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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:

  • Winter / Spring 2020 Internship, Water Industry Research (Boston)
  • Project Consultant (Boston)
  • Project Consultant (Barcelona)
  • Global Digital Water Analyst

Winter / Spring 2020 Internship, Water Industry Research (Boston)

Summary: The intern position supports the Bluefield’s insight services by collecting and analyzing data trends, drafting reports and presentations. This opportunity is ideal for candidates seeking to build their knowledge and experience in the global water markets. It is also a valuable resume builder and entry-point into full-time employment.

Demonstrate your capabilities to the world:

  • 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 for C-level executives
  • Collaborate with research team members and share your 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
  • Learn how to build a clear and transparent research methodology that is applicable to any industry

Highlight your experience and skills:

  • Required Education – Undergraduate or Graduate degree. Candidates accepted, including part-time
  • Experience: Preferred 1-2 years experience in written research and analysis in the water, energy, or other infrastructure sector
  • The position will be located in our Boston office. We do not transfer candidates and have a strong preference for those already located in the Boston area.
  • Valid work visa
  • Fluent English. Other major language a plus
  • The position will be located in our Boston office.  We do not transfer candidates and have a strong preference for those already located in Massachusetts.

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

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

Only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up


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.


Global Digital Water Analyst

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.


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