January 15, 2022
Houston, TX
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Company Description  

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 deeper.  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.

Recent projects our Consulting practice have engaged in include:

  • Identifying key industry trends and establishing strategic initiatives for a National Oil Company (NOC) to thrive through the upcoming Energy Transition
  • Benchmarking performance and capabilities of the Exploration branch of an oil operator, while identifying best industry practices to improve such performance
  • Executing a high-resolution portfolio optimization to assess key investments for a Latin American NOC
  • Identifying, prioritizing, characterizing and managing key initiatives for the operational transformation of an African NOC refinery
  • Helping establish the licencing round strategy and associated fiscal regimes to ensure attractiveness for a Latin American government
  • Working with a Latin American NOC to identify best industry practices and establish a negotiation process to cope with service companies costs through an uncertain price scenario
  • Establishing contractual alternatives to manage an accelerated field development strategy for a Latin American NOC

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:

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 have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. 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.  Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.  

Job Description  

Role Purpose 

As a Consultant, you will play a key role in our growing Americas consulting practice, with involvement in all aspects of the consulting process, from shaping the opportunity, performing the analysis, and working closely with clients and Wood Mackenzie experts to develop insights that support critical strategic decisions. 

This role requires a high level of creative thinking and problem-solving abilities combined with sound interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate will frequently engage with and work alongside senior client teams. Minimal domestic travel may be required from time to time, as our new normality allows.

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.

Main Responsibilities

As a Consultant at Wood Mackenzie, you will take ownership for the delivery of important parts of the assignment under coordination and supervision of your project manager:

  • Executing complex analysis of commodity markets and project economics
  • Support building compelling presentations conveying key messages concisely for a senior audience
  • Contributing to content discussions within project teams
  • Presenting your recommendations with poise and confidence to senior client stakeholders
  • Assisting other members of the team to ensure successful delivery
  • Taking a proactive role in the recruiting process


Knowledge & Experience Required

  • Possess a bachelor's degree in a relevant quantitative or science discipline such as business, economics, finance, statistics, or engineering
  • 1-3 years' experience in management consulting, finance and/or a commercial/analytical role in the energy or natural resources sector
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities

Core Competencies

  • Client focused attitude – dedication to meeting the client’s needs and anticipating potential issues in project delivery
  • Issues based problem solving – the ability to identify the critical questions, problems, and issues related to a client’s decision
  • Curiosity – having a keen interest in the global energy and/or metals industries and a willingness to explore new frontiers of traditional markets and the Energy Transition
  • Quantitative analysis – comfort with building models that demonstrate potential outcomes for markets, projects, and asset financials
  • Focus on efficiency – executing analysis and presentation creation with quality and accuracy, with minimal rework
  • Dedication and resiliency – taking ownership in your work and building on your experiences
  • Relationship minded – valuing and capable of engaging with others (clients, Wood Mackenzie colleagues, and others) in diverse environments and seeking to share your ideas and learn from their insights to build greater solutions together
  • Communicator - you can communicate effectively in a global context, utilizing technologies in a way that ensures mutual understanding.


Additional Information  

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 everyone’s contribution and help them reach their full potential while maintaining 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 that enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Wood Mackenzie's success.

EEO statement

Unsolicited resumes submitted to Wood Mackenzie by any external recruitment agency via Internet, e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail become the property of Wood Mackenzie and we are not responsible for any fees associated with those resumes.

In compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 and all other relevant federal and state laws, the policy of this company prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information or any other group protected by law. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information or any other group protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access on-line as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations sending an email to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

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

At Verisk, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority.  Effective November 15, 2021, and subject to applicable law, all prospective hires for office based roles or roles that support any of our businesses’ government contracts will be required to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, or qualify for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a condition of employment. Hired candidates who do not demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will no longer meet the requirements for employment and their offers of employment will be immediately rescinded, in accordance with applicable law.

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