Analyst - Oil, Gas & MiningCarbon Tracker

London, England, United Kingdom 02-06-2023


Role title Analyst (Oil, Gas and Mining)

Location London Covent Garden, UK

Reporting to Head of Oil, Gas and Mining

Start Date ASAP

Term Permanent


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 provide data and analysis to a range of institutional investors and investor organisations such as the CA100+.

This is an exciting time for Carbon Tracker as a rapidly growing organisation looking to deepen and broaden our reach. We are looking for a Analyst to contribute to research within our Oil, Gas and Mining team. The successful applicant will be expected to deliver 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

  • Lead individual oil, gas and mining research projects. Execute sound judgement and critical thinking.
  • Drive research by collecting, organising and analysing purchased and proprietary datasets as well as a broad range of public disclosures.
  • Write high quality public reports, notes and commentary (see Carbon Tracker website for examples)
  • Confidently communicate complex analysis to financial and general audience, including preparation of presentation materials, and working with investor outreach and media teams.
  • Support external stakeholders with ad hoc analysis as required
  • Work independently and alongside others to achieve team and organisational objectives
  • Suggest new ideas for cutting edge research projects


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 to provide clear insights.
  • Adept at sourcing relevant, credible data and drawing insightful conclusions
  • Professional experience (4 years+) in any of the following areas: investment and financial analysis, economics, climate change and scenario modelling, and/or the energy or extractives sectors
  • Excellent academic record, educated to degree level, preferably in a numerate discipline (e.g. physical sciences, engineering, maths, economics or finance)
  • Energy industry experience strongly preferred with Midstream/Downstream (refining/petchems) or mining (thermal coal) experience desirable.
  • Experience within an asset owner or investment manager in the areas of stewardship or governance, or equity analysis, a significant plus.
  • Competent in MS Office Suite, advanced proficiency in Excel; skills in other relevant analytics/data science packages (e.g. Power BI / Python) also of interest
  • 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; drives quality in our modelling and analysis
  • 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
  • Interest in working within a small and dynamic financial think-tank
  • Passionate about addressing climate change and progressing the energy transition



  • GBP £50,000 - £55,000 with flexibility depending on experience, 7% pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday including bank holidays with one extra day granted for service capped at 5
  • Discretionary bonus (funding and company performance dependent)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Health care
  • £150 allowance to set up your home working space
  • £20 monthly phone allowance
  • Annual Team Offsites
  • Hybrid working pattern

Applicant information

  • We will interview all suitable candidates as they come through and we will close the position as soon as a suitable candidate is found
  • 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.

Applications are now closed