Contract Term: Permanent
Location: London or Cardiff
Closing date: 26th July
Salary: Commensurate with experience 

About the role:

We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual with strong analytical and problem-solving skills to join the Carbon Trust as an Analyst. The successful candidate will work in project teams to deliver high quality, high impact advice to clients. The work will offer a chance to work on an influential portfolio of UK and international projects.

The core responsibility of the Analyst will be to conduct data research and analysis, to interpret data and develop and communicate insights as part of a project deliverable. The Analyst will be expected to apply a high degree of independence and initiative in delivering high quality work.

About us 

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission.

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.

The Carbon Trust’s Programmes and Innovation team works across a broad number of propositions including:

• Low Carbon Cities & Regions 
• Future Energy Systems 
• Offshore Wind
• Energy Efficiency
• Efficient Clean Cooling
• Incubation
• Energy Access
• Green Finance 

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Conducting primary and secondary data collection (e.g. through interviews, surveys and desk-based research)
• Developing and applying frameworks for analysis and problem-solving
• Executing analytical tasks on projects, such as market analysis, business and financial analysis, policy analysis and data modelling
• Communicating findings orally and in writing (e.g. writing reports or producing PowerPoint slides)
• Contributing to business development and institution-building efforts where required (e.g. knowledge development, marketing and sales)

Key skills we are looking for:

• Excellent quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Fluent spoken and written English (other languages are an advantage)
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and influence decision-making, tailoring approach depending on the seniority level of business contacts
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment, and to work on multiple client projects across a given time period.
• Ability to think and work independently, taking the initiative and ‘ownership’ of tasks, having strong organisational and time management skills
• Proven ability to use MS Excel for complex problem solving and analysis
• Experience in using MS PowerPoint and Word for communication and report writing
• Experience in database and statistical packages is an advantage, but not required

Qualifications and experience: 

• Bachelor’s degree educated (or equivalent)
• Relevant prior work experience is an advantage
• Experience in business/economic/market analysis and/or consultancy is an advantage but not essential
• Knowledge of carbon management, climate change and environmental sustainability is an advantage but not essential

Salary & Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a performance based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please click the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

Please be aware that due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19, interviewing and onboarding processes will take place via video conferencing.

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