Wood Mackenzie

UX Researcher

Edinburgh, Scotland
Posted on:
June 10, 2022

Company Description

We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for better tomorrows. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help business, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.

Job Description

We’re looking for UX Researchers of all levels to join our team; whether you are a graduate looking for your first UX role, or an experienced professional looking for that next career challenge, we need you to support the development of our products. You’ll have the support of the team but the autonomy to lead customer research, validating concepts and our teams work with our customers themselves. Our design team is centrally located in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Woodmac’s ongoing digital transformation aims to redefine how customers interact with our comprehensive, industry-leading data. We work with the latest technologies; you can expect to collaborate with designers in Figma and see our customer research repository and analysis held in Dovetail. We’re not afraid to challenge our own assumptions, iterating on different ways of working just as we would products for our customers.

As a User Researcher, you’ll have be a conduit between Design, Product and Engineering. You’ll inform key stakeholders on the strength of new concepts, the performance of existing functionality and keep track of users’ needs and can communicate how the work we’re doing is meeting those.


  • You have experience working with teams who develop web applications, ideally in an agile team and can show examples of when your research has been part of the agile process. - You have effective verbal and written communication skills coupled with a keen eye for detail and can translate your findings into UX deliverables (e.g. Personas, Experience Maps, User Journeys et a.l.)
  • You have experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis
  • You understand different research methods, psychology principles, behavioural frameworks and when and how to apply them to improve product development
  • You have experience in gathering stakeholder requirements and have the confidence to champion research as a critical part of the process
  • We expect our team to share early and share often. If you think it's ready you’ve waited too long. You’ll be comfortable articulating your process and championing what you think is right.


Additional Information

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join.

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:https://www.woodmac.com/careers/our-people/We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career.

We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.http://www.verisk.com/careers.htmlUnsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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