.

  • Develop policy recommendations towards achieving the JCPDI vision in a regional competitive market place.

  • Conduct economic analysis of potential primary and downstream cluster opportunities, taking into consideration the Royal Commission’s Master Plan objectives, strategic plan and City phasing plans.

  • Review and develop economic objectives for social/community and leadership initiatives.

  • Coordinate with various stakeholders, tenants and investors in order to obtain the necessary feedback on proposed economic plans and initiatives.

  • The successful applicant will be based in Yanbu but will be required to travel to the project City and other destinations within the Kingdom.


  • A Master’s Degree in Economics or related field with 15 years (minimum) city planning related experience, preferable in the primary hydrocarbon industry and associated downstream based industry.

  • Consulting background with regional Middle-East experience.

  • Expert knowledge of Saudi government organizations and current Kingdom level initiatives and policy.

  • Expert knowledge and experience in conducting detailed economic studies and preparing reports related to economic planning.

  • Expert knowledge of global and regional economic trends and their application.

  • Expert knowledge of economic stimulators/incentives etc. as tools to attract and create targeted industries in a competitive regional context.

  • Excellent analytical skills and a client focused approach to problem solving

  • High level written and verbal communication and negotiation skills with excellent presentation ability.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.