Infrastructure/ JET Analyst

Intellidex was founded in 2008 as an independent research company focused on financial services and capital markets. We support a worldwide client base ranging from institutional investors to banks, organised business to corporates, Multilateral Financial Institutions and the public sector, 

We are looking to strengthen a rapidly growing business area focusing on Infrastructure and the just energy transition (JET) by hiring a senior analyst to work with our dynamic research and consulting team. 

The right candidate will have experience working or studying infrastructure project or energy policy related issues, understand the issues around these sectors including financing, risks, political economy considerations, complex project planning or similar. You may well have worked in the consulting or financial services space on infrastructure or energy and will have a strong understanding of the existing blockages to the government’s infrastructure pipeline. 

This is a mid-level position with the opportunity to grow into leadership in either research or consulting. The right candidate will be expected to become a recognised thought leader in South Africa and advisor on infrastructure and the just energy transition over time. 

The position will involve ongoing analysis of infrastructure, energy, water and related policies and procurement processes, including regulatory and legislative matters as well as the politics and funding issues around them. It will include project tracking and due diligence for clients and responding to client requests for insights across the infrastructure and energy spectrum. Understanding the interplay of stakeholders, including SOEs, through the political economy will be important as well as mapping supply chains and broader effects through the economy. You will be expected to think outside the box in mapping and forecasting the future path of infrastructure and JET in South Africa. It will also involve developing creative financing solutions to support the JET. 

Outputs are periodic reports for clients, ad-hoc detailed research and due diligence, interactions online and in person with clients. Over time a candidate could be rewarded for business development and expanding this business area including setting their own research agenda. 

Clients for our infrastructure and JET work include investors, local and foreign banks, international multilateral financial institutions, asset managers, private equity companies and organised business as well as those interested in capital markets developments and the public sector. The role is based within our research operation but is collaborative, working closely with our strategy consulting team. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A masters degree in finance, public policy, economics or a social science of a similar nature. 
  • At least five years’ experience in a highly relevant area – this could include an infrastructure/energy/project finance function at an investment bank, consulting company, fund or rating agency, export credit agency, NGO or a multilateral institution (You could also have had a wider experience in finance and consulting or be just finishing advanced studies in infrastructure or energy related areas.) 
  • Good knowledge of South African infrastructure policy and political economy landscape including energy policy and JET as an issue. 
  • A history of creative research output and original thinking 
  • Excellent communications and writing skills, and be able to present to clients 
  • Excellent Excel skills 
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint and Word 

Candidates who do not comfortably meet the above requirements – especially on past experience – should not apply.  

Intellidex is well-recognised for quality research, and you will become a core part of a highly skilled team, providing significant learning opportunities to advance your career. 

We have offices in Sandton (where this position will be based) London and Boston. 

We offer an entrepreneurial environment in which you will have considerable latitude to shape your role. Remuneration will be a mixture of basic (in the mid-researcher range) and performance-based pay (which would show recognition for business development too over time). 

Our standards are high. You will be working with MBAs, CFA charterholders and PhDs on our team to ensure that Intellidex delivers high levels of client satisfaction and responds dynamically to new business opportunities. 

If you are interested in the position, please complete the form below, including a covering letter in which you show your experience meets the requirements listed above – in particular experience relevant to infrastructure. There is no deadline for applications, but the role will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. 

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