Location                       London Bridge, UK

Reporting to               Head of P&U (interim: Head of Company Research)

Start date                     ASAP

Term                            Permanent

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Carbon Tracker Initiative is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels. We believe that financial markets, regulators, investors and policymakers all have an urgent role to play in guiding the world to a climate-secure energy system. Carbon Tracker’s analysis of unburnable carbon, stranded assets, and wasted capital has reframed the debate around climate change risk.

The Power & Utilities team’s Global Power Economics Model tracks the financial risks of coal and gas power at the asset-level throughout the world, as well as the economic opportunities of investing in lower cost and lower carbon alternatives. The results of these models are freely available online and provide estimates of the operating cost of power plants, operating cashflow, competitiveness relative to wind and solar, phase-out timelines for power plants and stranded asset risks in a Paris-aligned world.

Our team is looking for an established power sector analyst with proven writing skills to further develop our analysis and maximise the impact of our data and analytics, publishing reports that will influence change in markets.

Role and responsibilities

  • Report to Head of Power & Utilities team
  • Research, write and publish technical material helping shape the analysis to catalyse change and achieve our mission
  • Actively contribute and collaborate to refine and evolve our data offering
  • Assist in the development of climate scenario risk methodologies for the power value chain
  • Develop company level analysis and be a research advisor for power & utilities CA100+ activities
  • Impactfully and confidently communicate and present complex analysis to investors, policymakers, the media and funders
  • Leverage and build our network, raise our profile, amplify and advocate our message externally including presenting our work at events
  • Participate in fundraising activities, including input into proposals and relationship building.
  • Collaborate with our Head of Fundraising and Research Programme and whole of Carbon Tracker team to work effectively together e.g. sharing best practices
  • Assist with data integrity and the delivery of the highest quality research, through adhering to quality control and production processes
  • Uphold our values of respect, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness

Required experience

  • 7+ years publishing impactful and relevant research for professional audiences, driving change
  • Financial markets/investment industry experience, for example sell side or buy side analysis
  • Reputable domain experience within power & utilities sector, preferably globally
  • Adept at sourcing and researching credible and relevant data and information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to write and translate complexity clearly and concisely
  • Experience in working in a deadline driven environment
  • Preferable numerical degree e.g. physics, engineering, maths, economics or finance 

Required attributes

  • Passionate about climate change.
  • Influential, talented, credible research and report writer
  • Drive to influence investors, policy makers, facilitate and effect behavioural change in the markets
  • Highly motivated, driven to grow output and impact
  • Motivated to expand our work streams internationally
  • Methodical and organised with a high attention to detail
  • Team player, high integrity, diligent, flexible


  • Circa GBP £70K-90K, plus 7% pension contribution

Applicant information

  • Please email your CV along WITH A COVERING LETTER explaining how you would fit into the team to careers@carbontracker.org and include the reference PU00011 within the email title
  • Applications without a covering letter will not be considered
  • Carbon Tracker can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK
  • We strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at Carbon Tracker are open to all. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic
  • Carbon Tracker supports flexibility and we welcome career returners
  • The closing date for applications is 2 October 2020
  • Thank you for your interest in Carbon Tracker and good luck!

GDPR Disclaimer

Carbon Tracker will process any data provided in response to this open role for recruitment purposes only. We will hold personal data on candidates in our applicant tracking system which is fully compliant with current GDPR legislation until our open role is filled. We cannot state the exact time period for this because it varies role to role. The period is over when a candidate accepts our job offer and starts in the new role. When that period is over we will delete your data. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle your data with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or you can contact us directly if you have any concerns you would like to discuss.

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