Independent Project Analysis (IPA)
Location: Ashburn, VA
How to Apply: Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to mailto:email@example.com
Position Type: Full-time
Are you passionate about applying an interest in organizational design or I/O psychology to real-world applications where you can see the benefit? Are you interested in learning about what makes capital projects really tick? Do you love making connections and solving puzzles or problems? Are you that rare combination of detailed and focused, yet you have broad interests and ideas? Do you enjoy analytical research work while also being comfortable in a client-facing role?
About the Role
Independent Project Analysis (IPA) has an opening in our US office in Ashburn, VA, for an Organizations and Teams Analyst. This role is within an exciting and rapidly growing area of the company in which we leverage organizational expertise and unmatched data to advise our clients on the effect of individual, team, and organizational practices on capital project performance and work collaboratively with them to support them as they work to improve. The successful candidate will have the potential to become a consultant and trusted advisor in your specialization in Industry.
IPA’s client portfolio includes world-leading companies in the both heavy and light industries around the world. IPA has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore; as such, major industry leaders globally rely on us to assess the health of their capital project systems and provide recommendations to improve their performance. The IPA project databases are unique and the most comprehensive sources of capital project experience in existence. IPA also takes a leading role in empirical research into the drivers of better projects and project systems, using our extensive databases of past project performance.
IPA seeks candidates for the Organizations and Teams Analyst position with strong analytical skills and intellectual curiosity who are looking to contribute as a thought leader. The candidate’s interest in studying the people-related factors that support success in projects and organizations is critical. Aptitude for and demonstrated skills to be a successful analyst and consultant include your ability to connect real life with the data and vice versa, to know when to ask more questions and when to just listen, and to back yourself as you learn and thrive.
Day in the Life
General responsibilities of the Organizations and Teams Analyst role include:
- client-interfacing work to collect and analyze project technical data
- developing reports and presentations with insight and a customer-focus
- delivering verbal (including virtual delivery) feedback and presentations
- working directly with capital project teams and project organizations to improve business competitiveness
Responsibilities may also include conducting research on the drivers of project success and failure using statistics and the projects database, developing statistical models, and developing new products to meet clients’ needs.
The Organizations and Teams Analyst will focus primarily on studies and client engagements related to capital project organization design, staffing, team composition, and individual competency. The analyst will collaborate with cross-functional groups within IPA and work directly with clients to address their questions and needs.
Organizations and Teams Analysts must have excellent written and oral communication skills, display the interpersonal skills needed to develop and maintain relationships at senior levels with client companies, and have a demonstrated aptitude for learning new concepts and applying them quickly. The position requires solid analytical skills, a proven ability to turn an abstract concept or idea into something actionable, a track record of finding creative solutions to complex problems, and flexibility in thought and/or approach (as opposed to a rigid perspective). The successful candidate will work well in teams but also be capable of managing multiple projects independently and have experience in applied research or consulting in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology area, including direct client engagement.
Education & Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Psychology, or a related field and 2 – 3 years’ experience with direct client engagement is required.
A Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field and a minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience with direct client engagement is preferred. It is also preferred if you are proficient with STATA® software and have knowledge and/or experience with capital projects but not required.
This position will involve approximately 15 – 25 percent travel.
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.
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, stable employment, and a long-term career path for professional growth and development. IPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Required Applicant Documents
Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.