The Role: This role is a contributor to Platts' global low carbon markets analysis - with a key focus on carbon offset markets and voluntary carbon. The analyst will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and reporting on evolving markets for carbon offsets that are being used by stakeholders to reach stated voluntary goals around reducing GHG emissions addressing other sustainability issues. Carbon offsets can be a key approach towards the greening of commodities such as oil, petroleum products, natural gas, LNG, steel, etc. The analyst will analyze the linkages between these sectors and carbon credit markets, as well as the certification of low carbon oil and gas commodities. This role is at the forefront of Platts' objective to bring transparency to new segments of a corporate world seeking to decarbonize. 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 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 the company as well as having a high degree of impact on the broader world. It involves driving transparency in carbon markets that are rapidly seeking to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions in all corners of the market. This role is crucial to understanding the fundamental of carbon markets - within the context of navigating the Energy Transition and the numerous risks and opportunities associated with the transition to a less carbon-intensive oil and gas market and supply chains.
The Career Opportunity: To work at the forefront of an historical shift in global commodity markets by driving industry-leading analysis and insights and to work from the core of Platts' Energy Transition initiatives which bring transparency to new segments of global energy markets. The analyst 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 / The Business: Low Carbon markets is a new team in Platts Analytics developing the insights and analysis to support the markets of the future as we enter the Energy Transition. 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 (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 $46,200 to $155,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus.
This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires .
Build understanding of low carbon markets including measurement and monitoring end to end footprint, developing market mechanisms, and leveraging technology and offsets to mitigate footprints.
Create and define types of carbon offset mechanism and model their relative values such as differentiating between BECC and CCUS.
Identify data needed to track and monitor the carbon footprint of the Energy Industry
Maintain a fundamental understanding and ongoing updating of supply-demand and price forecasts for voluntary carbon markets (grouped as offsets reflecting removal, reduction and avoidance of GHGs).
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 corporate climate commitments, how these would translate into demand for different offset types.
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.
Regularly updating of estimates of carbon abatement costs for different offset projects and types
Identify and develop expertise on emissions abatement opportunities
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
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
Knowledge and Skills:
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 analysing data. Strong Microsoft Suite skills are required with an emphasis on Excel.
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), ANLYTC202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)
Job ID: 258929 Posted On: 2021-03-07 Location: Houston, Texas, United States