Research Analyst

Independent Project Analysis, Inc - Ashburn, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $76,000 a year

Seeking the intellectually curious. If you are looking for a rewarding new position with long term opportunities and stability, consider joining Independent Project Analysis (IPA) in Ashburn, Virginia, for an exciting career helping the world’s largest resource and manufacturing companies develop and execute their capital projects with excellence and sustainability. 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, China, Australia, Brazil and Singapore and has the following current openings for Research Analysts in our Ashburn, Virginia office:

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 – Capital Projects

General responsibilities for the position include analyzing data, conducting research, developing products, writing reports, and giving client presentations. More specifically, the research 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

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)