Associate – European Hydrogen

Position

The scope of this role will focus on European Hydrogen markets. Low carbon hydrogen is quickly gaining interest from policymakers and industry as a vehicle to decarbonise hard to abate sectors such as industry, transportation, and heating. There are also huge synergies between hydrogen and power markets, with hydrogen potentially playing a role in balancing renewable generation as we decarbonise power systems across Europe.

Aurora has launched its European Hydrogen research service to complement our existing power and commodities services, which provides regular insights to energy players, investors, and government. As part of this, Aurora has developed a market-leading hydrogen modelling suite, which has been used to undertake several major studies into hydrogen market developments surrounding pricing, demand, transport, and the interplay between the hydrogen and power markets. Lastly, Aurora is providing bespoke analysis to clients through consultancy projects.

Successful candidates will work in a dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. They will enjoy autonomy and opportunities to substantially influence major decisions in the energy sector. They will have the chance to grow into industry experts under the guidance of directors with deep experience addressing major strategic issues at the world’s leading advisory firms. The successful candidate will combine technical strength with a strong track record of project delivery and performance in team-oriented environments.

Based in Oxford, the Associate will play a pivotal role in directing Aurora’s hydrogen analysis. The position suits an experienced analyst or consultant from a top-tier strategic or economic consultancy, energy company, financial services company, or knowledge-driven firm or institution. Prior experience in hydrogen is highly desirable.

Key responsibilities

  • Analyse hydrogen technologies, developing forecasts, writing commentary, and developing analytical tools, research and models that underpin our research service as well as bespoke client work
  • Keep abreast of developments in policy, markets, and technology, and then use this to develop and provide data-driven insights to clients on how hydrogen markets could develop
  • Represent the firm as an expert in this rapidly evolving market and developing our thought leadership, analysis and subscription product offering in this space
  • Examine and explain interactions with the power and gas markets – for example how the growth of hydrogen affects renewables economics
  • Play a critical role in product delivery and development, as well as client engagement –identifying client needs, and continuously enhancing the service we provide
  • Develop analysis into the energy transition for both public and private sector clients; and present these insights in client meetings and presentations
  • Work towards the development of fully integrated hydrogen analysis across the entire company. This means working with other teams and offices in Aurora as well as independently.

Required attributes

  • At least 2-3 years of experience at a leading consultancy, energy company, financial services company, or other knowledge-driven firm or institution conducting research or market analysis in the hydrogen or clean energy sector
  • Previous experience of working on energy-related projects – particularly in a European context
  • Demonstrated success in project and process management in team-oriented environments
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, and derive insight from complex quantitative data and information
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with both technically and non-technically minded parties
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial mind-set, and desire to grow the business
  • Excellent written communication
  • Native or professional-level competence in English

Desirable attributes

  • It would be highly advantageous to have existing knowledge of hydrogen technologies and policy
  • First class or high second-class university degree in a relevant quantitative subject
  • Demonstrated success in client-facing positions
  • Knowledge of key financial metrics and economic principles (NPV, IRR, DCF)
  • Competence in advanced data analytics (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, Advanced Excel)
  • Relevant Master’s degree or PhD
  • Competence in other European languages

What we offer

  • The opportunity to substantially influence major decisions in the energy sector
  • Direct engagement with clients through Aurora conferences, workshops, and webinars
  • The opportunity to grow into a publicly visible industry expert
  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • An office in the centre of Oxford with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
  • A competitive salary package

 
At Aurora we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, part-time hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

Applications

The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • Brief cover letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest possible start date
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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.