Research Analyst, LNG Demand

  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Wood Mackenzie
  • Department: Research
  • Is this an Analytics Req?: No

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. 

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

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 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

Wood Mackenzie is seeking a highly motivated global LNG Short-term Market Analyst to join our Global Short-term LNG Analytics team.  This role is key to forecasting and modelling our LNG short term demand across the key Asia markets, as well as coordinating with experienced analysts across the globe to create a truly live global balance.   

In addition to deploying analytical skills to understand the fundamentals, you will also be creating market commentary reports to explain our future market view.  You will interact with clients through webinars, conferences and one-to-one engagement to build up the company, and your personal, brand in short-term analytics.  You will also take part in future product development.

You will be responsible for ensuring our short-term LNG import forecasts across the key Asian markets of Japan, Korea, China, India and S.E.Asia remain robust, and consistent with our global LNG demand view.  This will involve collecting market research within each country, as well as modelling fundamental gas balances.  You will work with market analysts across all regions globally to ensure updates to short-term demand forecasts remain consistent with the broader long-term country gas balance. 

You will create a monthly short-term LNG demand report which includes both country and regional demand fundamental forecasts, which supports our global supply/demand balances, as part of our global short-term LNG market price outlook report.

In addition to analysis and report writing, you can expect to partake in key client engagement.  This will include one-to-one client queries,  as well as participating in our short-term LNG webinar series, where you will present our latest fundamental views.

As we develop out further our LNG short-term capabilities, you will find yourself at the center of our product development program – helping Wood Mackenzie grow and enhance our short-term product suite, while establishing LNG as a central piece of the next generation of the company’s products.  Your ideas about future development will help shape the future direction our current product offerings.


About you and how you can excel in this role

We are ideally looking for someone with: 

  • BSc or MSc in engineering, mathematics, economics, physical science or a similar field
  • Advanced MS Excel and modelling skills
  • Exposure to programming languages (VBA and Python in particular)
  • Experience working with data visualization tools
  • English (fluent spoken and good written)

To be successful you will need to demonstrate that you are:

  • Self-motivated, engaged and focused on delivering high quality results
  • A strong communicator, able to deliver messages both through written reports as well as verbal presentations
  • Flexible in your approach, embrace change and seek continuous improvement
  • Have attention to detail and a desire to problem solve
  • Able to build and maintain networks and relationships internally and externally
  • Able to articulate ideas clearly across remotes teams
  • Passionate about the gas and LNG markets


Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

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