Economist, Energy Forecasting


Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leading economic consultancy firms. Headquartered in Oxford, with regional centers in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, we employ over 500 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1500 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

The company is engaged in two main areas of activity. One is our highly respected global macroeconomic, industry and city forecasting services. The other is our bespoke consultancy service, answering specific economic questions with rigorous analysis on behalf of a diverse range of international clients.

About the role 

You will be a key member of the energy forecasting team responsible for producing commodities/climate research and forecasts cover oil, gas coal and electricity. You will be responsible for maintaining our cross-country energy demand/supply models, price forecasts and forming a long-run view of the energy sector under the green transition. As part of this, you will interact closely with economists across the macro/industry/climate teams.

You will write thematic research on energy commodities and the interaction of energy and climate economics. You will also be expected to write quick reaction insights to news developments and how it relates to out outlook. In addition, you will contribute to writing the commodities team weekly and monthly briefs.

You have a flair for good writing, have strong quantitive skills, and be comfortable maintaining large datasets. A confident presenter who enjoys communicating innovative research would be a plus.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Maintaining energy demand and supply forecasts. Forming a view on the long-run direction of the energy sector during the green transition.
  • Contribute to weekly and monthly commodity briefs.
  • Forecasting commodity prices on Oxford Economics Global Econmoics Model.
  • Writing analytic research and presenting research themes on energy matters.
  • Writing quick reaction data insights to commodities news events.
  • Interacting with economists/strategists across macro/industry/climate teams to maintain a joined up view of energy markets.
  • Presenting our commodity view during webinars.
Person Specification  

The profile, orientation and skills that you will bring to the team include:

  • 1-3 years of professional experience working as an economist.
  • Excellent analytic and quantitative skills with experience of working with large datasets.
  • Strong track record in analytical work and writing independent research reports to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including the ability to explain results and their implications to non-specialists.
  • Experience of energy/commodities forecasting would be considered a plus
How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. 

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 8,000 cities and regions. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 500+ full-time staff, including more than 400 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2,000 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Apply now
Sign up to our Resource Hub to download the latest and most popular reports.