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Associate (Asia-Pacific)


Position type:
Full Time, Permanent
Reports to:
Asia-Pacific Director
Date posted:
May 19, 2022
Closing date:
Open until filled


Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) is a capital project research and consulting firm that improves the business competitiveness of our customers. It is our mission and unique competence to conduct research into the functioning of capital projects and project systems and to apply the results to create a competitive advantage for our customers. We conduct research using our proprietary project databases, the most comprehensive source of capital project experience in existence, and data analytics to extract valuable insights. Our client portfolio includes the world-leading companies in the heavy and light industries. We are a global company with offices in the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Brazil.

We are seeking Associates to join our Singapore team. At IPA, you will work directly with clients to improve their performance by making clear, logical, and convincing cases for change. Associates engage with key project and project system stakeholders, collect and analyze data, and deliver reports and presentations. The candidate’s interest in studying factors that drive success in complex, technologically advanced projects across different industries and countries is critical.

This position offers tremendous opportunities for personal growth, including research, consulting, senior management client engagement, and business development.

IPA pays a competitive salary with excellent benefits, including a paid 4-month sabbatical after 6 years of continuous service for employees with good performance. We provide a supportive environment so that new members of staff can develop to their full potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise/consult clients on steps to reduce project risks and improve their project delivery systems and overall business competitiveness
  • Assess a wide range of capital deployment facets from single projects and project teams to project delivery organizations, work processes, and governance structures to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Engage with client senior management, business, and project personnel, and obtain the information required for analysis and feed-back insights and actionable recommendations
  • Conduct data analysis to support the case for change and recommendations
  • Prepare and deliver reports and presentations
  • Develop and implement client solutions


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of interest in capital (engineering and construction) projects and project systems
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with senior leaders at client organizations


  • Min 5 or more years of experience in a relevant position (e.g., analyst, scientist, consultant, project manager, engineer); experience in capital project delivery is a plus
  • A Master’s degree in project management, engineering, physical sciences, economics, mathematics, or allied fields
  • Knowledge of statistical analyses like hypothesis testing, as well as the analysis of variance, linear, and logistic regression is advantageous; familiarity with STATA is also advantageous


  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, and a willingness to work in a team
  • Flexibility in taking on a variety of assignments and willingness to step out of their comfort zone


This position involves up to 20% travel to client locations, primarily within the Asia-Pacific region


Applicants should complete the form below and include a cover letter , resume, and salary requirement. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.


Interested in joining the IPA team? Apply now!
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