Research Associate, Energy Storage

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie

Company Description

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. 

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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 fourth 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

We are looking for a Research Associate to join Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition team in the United States. The research associate will join the growing energy storage team and help track the market and build insights for clients into the ever-changing power sector. This role will focus on tracking momentum and innovation taking place in the behind-the-meter storage space which is quickly emerging as a key disruptor in the market.

As a Research Associate you will be responsible for data collection and analysis of the U.S. energy storage market with a focus on behind-the-meter storage applications. Your key responsibilities will include collecting deployment and cost data from industry contacts and publicly available sources, processing and presenting data through quarterly research publications and topical reporting, developing subject matter expertise on the commercial and residential energy storage space in the U.S., and managing key internal databases tracking storage trends.

You will work closely with the Head of Energy Storage as well as collaborating with the global Energy Storage team, and across the Energy Transition teams when appropriate, to ensure the timely and accurate provision of all relevant data and insight.

You will be expected to conduct data gathering and maintain critical data sets on behind-the-meter storage in the US, address customer inquiries with the support of senior team members, provide insight into market trends, and support other topical coverage as needed. You will be expected to correspond with stakeholders within the U.S. energy storage industry to collect key data on the energy storage landscape.


Successful research associates at Wood Mackenzie have an analytical and creative mindset and a keen eye for detail. They thrive when collecting and organizing data but are eager to examine the “why” behind the trends they uncover. Key skills include:

  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis, including through the Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with more complicated modeling, particularly in energy, is a plus
  • Attention to detail and organization when managing large and diverse data sets
  • Strong communication skills, with a focus on collecting data from stakeholders and presenting key insights to clients through research reports
  • Curiosity and creativity to adapt to a rapidly-evolving market and identify new sources for information
  • An undergraduate degree with a focus on sciences, engineering, or environmental policy is required. Experience with energy storage or renewable energy is preferred.


Additional Information

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