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Research Analyst, Power and Renewables in New York, NY at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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Job Description


Job Title: Research Analyst, Power & Renewables 

Reports to: Research Manager, Grid Edge

Location: New York, NY with options for Boston and Houston


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. Greentech Media, a division of Wood Mackenzie, provides a focus on Solar as part of the larger Power and Renewables team.

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.

Team Profile

This role will serve to develop content that primarily fuels the Greentech Media Grid Edge Research Service within the Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables team. As a team we provide market intelligence in the form of research reports, data services, advisory services and strategic consulting. The Grid Edge Service leverages unique, proprietary information and industry channels to serve clients across the value chain and around the globe.

Role Purpose 

The Analyst has a unique opportunity to conduct original quantitative and qualitative market research and deliver analysis through written reports, consulting, client inquiries, and speaking engagements. As a contributor to the Grid Edge Service, the analyst/associate serve clients who are responsible for the success of their firm’s technology roadmap, competitive analysis/positioning, product/market positioning and grid edge (hardware, software and service) deployment strategies.

The Analyst corresponds with, presents to, and advises vendors, developers and electricity industry professionals on Wood Mackenzie’s analysis regarding the changing landscape of the grid edge market in the U.S. and abroad.

She or He will focus on analysis of the technical, economic, and business model evolution of the grid edge market concentrated in the identifying challenges and opportunities in the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs).

Main Responsibilities

The Analyst will work as part of a small, high-performance analyst team in addition to collaborating with peers across Wood Mackenzie’s Power and Renewables, editorial, marketing and conferences teams.

The Analyst is expected to: 

  • Develop a deep understanding of what Wood Mackenzie’s clients require to be successful, with a focus on cost effectively addressing critical business problems
  • Conduct primary research on grid edge technologies, business models and economics
  • Develop and refine economic models and tools to guide investment in grid edge technology
  • Write industry-leading research reports covering trends, vendors and strategies across the DER landscape
  • Collaborate with peers across Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables teams in order to support research reports, data services, advisory services and conferences (agenda definition, speaker recruitment, moderating and speaking)
  • Author multiple reports per year and actively develop visibility for this research and Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables through press, social media, and elsewhere
  • Contribute to Wood Mackenzie’s growing base of data tracking and database-oriented products and services
  • Work directly with sales and marketing via internal and external communications to actively help generate new sales, build larger programs for existing clients, and effectively market completed research
  • Present at Wood Mackenzie-sponsored and industry-related events, and moderate client webinars
  • Establish an industry presence as an influential speaker and thinker; build relationships with senior industry professionals (vendors and utilities) as well as with the journalists who cover the sector; and participate in vendor briefings and press inquiries as necessary
  • Travel to conferences, events and client engagements when necessary

Knowledge & Experience Required

Our products and people are our intellectual capital, so we welcome and reward intellectual excellence, curiosity, and sophisticated thinking and look for:
  • Experience either working for a utility business strategy or technology implementation team; DER project developer; or market research firm focused on electric utilities or distributed energy solutions
  • Proven analytical capabilities – both qualitative and quantitative – and comfort with writing market analysis
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a constant desire to innovate
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to take complex, disparate ideas and distill them into simple, provocative concepts — and willingness to take a stand on vendors and outcomes
  • A strong record of academic achievement: B.A. or B.S. minimum; MBA or M.S. preferred
  • A deep intellectual curiosity about the effect of technology on the evolution of the energy landscape
  • Experience with data analysis

Core Competencies
  • Excellent communication and well-developed relationship building skills
  • Results orientated and proactive working style
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also self-driven to deliver results with minimal oversight
  • Excellent organization and planning 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: 
  • Respect for the Individual
  • 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.

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