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IHS Markit Research Director, Power & Renewables in Boston, Massachusetts

Director, Global Power & Renewables

Primary location: Washington, DCSecondary location: Boston, Mass.


IHS Markit is seeking to appoint a high-caliber research lead to join company's fast-growing Climate & Sustainability Group, with a focus on power and renewables. This position offers a significant opportunity and leadership to the successful candidate in a highly respected company during an exciting period of growth. As a key research leader in our global power and renewables practice, this Research Director will play a critical role setting our research agenda and being the voice for our global messaging.

Job Duties

  • Acting as a key global thought leader for our power and renewables practice and generating strategic insights that are ahead of the curve – along with other research leads in the Climate & Sustainability Group.

  • Liaising and collaborating with our regional power and renewable research leads in key markets around the world - Americas, Asia, Europe – and forming consistent messaging.

  • Highly analytical and data sensitive, with the ability to extract high-level insights from various data and modeling activities by the larger team.

  • Effectively delivering insights through different media formats – from traditional written reports and PowerPoints to new, more creative platforms such as blogs, videos, podcast, infographics, and social media – to help clients understand policies, anticipate critical trends, examine the competitive landscape, and identify opportunities.

  • Ensuring that key deliverables such as data dashboards and long-term outlooks are aligned globally and consistently.

  • Providing guidance and review for reports written by various colleagues.

  • Addressing client inquires on our deliverables, and/or triaging questions appropriately and sending to the right teams and experts.

  • Working closely with commercial, sales, and marketing colleagues to generate business opportunities.

  • Engaging in applied research and consulting projects in customized studies for clients when needed.

  • Manage a small team (up to 2 colleagues).

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree relevant areas, e.g., economics, business, engineering.

  • Preference given to advanced degree holders.

Required Experience:

  • 12-15 years power and renewables industry experience gained through employment with a research institution, consultancy, power utility/generator, equipment and service provider, financial investor, and/or government entity;

  • Exceptionally strong writer and communicator, with the ability to produce succinct reports and effectively presenting insights to a culturally-diverse energy audience from around the world;

  • Ability to function efficiently in a matrix organization and establish informal internal relationships;

  • Experience in people management;

  • Interest in new technologies and delivery platforms, including different ways in which contents can be disseminated effectively;

  • Cultural awareness and experience operating in different countries and markets a plus.

Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact ( or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law). In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct ( Right to Work EEO is the Law ( EEO is the Law Supplement Pay Transparency (

Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.