Senior Research Analyst – Upstream Analysis Job at Wood Mackenzie – in London

Job Description

Company Description

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.

Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join.

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We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Research Analyst to join our Sub-Sahara Africa Upstream team in London. Our dedicated oil and gas sector teams are located around the world, and deliver research and consulting projects based on our assessment and valuation of thousands of individual assets. Together we work with a range of clients including national and major oil companies, operators, investment banks and institutional investors.

This is a Band E position and part-time will be considered.

The level of appointment to which band on the company banding structure will be dependent on your skills, experience and capabilities demonstrated at assessment prior to offer of employment.

About the role

As part of a world-class team of oil and gas experts, you will monitor and assess key events and commercial developments in oil and gas across Sub-Saharan Africa, gathering and analysing industry data. You will use this to produce high-quality research in the form of thought-provoking articles, presentations and reports. You will develop a unique perspective and understanding of the oil and gas industry. You will also provide analytical support to consulting engagements. You will also be involved in checking the work of others as well as consultancy projects.

As part of our integrated and collaborative environment, you will provide analytical support to consulting engagements, support sales and work within cross-team projects

You will be adept at valuing oil and gas assets, and understand the key issues that inform that valuation. You will also form opinions on corporate strategies, business environment, exploration, M&A deals, petroleum economics, government energy policy and regional geopolitics.

Through your research and responding to client queries, you will strengthen your network of contacts at key companies and bodies. You will develop a unique perspective and understanding of the oil and gas industry. Your contribution to our industry-leading written reports, economic models and presentations will be valued. You will get the opportunity to travel.


About you and how you can excel in this role

You have significant oil industry experience with a solid understanding of modelling, valuations and discounted cashflows, from years working for an oil company or a financial institution. You are comfortable collecting and interpreting data, articulating your findings in a clear and insightful manner. You will have demonstrable experience of presenting opinionated analysis to senior executives and key decision-makers and be able to quickly ascertain what’s important versus background noise. You will have firsthand experience of primary research gathering of commercial data and be confident dealing with a diverse range of international stakeholders. Over time you will build and maintain an extensive network of clients and contacts in the industry. You also have a flair for writing and creating creative visuals conveying an interesting story around data, often working to tight deadlines.

You are passionate about the broader energy industry with a strong desire to become a recognised expert sought after by clients and the press. You want to set the agenda and drive thought-provoking insights leveraging off Wood Mackenzie’s unique data analytics tools. You are looking for a place where you can grow and learn from others in a collaborative, commercial and client-centric environment. You also enjoy sharing what you have learnt with others.

You are able to work independently and as part of a team, generating ideas you want to share. The way in which you work is productive and driven, striving to be best in class.

Proficiency in Portuguese or French and fluency in English also required.

This is an exciting role with the opportunity to be shaping and delivering Wood Mackenzie’s key messages around Sub Saharan Africa and supporting sales with key clients and prospects.


Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, age or disability.


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