Contract Term: Permanent
Closing date: 31st March 2021
Salary: Commensurate with experience
About the role:
We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual with strong analytical problem-solving modelling and IT skills to join the Carbon Trust. 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 responsibilities of the role will include conducting data research and analysis, interpreting data and developing and communicating insights as part of a project deliverable. This will often involve data modelling, and may also involve organisational carbon footprinting and accounting, and potentially product/supply chain carbon life cycle assessment and will contribute towards organisations’ carbon and sustainability strategies. The Associate will be expected to apply a high degree of independence and initiative in delivering high quality work.
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• Executing analytical tasks on projects, such as market analysis, business and financial analysis and data modelling• Building and overseeing complex models in Excel• Communicating findings orally and in writing (e.g. writing reports or producing PowerPoint slides)• Managing small projects and contributing significantly to larger projects, for corporate clients• 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• Excellent Excel skills and ability to organise data• 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• Evidence of experience in planning and directing tasks for more junior members of staff (Analysts) will be an advantage, but not required• Evidence of experience in corporate sustainability consulting and carbon accounting will be an advantage, but not required
Qualifications and experience:
• Masters level degree or equivalent in an engineering or numerate discipline• Previous analytical experience is required, ideally in a professional business environment, such as a technical consultancy or think-tank• Previous experience of delivering sustainability projects would be advantageous• Proficiency in another language is not a requirement but may be an advantage
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 to visit our application page and submit your CV and a cover letter.
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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