Research Analyst

Independent Project Analysis, Inc - Ashburn, VA


Seeking the intellectually curious. If you are looking for a rewarding new position with opportunities for career development and stability, consider joining Independent Project Analysis (IPA) in Ashburn, Virginia, for an exciting career providing thought leadership, data driven research and decision-making support for capital deployment, project delivery and implementation, organizational effectiveness, and sustainability. Be part of the global energy transformation.

IPA has openings for Research Analysts with backgrounds in engineering, the sciences, and social sciences who will explore the world’s best databases of capital projects looking for the keys to future project improvement. IPA offers competitive pay and outstanding benefits.

The Research Analysts at IPA are tasked with developing the cutting edge research to guide how major corporations will effectively invest their capital and for creating the new products that drive the company forward and help our clients navigate a changing world. IPA is a company that values innovation. The research analyst has a lead role this innovation effort.

Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) is a leading capital projects Think Tank with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil and Singapore and has the following current openings for Research Analysts in our Ashburn, Virginia office:

Research Analyst – Energy

The Energy Research Analyst focuses primarily on renewable and carbon efficiency projects. As the world shifts increasingly to renewable energy and to low carbon manufacturing, IPA is poised to help our current and new clients navigate an ever changing landscape. This role will support the development of new products as well as research in support of this area.

Seeking candidates with a background in energy, engineering, and policy, especially around renewables or carbon efficiency.

Research Analyst – Major Processing Industries (Refining, Chemicals, Mining, Transportation etc.)

The Major Processing Industries Research Analyst focuses developing analytical products that support our benchmarking business as well as targeted research to help clients in the oil and gas refining, chemicals, mining and minerals and other major commodity areas.

Seeking candidates with a background in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry or related field.

Research Analyst – Cost Group

The Cost Group Research Analyst focuses primarily on statistical and quantitative analysis, and building databases, predictive models, and analytical applications.

Seeking candidates with a background in economics, statistics, or mathematics with strong coding skills.

Research Analyst – Organization & Teams Group

The O&T Analyst focuses primarily on studies and client engagements related to organizational design, team composition, and competency.

Seeking candidates with a Master’s or Ph.D. Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field of study.

Research Analyst – Capital Projects

The Capital Projects Analyst will work on studies related to capital effectiveness and project management practices for site-managed capital projects.

Seeking candidates with a background in natural sciences, engineering or other quantitative research or related study. Prefer candidates with experience in a field related to the process industry, statistical quality control, or capital projects.

Required for all roles:

· Sound knowledge of statistics. Proficient with statistical software (such as STATA®) is preferred.

· Proven ability to turn an abstract concept or idea into something actionable

· Ability to distill and communicate insights from complex data

· Flexibility in thought / approach (as opposed to a rigid perspective)

· Strong intellectual curiosity - a desire to learn and apply new things

· Track record of finding creative solutions to complex problems

· Ability to manage projects / research independently

· Positive attitude and willingness to work in a team

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Knowledge or experience with capital projects a plus

· Knowledge or experience with the oil and gas industry a plus

· Experience with direct client engagement a plus

Required Applicant Documents:

· Cover Letter (only applications with a cover letter will be considered)

· Resume

Apply through our website:

Travel Requirements

· This position may involve approximately 10 - 15% travel

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, stable employment and a long-term career path for professional growth and development. IPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off