IPA improves the competitiveness of our customers through enabling more effective use of capital in their businesses. It is our mission and unique competence to conduct research into the functioning of capital projects and project systems and to apply the results of that research to help our customers create and use capital assets more efficiently.
Independent Project Analysis Inc specialise in the evaluation of capital projects for the process and extractive industries (gas and oil exploration and production, petroleum, chemicals, minerals, pharmaceuticals and consumer products) They improve the competitiveness of their customers through enabling more effective use of capital in their businesses. Their mission and unique competence to conduct research into the functioning of capital projects and project systems and to apply the results of that research to help their customers create and use capital assets more efficiently.
They are true experts in examining the issues surrounding cost, schedule, operational effectiveness and construction safety with a strong focus on front-end activities that drive project success.
Their portfolio of services range from Quantitative Benchmarking and Re-engineering to Organizational Assessments. IPA also holds both the Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IBC) and Cost Engineering Committee (CEC) for downstream projects and the Upstream Industry Benchmarking Consortium (UIBC) and Upstream Cost Engineering Committee (UCEC) for upstream projects.
They are a financially strong company that has been operating on a global scale for over 20 years. With operations in the United States, UK, Netherlands, China, Australia, Brazil and Singapore with over 200 staff and have in that time built a strong market presence in capital project benchmarking.
They are in a position to boast one of the most comprehensive sources of data relating to capital project experience in existence and as such this has allowed them to attract and importantly to retain a number of very high profile key clients.
With a flat management structure, the company has a lot to offer their employees in terms of flexibility and a great working environment along with a comprehensive career path based on the experience and performance of their people.
IPA have an excellent record for retaining their staff due to the huge variety and challenging nature of their projects along with the culture in which they operate and therefore are able to provide their employees with an exciting and rewarding career and they are an organisation that truly recognise that their people are their best asset.
IPA currently have immediate requirements for 2 Project/Research Analysts to join their team on a permanent basis in their Reading office As well as a requirement for the same role to be added within all of their offices globally.
They are seeking candidates that have a proven track record in analysing project feasibility in the upstream oil and gas market. The successful candidate will be required to carry out project control analysis using quantitative and statistical data to make an assessment on the likely success in achieving the deliverables of a proposed project.
The projects may be from 3-6 weeks long and candidates must be self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative. The project objectives will include extracting the data, qualitative analysis, reporting and presenting recommendations to the client, this will involve working to tight deadlines and under pressure and they are seeking a candidate that thrives on this.
There is likely to be up to 30% of your time spent travelling overseas on trips of usually 2-3 days, to a variety of locations inclusive of the Middle East, West Africa, Russia and Western Europe depending on the client and the project location.
It is essential that candidates can demonstrate good listening and communication skills as there will be a requirement to feedback on the analysis carried out which may involve challenging the original project proposal and subsequently will require individuals with the strength of character and experience in the delivery of recommendations for change.
We would like to hear from candidates who have the following:
To join IPA, they are offering an excellent remuneration and benefits package. Salary will be negotiated based on the successful candidates experience.
A selection of the benefits available in the position include, medical cover, a highly competitive pension scheme, 23 days holidays plus 9 public / bank, sponsored academic development (after initial probation period), international exposure and travel opportunities and a structured career development path within the group.
The future in this organisation looks extremely positive. They are growing and will continue to grow and expand the business, which may in future create career development opportunities for their existing staff depending on their personal effectiveness within this role.