Senior Associate/Project Lead – Consulting

Position

Based in Austin, TX, you will be a senior member of the project execution team in our consultancy practice. This position would suit an experienced associate or manager from a top-tier strategic or economic consultancy, energy company, financial services company, or knowledge-focused firm or institution. The successful candidate will combine technical ability with a strong track record of leadership and dependable performance in team-oriented environments.

Successful candidates will work in a dynamic, stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. They will apply their interpersonal skills to build connected, co-operative project teams. They will be given responsibility to chart the path of their teams through projects, and opportunities to substantially influence the thinking of organizations across the energy sector. Over time, they will be able to grow into industry experts under the guidance of directors with deep experience addressing major strategic issues at the world’s top advisory firms.

Key responsibilities

You will manage junior colleagues in developing insights to help clients make better choices. You will support all aspects of client engagement: helping identify issues, forming hypotheses, conducting analysis, synthesizing conclusions into recommendations, and presenting to senior clients. You will develop data-based strategic insights into the energy transition for both public and private sector clients.

Required attributes

  • At least 4 to 6 years of experience at a leading consultancy, energy company, financial services company, or other knowledge-driven firm or institution
  • First class or high second-class university degree in a relevant quantitative subject
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of power markets and associated policy framework
  • Demonstrated success in project and process management in team-oriented environments
  • Ability to analyze, 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

Desirable attributes

  • It would be highly advantageous to have existing knowledge of renewables and/or flexible energy technologies (e.g. batteries)
  • Knowledge of at least one major US power market, with a preference for ERCOT
  • Demonstrated success in client-facing positions and managing project-teams
  • Competence in advanced data analytics (e.g. Python, Advanced Excel)
  • 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 bilateral meetings, 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

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 resume, a brief cover letter, your salary expectations and state your 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.