Research Analyst - Energy transition, energy systems – Boston

Deadline 31 December, 2020 Position Ref: 1806

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Energy transition, energy systems – Analyst (Boston, Amsterdam, Singapore)

The way energy is sourced and used in the world is rapidly changing as the world prepares to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050.  The client tracks the development of the technology and business models underpinning the global energy system. We are looking for an Analyst that can think on a system level in terms of technology and economy and translate those thoughts into models. You could have a background in engineering thermodynamics (preferred), engineering management, or applied mathematics. Affinity or experience with policies and regulations in the energy space is a plus.

As an Analyst you will spend a part of your time conducting interviews with technology developers, identifying and analyzing patents, scientific publications, and financial transactions, and drawing on this work to analyze emerging companies and trends. You will also develop frameworks and models to guide our research and help clients take decision on the direction of their innovation. A thorough understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics and energy technology, including the relevant physics, chemistry and mechanics are essential. You should like to work in a fast-paced environment where you will be required to rapidly switch between a variety of topics and questions. You should enjoy forming firm and fact-based opinions on new technology and regulations and not be afraid to go against the hype if your analysis tells you to do so.

As an Analyst for the energy transition team, you are required to develop multiple potential future scenarios to solve the problems associated with decarbonizing the entire energy system, including heavy industry, and find creative solutions to those problems. Part of your job is to forewarn clients of viable developments that they have not yet seen. 

This position does not involve lab-work; rather it involves building on technical expertise through additional primary and secondary research to identify the best opportunities and biggest risks for clients. It’s a great opportunity to work directly with clients at major companies!

Ideally, we are looking for the position to be based out of Boston, but open to candidates in Amsterdam and Singapore.


  • Work with a geographically diverse team to develop and test research hypotheses and prepare findings for clients.
  • Conduct primary interviews with senior-level executives at large corporations, technology start-ups, and other organizations.
  • Conduct secondary research drawing on diverse sources, including business and trade press, academic publications, patent filings, and conference presentations.
  • Produce written research reports, including creative visual depictions of data and ideas.
  • Understand client business needs to develop and deliver high-value research.
  • Direct our research, lead projects, and write annual research plans.
  • Help develop and launch new client service offerings.
  • Develop a network of contacts and relationships among business and scientific leaders in emerging technologies.


  • Background or experience in one or more of the following: engineering thermodynamics, engineering or innovation management, or applied mathematics.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about emerging technologies, especially in energy technology, thermal power generation, solar, and wind energy.
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to meet client needs in a fast-moving, rapidly growing, start-up environment.
  • An entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, collegial, and collaborative approach to work.
  • A high degree of organization and attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to write clearly and incisively about business and technical topics.
  • Superior listening and critical thinking skills, and ability to speak articulately and think on your feet; a good sense of humor is a major plus.
  • Strong analytical skill, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • A strong record of academic achievement. Master's degree required; PhD degree is a plus.
  • The ability to read and speak in multiple languages is a plus.

More About The Client:

The client is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, they uniquely combine technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, their clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

The client is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.






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