Petrochemical Energy Finance Analyst

US Oil and Gas · Lakewood, Ohio
Department US Oil and Gas
Employment Type Employee or Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

Career Overview

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) seeks an Energy Finance Analyst whose primary focus currently will be the petrochemical energy sector. In addition, the ideal analyst must be committed to IEEFA's mission to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.

IEEFA is an independent (501(c)(3) think tank that works closely with policymakers, thought leaders, consumers and stakeholders. Headquartered in the United States, IEEFA has a team of analysts and communications personnel located across the globe producing a significant volume of original research on issues affecting energy industries. Our major reports, commentaries, and other resources are found on our website:

The petrochemicals industry is undergoing rapid change. The energy finance analyst produces new research and clear-thinking analysis that crystallizes the fundamental changes driving the industry. Work products are designed to promote institutional changes related to the financial structure of companies and the industry, greenhouse gas and toxic chemical emissions, and ocean contamination.

The research supports policy decision makers in government, corporations, non-profit organizations, labor unions, and third-party groups as they navigate the rapid changes taking place. Such research will be produced for IEEFA publications, formal submission to governmental bodies, various media, and presentations in professional, legislative, regulatory, and nonprofit trade venues. 

Part of IEEFA’s mission supports a broader participatory process for organizations unfamiliar with financial institutions. The successful candidate will also assist with the research and design of information to train lay audiences in the petrochemical field.

The successful candidate can expect a dynamic, solid career experience, with opportunities for independent thinking, rigorous research, professional growth, and the production of a body of literature that makes a cogent and influential contribution to the dialogue of sustainable industry and climate policy.

This is a “remote work” position; IEEFA invites qualified international candidates to apply.

Likely Activities

  • Obtain and examine company results in the petrochemical sector to evaluate overall financial performance.
  • Analyze or help analyze petrochemical sector investments and market performances.
  • Obtain and interpret or help interpret financial data to understand trends and generate forecasts in the petrochemical industry or related sectors.
  • Obtain and analyze financial statements to make or help make economic predictions for profitability, revenue, and earnings in the petrochemical industry or related sectors.
  • Analyze data through comparative financial analysis to help form recommendations.
  • Examine the profitability of plastics alternatives, and conduct other research as assigned.
  • Analyze or help analyze the profitability of petrochemical sector related projects and their actual or potential impact on jobs and tax revenue for their host community.

Experience and Education Required

  • Three+ years of experience in corporate investment analysis, preferably in the energy sector or a reasonably similar field. Five to seven years of experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or related field.
  • Experience in financial valuation; advanced Excel proficiency.

Preferred Experience

  • Interaction with institutional investors.
  • Working with community, environmental, labor or business stakeholders.
  • Communicating with media on issue-related communications.
  • Reasonably comfortable, or capable of becoming reasonably comfortable, with terminology used to describe feedstock and products in the petrochemical industry.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Term and Schedule

Direct employment is available for personnel in the U.S; IEEFA personnel outside the U.S will be retained as consultants.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and localized for the region of residence. 


Some travel may be required (when it becomes possible).  IEEFA hosts an annual conference and training event in New York City each June. All global team members attend the conference and are offered a chance to participate fully in the conference. The conference is followed by a team retreat which provides the various IEEFA teams with an opportunity to learn from and share ideas with colleagues covering other countries.


In employment, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation 

IEEFA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at +1 (980) 522-3121. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and an analytical writing sample.  A cover letter explaining interest in the IEEFA position is required.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of applicants will begin in late October 2021.

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  • Location
    Lakewood, Ohio
  • Department
    US Oil and Gas
  • Employment Type
    Employee or Contractor
  • Minimum Experience