Director, Global Solar Research

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie
  • Department: Research

Company Description

What you’ll love about Wood Mackenzie

For the past 45 years, we have established  our reputation as a trusted source of  knowledge and forward- looking insight for the world’s most innovative organisations. 

Now, as part of the Verisk Analytics family, that legacy is even stronger.  Aligning with the world’s leading data analytics company extends our ability to help clients overcome the toughest challenges with our unrivalled analysis and advice. 

We will continue to build on the power of our existing approach to assess and value individual assets and companies, allowing our clients to pursue the most promising opportunities. 

Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve –  providing invaluable intelligence that informs the strategic decisions that will ultimately shape the future direction of our global natural resources.


Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Global Solar Research to join our Power & Renewables team.  (Global locations will be considered in Houston, Boston, New York, London, Edinburgh, Shanghai, Beijing, or Singapore).  Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables provides integrated subscription, research and advisory services to inform and support our client’s commercial and strategic decisions in the complex and rapidly changing electric power industry.

Combining our deep knowledge of solar, wind, storage, and grid technologies, with our global power and fuels modelling and analysis capabilities, Wood Mackenzie can provide data and insight spanning supply chain, technology costs, policy and market issues, fundamentals-based outlooks, price forecasting, asset valuation, and commodity market issues. The solar research practice at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables leverages unique, proprietary information and industry channels to serve clients across the solar industry value chain and around the globe. A truly entrepreneurial organization, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables provides all employees with the opportunity to have direct influence over the strategic direction of the organization.

About the role

As part of a world-class team of industry experts, you will be responsible for developing and implementing an integrated content strategy for Wood Mackenzie’s Global Solar research. The Director will lead Wood Mackenzie’s solar research team and work with senior leaders across the entire Wood Mackenzie organisation to develop the research agenda and drive thought leadership for solar, covering the entire value chain.

The Director will also be responsible for Wood Mackenzie’s global views of the Solar sector and be a key global spokesperson for Solar, covering media and senior-level client interactions.  Finally, the Director will work directly with the Sales and Consulting teams to engage with clients and grow new research and consulting business.  You will develop a unique perspective and understanding of the Solar Industry. Your knowledge will be highly valued by Wood Mackenzie's clients, with whom you will share your insight via industry-leading written reports, economic models and presentations.



Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree or similar degree in related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in similiar role 


Additional Information

Wood Mackenzie Core Values

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 each individual's contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.

Our core values are:

  • Respect for the individual
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Persistence
  • Confidence with humility
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork

We understand the importance of 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.

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