Junior Analyst

Hiring People
£35k - 42k per year + DOE + 7% pension contribution
24 Dec 2019
24 Jan 2020
Hiring People
Full Time
Contract Type

Junior Analyst 

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

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.

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 the link provided 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