Associate, Energy Systems

Associate, Energy Systems

Contract Term: Permanent
Location: London or Edinburgh
Closing date: 23rd September 2020
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 our Edinburgh or London office. The successful candidate will work in developing proposals and delivering projects that will deliver high quality and high impact advice to our clients. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with knowledge and experience in energy, utilities and/or the hydrogen sector.

Our energy system is changing and we are at the heart of providing advice and support to both governments and businesses to help them transition towards net zero. We look at issues from a system-wide perspective, conducting our own independent analysis as well as bringing together views from across the sector to create a coalition of willing actors to raise momentum for change. We develop, design and run innovation projects that drive a step-change in the energy system planning and operation.

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.

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
• Delivering project tasks, such as market analysis, business and financial analysis, and data modelling 
• Communicating findings orally and in writing (e.g. writing reports or producing PowerPoint slides)
• Managing small projects and contributing significantly to larger projects, for both public and corporate sector clients
• Keeping abreast of latest technology and market developments and translating these into actionable insights for a variety of clients, including a focus on the hydrogen sector 
• Contributing to business development and institution-building efforts in the emerging hydrogen sector (e.g. knowledge development, marketing and sales)

Key skills we are looking for:

Required:

• Demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and extract insights from complex quantitative data
• Strong communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and influence decision-making
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively 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 
• Excellent written skills in English
• Strong proficiency in MS Office suite of tools including
o competence in advanced data analytics 
o experience in using MS PowerPoint and Word for communication and report writing

Desirable:

• Existing knowledge of hydrogen production and use in the context of UK or European energy markets 
• Working proficiency in another language such as Spanish or French

Qualifications and experience: 

Required:

• Degree (or equivalent) in a technical, engineering or numerate discipline
• Experience working at an energy utility, electricity or gas network operator, leading consultancy or in a relevant research capacity
• Demonstrated knowledge/experience of energy and flexibility markets and associated policy and regulatory frameworks

Desirable:

• Experience of working in the gas supply or distribution sector
• Relevant Master’s degree or PhD

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.

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.

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

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.

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Closing Date:
23/09/2020

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