Senior Analyst, Power Modelling

  • Beijing, China
  • 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 fifth 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

Job Description

Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables provides a one-stop integrated subscription, analysis and advisory service for companies in the energy and related sectors, enabling our clients to make the best decisions within a constantly evolving global energy industry.

Our cutting-edge knowledge of solar, wind and energy storage supply chains, technology, and investment trends, added to in-depth modelling and coverage of traditional fuels and assets, gives Wood Mackenzie a unique advantage to offer best-in-class market forecasting and insights. 

We have a dynamic and expanding team in Asia Pacific, which is already the largest regional power market in the world. The region is expected to contribute two thirds of future electricity demand growth and play a leading role in deployment of renewable energy. 

We are looking for a Power Modelling Senior Analyst to join our Energy Transition Practice in Asia Pacific.   The successful candidate will be responsible for using and developing regional power models including building deep expertise in power dispatch software, updating our proprietary databases,  working with other team members to improve market forecasts, and supporting delivery of high-impact and original research to clients.   This analytical role is based in Beijing and is pivotal to the success of the team.

Joining a team of global power and renewables experts, you will quickly contribute to our power modelling and research in Asia Pacific.  You will work with a team to maintain and improve power models including updating inputs, running and fine-tuning power generation and power price forecasts, coordinating with various experts and stakeholders to optimize outputs, and pro-actively making improvements and solving unexpected problems during model runs.   You will also be a go-to person for Asia Pacific power data (power plants, transmission, demand, capacity/generation, cost and prices, etc.) and have strong expertise managing data flows such as updating input/output scripts connecting data with power models and reports.  

With guidance and reasonable editorial inputs from the Research Director, you will also independently prepare high-quality, insightful reports, publications and presentations to influence clients’ business decisions.   You will have opportunity to build and maintain relationships with a range of experts in the power & renewables, coal and gas-related spaces.   You will also occasionally support the successful execution of consulting projects working closely with the Energy Transition consulting team, under the guidance of a supervisor or senior experts 

You will build strong understanding of China and Asia Pacific power market dynamics, being able to effectively discuss recent events and implications with clients and colleagues.  This includes collecting market information as needed to complete quantitative or qualitative tasks assigned by the supervisor or senior content leaders. Through research trips, client interactions and industry events you will pro-actively build your network to understand the key topics and challenges in the industry and implement the latest ideas into power modeling and research deliverables.  




The role is ideal for an experienced professional who a high aptitude for quantitative analysis and modelling, is passionate about understanding the latest trends in the energy industry, and is looking to develop a career as a recognized power sector expert in the energy transition space in Asia Pacific.  The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualities, qualifications and experience:  

  • High interest and aptitude for power modelling, preferably with work experience in quantitative modelling, operations research, big data or programming.  Relevant on-the-job training will be given to the selected candidate and potential to become an expert modeller is key rather than specific experience.
  • 5-10 years of work experience in an analytical role ideally at a well-known company in the power & renewables industry. Strong understanding of power markets including technologies, regulations, economics and companies is important for this role.

·        Enthusiasm, curiosity, willingness to work hard and expand knowledge and skills, and the ability to tackle challenging questions and rethink conventional wisdom

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline such as engineering, computer science, or economics; graduate degree preferred
  • Relevant experience in data management: working knowledge of Python programming and SQL databases is a major plus.
  • Strong organisation, planning and time management skills to work to deadlines
  • Proactive and accountable
  • Effective writing and presentation skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team across multiple locations
  • Commitment to excellence and growth through role modelling
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; fluency in an Asian language is a plus

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