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Associate-Senior Associate Economist, Energy

Title: Associate-Senior Associate Economist, Energy

  • Employer: CPP Investment Board (Total Portfolio Management)
  • Location: Canada
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Jun 6, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Company Description:
    Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

    When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $300 billion, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed half a trillion dollars by 2025. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney.

    CPPIB attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe. Join our team and look forward to:
    •Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
    •Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
    •Accelerated exposure and responsibility
    •Global career development opportunities
    •Being motivated every day by CPPIB’s important social purpose and unshakable principles
    •A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

    If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPPIB.



    Position Description:
    The Total Portfolio Management ("TPM") department is responsible for the long- and medium-horizon total portfolio design and the implementation of the total portfolio investment framework. The Emerging Factor team within TPM is responsible for the identification, characterization and sizing of Fund appetite for Emerging Factor exposure. An immediate opening is available within CPPIB for an energy economist. The Associate/Senior Associate supports the energy team in Total Portfolio Management as well as broader departmental objectives. This influential member of a team will be responsible for generating aspects of the firm’s potential energy and electricity demand, supply and price paths. Candidates must be familiar with power systems modeling tools, and this position directly engages in model development and execution.

    Role-Specific Accountabilities
    •Contribute to the ongoing refinement and expansion of our forecasting model, in addition to other related quantitative work
    •Participate in a suite of projects largely focused on the energy, and related power and mining sectors
    •Provide timely communication, including presentations and clearly written briefing notes, relating to current developments, our economic and financial market outlook, and their impact on the firm’s strategy or prospective transactions
    •Help incorporate unique perspectives of other investment professionals at the firm into our projections
    •Work cross-functionally with other team members and departments to ensure continued alignment with the CPP Investment Board’s vision, goals and values
    •Develop relationships with key external subject matter experts
    •Other duties, as required



    Position Requirements:

    •Graduate degree in economics
    •Three (associate) or five (senior associate) or more years of experience working in economics or a financial market–related role
    •Demonstrated ability in applied econometrics and model design
    •Demonstrated experience with at least some of the following models would be desirable:
    ?IEA WEO
    ?MARKAL/TIMES
    ?LEAP
    ?NEMS
    ?IIASA
    ?IHS/Woodmac
    ?JODI
    •Experience integrating energy sector policy/regulatory analysis into model drivers preferred
    •Superior analytical skills and a strong attention to detail
    •Ability to think critically and creatively, and exercise good judgment
    •Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and new challenges
    •Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and work in a high-performing culture with time-sensitive deadlines
    •Proven ability to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
    •Highly effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
    •Well-developed oral and written communication skills, particularly ability to communicate complex subjects to a less technical audience
    •Exemplifies our Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

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    We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process

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