Senior Associate/Project Leader – Commissioned Projects

  • Berlin office
  • Permanent full-time

Position

Joining the consulting team in our Berlin office, you will contribute to the firm by developing analysis and conveying insights to enhance clients’ decision making. You will play a key role in all aspects of project and product development, as well as engagement with senior clients – managing projects, directing our ongoing research, conducting novel analyses, identifying client needs and new business development opportunities.

The proximity to key decision makers of the Energiewende in Berlin ensures our research agenda remains highly relevant for Germany. Furthermore, Berlin is a gateway for Aurora to further European markets, offering exciting opportunities to work on international projects in countries such as Poland, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Italy and beyond.

The successful applicant will combine technical strength with a strong track record of leadership and performance in team-oriented environments. In addition, you will play an active role in client engagement: identifying clients’ needs, pitching our offering and answering client-specific questions in calls and in-person workshops.

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 further 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 4-6+ years of relevant experience at a research or consulting firm or a company in the energy sector, or a recent graduate of a PhD program who has contributed to consulting-work on the side. The exact entry position will be dependent on experience and educational level.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead project teams in developing 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, developing new business and expanding our capabilities
  • Engage with clients to thoroughly understand their requirements and present results to senior management
  • Communicate findings to clients as well as to the wider public (media, conferences, webinars, …)

Required attributes

  • At least 4-6 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)
  • A very good university degree in either:
    o a quantitative subject, coupled with a keen interest in policy developments
    o a social science, environmental studies or a related field, coupled with an interest in quantitative analysis
  • Substantial experience in working with energy system models
  • 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
  • Demonstrated success in project and process management in team-oriented environments
  • Leadership experience demonstrated by previous roles of professional responsibility
  • Strong interest in energy markets, previous professional or academic exposure to energy beneficial
  • Full professional fluency in English and German required

Desirable attributes

In addition,

  • Fluency in one of the following languages is additionally helpful, but not required: Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, one of the Nordic languages

What we offer

  • A dynamic, fast thinking, and supportive environment
  • 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 an industry expert
  • Private company pension scheme
  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • Regular coaching and mentoring sessions
  • An office in the most vibrant part of Kreuzberg with coffee, fruit and snacks delivered to the office
  • Internal further education offers and development perspectives with great creative freedom for your ideas and your commitment
  • Additional company pension contribution
  • Company Benefits program including JobTicket subsidy, SpendIt Card, JobRad and more

Applications

  • Start dates are flexible
  • We will review applications as they are received
  • Salary will be competitive with experience

 
Please submit your CV, a brief cover letter, your salary expectations,  transcripts, and if applicable reference letters, and state your earliest possible start date.

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.

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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.