Senior Analyst, Carbon Offsets and Voluntary Markets, Wood Mackenzie – Flexible EMEA (London, Edinburgh, Madrid, Amsterdam, Aarhus, Hamburg)

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The Senior Analyst develops original research, analysis and forecasts on the state and trends of voluntary carbon markets. They will focus on carbon offsetting and on voluntary carbon markets - but are expected to have a general understanding of the broader carbon markets landscape.
  • Flexible EMEA (London, Edinburgh, Madrid, Amsterdam, Aarhus, Hamburg)
  • Full-time

Company Description

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.

Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join.

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Job Description

Wood Mackenzie are an industry-leading research and advisory company that provides analysis and insight on the world’s natural resources with offices all around the globe.

Wood Mackenzie’s Carbon Research team, as part of the Multi-Commodity Research practice, aspires to enable clients across the energy value chain to understand and respond to market and portfolio-related climate risks and opportunities by providing comprehensive, decision-useful carbon data and analytics. Some of the services we provide include calculation and benchmarking of emissions across the full value chain of commodities, tracking and forecasting of carbon prices, and research and reporting on carbon markets.

Role Purpose

The Senior Analyst develops original research, analysis and forecasts on the state and trends of voluntary carbon markets. They will focus on carbon offsetting and on voluntary carbon markets – but are expected to have a general understanding of the broader carbon markets landscape.

They conduct original quantitative and qualitative market and project research and deliver analysis through written reports, tools improvements, client inquiries, and speaking engagements. As a part of Wood Mackenzie’s carbon team, they serve clients who are active in a variety of energy-intensive sectors. The analyst provides insightful and relevant views on voluntary markets to help these clients in their responsible decarbonization journey, to develop better net-zero strategies, and ultimately to accelerate their energy transition.

Main responsibilities

The Senior Analyst works in the Carbon Research Team, and collaborates with Wood Mackenzie’s sales, marketing, and consulting teams. The Senior Analyst is expected to:

  • Conduct primary research on carbon offsetting and voluntary markets, including credit prices, methodologies, quality metrics, cashflows of projects.
  • Build and maintain database-oriented products in the carbon offsetting and voluntary market space to track demand and supply trends, price and cost structures, issuances/retirements, types of projects, etc.
  • Develop a deep understanding of what Wood Mackenzie’s clients require to be successful in the mitigation/decarbonization/offsetting space, with a focus on effectively addressing critical business challenges.
  • Write industry-leading research reports regarding trends, vendors and strategies across the carbon sequestration and offsetting landscape.
  • Collaborate with peers across Wood Mackenzie to support research reports, data services, advisory services and conferences (set agenda, recruit speakers, moderate and present).
  • Author multiple reports per year and actively develop visibility for this research and Wood Mackenzie through press, social media, and elsewhere.
  • Contribute to product development for the company’s offering on carbon offsetting and voluntary carbon markets, in coordination with other business lines and teams
  • Work directly with sales and marketing via internal and external communications to actively help generate new sales, build larger engagements for existing clients, and effectively market completed research.
  • Present at Wood Mackenzie-sponsored and industry-related events, and moderate client webinars.
  • Establish an industry presence as an influential speaker and thinker; build relationships with senior industry professionals (vendors and utilities) as well as with the journalists who cover the sector and participate in vendor briefings and press inquiries as necessary.

Knowledge and experience requirement

Our products and people are our intellectual capital, so we welcome and reward intellectual excellence, curiosity, and sophisticated thinking and look for:

  • 3-5 years’ experience working on, analysing and/or advising on carbon markets and carbon offsetting. Some experience in carbon offsetting project development or valuation would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with carbon markets landscape, including national compliance mechanisms, international aspects (e.g. art. 6 of the Paris rulebook), verification methodologies and standards, trading and exchange platforms, etc.
  • Ability to take complex, disparate ideas and distil them into simple, provocative concepts — and willingness to take a stand on complex, controversial discussions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Interested in using both qualitative and quantitative methods to answer market questions and write analysis. Ability to manipulate large quantities of data to create meaningful indicators and forecasts.
  • Self-driven. Capable of switching between the roles of an individual contributor and a collaborator.
  • Strong communication skills. Comfortable interacting with clients and industry stakeholders.
  • An engaging nature, capable of connecting with co-workers, clients and industry stakeholders in a wide range of professional settings.
  • A deep intellectual curiosity about the impact of market-based instruments for decarbonization on the wider business landscape.
  • Advanced Excel, Advanced PowerPoint.

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