Project Leader, Australian Advisory


Aurora seeks an energetic leader, with a passion for analytical excellence and a desire to influence key energy sector decisions, to join the leadership group of our Australian Advisory team based in Sydney.

Advisory is the bespoke consulting arm of Aurora Energy Research where we apply our models, databases, analytical skills and industry knowledge to advise clients across the energy sector. This includes advice on government policy as well as all parts of the investment cycle including strategy, market scanning, valuation and transaction support, forecasting and planning, and operational improvements.  We advise across the whole sector but our project leaders will typically develop deep expertise and strong client relationships within at least one sub-sector (e.g., renewables, energy storage, hydrogen).

The successful candidate will report directly to Aurora’s Head of Australia, Weijie Mak, and become as a key member of the leadership group of our Advisory team.  You can expect responsibility for project delivery and team leadership.

The role offers substantial opportunity to develop your knowledge of the energy industry and build your analytical and management skills in a highly supportive, fast-moving environment with excellent career progression prospects.  Previous project leaders from this team have gone on to lead Aurora’s country teams as we enter new markets worldwide.

Key responsibilities

  • Project delivery. You will oversee teams of analysts and energy modellers to deliver projects.  You will ensure client expectations are met by deciding the right analytical approach, leading problem-solving, ensuring high-quality delivery, and communicating insights clearly. You will provide senior oversight of 2-3 simultaneous projects, all meeting high expectations for the quality of our quantitative analysis
  • Leadership: You will be able to demonstrate your past track record in developing teams, improving performance and inspiring people to develop to their full potential. You will proactively identify where we could do things better and work effectively with others in the team and across Aurora to lead business change initiative

Required attributes

  • At least 3-4 years’ relevant experience – for example, in top-tier management consultancy or industry. You should be equally passionate about delivering high quality analytical projects and developing our people.
  • Intellectual and analytical excellence. You will have experience leading projects using advanced quantitative analysis.  You should be able to demonstrate how your personal impact creates the highest quality products for clients combining first class analytics and modelling with clear presentation of insights.
  • Strong project management skills, including scoping deliverable projects, ensuring their execution, and managing client expectations.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and empathetic leadership style. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record for inspiring their teams, raising performance and developing their people.
  • Collaborative by nature – always looking for the next innovation to help our clients and actively seeking opportunities to work effectively across our subscription research and software teams to improve our offer.
  • Professional-level competence in English.

Desirable attributes

  • Experience in the energy industry is highly desirable but not essential if you can demonstrate transferrable skills and experience as well as the desire to contribute to Aurora’s mission and the relevant consulting, analytical and leadership skills.

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 Sydney
  • 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.

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.


Start dates are flexible, please indicate your earliest possible start date. We will review applications as they are received. The salary will be competitive.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • Brief cover letter
  • Salary expectations

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 350 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, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Athens, Sydney, Austin TX and Oakland CA, with 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.