Location                  London Bridge, UK

Reporting to          Head of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date               Q2 2020

Term                         Six months fixed term with intention to extend to 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.

We are looking for a new analyst to specialise in research on the oil & gas and mining sectors in the context of climate change/energy transition themes, building the sub-team from two to three. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to public materials from the very beginning, increasingly influencing the research agenda and establishing themselves as a thought leader on transition risk topics.

Role and responsibilities

  • Support oil, gas and mining research programmes and projects (see Carbon Tracker website for examples of recent reports)
  • Contribute to driving research conclusions by collecting, organising and analysing public disclosures and proprietary datasets
  • Help review and write high quality public reports and commentary
  • Prepare company profiles and presentation materials for investor audiences
  • Support external stakeholders with ad hoc analysis as required
  • Work with other team members and independently to achieve team and organisation objectives
  • Suggesting new ideas for cutting edge research projects
  • Over time would be expected to take greater responsibility in producing written research and presenting it externally

Required skills and experience

  • Firm grasp of numbers and quantitative analysis, comfortable working with large datasets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential, with the ability to translate complexity clearly and concisely
  • Adept at sourcing relevant, credible data and drawing relevant conclusions
  • Competent in MS Office Suite, advanced proficiency in Excel (skills in other relevant data packages, e.g. Python, also of interest)
  • Excellent academic record, educated to degree level preferably in a numerate discipline e.g. physical sciences, engineering, maths, economics or finance
  • Professional experience (around 2-3 years), for example in finance or consulting
  • Oil & gas or related experience an advantage but not essential
  • Experience in working in a deadline driven environment

Required attributes

  • A critical eye and a willingness to challenge assumptions, confident forming a logical argument
  • Methodical and organised with a high attention to detail
  • Creative, thinking up new angles to an evolving debate and exploring the implications
  • Team player, high integrity, diligent, flexible
  • Highly motivated, a quick learner driven to grow the role and increase responsibilities
  • Passionate about fighting climate change


  • GBP £35-42k with flexibility depending on experience, 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 OG0002 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, we will consider a four day week and we welcome returners.
  • The closing date for applications Friday 24 January 2020.
  • Thank you for your interest in Carbon Tracker and good luck!

Click here to download the full job description and application information.