Director, Research (Natural Gas & Oil Portfolio)

Founded in 1975, the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is an independent, registered charitable organization specializing in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the energy production, transportation and consumption sectors.

Research is the core function of the Institute. Our portfolio includes analysis of the natural gas, oil and electricity sectors across Canada. Our economic studies are relevant to a broad cross-section of stakeholders involved and interested in the energy sector. The analysis and advice contained therein is sought by government, business planners and decision-makers. CERI does not make recommendations or advocate a policy position.

CERI staff are highly regarded and respected in Canada and abroad. The Institute’s analytical capabilities and the insight and knowledge which it brings to a wide range of issues attract researchers from around the globe due to the challenging nature of the issues explored and the reputation of the Institute. Our team of researchers work with a variety of stakeholders including business, government and academic organizations.

The Role

In collaboration with the Vice President, Research, the Director, Research will lead economic and associated environmental impact analysis of current and relevant energy issues.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Carry out economic research and analysis in identified energy sectors and communicate results to the Institute, sponsors and other stakeholders
  • Assist with the implementation of the Institute’s research agenda.
  • Assist with the continued development and maintenance of CERI’s computer models
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a comprehensive, current receptacle of knowledge regarding Canada’s natural gas and oil sectors, including the latest generation production methods, energy transportation infrastructure and local, national and international issues that could impact those sectors
  • Assist in the production of energy publications and events including:
  • Market specific studies
  • Geopolitical analyses
  • Commodity reports (crude oil, electricity and natural gas)

Successful candidates will have: 

  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline such as Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering or Natural Resource Management (preferred)
  • Minimum five years of energy sector (natural gas or oil) experience
  • Ability to think analytically
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team
  • Project management skills (considered an asset)
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience in modelling and forecasting: reservoir and general equilibrium modelling
  • Highly proficient writing skills
  • Well-developed oral communications for public speaking events

This is a full-time role. The successful candidate’s starting salary and other benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to detailing how they meet the role specifications no later than December 20, 2017.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.