Head of Energy Forecasting


Oxford Economics is hiring for a Head of Energy Forecasting, responsible for producing energy forecasts covering oil, gas, coal and electricity. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining our cross-country energy demand and supply models, price forecasts and forming a long-run view of the energy sector under the green transition. There are also a lot of opportunities for cross-team collaboration, interacting closely with economists across the macro, industry, climate teams and being responsible for our external communication to clients and prospects regarding our views on the oil and gas outlook.

The post holder will also oversee the production of thematic research on energy commodities and the interaction of energy and climate economics. In addition, you will be expected to write quick reaction insights to news developments and how it relates to our outlook.

Key Responsibilities
  • Take the lead in shaping the energy commodity forecasts and how it is presented to clients through reports, events, webinars etc.
  • Guiding and coordinating the agenda for topical research on energy commodities as part of our commodity service
  • Supporting sales and marketing by presenting Oxford’s view and products.
  • Ensuring that Oxford Economics’ commodity forecasts and research are market-leading in terms of quality, relevance, timeliness and accessibility to clients.
  • Interacting with economists across the wider company and external to communicate our outlook
  • Building our external brand as an energy forcaster.
Person Specification

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

  • Over 5 years experience working as an economist focusing on oil and gas forecasting
  • Excellent analytic and quantitative skills with experience of working with large datasets.
  • Strong track record in leading an team in analytical work and writing research reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including the ability to explain results and their implications to non-specialists.
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 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 cities. 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 24 offices across the globe. We employ 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 1500 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

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, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

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