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Senior Analyst - Power & Utilities

Location: London Bridge, UK

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

Start date: ASAP

Term: Permanent

About the Company

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. 

Carbon Tracker’s Global Coal Power Economics Model (GCPEM) tracks the financial risks of coal 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 GCPEM are available online and provide current and forward-looking estimates of the operating cost, operating cashflow, competitiveness relative to wind and solar, phase-out year and stranded asset risk in a below 2°C scenario.

Carbon Tracker is now expanding its portal to cover gas-fired generation, as well as developing renewable energy data and analytics based on an in-house model.

Carbon Tracker’s Power & Utilities team is looking for an established 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 and 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 the technical data
  • 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
  • Fund raising responsibilities to include input into proposals and relationship building
  • Collaborate with our Head of Funding and Research Programme and whole of Carbon Tracker team to work effectively together e.g.

    sharing best practices
  • Assisting with data integrity and the delivery of the highest quality research, through adhering to quality control and production processes
  • Be a role model and 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 i.e.

    physics, engineering, maths, economics or finance

Required Attributes:

  • 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
  • Solutions-orientated
  • Team player, high integrity, diligent, flexible


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

Applicant Information:

  • Please attach your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you would fit into the team to the link provided and include the reference PU00011 
  • 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. 

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £70k - 90k per year + circa + 7% contribution to pension
  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Consultancy
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: CTI11
  • Posted: 2020-09-09 18:27:58 -

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