Expert Project Leader: Chemical




Europe & The Middle East


M&A and divestitures, Marketing & sales, Operations


Energy & environment

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Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Energy practice helps companies navigate an increasingly complex business climate. The practice covers the Oil & Gas and Power & Utilities sectors. We also have deep knowledge in Energy transition and Sustainability, Energy Trading and Risk Management and Energy Engineering and Services. Our projects typically apply BCG’s core consulting skills in functional areas such as, digitalization, strategy, organisation or performance improvement, but in the distinctive environment of Energy. We also address projects that touch upon more operational or technical challenges, which we deliver through our expert consultants, occasionally partnering with external specialists. We work with the senior leaders of leading international and national oil companies, service providers, utilities, regulators and financial institutions. The Energy Practice has enjoyed rapid and sustained annual growth over several years, representing about 10% of BCG’s global business volume.Worldwide over 300 Partners, Principals and Project Leaders focus in the Energy space, supported by a large group of Energy experienced and trained Consultants and Analysts, many with pre-BCG industry experience. We are well known for our long history of cutting-edge research and thought leadership. Consulting with BCG ensures you work on the biggest issues being tackled by senior management, with a wide variety of experiences across different clients, topics and geographies.

Role Profile


As a Project Leader/Principal, you will be responsible for managing project teams comprised of consultants who design and develop innovative long-term business strategies for client corporations that maximize the return on the investment of shareholders. Project teams at BCG are responsible for advising clients on key strategic business issues, producing leading-edge business models, and addressing specific problems and opportunities. You will also play a key role in high-level client relationships and act as a content lead for proposals and other business development work.


As an Expert affiliated to the chemical sector, you will be a core member of BCG’s Energy and Industrial practices working alongside some of the world’s top minds in the industry. Following your expertise you will also significantly contribute to the development of our chemical clients, and support their ambitious growth targets. You will work on some of the most important players in the chemical industry in Middle East, partnering with Operators, Governments and Service Companies. The majority of your time will be spent leading and developing BCG teams composed of members of different backgrounds collaborating with you on those projects. You will also dedicate time to further develop and deepen BCG’s expertise in chemical, and to support BCG Partners in business development initiatives.


Play a leading role in the growth of our chemical clients through case leadership and execution, client development, and intellectual property & product creation

  • Develop, manage and maintain client relationships in the chemical sector

  • Lead and provide expertise and support to chemical transformation projects within the oil & gas and petrochemical sectors for our key clients in the Middle East

  • Work jointly with BCG and client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site

  • Provide intellectual leadership for the project teams by generating key ideas and conceptual frameworks to guide research and analysis

  • Actively support our business development efforts in client meetings and industry conferences

  • Contribute to the creation of BCG’s intellectual capital on the topic by positioning papers, studies, insights from case experience, tools and products

  • Dedicate time to develop own and BCG's expertise by developing and driving the content agenda to the next level

  • Provide mentorship and support to consultants ensuring continuous individual development

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts push the boundaries of their topic, deepening and extending BCG’s knowledge. They are driven by a passion to explore and innovate in their field. As part of our consulting cohort, experts work alongside our generalist and specialty consultants to form “one BCG team,” capable of delivering deep strategy and technical expertise. Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise usually gained outside of BCG in either industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications


  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution, preferably as a chemical engineer

  •         An MBA is desirable but not essential

  • A minimum 10 years’ experience in the chemical industry, or a combination of industry and consulting experience in the chemical sector, with a focus on the following:

  • Experience working with/for well-functioning, advanced global businesses in the chemical sector

  • Deep understanding of the chemical value chains, market trends, key applications

  • Experience either in chemical plant Operations, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), or Marketing & Males

  • Experience either in basic chemicals / intermediates or derivatives / specialties

  • Experience running large programs, transforming business units e.g. cost optimization, digital strategy in companies in the chemical sector

  • Experience in managing teams and large assignments end-to-end in the chemical sector


  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills to interact at high levels and manage stakeholders

  • Strong business sense

  • Analytical and structured with excellent problem solving skills (hypothesis driven approach etc.)

  • Advanced quantitative analysis skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English (Arabic would be desirable, but not essential)

  • Excellent track record of project/team leadership and related achievements


  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas

  • Independent and autonomous judgment

  • Collaborative team player and positive attitude

  • Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams

  • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive

  • Highest ethical standard

  • Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites

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Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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