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Petroleum Economics Analyst

Permanent Contract

Highly competitive salary + excellent benefits

London-based with occasional national and international travel

Apply by 14th November 2019

The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) represents major oil refining and downstream marketing companies operating in the UK.

Our members play a vital role in the supply of petroleum products used as road transport, aviation, marine and heating fuels, for power generation and as feedstocks for the petrochemicals industry.  Millions of consumers, including thousands of businesses, hospitals, schools, the emergency services, maritime and aviation customers depend on these supplies for mobility, power and heating.

As the energy landscape in the UK transforms, the refining and downstream oil sector will continue to adapt and provide innovative solutions to meet the challenges posed by this transformation.  UKPIA is striving to secure the right conditions to support continued investment and a safe, competitive and resilient sector, to deliver an orderly transition to a growing, low-carbon economy in which the sector thrives.

UKPIA offers a generous benefits package, including a flexible working environment, and welcomes diverse views from across the team to ensure we deliver through our shared values: working together with integrity to deliver excellence.

Role overview

UKPIA are seeking an analyst who will work across the team to provide robust analyses on a range of relevant topics and is able to translate and communicate these into clear conclusions that support the development of pragmatic policy positions, consistent with our members’ views.

In this role, working with other members of the UKPIA team, member company experts and other stakeholders, you will help answer the following questions:

  • What is the refining and downstream oil sector likely to look like in 2050? How will the sector adapt and transform itself to continue playing a key enabling role for the UK economy and an attractive return for investors?
  • What is the quantifiable impact of policy changes on the downstream oil sector and can it be done more efficiently?
  • What are the relevant changes happening in the sector and what might it mean for UKPIA’s members?

The analyst will work very closely with all the policy specialists in the team and ensure that the external relations team has solid evidence to back up our messages. They will need to make sure they know where to access relevant data that can support our work in a particular area, which might range from an Emissions Trading System on major energy users, analysis of renewable fuel commodities and products, right down to how the final consumer cost at the pump is calculated.

This role will report to UKPIA’s Director of External Relations.

Desired technical knowledge and experience

  • A broad understanding of UK energy policy and in particular factors affecting the supply of fuels.
  • A strong team player who is willing to understand a brief, plan actions accordingly, and then deliver often to tight deadlines
  • Track record of producing clear reports, based on solid evidence and reasoned assumptions ideally in a downstream oil and/or refining setting.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with excellent numerical and data handling skills, including advanced Excel ability.
  • A strong track record in project management and delivery, including written reports and delivery of presentations.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to support colleagues, where necessary, across the association.

For a full job description, click here.

How to Apply

For all applications please email your CV along with a supporting statement, including your salary expectations to Jamie Baker (

All candidates must have the right to work and remain in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 14th November 2019.

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