Research Analyst/Senior Analyst – GB Renewables Market

The GB power market is undergoing a fundamental transformation as we move to decarbonise our economy through electrification, growth in low carbon generation and decentralised, flexible energy sources. This transition has profound implications for all stakeholders across the energy sector, and the market is constantly evolving through policy and regulatory reforms, as well as the emergence of new business models.

Aurora’s Research team has developed a market leading suite of energy forecasts, analytics and intelligence reports for the GB 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 UK’s transition to Net-Zero.
Our three GB services comprise of a core GB Power Market Service, plus dedicated services for GB Renewables and GB Distributed and Flexible Energy. Together, these provide insights on the development of the GB markets and implications for a range of power assets, as well as for policy and strategy. More than 100 companies access these services, representing the vast majority of existing generation capacity in the market, as well as developers, banks, and supply chain companies.

Position

This position sits within the GB Renewables team and will report to the GB Renewables Associate. You will be responsible for developing and carrying out all key analysis and research for the GB Renewables Product covering; relevant technologies such as Offshore Wind, Offshore Wind and Solar, as well relevant markets, policies and regulations, and commercial models.
Based in Oxford, you will play a key role in all aspects of product delivery and development, as well as client engagement.

Successful candidates will work in a dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. They will enjoy autonomy, the opportunity to substantially influence major decisions in the energy sector, and to grow into industry experts under the guidance of directors with deep experience addressing major strategic issues at the world’s leading advisory firms. You will become an expert in the future of renewables in the GB market and will complete high quality analysis that is essential to our subscribers.

The position suits someone with 1-3 years’ experience in the GB Power sector or a closely related field. This could include experience from a top-tier strategic or economic consultancy, energy company, financial services company, or knowledge-driven firm or institution. The successful candidate will combine technical strength with a strong track record of leadership and performance in team-oriented environments.

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
  • Contribute to Aurora’s product development, by identifying new opportunities and expanding our capabilities
  • Monitor market activity and keep abreast of latest renewables developments
  • Engage with clients to thoroughly understand their requirements
  • Communicate findings to clients in bilateral workshops and conferences

Required attributes

  • First class or high second class degree from a top university in a quantitative subject (Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Engineering, Finance)
  • An ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex quantitative data and information
  • Evidence of strong performance in team-oriented environments
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical parties
  • Diligent, organised and takes a proactive approach to undertaking research
  • Demonstrated success in project management preferred

Desirable attributes

  • Fluency in a second language beneficial but not essential
  • Competence in advanced data analytics (e.g. Python, Advanced Excel)
  • It would be highly advantageous to have existing knowledge of the GB power market or energy markets in general
  • Relevant Master’s degree or PhD

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.