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.

Based in Oxford or Berlin, 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 essential.

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.

Aurora’s European Hydrogen research service 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Analyse hydrogen technologies, write commentary, and develop forecasts, 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

 
The Associate will report to the hydrogen product manager and work within our larger Research and Publications team.

Required attributes

  • At least 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 sector
  • 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
  • A fast learner with Excel skills or competency or interest in common programming languages (e.g. python, MATLAB)
  • Native or professional-level competence in English

Desirable attributes

  • 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)
  • Previous experience of working on energy projects – particularly in a European context
  • Relevant university degree
  • 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 or Berlin with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
  • A competitive salary package
  • Access to the Aurora Academy, our training programme offering a range of opportunities to develop your skills

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.

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

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

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of more than 250 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Berlin, Madrid, Sydney and Austin, and more opening soon. We currently serve around 600 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.