Gas Power Analyst

Location                   London Bridge, UK

Reporting to           Head of Power & Utilities

Start date                ASAP

Term                          Six months fixed term with a view to extend to permanent

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Organisation and role background

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.

This is an exciting time for Carbon Tracker. We are expanding our upstream coverage to include Gas. We are looking for two talented Gas Analysts to work in close partnership and fulfil these newly created roles within our growing Power and Utilities team.

Our 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. The new Analysts will be expanding the portal cover gas-fired generation.

Role and responsibilities

  • Build-out gas generation data and analytics for Carbon Tracker’s online portal, including, but not limited to current and forward-looking estimates of the operating cost, operating cashflow, competitiveness relative to renewables and/or storage, phase-out year and stranded asset risk in a below 2°C scenario.
  • Work with data scientists to (i) incorporate the above data and analytics into our company profiles for the Climate Action 100+ Initiative; and (ii) revamp the online portal with the above data and analytics to maximise user engagement and drive low carbon investment decisions.
  • Develop investment and engagement products to maximise the impact of the above data and analytics.
  • Help research, write and publish ‘investment-grade’ content (models, reports and presentations).
  • Work with the Head of Power & Utilities and the Chair of the Research Council on strategy to achieve team and company objectives.

Required experience

  • Reputable industry experience preferably within gas power.
  • Adept at sourcing credible data and incorporating this data into financial, economic and market models.
  • Programming experience, ideally in Python.
  • Strong excel and VBA modelling experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to translate complexity clearly and concisely.
  • Experience in working in a deadline driven environment.
  • Preferable numerical degree i.e. physics, engineering, maths, economics or finance.
  • Preferable optimisation and operational research modelling experience.

Required attributes

  • Highly motivated, self-starter who is driven to grow the role and increase responsibilities.
  • Bring ideas and challenges to grow and expand our analytical expertise.
  • Methodical and organised with a high attention to detail.
  • Solutions-orientated.
  • Team player, high integrity, diligent, flexible.
  • Passionate about climate change.


  • £45-55K, 7% pension contribution

Applicant information

  • Please email your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you would fit into the team to and include the reference PU0008 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.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 30 November 2019.

Download job description and application information here.