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Project Analyst (North America)

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

Position type:
Reports to:
Director or Business Manager
Date posted:
November 7, 2022
Closing date:
Open until filled


Are you passionate about what makes complex capital projects really tick? Are you curious how the business and capital project worlds combine to deliver assets like wind farms, 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:

  • 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


Project Analysts must have:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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 (once COVID restrictions permit)
  • 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 nearly 21,000 capital projects as the basis of our work. Our clients are leading companies in the energy, minerals, infrastructure, chemicals, and technology 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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