Energy Analyst

The Energy Institute are looking for a dynamic, committed Energy Analyst, who thrives on achieving clear outcomes on important research projects. Key responsibilities are data analytics, and stakeholder information within the energy sector, creating succinct, timely outputs for a range of audiences, and supporting the fulfilment of the EI’s strategic aims, in particular informing energy decision making through convening expertise and advice.

Nature and Scope

As Energy Analyst, you will work with information and people across all parts of the energy system, in the UK and around the world. Your focus will be the development, provision and maintenance of high-quality energy information and insights for EI members and wider stakeholders.

You should be able to process and interpret data, identify key trends, and produce content such as reports, briefing papers, and infographics to communicate complex issues in clear and intuitive ways. You will also work with the team to maintain, update, and expand its knowledge resources through gap analyses, identification of key information sources, influencers, and thought leaders.

What you will do The role will provide the opportunity to contribute to some of our most important projects and collaborations:

• Be integral to producing the Statistical Review of World Energy (previously published by bp), a comprehensive annual report covering all aspects of energy, from primary energy resources through to energy conversion and consumption. You will be involved across the entire end-to-end process of planning, sourcing, maintaining, validating the data as well as report writing and presenting results.

• Supporting the delivery of the annual Energy Barometer, which draws on quantitative and qualitative research to articulate the views of energy professionals. You will be involved from question set formulation through to analysis and final publication, ensuring the end product delivers leading insight to internal and external stakeholders.

• Developing reference materials used in the EI’s Energy Fundamentals training course delivered by EI Fellows each quarter to UK civil servants, ensuring data is up-to-date and topical issues represented in an evidence-based manner.

• Acting as the key point of contact for advisory panels of senior figures drawn from the energy industry, who oversee and contribute to the Knowledge, Insight, and Research team’s activities, as well as editorial and conference programmes. You will ensure their contributions are targeted and held shape meaningful projects.

• Take a leading role in researching content for other outputs, including our Essentials Guides on key technologies, Energy Insights or articles for New Energy World on topical issues, and responses to government policy consultations.

• You will be expected to maintain an up-to-date understanding of trends and developments in the field of energy, as your advice will be sought by colleagues across the EI engaged in developing its services such as conferences, training, editorial content, and publications. You will help them to understand policy and technology developments by providing briefing notes and summaries, and to identify new business development opportunities.

• You will have the opportunity to participate in the EI’s programme of external events and conferences, providing research support and, on occasion, making presentations.

• You will be part of a wider team that includes the EI Library service; there will be some duties relating to member enquiries, ensuring appropriate and accurate responses at all times.

You will be expected to meet individual key performance indicators and maintain standards and objectives for the team in line with EI values. This includes producing timely outputs, participating in appraisals and team meetings, and identifying and meeting your self-development needs. You will also occasionally undertake other duties as delegated by the Head of Knowledge, Insight, and Research. You will work in accordance with agreed policies, procedures, and practices including the EI’s Health and Safety at Work and Equal Opportunities requirements.

Your Expertise

• Proficient in quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysis
• Proficient in working with data and statistics
• Experience working with content management and other management systems
• Educated to degree level, in science, engineering, mathematics or other relevant subject
• A second degree in energy or equivalent energy experience will be an advantage

Your Key Skills

• Demonstrable interest in energy, climate change, and sustainability
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, for a variety of audiences
• High numerical and analytical accuracy
• Forensic attention to detail
• A self-starter who also has strong inter-personal and team working skills
• Good project management and organisational skills
• Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
• Adaptable, creative, and enthusiastic
• Inquisitive, eager to learn, and constantly looking for improvements across the board
• Knowledge of one or more statistics software packages
• Experience maintaining a website
Salary and benefits
• Salary £26-29k depending on experience
• Great office culture
• A mix of office (central London) and home working
• Participation in industry events, including attending conferences and lectures
• Training and professional development opportunities
• Compressed working scheme
• Generous pension scheme

The EI is accepting applications on a rolling basis. In the case of high interest, this role may close early – please apply in good time. To apply please send your CV and a 1-page max covering letter explaining what you would bring to the role to Part-time or flexible work arrangements will be considered.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023