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Admin Assistant – Research

Job ID: BH348428

Category: Junior Administrative Assistant, Project Coordinator, Event Management, Administrative Assistant

Specialty: Administrative

The Research Assistant will act as a delivery specialist that provides energy industry related news summaries as well as insightful reports through the provision of research and analysis from secondary sources and subscribed databases either on a standalone basis or in conjunction with team members. 

The research insights will enable our consultants to make more informed decisions enabling them to better deliver their consulting assignments and business development efforts. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The primary role of the Research Assistant is to deliver professional and insightful research summary reports for use internally within our office or externally. This would involve:  

  • Conduct Research: conduct research to the scope of work using secondary sources and if required primary means. This will include reading, summarizing and disseminating energy industry news on a daily basis for the US and EU regions for target areas of interest.  

  • Research Design: Use previous experience and content knowledge to adapt and implement appropriate research methods to suit the various projects and sales and marketing activities. Design research approach / storyboard to meet the client expectations within the specified deadline. 

  • Project Management: The researcher is expected to carry out work with minimal guidance.   

  • Team work: The researcher might work as part of a larger team to deliver research assignments on an as-needed basis. The Researcher would be resourceful in creating own network of colleagues in EAU and throughout company to ensure delivery of EAU’s research strategy.

  • Source Management: The researcher will help ensuring purchasing requirement and protocols are met and managed for all secondary sources and databases. Ensure data within is maintained and accurate and navigated with ease.  

  • Knowledge sharing and best practices: The researcher would be responsible for developing and maintaining knowledge management systems and databases in order to share and communicate research and ideas.   

Types of Work

An example of typical types of assignments required of this role could include: 

  • Market News: Provide relevant industry market news and summaries to the practice on a daily basis. 

  • Databases: Database work carried out by EAU is quite varied in nature and complexity. It can range from simple contact or qualifications database for sales and marketing purposes to more complex industry specific database.  

  • Market and Industry Trend Analysis: Conducting in depth energy industry research and tracking energy industry trends. A typical market and industry analysis work will involve assessing the market potential in terms of size and growth, analysis of various trends within the market/industry, drivers and challenges, potential opportunities etc. 

  • Company / Account Intelligence & Analysis: Typical company / account intelligence work will involve presenting facts and figures about a company’s structure, business segments, financials, competitors, future strategies etc. Monitoring companies of interest to the practice. 

  • Competitor Intelligence & Analysis: Typical competitor intelligence work will involve benchmarking a company against its competitors against various parameters such as financial performance, services, clients, analyst opinion etc. 

  • Power and Fuel Forwards: Analyze and distribute current power and fuel forwards to the practice.

Attributes, Skills and Qualifications

  • Should possess sound knowledge of tools and techniques on how market research should be conducted 

  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels as well as with external clients/customers in a professional manner

  • Proactive, ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a busy environment; able to assimilate information quickly

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal)

  • Should possess good presentation skills to present the research findings/output in a professional manner. 

  • Should be able to think logically in order to: 

    • Effectively assess each research requirement from internal clients 

    • To draw clear and concise conclusions from the research work to be presented to various executive leaders across the client teams.

  • Energetic and motivated, confident and assertive when necessary

  • Displays initiative in seeking and taking greater responsibility

  • Candidate should demonstrate an understanding of the energy (including power) industry. 

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or at least two years of relevant experience

  • Strong working knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access)

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: Denver, Colorado