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Project Analyst (North America)

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Position type:
Reports to:
Director or Business Manager
Date posted:
January 4, 2023
Closing date:
Open until filled


Are you curious how the business and capital project worlds combine to deliver assets like zero-carbon chemical plants, data centers, manufacturing facilities, and more? Do you love making connections and solving puzzles or problems? Are you detailed and focused yet you also have broad interests and ideas and excellent communication skills? Do you enjoy analytical research work but also thrive on client interaction?

If so, please apply as a Project Analyst in IPA’s North America office! The Project Analyst will lead evaluations and consulting for Fortune 500 firms in different industries to improve the effectiveness of their capital projects.


Responsibilities of the Project Analyst role include:

  • Interfacing directly with clients 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 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 proprietary database


Project Analysts must have:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships at senior levels with client companies
  • Willingness to travel up to 25 percent of the time
  • Strong work ethic
  • High self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Positive attitude 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:

  • Three 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 engineering, science, economics, operations research, or allied fields


For over 35 years, IPA has delivered groundbreaking research and quantitative risk analyses to enhance the value generated by our clients’ capital project systems and meet their obligations for sustainable and safe performance. IPA guides capital‑intensive organizations to establish the right combination of people, work process, and governance to maximize performance across several measures: cost, schedule, safety, operability performance, and carbon reduction. We have a dataset of over 22,000 capital projects as the basis of our work. Our clients are leading companies in the energy, minerals, infrastructure, chemicals, pharmaceutical, and consumer products sectors. IPA is committed to social and ethical responsibility, and all global offices initiate or participate in local charity initiatives to support those in need.


Applicants should complete the form below and include a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement. IPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


Interested in joining the IPA team? Apply now!
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