Senior Research Analyst - Subsurface

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


The world's most effective and responsible data analytics company in pursuit of our customers' most strategic opportunities.

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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

Establishing a resilient, sustainable portfolio is critical for energy companies as they develop agile business models to meet net zero goals. We strive to be the partner of choice, offering a range of technical services to support the business needs of these companies. Our Subsurface Research team delivers integrated analysis across the geo-energy value-chain, enabling customers to navigate the energy industry dynamics, and make quicker, more effective decisions through our data and world-class, thought-leading content.

We are a close-knit, global team that embraces change and works in an agile way to support each other. Client relationships are core to our success as they seek to understand the full value chain from new ventures and exploration through development and production to carbon sequestration and new energy generation.

Reporting to the Subsurface Senior Research Manager, a Senior Research Analyst is required to join our global Research team in a specialist role

Main Responsibilities

New Energies

  • Support our CCUS agenda for the EMEA region. Maintain awareness of CCUS project updates and licence rounds. Manage our depleted fields and saline aquifers product delivery
  • Help drive the scope and delivery of our New Energies roadmap including Geothermal, Hydrogen, and Metals and Mining 
  • Work in collaboration with our data and product functions, providing SME support in the delivery of a geothermal deep wells database
  • Stay current with industry developments and support the Subsurface leadership in the evolution of our offering, identifying growth opportunities in the new energies space 

Subsurface Team

  • Contribute to ensuring that we are delivering the best possible Subsurface data quality to our clients 
  • Help drive integration and leverage synergies across the Subsurface Team
  • Deliver a wide range of content from reactive pieces to deeper thought-provoking insight. Working with autonomy and in collaboration with other business functions is essential 


  • Become an accomplished user of our Lens solution and develop the skills to leverage its full analytical value. Staying cognisant with the latest solutions and establishing how we leverage them for our research is key to role success 
  • Be client facing, working closely with account managers to support strategic accounts, explore cross-sell and business development opportunities, and resolve client-critical business needs 
  • Bring enhanced subsurface awareness across Woodmac through a wide range of communications including webinars and knowledge shares 



About You

  • You are passionate about the energy sector and the role it plays in delivering energy to the world. You have an analytical mindset and an eye for detail. You also understand the big picture, which enables you to analyse and form clear, coherent conclusions from a variety of data and information. You find it easy communicating complex or technical information and delivering messages that are easily understood. You thrive in a collaborative, commercial and client-centric environment 
  • You have a proven track record of fostering strong working relationships including coaching, influencing and developing others around you. Delivering quality is your key driver making you credible with colleagues and clients.
  • The way in which you work is productive and driven, striving to be best in class. You often share ideas, take accountability and strive for continuous improvement
  • The people around you recognise your ability to develop others and build an environment in which people thrive and deliver high quality results. The way in which you work enables you to build strong, collaborative internal relationships and can influence within the wider company, at a variety of levels of seniority. You understand that diversity of experience and thought is important and that working across different geographies requires cultural appreciation
  • If you are looking for a role where you can make positive impact on business results, your own team and those around you, apply now          

Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Masters or equivalent in a relevant geosciences or engineering-based discipline
  • >7 years relevant, professional experience and maximum of 10 years. Experience as a geoscientist or engineer in an E&P company is a plus
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness and knowledge of the energy transition
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Being client facing will be an integral part of your day-to-day role
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, VBA and relational database structures is preferred, but not required

Additional Information

  • We are a hybrid working company and the successful applicant will be expected to be physically present in the office at least 2 days per week to foster and contribute to a collaborative environment, but this may be subject to change in the future
  • Due to the global nature of the team, a degree of flexible working will be required to accommodate different time zones

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

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