Research Analyst - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (Remote) at Verisk

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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. 

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:

https://www.woodmac.com/careers/our-people/

We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies! 

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do. 

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description

New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, or remote (U.S. or Canada-based)

Full-time

Job Description

We are looking for a Research Analyst to join the Grid Edge research team at Wood Mackenzie. The Grid Edge team consists of leading analysts covering some of the most cutting-edge topics in the energy transition, including transportation and building electrification, microgrids, distributed energy resource participation in wholesale and retail markets, demand flexibility, and grid modernization and decentralization. Our research and thought leadership inform the strategies of key players throughout the energy industry, driving innovative business models while hastening the energy transition.

The Analyst is expected to conduct original research and deliver analysis through written reports, public speaking, client engagement, and occasional consulting projects. As a subject matter expert, the Analyst will be a public face of Wood Mackenzie and the Grid Edge team, providing thought leadership through editorials, conference presentations, and media engagement.

The Analyst will take ownership of EV infrastructure research, including public, workplace, residential, and fleet charging segments. The Analyst will establish and maintain relationships with developers, network operators, charger and charging software providers, utilities, and financiers, among others. They will leverage these relationships, along with independent research, to develop data-driven, actionable insights that advance the business models of these actors while informing investors in the space.

Responsibilities

· Be the team’s subject matter expert in EV infrastructure and charging, including

1. Public, workplace, residential, and fleet charging

2. Charger hardware and software technology, including specifications, standards, smart charging, and V2G

3. Charging networks and station economics 

4. The commercial landscape for these markets, including business models, offerings, partnerships, M&A, and public offerings

5. The financial landscape for these markets, including project finance, venture and PE investment, and charging/mobility-as-a-service offerings

· Track and report on charger deployments, commercial activities, state and federal policy and incentives, utility programs, regulatory proceedings, and public financial disclosures

· Establish and maintain relationships with key industry stakeholders to gather data on a project and commercial developments

· Maintain and extend our global EV infrastructure forecast model, leveraging our proprietary EV demand model to forecast for our clients when and where EV load is coming

· Produce research reports and other thought leadership that provides actionable insights for developers, technology providers, utilities, financiers, and investors

· Publish timely insights and editorials on technology, market, policy, and regulatory developments

· Contribute to recurring teamwide reports, including our U.S. DER Outlook and Grid Edge Quarterly Executive Briefing

· Provide direct feedback and guidance to Grid Edge clients

· Occasionally support Wood Mackenzie’s consulting team on grid edge-related engagements

· Present at Wood Mackenzie and external conferences, moderate panels, and host webinars

· Collaborate with other members of the Grid Edge team, as well as other Wood Mackenzie technology and power teams, on joint research projects and reports

· Assist with customer acquisition, retention, and relationship management

· Assist with internal data and model infrastructure development and management

· Travel infrequently, but as necessary, to clients and conferences


Qualifications

· 3+ years of experience in the energy or mobility industry, or in related policy or technology research

· Expertise in EV charging technology, policy, commercial landscape, or financing

· A bachelor’s degree, and preferably a master’s degree, in a social, physical, or environmental science, policy, or engineering

· A self-learner, capable of getting up to speed on technical, financial, and regulatory subjects

· Good working knowledge of Excel and the ability to produce clear, documented models

· Strong research abilities, with the ability to mine public datasets, regulatory filings, financial disclosures, secondary research reports, and media reports

· Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, necessary to engage effectively with industry stakeholders

· A problem-solving instinct and a readiness to connect dots, form hypotheses and confirm them with data

· Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to distill complex relationships at the intersection of technology, energy, and finance into clear, actionable research

· Excellent organizational skills, able to balance long-term research projects with near-term publications, client questions, and team development initiatives 

Nice to haves

· Previous experience at an EV charger hardware, software, or network provider

· Experience working with or at a utility, automaker, or government transportation electrification group

· Understanding of demand response and wholesale power markets, including utility programs and ancillary services

· Experience with python coding, SQL, and working with databases

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Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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Verisk operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Jersey City, NJ. Verisk was founded in 1971. It has 2129 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 120 open jobs at Verisk, click here.
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