Water Industry Commission for Scotland
07 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an intelligent, logical thinker with strong quantitative skills? Able to work fast and yet focused on detail? Interested in the practical application of economics and finance to industry issues? Ready to work in a stimulating environment at an interesting time in the water industry? Reporting to one of our team leaders, you will be at the core of the Commission’s work: working on wide ranging projects relating to economic regulation, performance monitoring, the further development of the competitive market and the Hydro Nation agenda. This will include helping to develop strategy, carrying out economic and financial analysis and modeling, and preparing internal briefings and presentations for a wide range of Scottish stakeholders, international organisations and economic regulators from other foreign jurisdictions. There are few entry level roles in any organisation offering a comparable opportunity to work across such a wide range of analytical and regulatory areas. We offer excellent internal promotion opportunities and previous analysts are also now working at a wide range of international organisations such as Moody’s Corporation, McKinsey and Company, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Barclays Capital, as well as in the public sector. This reflects the excellent prospects that experience at our offices can provide for those willing to invest in their care This is an interesting and diverse role, suitable for a recent graduate with a good degree. We seek bright graduates with a strong numerical bent; typically from an economics or financial discipline. The skill set we require includes: Rigorous logic and critical thinking with particular attention to detail. Intellectually careful and methodical. Strong quantitative skills. You will be proficient in working with data sets, tariff and financial models. At least an upper second class degree. This will likely be in a highly numerate degree but it’s not essential. Good writing and communication skills. You must be able to express your views clearly, defend your corner under critical scrutiny and think on your feet. The ability to assimilate complex information quickly and draw out the key messages. Creative approach and the ability to deploy fresh thinking to complex problems. A real sense of curiosity is needed and the instincts to probe behind given information. The Commission is small, with less than 25 staff. You will need to integrate well in a small team.