Energy Finance Analyst - Steel Sector

Australia/South Asia · Sydney, New South Wales
Department Australia/South Asia
Employment Type Full Time Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation FTE Range: AUD$80-100k + super, depending on experience

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is seeking an Energy Finance Analyst for a contracted consultant role based in Australia.  

We are looking for an experienced financial professional with knowledge of, and interest in, the global steel manufacturing sector and to evaluate how this sector is embracing the global energy system decarbonisation.  This is a new position enabled by the continued growth of the IEEFA. This position is for a remote work-based role and candidates may be located anywhere in Australia.


The Energy Finance Analyst will conduct and disseminate financial analysis on the steel sector and the transition to new energy technology. The consultant must possess a commitment to IEEFA’s mission to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable, and profitable energy economy. In the context of the steel sector, this means critically analyzing the threats and opportunities faced by steel manufacturers, including their supply chain of iron ore, coking coal, electricity procurement and scrap steel, due to the ongoing need to decarbonize industry and as global capital moves to align with a global net zero emissions target for 2050 under the common but differentiated responsibilities articulated in the 2015 Paris Agreement.


IEEFA is a rapidly-growing NGO/nonprofit think tank that conducts independent public interest research and analysis on financial and economic issues related to energy markets, trends and policies.  Headquartered in the United States, IEEFA has teams of analysts and communications personnel located across the globe, with a significant portion of our staff in the greater Asia Pacific region.  Our dynamic Australian-based team works collaboratively with IEEFA internationally and in the region across different research areas in coal, gas, and electricity markets.


IEEFA produces a significant volume of original written research, as well as ongoing analysis and reports on issues affecting energy industries, as well as undertaking private engagement with key participants in the financial, corporate, community, regulatory and political spheres to comprehensively understand sector developments. Our major research reports, daily commentaries, press coverage and other resources can be found on our public domain website:


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Researching, interpreting, and publishing steel sector financial and industry data.
  • Analyzing the technology developments in low emissions steel and the implications for the sector.
  • Analyzing the implications for the supply chain of iron ore, coking coal, electricity procurement and scrap steel.
  • Conducting financial analysis, financial modeling, and market analysis in Excel.
  • Drafting, formatting, and proofing reports, submissions, and press releases.
  • Creating and updating PowerPoint presentations for public, media, and industry briefings.
  • Horizon scanning for energy and finance news – downloading press articles, annual reports, investor presentations, industry reports to understand the global policy context and industry developments.
  • Reading, reviewing, and providing commentary on the major listed players in the steel sector.
  • Analyzing financial performance; tracking stock price performance, and strategy announcements.
  • Liaising with other NGOs as a representative of IEEFA to build out collaboration.
  • Building industry, government, regulator, and finance contacts to better understand different perspectives to better inform your analysis, and to help steer industry thinking in return towards the best public interest outcome.
  • Provide insights to the media and respond to requests for views so as to assist in building an informed public media narrative to validate and/or challenge the private industry and government perspectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of five to seven years’ relevant experience in finance, energy, engineering, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the global steel sector.
  • Experience analyzing financial reporting, stocks, and investment portfolios.
  • Competence in presenting insights on the company’s financial performance.
  • Expert understanding of finance, economics and quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with good political judgment both orally and in writing.

About You:

  • You are keen to bring your skills and experience to a small and dynamic team to make a difference for the public interest globally, both in terms of a least-disruptive transition to new energy technology and in addressing the implications of climate science.
  • You are very self-motivated, able to work independently, able to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines with limited direction while working remotely.
  • You have a high degree of technological proficiency and demonstrated ability to learn new software and applications.
  • You have expertise in Excel.
  • You have excellent writing skills demonstrated through publications, reports, and commentaries.
  • You are team-oriented with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • You have a commitment to IEEFA’s mission.

Term and Schedule: Full time 12 month contract with the option of extension by mutual agreement; FTE range AUD$80-100k + super, depending upon experience.

Travel: Some travel may be required (when it becomes possible).

We encourage you to apply immediately and will be closing applications by 26 July 2021.


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  • Location
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Department
    Australia/South Asia
  • Employment Type
    Full Time Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    FTE Range: AUD$80-100k + super, depending on experience