ERM Jobs as Consultant- Analyst at Critical Resource (Entry Level) at London,England,UnitedKingdom 2022

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About the job

  • Are you interested in political risk, sustainability & corporate responsibility?
  • Are you entrepreneurial and analytical, and do you take pride in the quality of your work?
  • We are seeking a high-calibre analyst to join our dynamic, globally-influential company

About Critical Resource:

Critical Resource is a strategic unit within the ERM Group of companies specialised in consulting to top-level executives, advising on stakeholder, (geo)political, and ESG issues which have strategic implications. We advise some of the world’s largest companies and engage with international stakeholders at the most senior levels. We believe the future’s most successful energy and resource firms will be those that manage these risks better than their competitors.

We have two main goals: to provide authoritative, independent analysis on such issues; and to assist clients to manage them in a strategic, far-sighted and responsible way.

Our core team brings together high-level experience working for The Economist, McKinsey, the OECD, Chatham House and a number of major energy and resource firms. Our network of senior advisors spans over 75 countries and includes former senior executives in global companies, former ambassadors, government ministers, civil society leaders and other leading opinion formers. Our Senior Advisory Panel includes a former editor of The Economist, the chairs of Shell and Rio Tinto, and the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All, among other eminent figures.

The opportunity:

An Analyst is required to work as part of Critical Resource’s London-based core team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to and gain experience across a broad range of our work. Depending on the requirements, this may include tasks such as:

  • Supporting the team on client assignments, including research into socio-political issues around resource projects as well as on broader global issues, contributing to analyses for client reports, preparing notes following conversations with regional or issue experts and supporting project managers in successful delivery of the client projects
  • Supporting business development, including researching opportunities across the world, preparing materials for meetings or conferences, supporting senior team members in their business development outreach, and participating in meetings and calls
  • Contributing to case studies, articles for our website and notes of interviews with international experts
  • Organizing and helping to manage high-level events; supporting the coordination of our global advisory network

The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake a set of essential administrative tasks, e.g. helping to maintain our internal client database, scheduling calls and meetings, updating our website and other tasks.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to gain practical experience in the sustainability / political risk field. Much of the work will be challenging and intellectually engaging, often with tight deadlines, and involve research on a globally important set of issues, with some potential opportunities for international travel. We offer a working environment which is driven by our social purpose, values initiative and excellence, and is highly supportive of employees’ professional development.

The role would suit applicants with 1-2 years of work experience or recent graduates.

The ideal candidate will have:

Skills / qualifications:

  • A strong academic record
  • Excellent writing ability in English
  • Strong analytical and research skills; ability to quickly grasp and dissect complex issues
  • Strong interest in global business trends, political / international issues, the natural resource industries and the intersection between them
  • Good communication skills
  • A high level of proficiency in French or Spanish is desirable (other languages may also be considered)
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with PowerPoint & Word

Personal attributes:

  • Attention to detail and a diligent and thorough work ethic
  • High ethical integrity and commitment to confidentiality
  • Personable character and a good team player
  • Professional approach, reliability and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and energetic; persistence and drive, with an appetite for helping to grow the business


Central London (nearest tubes – Aldgate, Liverpool Street, Bank)

Time & availability required:

Permanent, full time position with a six-month probationary period, starting as soon as possible. Some international travel may be required.

Critical Resource’s core team is based in London but there may potentially be an option to work from other ERM locations (

To Apply:

We aim to build an “inclusive culture” by identifying, acquiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce which reflects the diverse global marketplace in which we operate, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious preference, sexual orientation, physical attributes, educational background.

If you share our value and are interested in this role, please send the following:

  • Your CV on maximum 1-2 pages.
  • Your answer to the following two question. The total word count for both answers should be no more than 400 words. We are looking for well written and persuasive answers rather than any deep research.

Question 1: Why are you interested in this role and what would make you a suitable candidate?

Question 2: What role should the natural resources industries usefully play in society?

When applying, you will have the option of “providing additional information to support your application”. Please submit your answers to the above questions, in this section.

Please submit your application by 31st August 2022

ERM care about our people, their safety and career development as well as their well-beings. We offer all our employees a diverse and inclusive culture in which difference is embraced, valued and celebrated. We offer flexible working environment to accommodate our personal needs. Our people are respectful and open-minded and enjoy collaboration with colleagues across services lines and geographies.

With a robust career framework in place, ERM is able to offer great opportunities for both early career and experienced professionals to advance their career within the business. Structured training around project management, core consulting skills development amongst other topics are offered to support our colleagues’ professional development as we continue to grow our team.

You will also be able to join our global Technical Communities where likeminded professionals come together globally to innovate, network and share knowledge and expertise through internal workshops and webinars.

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