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Join Bluefield in the Future of Water

Interested in making a difference and helping organizations identify and address strategic opportunities in water?

Bluefield Research is actively seeking thought leaders, globally, for a range of positions in sales, marketing, consulting, and research.

We are an independent insight and advisory firm providing global analysis of water markets and strategies to empower executives and key decision makers to make more informed business decisions. Learn more about us, our team, and our clients.

Bluefield’s dedicated water insight business is a great place to expand your skills and become a thought leader in a rapidly changing environment.

Digital Strategies Analyst, Water Industry

Summary: The global water sector is undergoing a significant transformation, headlined by the increasing adoption of more innovative digital solutions to optimize the management of aging infrastructure assets, workforces, and operations. This shift towards an internet-of-things approach is attracting new players like Big Tech firms, telecoms, and investors seeking to carve out positions alongside a deep roster of established hardware, software and services providers.

For these reasons, Bluefield is seeking a tech-savvy, visionary thinker wanting to research, analyze and lead industry decisions based on the emerging trends that will shape tomorrow’s opportunities in digital water. The Analyst will play a leading role on Bluefield’s team and be responsible for guiding clients on the changes in market environments, growth trends, and company strategies related to digital transformation within the water sector – with a global focus on market developments in the North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America regions.   

Guide companies and utilities as a subject matter expert in digital water:

  • Lead a steady level of deliverable output to clients, including written reports, presentations, forecast models, and client workshops.
  • Initiate, write and produce regular executive briefings, PowerPoint presentations and market forecasts, while becoming an expert in this growing field.
  • Build and maintain project databases, company profiles, financing deals, and technology deployment, including development of online dashboards.
  • Understand the key building blocks of digital strategies – including underlying infrastructure, software integration, and business cases related to specific technologies.
  • Analyze the water supply chain and trends impacting market development- M&A, partnerships, project announcements, technology adoption.
  • Support the research demands of Bluefield’s other research groups and consulting practice as a subject matter expert.
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the water sector, water technology, and overall market opportunities.
  • Interact with clients on an ongoing basis to provide market research, competitive analysis, and strategy support.
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams in client and prospect meetings.
  • Build an professional industry profile through speaking opportunities at conferences and company board meetings.

Show off your education, skills, and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree, required.
  • 2-5 years relevant experience, within the IT, telecoms, water, energy, infrastructure, or market research fields.
  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with databases helpful.
  • Experience with Tableau, Qlik, Sisense…etc. preferred
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to conduct desk-based primary research, including interviews with key industry stakeholders unfamiliar with Bluefield Research 
  • Flexible to travel once the pandemic subsides.
  • English fluency, other languages a plus.
  • Bluefield will consider candidates in North America, Europe, Australia.

Benefits:

  • Healthcare insurance reimbursement
  • Vacation (three weeks)
  • Paid time off (sickness and health)
  • Public holidays (8-10)
  • 401k investment plan
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success
  • The compensation package (base salary, plus performance related pay) will be commensurate with experience.
  • Our team is spread around the globe, even before the pandemic. Given the concentration of team members in Boston Barcelona, and Chicago, the benefits of being in these locations are strong and preferred. More important is accountability and fit with our team culture.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to: careers@bluefieldresearch.com

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up

Senior Analyst, Industrial Water

Summary: From climate resilience to the bottom line, the list of factors driving more efficient industrial water management is growing. As such, companies across the value chain – technology vendors, equipment providers, engineering firms, investors, and corporates – are strategically positioning to address water through M&A, product positioning, targeted business development, and new market entry.

These moves can only be done with a clear understanding of water’s role in the respective industry verticals (e.g. power, food & beverage, automotive, mining). This is where the Bluefield Analyst can make a difference.

The Industrial Analyst plays a key role across Bluefield’s product offerings, with responsibility for guiding research and analysis for “blue chip” clients on the emerging trends and factors influencing corporate and industrial water management, globally. Key questions include:

// What role does water play in the energy transition?

// What is the market opportunity for water reuse in data centers?

// How are new strategies and business models being applied to the food & beverage sector?

If you want to show off your skills to the leading companies in water, Bluefield is the perfect landing spot.

