WestWater Research is seeking qualified applicants for a Research Analyst position, which is responsible for researching and analyzing water right trading activity in key market areas and providing general support to valuation, transaction, and economic consulting projects.
Market Analysis: A primary duty of the position is to provide analysis and coverage on trading activity in 2 to 3 market regions within the western United States. The Analyst is responsible for identifying, researching and collecting data on water right trades, obtaining and organizing documents and filings related to the transactions, and contacting and interviewing market participants. The Analyst is also responsible for updating and entering transaction data into Waterlitix™ - WestWater’s proprietary water market pricing database. The Analyst will also develop quarterly market reports that describe current trends and changes in trading activity and pricing. In addition, the Analyst will establish and maintain communication with the industry professionals within the region.
Valuation Projects: The Research Analyst will provide research support on water asset valuations, financial analysis, economic reports and other client deliverables completed through a collaborative process involving both associates and senior staff. The Analyst will be responsible for data collection, analysis, summary memos and drafting findings. The position will also include economic and financial modeling using Excel and other linear programming applications. Strong analytical and economic model skills are desirable.
Water Asset Transactions: The Research Analyst will participate in and support the transaction process with detailed research and analysis, beginning with deal origination and extending through closing and regulatory reviews. Through this work, the Research Analyst will gain highly valuable transactional capabilities and experience.
Application Instructions: To be considered, please send a cover letter with a statement of interest in a consulting/advisory career in the water resources and finance industry, a resume, and a writing sample to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Agricultural, Resource, or Applied Economics, Finance or Business Administration with no prior work experience.
Additional Qualifications: • Demonstrated experience in water rights and water resource management in the western United States; • Prior consulting experience preferred; • Strong written and oral communication skills; Writing is an essential skill to excel at this position; • Highly motivated with ability to work independently or in a team environment and drive results; a self-starter and able to work with changing priorities and time pressures; • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical, quantitative and investigative skills; ability to present complex data in a simplified and meaningful way - excellent Excel skills a must; • Ability to apply knowledge and creativity to resolve standard and complex issues; • Interest in the water resources, agriculture, or natural resources sectors with an economic, financial, and business focus.
Additional Salary Information: The Analyst position is a salaried position within WestWater and offers a comprehensive compensation package including health benefits, 401k retirement plan, the opportunity for annual bonus and company profit sharing. Salaries will be competitively determined based on experience and skill set.
WestWater Research Background Information
WestWater Research is the premier economic consulting firm in the water resources industry. WestWater provides market intelligence, asset valuation, transaction advisory, and asset management services relating to water rights and water resources. We are known for our rigorous analysis, and information-driven water rights investment strategy formulation ...and execution. This reputation has been earned through advising private, public, and non-profit sector clients on complex water market and water trading issues since 2001. With a national practice and five regional offices, the WestWater Research team is an accomplished and complementary group of professionals with over fifty years of combined experience in water rights, water transfers, economics, finance, and policy.