Research (Senior) Associate, Flexibility Products Lead, Pan-European Power Markets Team


Joining our Oxford, Berlin or Athens office, you will contribute to the firm by developing analysis and conveying insights to enhance clients’ decision-making. You will lead project teams, playing an active role in all aspects of (internal and external) client engagement: helping identify issues, forming hypotheses, conducting analysis, and synthesizing conclusions into recommendations. In doing so, you will help to guide utilities, investors, and government through the fundamental transition European power markets are facing.

You will join the pan-European Power Markets team, which is a transversal (horizontal) team that both supports and integrates the work of individual country power market teams within Aurora. This provides you with the opportunity to gain exposure to multiple European power markets on a regular basis, and thus broaden your knowledge and understanding of different power market business and operating models. You will act as the Product Lead for Aurora’s flexibility-related analysis across Europe, focusing primarily on flexibility market analysis, battery costs and performance, and revenue modelling and benchmarking. You will author our flagship European Battery Markets Attractiveness Report, as well as support new product development in the flexibility area.

The successful applicant will combine strong quantitative ability with a track record of performance in team-oriented environments in the energy sector. You will work in a dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. You will enjoy autonomy, the opportunity to substantially influence major decisions in the energy sector and to grow into an industry expert under the guidance of directors with deep experience addressing major strategic issues at the world’s leading advisory firms.

The position suits a professional with 4+ years of relevant experience at a research or consulting firm or a company in the energy sector. The exact entry position will be dependent on experience and educational level.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as the Product Lead for Aurora’s flexibility-related analysis across Europe, focusing primarily on flexibility market analysis, battery costs and technology performance and revenue modelling and benchmarking
  • Author our flagship European Battery Markets Attractiveness Report, as well as support new product development in the flexibility area Analyse pan-European policy and market trends as they relate to flexible technologies and support country teams to quantify their impact on national power market price formation
  • Work closely with country analytics teams to assess and synthesise quantitative metrics from their power market models and derive actionable insights for internal or external use
  • Support regular benchmarking of key flexibility technology-related inputs to models across the Aurora business, including battery technology costs, degradation, cycling and oversizing assumptions, and novel flexibility technologies
  • Undertake Advisory-type engagements from time to time, by engaging with clients to thoroughly understand their requirements and scoping and delivering quantifiable analyses, supported by Aurora’s power market modelling where appropriate
  • Draw insights out of the analysis you produce and communicate findings to internal and external clients by creating compelling presentations
  • Contribute to Aurora’s product development, by identifying new opportunities, supporting business development activities and expanding the team’s capabilities
  • Line manage at least one junior staff member and mentor and develop junior staff generally, including graduates

Required attributes

  • At least 3 years of experience at a leading consultancy, energy company, investment bank, or other knowledge-driven firm or institution (e.g. think tank, research or university institute)
  • Sound experience and understanding of the fundamentals of power markets and of low carbon flexibility technologies in particular
  • A very good university degree in either:
    • a quantitative subject, coupled with a keen interest in policy developments
    • a social science, environmental studies or a related field, coupled with several years’ experience in quantitative analysis
  • A proven ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex quantitative data and information
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate with both technical and non-technical parties
  • Demonstrated success in project and process management in team-oriented environments
  • Proficiency (C1 level) in English

Desirable attributes

  • Experience with low carbon flexibility technologies in the context of project or corporate financing
  • Proficiency (C1 level) in at least one further European language besides English

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
  • A competitive salary package
  • Company Benefits programme including public transport subsidies, bike leasing and more
  • 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 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.