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Consultant, Chemical Consulting in Houston - Enclave Pkwy

Consultant, Chemical Consulting

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Position Summary

This position will be a member of the chemical industry consulting group in Houston, Texas.  The position will focus on supporting the Americas chemical consulting group in delivering consulting services globally and report to a Consulting Director within the group.  He/she will contribute primarily as a member of a team that executes and delivers consulting engagements. Consultants are responsible for assembling, creating, and presenting engagement-specific analysis independently and as a member of project teams.   

Projects cover the full range of chemical industry including supply/demand market analysis, new project feasibility studies, market entry strategy, acquisition due diligence support, technical assessments, and litigation support.  These consulting projects are across commodity, intermediate and specialty chemicals. 

As this person gains experience and demonstrates capabilities, they will be eligible for a promotion to Sr. Consultant where they will be asked to start to manage and sell small chemical consulting projects to start gaining experience in selling consulting engagements and one-on-one interaction with clients.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain general knowledge of petrochemical market for interaction with project managers and clients.
  • Maintain a fundamental working knowledge of the basic IHS databases and tools.
  • Capable of independent work to support project delivery. 
  • Possess and demonstrate clear communications skills and analytical creativity to determine and develop deliverables that best serve client needs. 
  • Expected to have excellent analytical skills to support requirements of projects he/she supports.  Expertize in building and using Excel-based models to satisfy unique project requests. 
  • Prepare written reports or presentations following IHS standards.  Be capable of summarizing project information for clear presentation of results and conclusions to clients.  Interface with client as necessary in the presentation of the final results.
  • Support commercial and technology assessments.  Understand, use, improve, and develop competitive assessment modeling tools.  Actively pursue and develop unique analytical approaches that provide value to IHS’s clients and/or potential clients.  Execute or support execution of projects using these tools and other unique analytical approaches.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of America’s consulting financial and techno-economic models used for financial analysis in support of project feasibility, transaction, and valuation analysis, among others. 
  • Support litigation activities including damage and lost profit assessments, document review, and data mining, support expert report and expert testimony preparation and other activities in support of litigation practice.
  • Develop small to midsize project proposals, and assist in developing of larger ones, under the supervision of a Director or Executive Director level project manager.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors degree required, BS in chemical engineering or advanced chemistry degree is preferred. MBA desired.
  • In the range of 0 - 3 years of chemical or related industry experience, preferably 1-2 years of consulting experience.  Those with manufacturing, technology, planning, and business analysis experience will also be considered.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational capabilities.
  • Knowledge of chemical industry structure and dynamics.
  • Understanding of business and functional management levers and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional Suite, especially advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability to interact with client organizations and IHS colleagues at multiple levels and in a variety of locations.
  • Familiarity and comfort with chemical manufacturing and technology management. 
  • Intellectually curious about new industries, management topics, and client issues.
  • Thrive on diversity, i.e., the ability to work outside a defined comfort zone.
  • Team oriented, not a sole practitioner, but also be able to work independently when needed.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be located in or willing to move to Houston.
  • Must be willing to travel (Including international travel), although travel is typically minimal for this position.
  • US citizen or permanent resident.


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
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Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

  • Req ID: R22707
  • Date Posted: 08/31/2021
  • Job Category: Consulting and Professional Services
  • Location: Houston - Enclave Pkwy
  • City, State: Houston, Texas
  • Country: United States of America

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