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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Management Consultancy
  • Start Date: Unspecified
  • Location: London
  • UCAS Points: Research Officer – Energy
  • Salary: Competitive

There is an immediate opening for a Research Officer to join NERA’s Energy practice based in our London office.

NERA’s Energy Practice is at the forefront of the continuing transformation of the energy industries worldwide. We have pioneered in developing approaches for introducing competition in segments such as power generation and gas supply where competition is workable and for improving the regulation of sectors where it is not. We work with companies, governmental bodies, and regulators worldwide to design competitive gas and electricity markets and to develop tariffs and rules of access for regulated transmission and distribution systems for electricity, gas, and the transport of oil and oil products.

With industry restructuring in many countries, we also help companies develop strategies for exploring new opportunities and minimizing new risks, including issues related to climate change and other environmental initiatives. We help our clients to develop new regulatory strategies and, when needed, support our clients with analysis and testimony before regulatory commissions, antitrust and competition policy agencies, and domestic and international courts.

Our economists help clients to decide which lines of business to pursue; to divest assets no longer consistent with their strategy; to identify and evaluate opportunities for mergers, acquisitions, and investment; and to develop bidding, trading, contracting, and marketing organizations and strategies. Our work also includes designing and conducting energy auctions, as well as providing strategy and valuation advice on mergers and acquisitions, the financing of energy companies, and the financial restructuring of distressed companies.

The responsibilities of the role include assisting in the preparation of economic studies related to energy, emissions and other issues principally for private sector clients in the energy and energy-intensive industries, but also including government agencies and NGOs. Studies are typically technical reports, presentations and expert testimony. The types of analyses include economic asset valuation, market simulation and economic impact modelling. The incumbent may design, build and maintain quantitative models; apply statistical analysis to economic and financial data; collect market, industry, company, and competitor information and perform data integrity checks; review, summarise and analyse industry trends; create methodologies, tools, tables, graphs, and charts for economic analysis; draft memos, assemble presentations and marketing materials; and participate in team and client meetings. Programming skills and the ability to use statistical software are an advantage. Some travel may be required.

Candidates would hold an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in economics, or a related discipline, with a strong academic record. Candidates should enjoy solving analytical and empirical problems, have exceptional creative, critical thinking and technical skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  Business level English is essential. Additional fluency in European languages would be an advantage.

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