Research Senior Analyst, Global Energy Markets (European Focus)


Based in Oxford or Athens, you will be a part of Aurora’s Global Energy Markets analysis team — producing our ongoing research and publications, developing new analyses, identifying client needs, and continuously enhancing the service we provide.

The scope of the role will be on European Global Energy Markets (gas, oil, and coal), in addition to broader analysis of global markets. The role involves keeping abreast of and providing insightful client reports on, key developments across global energy commodities markets, including consideration of how energy commodities will be affected by decarbonisation policies and the emergence of low-carbon technologies, as well as macroeconomic trends, including GDP growth, inflation, and other key metrics. The Senior Analyst will play a critical role in all aspects of product delivery and development, as well as client engagement, and represent the company externally.

Global Energy Markets team produces Aurora’s central outlook and scenarios for the development of gas, oil, and coal markets, which underpin Aurora’s analysis of power markets. Although the role is based in our Subscription Analytics division, the successful applicant would also play a role in supporting commodities-focused projects undertaken in our Advisory team — which in the past has included transactions and strategic advisory.

Aurora provides a dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. Working as part of a close-knit team, you will enjoy autonomy, the opportunity to substantially influence major decisions in the energy sector, and the chance to grow into an industry expert. The position suits experienced analysts or consultants from top-tier strategic or economic consultancies, energy companies, financial services companies, or knowledge-driven firms or institutions. Prior experience in natural gas is essential.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead Aurora’s research in European natural gas markets and work closely with Aurora’s commodities modelling and power teams to develop regular market forecasts and novel analysis
  • Research key short- and long-term market trends and conduct analysis of policy developments in the gas, coal, and oil markets.
  • Produce regular reports on global gas, oil, and coal markets
  • Contribute to Aurora’s central macroeconomic assumptions, including global GDP growth, inflation, and foreign exchange rates.
  • Communicate findings to clients through meetings, calls, workshops, and conferences
  • Work and coordinate with other teams in the company across global offices and keep colleagues informed of developments in Europe
  • Develop timely and rigorous quantitative analyses to enhance clients’ decision-making, e.g., in supporting financial transactions for energy assets
  • Contribute to Aurora’s product development by identifying new opportunities for intellectually interesting and commercially relevant areas of analysis and helping to expand our capabilities, subscription base, and impact

Required attributes

  • At least three years of experience in energy markets at an energy company, commodity price reporting agency, leading strategic or economic consultancy, energy trading house or brokerage, or financial services company
  • Demonstrated success in project and process management in team-oriented environments
  • Demonstrated success in managing a team to deliver time-critical projects
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset, and desire to grow the business
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex quantitative data and information
  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and collaborating with both technical and non-technical parties
  • Excellent written communication
  • Competence in data tools (e.g., SQL, PowerBI, advanced Excel)
  • Proficiency in English (C1 Level)

Desirable attributes

  • Experience in European natural gas markets
  • Demonstrated success in client-facing positions
  • Knowledge of key financial metrics and economic principles (NPV, IRR, DCF)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative subject (Sciences, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Finance)
  • Competence in advanced data analytics (e.g., R, Python, GAMS, Matlab)
  • Relevant Master’s degree or PhD
  • Fluency in additional widely spoken European or other relevant 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
  • Regular coaching and mentoring sessions
  • 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 the 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.


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

About Aurora

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to be the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence to drive strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of experts with vast energy, financial, and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon, and fossil commodities.

We are active across the globe in the APAC, LATAM, EMEA, and NORAM regions, working with leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software. We are a thriving, rapidly growing company, currently serving over 600 of the world’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors, and governments, and we expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.