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Water supply and water crises– for the seventh year running– have landed in the Top 5 Global Risks in Terms of Impact, as laid out by the World Economic Forum’s, The Global Risks Report 2018. 

“More than any other single step, modernizing water data would unleash an era of water innovation unlike anything in a century.” – Charles Fishman in the New York Times.

“We’re going to have to see spending go up to levels that we have not seen in inflation-adjusted terms since the New Deal,” the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer said in a recent podcast.” – in CBS New article, America’s aging infrastructure: What would $2 trillion actually buy?

What are you going to do when your government says, Sorry folks, we are out of water?” – Reese Tisdale, putting Cape Town, South Africa’s Day Zero announcement into perspective and the realities of poor water infrastructure planning and management.


Bluefield Research is an independent insight and advisory firm providing global analysis of water markets and strategies to enable executives and key decision-makers to make more informed business decisions. Learn more about us and our team, and our clients.

If you have a graduate or undergraduate degree and an interest in water– policy, treatment solutions, infrastructure, company strategies– Bluefield’s dedicated water insight business is a great place to expand your skills and become a thought leader in a rapidly changing environment shaped by climate change, new business models, and technology innovation.

We are actively seeking candidates for the following positions:

  • Data Analyst (Boston)
  • Analyst, Market Research (Boston)
  • Project Consultant (Boston)
  • Project Consultant (Barcelona)
  • Digital Strategies Analyst (Barcelona)

Data Analyst– Boston, Massachusetts

Summary: The Data Analyst’s primary responsibility is to support the management and development efforts of the Bluefield Navigator, our data platform visualizing proprietary information to clients– project data, market forecast, market drivers.  

The Data Analyst is a detail-focused, incredibly organized, and motivated with:

  • Strong communication and project management skills.
  • Ability to build, organize and streamline data for client-facing visualization.
  • Confidence in presenting data to large, complex organizations, and building relationships from managers to executives in these companies.
  • Create and maintaining automated processes involving: databases, spreadsheets programming languages, version control systems, and website visualization.
  • Establish best practices approach to data management across research teams
  • Guiding analysts in proper data transformation for incorporation into new and existing databases, models and services.

The Data Analyst can show the world:

  • Demonstrated success in data organization for companies.
  • Experience with database design, development, and security.
  • Experience with cloud-based visualization tools – Tableau, Qlik, Sisense, Domo…etc.
  • Experience in automating processes using combined solutions including databases, spreadsheets, workflows, programming languages and version control systems.
  • Experience in ownership of a process, taking responsibility for a task or group of tasks and improvement on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent problem solving, documentation, communication and organization skills, and attention to detail.
  • Interest in and knowledge of water markets, clean tech, sustainability, resiliency…

Preferences:

  • University degree required (candidates accepted); Degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research)
  • Fluent English
  • Candidates must be in the Boston area. The position will be located in Boston and relocation expenses will not be included.
  • Bluefield will consider part-time and full-time candidates.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to this linked address for consideration.

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up


Analyst, Market Research – Water Industry

Summary: The Analyst will play a leading role in Bluefield’s water insight practices with responsibilities for driving research and analysis of  water infrastructure market drivers, policies, and the emerging investment trends, globally. Impress your friends, family, and colleagues as expert in water, business strategies, and market analysis. Bluefield is your perfect platform.

Become a thought leader in 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, ownership profiles, incentive policies, financing deals, and technology deployment, including development of online dashboards.
  • 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.
  • 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 a continuous basis to provide market research, competitive analysis, and strategy support.
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams in client and prospect meetings.
  • Build an profile as a thought leader through speaking engagements and participation in industry forums

Leverage your education, skills, and experience:

    • Undergraduate degree, required.
    • 1-5 years relevant experience, within the water, energy, environment infrastructure, or market research fields.
    • Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with databases necessary.
    • Experience with Tableau, Qlik, Sisense…etc. 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.
    • Flexibility to travel

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Holidays
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success

The position is located in our Boston office.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to this linked address for consideration.


Project Consultant (Boston), Water Industry Research

Summary: The Project Consultant position supports Bluefield’s consulting practice by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data trends and market shifts across the water industry for a specific project scope. This opportunity, which is project-based, is ideal for those seeking to build their knowledge and experience in analyzing global water and business strategies.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase one’s skills, ambition, and curiosity about the water industry in a growing business environment.

Responsibilities for project consultants in a fast-paced project environment:

  • Get up to speed on client-focused scope to support Bluefield team with data collection, analysis, and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain a strong level of understanding of the regulatory, technology and competitive landscape of the water industry and the development market
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities within project framework
  • Interact with industry players to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Initiate and produce PowerPoint presentations and market forecasts
  • Think outside the box to deliver thought provoking insights

Required Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree (related subjects i.e. sciences); a Graduate Degree is preferred
  • 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 databases helpful
  • 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
  • Requires demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Fluent English and at least one other language is preferred

The position is located in our Boston office.

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to this linked address for consideration.


Project Consultant (Barcelona), Water Industry Research

Summary: The Project Consultant position supports Bluefield’s consulting practice by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data trends and market shifts across the water industry for a specific project scope. This opportunity, which is project-based, is ideal for those seeking to build their knowledge and experience in analyzing global water and business strategies.

Project Consultants navigate European and global water landscapes:

  • Get up to speed on client-focused scope to support Bluefield team with data collection, analysis, and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain a strong level of understanding of the regulatory, technology and competitive landscape of the water industry and the development market
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise of the water sector, water technology, and market opportunities within project framework
  • Interact with industry players to identify key data inputs and market perspectives to support strategy discussions
  • Initiate and produce PowerPoint presentations and market forecasts
  • Think outside the box to deliver thought provoking insights

Required Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree (related subjects i.e. sciences); a Graduate Degree is preferred
  • 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 databases helpful
  • 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
  • Requires demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Fluent English and at least one other language is preferred

The position is located in our Barcelona office.

Only qualified candidates in Spain, or Europe, will receive consideration and follow-up.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to this linked address for consideration.


Digital Strategies Analyst (Barcelona), Water Industry Research

Summary: The Analyst will play a leading role in Bluefield’s Digital Water Insight Service – a core component of our offering that leverages our understanding of conventional water infrastructure, combined with our tracking of ongoing digitalization initiatives.  The analyst will be responsible for driving research and analysis of market environments, growth trends, and company strategies related to digital transformation within the water sector – with a focus on Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America municipal water infrastructure markets.

Become a digital transformation thought leader in 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.
  • 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 a continuous basis to provide market research, competitive analysis, and strategy support.
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams in client and prospect meetings.
  • Maintain industry profile through speaking opportunities and other participation in industry forums

Leverage your education, skills, and experience:

    • Undergraduate degree, required.
    • 1-5 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
    • Must be flexible to travel
    • Near-native English, other languages a plus
    • Legal to reside and work in Spain (EU citizenship or valid work visa)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus package
  • Upward mobility in a start-up culture that allows for potential a role in management with demonstrated success

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

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up

The position is located in our Barcelona office.


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