Become a thought leader in corporate sustainability:

  • Lead the research and analysis, including written reports, presentations, forecast models, and client workshops, for industry stakeholders.
  • Analyze industrial water management bottlenecks, opportunities, and solutions (e.g., technology, business models, strategies) impacting company strategies.
  • Track partnerships, project announcements, technology adoption that signal positive change in water management across industries.
  • Bridge in-depth water analysis by industry verticals with corporate ESG strategies to identify pockets of opportunity.
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the water sector, water management solutions (e.g. business models), and overall market opportunities.
  • Support Sales, Marketing, and Consulting teams with your insights and perspectives gleaned from the news, conversations, and colleagues.
  • Build and maintain project databases, ownership profiles, incentive policies, financing deals, and technology deployment, including development of online dashboards.
  • Build a water industry profile through speaking opportunities on podcasts, webcasts, and in industry forums.

Leverage your education, skills, and experience for professional growth:

  • Undergraduate degree required; business degree is a benefit for analyzing company financials and strategies.
  • 1-5 years relevant experience, within the sustainability consulting, water, energy, or market research.
  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with programming languages (e.g. python, R) is preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau, Qlik, Sisense…etc., preferred
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Flexible to travel fro client meetings and conferences

Benefits:

  • Healthcare insurance reimbursement
  • Vacation (three weeks)
  • Paid time off (sickness and health)
  • Public holidays (8-10)
  • 401k investment plan
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success
  • The compensation package (base salary, plus performance related pay) will be commensurate with experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position in the subject line.

We are a knowledge-based organization, so our preference is for candidates to be located in Boston or Chicago. More important is the fit with our team culture.

Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Internship, Water Industry-
(Fall 2022)

Summary: The Bluefield internship focuses on supporting our insight service clients though data and trend analysis, developing reports and presentations for clients, and being part of a team. This is an excellent and proven opportunity for candidates seeking to build their knowledge and experience in the global water markets. It is also a valuable entry-point into full-time employment.

Forge a new path in the rapidly changing water landscape:

  • Build-out and maintain project and company databases
  • Interact with industry players and government agencies to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Initiate and produce PowerPoint presentations
  • Demonstrate to research team members a growing knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities
  • Build an understanding of the regulatory, technology and competitive landscape of the water industry and the development market

Show off your interests, skills, and experiences:

  • Required Education – Undergraduate or Graduate degree, candidates Accepted
  • Experience: Preferred 1-2 years experience in written research and analysis in the water, energy, or other infrastructure sector
  • Valid work visa
  • Fluent English. Other major language are a plus
  • We have a preference for candidates already located in Boston, Chicago, or Barcelona.

Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Applied Research Consultant, Water Industry

Summary: Interested in making a difference and helping organizations identify and address strategic opportunities in water?

The Consultant position supports Bluefield’s bespoke research activities by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data trends and market shifts across the water industry for a specific project scope and client. This opportunity, which is project-based, is ideal for those seeking to build their knowledge and develop expertise in global water and business strategies. It is also a demonstrated stepping stone to a full time position.  

Navigate global water strategies and competitive landscapes:

  • Get up to speed on client-focused scope to support Bluefield team with data collection, analysis, and presentations
  • Develop clear research and forecasting methodologies that can be applied to market sizings and outlooks.
  • Develop and maintain a strong level of curiosity about the regulatory, technology, and competitive drivers influencing the global water industry
  • Interact with industry players via primary research activities to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities within project framework during workshops and client meetings
  • Think outside the box to deliver thought provoking insights to colleagues and clients

Show off your education, skills, and experience.

  • Undergraduate degree; a Graduate Degree is a benefit
  • 2-5 years relevant experience, within the water, infrastructure, or market research sectors is preferred
  • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with database platforms such as Tableau, Sisense, PowerBI is a benefit
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Fluent English and at least one other language is preferred
  • Willingness to work on a flexible project-to-project basis. Our most successful team members begin collaboration on short term projects that leads to a permanent position.

Benefits

  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in full-time project management with demonstrated success.
  • The compensation package (base salary, plus performance related pay) will be commensurate with experience.
  • Ongoing collaboration with Bluefield’s team of water experts in its new, easily accessible downtown Boston office.
  • Access to “blue chip” clients and their perspectives on the changing water market.
  • Mentoring and guidance in delivering best in class research methodologies – from data collection, analysis, and presentations.

Please submit cover letter and resume (Pdf preferred) to careers@bluefieldresearch.com. Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

Only qualified candidates will receive a response.

Interested?

Bluefield’s dedicated water insight business is a great place to expand your skills and become a thought leader in a rapidly changing environment.