Data EngineerCarbon Tracker

London, England, United Kingdom 13-10-2023


Role title Associate Data Engineer (Power & Utilities)

Location Covent Garden, UK

Reporting to Head of Power & Utilities

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 Power & Utilities 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.

Position Job Description

Carbon Tracker Initiative’s Power & Utilities team is looking for a new data engineer to support and modernise our coal and gas economic modelling pipelines, as well as our various web apps and data integrations. Our data and tools support analysts, investors and journalists to accelerate the transition to a clean energy system.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Support Power Modelling team in delivering regular economic and financial model results to various stakeholders, including analysts within the team, policymakers, investors, and journalists
  • Modernise and build upon power economic models, written in python
  • Automate data inputs from a variety of proprietary and open data sources across the world
  • Develop industry-standard data pipelines to build more consistent and timely data flows
  • Help drive software development best practices within the team
  • Help manage cloud infrastructure tooling such as grafana, postgres databases, AWS EC2 and S3 instances
  • Collaborate with the Carbon Tracker team to work effectively together e.g. sharing best practices
  • Assist with data integrity and the delivery of the highest quality research, through adhering to quality control and production processes
  • Uphold our values of respect, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness

Required experience

  • Experience writing data analysis and modelling pipelines in python (pandas).
  • Experience maintaining software best practises, including unit tests, documentation, code review, and CI/CD
  • Experience working on cloud infrastructure, such as AWS, Google Cloud or Azure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience with working with technical/modelling teams
  • Experience in working in a deadline-driven environment


  • Motivation to learn new skills to support the team, to contribute new ideas and to upskill others in the team
  • Experience with SQL and Postgres databases
  • Experience with data visualisation and communicating data effectively
  • Motivation to work within the climate and energy sector

At Carbon Tracker we are keen to encourage applications from people underrepresented in Climate Change Analysis and the Finance Sector and we welcome people from diverse and varied backgrounds. Research has shown that some groups of people are less likely to apply for a role unless they meet all the stated criteria. However, if you are passionate about the work we are doing and believe you can make a valuable contribution to our global work, please apply. We welcome applications from all, no matter your race, gender identity, age, disability, religion or belief, sexuality or ethnicity.



  • GBP £45,000 to £60,000 plus 7% contribution to pension
  • 25 days holiday including bank holidays with one extra day granted for service capped at 5 + Christmas closure
  • Private Health care
  • Early Friday finishes every fortnight
  • Discretionary bonus (funding and company performance dependent)
  • Complimentary Conduit Club Membership
  • Access to cycle to work scheme.
  • Healthy Snacks provided in the office.
  • Regular team socials & lunches
  • Internal Mental Health and DEI programmes
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Applicant information

  • Closing Date for applications is 7th November 2023
  • Please apply through our Careers page
  • Carbon Tracker can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship
  • 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