For the UK-based role please apply below.
About DAI SBG
DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG) supports private companies to be smarter corporate citizens in their local business operations and assists public authorities to develop policy, regulation, and incentives that grow sustainable industries.
We have key hub offices in London and Washington, DC. SBG has a dynamic and growing team, with a diverse talent base.
We advise and implement projects on behalf of our clients across a range of areas including corporate social Investments, supply chain management, economic impact assessment, and strategic investment. We rely on data-rich technical analysis and on-the-ground relationships to structure successful service engagements and investments in emerging markets, with an unwavering commitment to our clients and the countries where they work. We provide a full suite of services, including:
- Economic and policy analysis
- Corporate capacity development
- Strategy formulation
- Program design and implementation
- Performance monitoring and evaluation
Roles & Responsibilities
SBG is looking for an Associate Research Analyst/Research Analyst to join our team. General responsibilities for the position include gathering and analysing data, conducting research, developing products, and writing reports. The focus of this position will be the cost and schedule bench marking and estimation of large capital projects varying by type, industry, and geography. This position may be requested to perform work in relation to other subject matters on an as-needed basis. The Associate Research Analyst will work both on internal and client-facing assignments and will collaborate with staff both within and outside of SBG.
Among the position’s key responsibilities will be:
- Creating, updating, improving Excel templates for estimating cost and schedule of specific capital project types.
- Creating, updating, improving guidance documentation to accompany these templates, as well as conducting training for staff on how to use templates.
- Researching, collecting, and analyzing information on key issues surrounding the construction and operation of various capital projects (e.g. contracting and tendering practices, goods importation, workforce composition, etc.); providing guidance and insight on these subjects to staff or clients.
- When able / needed, working with colleagues to directly deliver other research and analytical solutions to clients.
- A Bachelor’s degree in economics, the natural sciences, engineering, or other quantitative research-related studies
- Experience of data handling, analysis, interpretation
- Positive attitude and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with globally dispersed teams
- Ability to approach problems head-on, but able to identify new ways to solve problems
- Strong intellectual curiosity – a desire to learn and apply new ideas
- Track record of finding solutions to complex problems
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects / research independently
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Willing and able to travel internationally and domestically (up to 15% of time).
- Experience in a field related to the process industry, statistical quality control, capital projects, project management; or an interest in learning these fields
- Graduate degree in the field listed above (but not required)
- Proficient with statistical software (knowledge of STATA and/or Python libraries is preferred)
- Experience with Energy, Infrastructure and/or large industrial related projects
- Knowledge of or experience in cost and schedule bench marking
- Experience in modelling and/ or sensitivity analysis
- Experience in improving and streamlining systems and processes
The salary offered for the Associate Research Analyst/Research Analyst will be commensurate with relevant experience. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues in DAI’s central London offices.
DAI offers a generous benefits package including, after a qualifying period, company pension scheme, private health scheme, life assurance, income protection, gym membership and cycle to work schemes.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
If this role sounds interesting and you would like to be part of DAI’s growing business, bidding for and managing donor-funded projects round the world, we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date for applications is 22nd November 2019 and interviews will be held in the following week.