Energy Insights, an IDC business unit providing research and advisory services, is seeking a research analyst to cover information technology in the energy & utility industry. The analyst will be part of a team providing research-based advisory and consulting services to utilities, energy technology vendors and information technology vendors. The focus of this position is to advise on use of information technology to support business innovation and digital transformation across electricity, gas and water value chains. The analyst will have an opportunity to interact with thought leaders in the energy field in hot areas: transforming customer experience, asset operational excellence, distributed generation, and making the grid more intelligent, responsive and capable of handling the addition of new energy resources such as wind and solar. All this combined with digital technology accelerators, such as IoT, Cloud, AI, virtual and augmented reality, drones and robotics.
The primary responsibility of the analyst will be to conduct research, produce written reports to support subscription services and support of custom research projects. These activities involve primary and secondary research as well as preparation and analysis of survey results. Other responsibilities include responding to client inquiries and providing support for sales and marketing. In this respect, the analyst will play an important role in interacting with clients to retain and expand existing business and with prospects to support development of new business.
The position calls for a highly-motivated individual with exceptional writing, presentation, and client interaction skills. The candidate should be someone eager to build or further a career as an analyst, a quick and creative thinker, who is eager to learn and to be coached.
The ideal candidate has 2-3 years working in market research and/or consulting looking at Electricity, Gas and water industries. Practical work experience in the utility or oil&gas industry or within an ICT company dealing with energy and utilities will be highly appreciated.
Bachelor's degree and fluency in written and oral English is required. Fluency in a second European language would be advantageous, as the research's geographical scope will be European. Good computer skills including Excel and PowerPoint are necessary. In due course, the role will involve some travel, predominately in Europe but occasionally to other regions.
In addition to a competitive compensation package, IDC offers the chance to join a successful and motivated research team in the industry's foremost provider of market intelligence, providing expert solutions to major companies throughout Europe.