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Capital Project Analyst (Latin America)

Curitiba, Brazil

Position type:
Date posted:
April 12, 2023
Closing date:
Open until filled


Are you passionate about what makes complex capital projects really tick—are you curious how the business and projects worlds combine to deliver future assets? Are you interested in how the energy transition is driving project demand globally? Do you love making connections and solving puzzles or problems? Are you that rare combination of detailed and focused, and yet you have broad interests and ideas? Do you enjoy analytical research work while also being comfortable client-facingDo you speak English and Spanish?


We have an opening in our Latin America office for a Capital Project Analyst. The Capital Project Analyst will lead evaluations and consulting for Fortune 500 firms in different industries to improve the effectiveness of their capital projects. The position is for a full-time job in person in our office in Curitiba, Brazil.


Responsibilities of the Capital Project Analyst role include:

  • Client-interfacing work to collect project technical data and uncover areas of risk
  • Applying statistical analysis to quantify your findings
  • Writing reports to provide insight and recommendations for clients
  • Delivering verbal (including virtual or in-person delivery) feedback and presentations to technical and business audiences
  • Working collaboratively with capital project teams and project organizations to improve business competitiveness
  • Conducting research on the drivers of project success and failure using statistics and IPA’s projects database


Capital Project Analysts must have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships at senior levels with client companies
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Strong work ethic
  • High self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to work in a team
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Flexibility in taking on a variety of assignments


In terms of education and experience, we strongly prefer:

  • 1 to 5 years of experience in a relevant position (e.g., analyst, consultant, project manager, researcher, statistician, engineer)
  • Experience in a specific industry (infrastructure, energy, chemicals, mining/minerals, consumer products, etc.)
  • A Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree plus relevant work experience) in petroleum or chemical engineering, science, economics, operations research, or allied fields


IPA is the preeminent global benchmarking and consultancy for capital projects. IPA guides capital-intensive organizations to establish the right combination of people, work process, and governance to maximize cost, schedule, safety, and operability performance. We have a dataset of more than 22,000 capital projects as the basis of our work. Our clients are leading companies in process, extractive, and technology sectors who conduct petroleum, minerals, infrastructure, chemicals, and renewables capital projects. IPA is committed to social and ethical responsibility, and all global offices initiate or participate in local charity initiatives to support those in need.

How To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter in English, including your salary expectations and availability of start date, by filling out the form below.


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