Power Sector Analyst

Power Sector Analyst

IEEFA - Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Remote, Europe

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is seeking a Power Sector Analyst for a contracted consultant role based in Europe. We are looking for an experienced professional with deep knowledge of the European power/utilities sector and related energy markets. The consultant must also possess a commitment to IEEFA's mission to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy. 

IEEFA is a rapidly-growing NGO/nonprofit that conducts research and analysis on financial and economic issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. Headquartered in the United States, IEEFA has a team of analysts and communications personnel located across the globe.

IEEFA produces a significant volume of original research, as well as ongoing analysis and reports on issues affecting energy industries. Our major research reports, daily commentaries, press coverage and other resources can be found on our website: www.ieefa.org.

The organization’s research products and commentary are used by a variety of organizations and individuals involved in the energy industry, including just-transition organizations, environmental organizations, business and labor leaders, market analysts, academic researchers and educators, legislators, attorneys and government administrators. IEEFA’s work is widely cited across the mainstream press and in trade publications.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Producing written research, analysis and commentary for publication and internal use on energy transition issues across Europe. Issues to examine may include:
    • renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) market trends and growth;
    • decarbonization strategies of major energy utility companies;
      • financial performance, equity and credit metrics;
      • modeling future profitability or valuation under various scenarios;
      • case study analysis of alternative energy options;
      • contribution to wider decarbonization targets.
    • power market design and regulatory reform;
    • economics and growth of different energy generation and storage technologies;
      • solar, wind, coal, gas, biomass, hydro, nuclear, batteries, etc.
    • ‘hydrogen-ready’ power plants and future hydrogen markets.
  • Providing timely, relevant sector information for IEEFA including emerging regional energy issues and themes;
  • Establishing and developing relationships between IEEFA and energy and finance and policy professionals and community organizations to improve information flow;
  • Other duties as mutually agreed.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years’ experience with financial or commercial analysis of the power/utilities sector, or a related field;
  • Minimum Bachelor’s level degree qualification;
  • Strong understanding of European renewables, gas, coal and heating markets;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, able to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines with limited direction while working remotely;
  • High degree of technological proficiency and demonstrated ability to learn new software and applications;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective positive relationships with companies, investors, governments/policy-makers, journalists, campaign groups, and foundations;
  • Team oriented with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Commitment to IEEFA’s mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in one or more European languages;
  • Experience working within/for major European power producers;
  • Working knowledge of the renewable PPA market in Europe.

EOE: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity, equity and inclusion at IEEFA. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing all employees with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy/parental status or disability status.

Term and Schedule: The initial contract will be negotiated within a range of 4 and 5 days per week over 6-12 months. This initial contract may be renewed depending on performance and availability of funding.

Travel: Some travel may be required (when possible).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of applicants will begin late May 2022.

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