Research Analyst – Hydrogen

November 13, 2021
Houston, TX
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Company Description  

Locations available: Houston, Boston, New York, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Singapore

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. 

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  

Energy Transition Practice

Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice provides integrated subscription, research and advisory services to inform and support our client’s commercial and strategic decisions in the complex and rapidly changing energy industry across all sectors of the economy.

Combining our deep knowledge of solar, wind, storage, and grid technologies, combined with our global power and fuels modeling and analytical capabilities, and emerging technologies like hydrogen and CCS, Wood Mackenzie can provide data and insight spanning the entire energy value chain. We cover supply chain, technology costs, policy and market issues, fundamentals-based outlooks, scenario modelling, price forecasting, asset valuation, and commodity market landscapes.

Team Profile

This role will serve as part of Wood Mackenzie’s Hydrogen team. The Hydrogen group sits within our emerging technologies group and focuses on the critical technologies enabling the energy transition. In this group we build cost models, interpret policies, build demand, supply and price analysis and deployment for each technology across our base case and scenarios. This is an excellent opportunity to join a strong. global team and make a major contribution to the energy transition at a global scale. Combining proprietary data with market simulation tools and models we help our clients understand market trends across each technology. Wood Mackenzie directly serves clients who are responsible for the success of their firms’ technology roadmap, competitive positioning, product marketing, and go-to market strategies.

Role Purpose

Working together with our Hydrogen team, the Research Analyst will be responsible for updating our market tracker activity on all aspects related to hydrogen. You’ll provide daily updates on the market for existing and new hydrogen and associated technology projects, financing structures for the projects, manufacturing activity, refueling stations, hydrogen pipelines, industrial-based projects, demand and infrastructure sinks, policies, subsidy structures, M&A, JVs. All this will be delivered via our market tracker. You will focus on supporting internal stakeholders as they translate intelligence on the hydrogen market to each of their business lines. You will integrate your analysis with the rest of the team deliverables including projections and ranking of the hydrogen pipeline. You will contribute to bespoke consulting projects on hydrogen market activity. You will develop relationships with industry partners and lean on those relationships to establish a knowledge base for our analytics.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Moderate to advanced Excel, some statistical packages knowledge a plus.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in hydrogen or hydrogen-adjacent industries. Passionate about the renewable industry and energy transition.
  • Strong familiarity with policy landscape as it impacts the energy transition
  • Familiar with energy demand, technology adoption and technology cost modelling.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Interested in using both qualitative and quantitative methods to answer market questions.
  • Self-driven. Capable of switching between the roles of an individual contributor and a collaborator.
  • Strong communication skills. Comfortable interacting with clients and industry stakeholders.
  • An engaging nature, capable of connecting with co-workers, clients and industry stakeholders in a wide range of professional settings.
  • A deep intellectual curiosity about the impact of a wider business landscape.

Key Competencies

  • Issue identification and problem-solving
  • Building analytical models, manipulating and illustrating data.
  • Planning, implementation
  • Efficiency-focused
  • Determined and resilient
  • Continuous improvement
  • Creativity
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Communication
  • Personal impact
  • Collaboration

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.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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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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