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Consultant in Houston, TX at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Houston, TX
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    Greater than 15 years
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Job Description


Job Title: Consultant

Reports to: Director of Consulting

Location: Houston, TX


For the past 40 years, Wood Mackenzie has established its reputation as a trusted source of intelligence, enriching lives by empowering clients with unique insight on the world’s natural resources.

Now, as part of the Verisk Analytics family, that legacy is even stronger.  Aligning with the world’s leading data analytics company extends our ability to help clients overcome the toughest challenges with our unrivalled analysis and advice.

We will continue to build on the power of our existing approach to assess and value individual assets and companies, allowing our clients to pursue the most promising opportunities.

Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve –  providing invaluable intelligence that informs the strategic decisions that will ultimately shape the future direction of our global natural resources.

Role Purpose

Our Consultants work within existing teams of experienced consulting professionals within the various consulting practices, who are responsible for delivering an expanding range of consulting services. This is a multi-department program and the selected individual may participate in projects within our Upstream, Downstream, Gas/Power, Mining/Minerals and Performance Improvement consulting groups at Wood Mackenzie.

The job holders will support the teams in delivering a wide range of consulting mandates. The position requires the ability to apply industry knowledge to a broad range of strategic consulting projects and client situations.  We are looking for entry-level  to semi-experienced applicants. Our consultants have outstanding credentials, first-class connections with key energy and mining industry decision-makers globally and an unrivalled knowledge of regional and local markets. We deliver advice that is based on real substance.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supporting the consulting teams on input into a range of consulting projects, particularly through operation of sophisticated internal models and developing spreadsheets to create new analyses
  • Contributing towards the content and format of consulting presentations and reports
  • Extracting data from internal and external sources such as databases, websites and Wood Mackenzie products
  • Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and attention to detail to ensure the highest quality analysis is delivered
  • Willingness to take ownership for analysis undertaken, and ability to defend work to clients in a coherent, credible and authoritative manner

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills, both internally and externally
  • Establish good working relationships with colleagues across the Global Energy & Metals Divisions of Wood Mackenzie

Managing Tasks
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and prioritise own work-load to ensure project objectives and targets met

  • Proven effective cross team working skills, being able to work in an open and trusting way across the broader Consulting and Research teams throughout Wood Mackenzie
  • Adopt a flexible approach towards work

Consulting Practice Development
  • Work with colleagues in the broader Consulting and Research teams throughout Wood Mackenzie to understand what new offerings can be taken to clients
  • Provide input to development of consulting best practice, offerings and strategy

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Other foreign language skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of the energy and/or metals industries gained from 1-2 years' experience in school, internships or work experience
  • Proven experience of working in a team environment is essential
  • Travel up to 50% could be expected, including Latin America
  • Financial experience is beneficial
  • Operational experience in one of the sectors we serve is beneficial but not required
  • Excellent excel skills and ability to manipulate large data sets
  • Minimum bachelors degree in a relevant field such as economics, mathematics, engineering and finance.
  • Prior Consulting experience a plus.

 Key Competencies
  • Effective cross team worker, being able to work in an open and trusting way
  • Ensures high quality work standards are met
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Adopts flexible approach towards work
  • Adaptability
  • Organization, logical thinker
  • Personal time management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Wood Mackenzie Core Values

Wood Mackenzie is  a place where we are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We  value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment which encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. 

Wood Mackenzie values each individual's contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.

Our core values are:
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Persistence
  • Confidence with humility
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork

We understand the importance of bringing your whole self to work and to achieving balance between work, family and other life commitments.  We are open to considering flexible working arrangements to  enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Wood Mackenzie's  success.

EEO statement

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.




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