Principal Analyst - Power & Renewables Valuations

  • Wood Mackenzie
  • London, UK
  • Mar 25, 2024
Full time Research

Job Description

Wood Mackenzie are the global research, analytics, and consultancy business powering the natural resources industry. For 50 years, we have been providing the quality data, analytics, and insights our customers rely on to inspire their decision making. Our dedicated oil, gas & LNG, power & renewables, chemicals, metals & mining sector teams are located around the world and deliver a variety of projects based on our assessment and valuation of thousands of individual assets, companies, and economic indicators such as market supply, demand, and price trends. We have over 1,900 employees in 30 locations, serving customers in nearly 80 countries. Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve – providing invaluable intelligence to help our customers overcome the toughest challenges, and make strategic decisions that will, ultimately, accelerate the world’s transition to a more sustainable future.

Wood Mackenzie Values

  • Inclusive – we succeed together
  • Trusting – we choose to trust each other
  • Customer committed – we put customers at the heart of our decisions
  • Future Focused – we accelerate change
  • Curious – we turn knowledge into action

Company Description

Wood Mackenzie are the global research, analytics, and consultancy business powering the natural resources industry. For 50 years, we have been providing the quality data, analytics, and insights our customers rely on to inspire their decision making.

Our dedicated oil, gas & LNG, power & renewables, chemicals, metals & mining sector teams are located around the world and deliver a variety of projects based on our assessment and valuation of thousands of individual assets, companies, and economic indicators such as market supply, demand, and price trends.

We have over 1,900 employees in 30 locations, serving customers in nearly 80 countries. Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve – providing invaluable intelligence to help our customers overcome the toughest challenges, and make strategic decisions that will, ultimately, accelerate the world’s transition to a more sustainable future.

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Job Description

Role Purpose

We are looking for a Principal Research Analyst to join Wood Mackenzie’s Power and Renewables Valuations team. This person will drive the growth of our Renewables Valuations offerings and lead the refinements of existing methodologies and models. The Principal Analyst will collaborate with the existing Valuations team to develop and maintain valuation models for renewables assets across the globe. This new role will be on the ground floor of developing our wind and solar valuations work, an area of high priority of growth within the company. The successful candidate will have deep subject matter expertise in Renewables Valuations and will deliver as a thought leader on asset valuations, corporate landscape, and policy environments in the Power & Renewables space. The candidate will work closely across our Power and Renewables teams to support coverage of the global renewable industry.

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables promotes analysts as industry experts and as such, analysts must be thoughtful, curious, and creative. Analysts are expected to take complex, disparate ideas and distil them into simple, provocative concepts. Attention to detail and dedication to continuous process improvement are critical in this role.

Main Responsibilities

  • Asset Valuation Model Development

    • Drive the expansion of Wood Mackenzie’s valuation models

    • Monitor and maintain relevant data through secondary and primary research

    • Ensure continuous improvement of models, methodology, and data quality and accuracy

    • Lead engagement with customers and developers to gather feedback on modelling inputs and methodology

    • Collaborate with market experts across the world and our existing Product, Research and Data teams to improve and refine valuation methodology and output

  • Research, Analysis and Report Writing

    • Lead and contribute to thought-leading research publications including but not limited to corporate benchmarking, revenue dynamics, IRR analysis

    • Ensure all deliverables are executed and delivered in a timely fashion to a high standard 

  • Networking and Industry collaboration

    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders in the industry and clients

    • Establish an industry presence as an influential speaker and thinker; build relationships with senior industry professionals – solar and wind project developers and EPCs, turbine OEMs, component suppliers and raw material suppliers as well as with the journalists who cover the sector; and participate in vendor briefings and press enquiries as necessary 

  • Business Development

    • Work directly with sales and marketing via internal and external communications to actively help generate new sales, build larger programs for existing clients, and effectively market completed research

    • Present at Wood Mackenzie and industry-sponsored events, and moderate client webinars

Qualifications

About You

  • You have experience in banking or development at a wind, solar or other renewable company. You have a deep understanding of Renewables Valuations and strong experience within the following areas:

    • Asset valuation of wind and solar assets

    • Building financial models to support deal financing and risk analysis

    • Discounted cash flow modelling and IRR analysis

    • Asset model development

    • Levelized cost of energy (LCOE)

    • Revenue streams including support schemes

  • You have worked on Renewables development, refinancing, and M&A deals and have a strong understanding of all relevant factors

  • You have excellent analytical skills, an eye for detail and strong quantitative skills. You are commercially aware and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • You have an engaging nature and are capable of connecting with co-workers, clients and industry stakeholders in a wide range of professional settings

  • You foster a deep intellectual curiosity about what drives markets based on economic principles

  • You are committed to contributing to a welcoming and inclusive environment, are sensitive to diverse perspectives, and are passionate about equity in the workplace.

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Additional information

Wood Mackenzie is a place where we are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment which encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. 

Wood Mackenzie values everyone’s contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.

Our core values are:

  • Inclusive – we succeed together

  • Trusting – we choose to trust each other

  • Customer committed – we put customers at the heart of our decisions

  • Future Focused – we accelerate change

  • Curious – we turn knowledge into action

We understand the importance of bringing your whole self to work and to achieving balance between work, family and other life commitments.  We are open to considering flexible working arrangements to enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Wood Mackenzie's success.

Hear what our team has to say about working with us: https://www.woodmac.com/careers/our-people/

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Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer. This means we are committed to recruiting the best people regardless of their race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. You can find out more about your rights under the law at www.eeoc.gov 

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