Analysts/Associates – Dutch & Belgian Power Markets

The Dutch & Belgian power markets are undergoing a fundamental transformation as we strive to decarbonise our economy. This transition has profound implications for all stakeholders across the energy sector. Our Research team has developed a market leading suite of energy forecasts, analytics, and intelligence reports for the Dutch & Belgian market. Our services are used by a broad range of clients to navigate the latest market developments, deliver large-scale investments, and bring new technologies to market that will enable the transition to Net Zero.

Position

Joining our office in Berlin, you will contribute to Aurora by developing analysis and conveying insights to enhance clients’ decision making. You will play an active role in all aspects of client engagement: helping identify issues, forming hypotheses, conducting analysis, and synthesising conclusions into recommendations.

You will join our Research & Publications team, where your focus will be analysing the long-term evolution of the Dutch & Belgian energy system. Recent topics we have been working on include:

  • Ways to achieve net zero emissions in the Dutch power market, and its implications for the renewable developers
  • Predicting the outcomes of the SDE++, the Dutch subsidy mechanism that awards technologies based on CO2 abatement costs
  • Analysing the impact of the new capacity market on the Belgian power system

You will work in a dynamic, fast-thinking and supportive environment. You will enjoy autonomy, the opportunity to shape the development of our Dutch & Belgian research agenda and grow into an industry expert under the guidance of directors with deep experience addressing major strategic issues gained at the world’s leading advisory firms.

Exact entry position will be dependent on experience and educational level. We are looking both for:

  • Recent graduates of a bachelor’s or master’s programme
  • Candidates with 1 to 4 years of relevant work experience

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and carry out timely and rigorous quantitative analyses to enhance clients’ decision making
  • Work closely with our modelling team, structuring economic problems into quantifiable analyses and deriving insights from the model results
  • Monitor the latest policy and market developments
  • Engage with clients to thoroughly understand their interests and gain new insights
  • Communicate findings to clients in workshops and conferences, turning analysis to insight by creating compelling presentations
  • Contribute to our product development, by identifying new opportunities and expanding our capabilities

Required attributes

  • A university degree in either:
    • a quantitative subject, coupled with a keen interest in policy developments
    • a social science, environmental studies or a related field, coupled with an interest in quantitative analysis
  • An ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex data and information
  • Diligent, organised and takes a proactive approach to undertaking research
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical parties
  • Team player who takes an interest in what happens in the world around them
  • Proficiency (C1 level) of English and Dutch

Desirable attributes

  • Previous professional or academic exposure to energy markets is not required, but would be beneficial
  • Proficiency of French (B2 – C1) is not required, but would be beneficial

What we offer

  • A dynamic, fast thinking, and supportive environment with a fun, informal and international work culture
  • The chance to influence key decisions in the energy sector through exceptional analysis
  • Direct engagement with clients through Aurora conferences, workshops and webinars
  • Regular coaching and mentoring sessions
  • A competitive salary package
  • Internal further education offers and development perspectives with great creative freedom for your ideas and your commitment
  • Additional company pension contribution
  • Company Benefits program including JobTicket subsidy, SpendIt Card, JobRad and more

Applications

Start dates are flexible, please indicate your earliest possible start date. We will review applications as they are received.  Please apply with your:

  • CV
  • University transcripts
  • Reference letters
  • Brief cover letter
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About Aurora

Founded in 2013 by University of Oxford professors and economists who saw the need for a deeper focus on quality analysis, we have grown to become the largest dedicated energy analytics provider in Europe.

We provide:

  • Subscription analytics
  • Advisory
  • Software

Our mission is to provide rigorous, sophisticated analysis and energy market modelling to address this increasing market complexity. We cover all key energy commodities, with particular focus on the power sector and low-carbon energy transformation. We are thriving, and rapidly growing in Europe and further afield.