The Role: This role is a contributor to Platts' global low carbon markets analysis - with a key focus on offering comprehensive and regular fundamental analysis and forecasting of the US carbon compliance market, taking into account changes to underlying policy drivers. The role will also be responsible for looking at ongoing compliance carbon market developments across north and south America and other parts of the world that are looking to implement such policies to implement carbon prices.
The analyst will analyze the global compliance markets and linkages between the regulations and carbon credit markets, as well as the certification of low carbon commodities, with a specific focus on the WCI, Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and RGGI markets. The role will also be responsible for the development and updating of regional carbon abatement curves which can inform carbon pricing and costs of achieving targets.
This role is at the forefront of Platts' objective analysis into the transparency related to government regulations and monitoring changes to these policies. The analyst is part of a team of analysts located across global regions, tasked with daily market research and developing and maintaining of a suite of new analytical offerings.
The Location: Washington DC, New York, Houston, Denver, US
Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 11
The Impact: This is a key role for Platts as it is focused on delivering on the promise of a brand new area of coverage that is of key importance to the future of energy markets as well as having a high degree of impact on the broader world. It involves driving transparency in the oil and gas markets that are rapidly seeking to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions in all corners of the market. This role is crucial to assisting market participants navigate the Energy Transition and the numerous risks and opportunities associated with the transition to a less carbon-intensive energy sources.
What's in it for you: To work at the forefront of an historical shift away from fossil fuels by by driving industry-leading analysis and insights around carbon markets. Working from the core of Platts' Energy Transition initiatives which bring transparency to new segments of global energy markets. The role is uniquely positioned to collaborate with various groups within Platts including analytics, pricing, strategy, commercial, market engagement, and product development. The analyst reports to the Low Carbon Market (Footprints) Manager.
The Team: You will work with a highly motivated and innovative team of analysts who share the common goals of driving transparency in new or opaque markets and creating actionable solutions for our customers. You will work with a global team in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.
The low carbon markets analysis team will work with quantitative modelers to establish appropriate analytical methodology, with Platts' core price group to support price assessments, and with commercial and market engagement teams to ensure maximum value delivery to stakeholders. The team is on the cutting edge of market knowledge, monitoring all latest developments in the end to end footprints of low carbon markets including company objective and technology implementation (in particular including CCUS), evolving regulatory environments, and increasingly available datasets. The team delivers analysis and insights to market participants though several mediums including periodic and special reports, data visualization platforms, conferences and events, and other customer engagement forums.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $67,600 to $140,400. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
Lead the fundamental market analysis of global carbon compliance markets, focused on the US and the Americas, including changing regulations, and developing market mechanisms
Building an understanding how technology and offsets will be leveraged to meet compliance standards
Identify data needed to track and monitor the changing compliance space of the Energy Industry
Maintain a fundamental understanding and ongoing updating of supply-demand oil, gas and power markets, as well as REC and offset market dynamics and how it will impact compliance and regulations
Supply analysis to involve the tracking of history and expectations of offset/credit generation across all major registries
Demand analysis would involve regular tracking of the underlying fundamental and potential developing prices around nascent and proposed carbon abatment progams globally.
Work closely with the Future Energy Outlook Pathways team to track and understand the dynamics around global demand for GHG mitigation - mandatory and voluntary - around the world - including the CORSIA program for aviation.
Deliver succinct and high-quality written content that demonstrates the expertise outlined above
Create charts, graphs and other visually valuable content that illustrates the trends Platts' customers need to follow
Work with product development team to create new offerings and enhance existing products
Work with Platts price group to transfer analytical outputs for utilization in price assessments
Provide thought leadership into the European and global compliance markets, taking into account regulatory changes
Work with commercial and customer engagement teams to execute commercialization plans and communicate value propositions; provide ongoing support to customers
Educate key internal stakeholders on our offerings, methodology, and value proposition
Engage with customers via calls, meetings, conferences, and events, communicating methodology and value propositions
What We're Looking For:
Strong team player able to collaborate across multi-cultural teams, commodities and geographies
University degree in energy systems, economics, chemistry, engineering, or a similar discipline accompanied with relevant industry or research experience.
Industry experience conducting research or market analysis in the energy transitions sector. Demonstrated experience with more technical and scientific writing. (Writing sample required with applications)
Demonstrated level of knowledge and thought leadership in the role interpreting and understanding carbon policy drivers in today's market and the challenges of decarbonizing existing footprints
Knowledge (and ideally experience) of carbon and energy commodity markets, strong research and analytical skills, and an innovative approach to solving complex problems.
Awareness of technologies and challenged for developing lower carbon intensive oil and gas markets and supply chains.
Ability to think critically, act decisively, and deliver results.
Strong interpersonal skills including an ability anticipate customer needs among competing objectives.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex and innovative concepts to internal and external stakeholders of various market knowledge levels.
An ability to represent the business to high-level managers, regulators, and others key stakeholders in meetings and presentations.
Knowledge of mathematical, statistical and modelling concepts and research methods, including: learning curves and regressions.
Technical abilities around organizing and analyzing data. Strong Microsoft Suite skills are required with an emphasis on Excel.
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