Associate Analyst - AutomotiveCarbon Tracker

London, England, United Kingdom 08-05-2023


Role title Associate Analyst, Automotive

Location Remote,Covent Garden, UK

Reporting to Senior Analyst, Automotive

Start date ASAP

Term Permanent

Organisation & Role
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 an Associate Analyst to contribute to research within our growing Automotive team. 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 Automotive 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 experience

  • Firm grasp of numbers and quantitative analysis, comfortable working with large datasets
  • Excellent report/ business writing and verbal communication skills essential, with the ability to translate complexity clearly and concisely.
  • Adept at sourcing relevant, credible data and drawing relevant conclusions
  • Experience 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 research/consulting
  • Automotive or related experience (Passenger Vehicle/ Heavy Goods sector analysis)
  • Experience in working in a deadline driven environment.

Required attributes

  • A critical eye and a willingness to question assumptions, ability to form 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
  • Willing to speak to media and at events & conferences to present the work.
  • Team player, high integrity, diligent, flexible
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who is motivated to grow the role and increase responsibilities
  • Passionate about climate change



  • £35,000 -£40,000K, 7% pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday with one extra day granted for each year of service capped at 5
  • Private Health Care
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Home office budget
  • Discretionary bonus (funding and company performance dependent)

Applicant Information

  • Closing date for applications is 5th June 2023
  • Please apply through our Careers page
  • Applications without a covering letter explaining why you have applied to work at Carbon Tracker 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


Applications are now closed