Energy and Carbon Analyst

Energy and Carbon Analyst

Job reference: BAS 21/92
Contract type: Full Time
Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment 4 Years
Salary: £25,702 to £27,938 per annum.
Benefits: We offer generous benefits
Team: British Antarctic Survey
Location: Cambridge
Closing date: 1 August, 2021 11:59 pm


We are looking for an Energy and Carbon Analyst to join the Innovation Team. You will be working closely with different teams across BAS to help the organisation decarbonise its operation and assist in the delivery of the different carbon reduction strategies.

You will need excellent analytical abilities and previous experience in energy and carbon assessments. You will play a vital role in understanding and presenting data underpinning decisions for the Decarbonisation Management Group across energy, carbon and travel. You will be using the data for energy assessments and evaluations to diagnose issues and identify opportunities to reduce carbon. You will be working closely with the Estates engineers and facilities managers supporting and providing information for carbon reduction projects. You will be assessing the energy performance of buildings and the savings achieved following completion of interventions or carbon reduction projects.


You will be analysing the energy, fuel, and carbon data and reporting on performance and carbon across all areas of BAS operations including Cambridge offices, Antarctic Research Stations, Ships, Aircraft and Business Travel. You will be leading on the BAS carbon accounting work and reporting internally and to the Natural Environment Research Council.

You will work in close cooperation with the Senior Carbon Manager to facilitate the BAS Net Zero transition focusing on carbon reduction in infrastructure, transport/logistics and supply chain.

You will also collaborate with the Environment team and the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme team and feed into committees and working groups particularly those with a focus on Net Zero/Sustainability.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide range of staff including scientists, administrators and contractors.

You will be taking part and contributing to meetings with the Natural Environment Research Council and other Research organisations to share best practice and develop benchmarks. You will contribute to communicating the work undertaken at BAS as part of the Net Zero agenda to the wider polar community and the public.


Energy/Sustainability/Engineering or other science related degree, or an equivalent level of knowledge and analytical skills gained through work experience at a similar level.


1. Carbon accounting and reporting - supporting growing demand for reporting

- Collect and report carbon data related to BAS operations under Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 categories. Progress reporting on the various decarbonisation projects.
- Extend existing reporting scope to Scope 3 emissions such as construction projects, chartered ships and aircraft, commercial freight, working from home and commuting to work and other high impact supply chain emissions.
- Support the development of a methodology and implementation plan for Projects carbon assessment.
- Contribute to wider reports

2. Energy/Carbon data management and analysis (Cambridge, Antarctic Stations, Ships, Aircraft, Travel data, Projects (construction + embodied carbon data))

- Ensure proper operation of the systems used to obtain energy data, report on issues and work with the - Engineering team to resolve them
- Improve and automate data collection methods
- Improve and ensure quality and accuracy of data
- Produce dashboards, energy performance reports and graphics
- Compare the actual energy consumption of new buildings, redevelopments and retrofit measures with that predicted
- Participate / help investigations into any performance gap
- Use the information from meters and other sources to audit building energy use and make recommendations for improvement.

3. Assist with the activities of the Decarbonisation Management Group

- Develop an Energy Auditing Programme for all Antarctic Stations, Cambridge and SDA:
~ Prepare energy check lists
~ Do interviews with the users to understand energy use patterns
~ Deliver energy audits annually to identify opportunities for improvement
~ Train staff to deliver energy audits in Antarctica
- Assist with the implementation of the BAS Travel strategy (travel data analysis, carbon budget allocation to teams, encourage teams to set targets)
- Contribute to information gathering for feasibility studies and business cases
- Update information on the Carbon Management Plan
- Work together with high impact suppliers to help develop a plan for reducing emissions
- Prepare information material for the BAS website and the BAS Digital Workspace (intranet)
- Engage with BAS Staff and promote the Net Zero Carbon Strategy
- Assist at workshops with different BAS groups or other stakeholders

4. Present your work in small groups and contribute to wider audience presentations

Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 21/92
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 1 August 2021
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 17 August 2021

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

Skills specification

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

Communication skills

- Very good communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders and present complex analysis/information clearly and concisely. - Essential
- Experience in producing quality reports. - Essential

Computer / IT skills

- Excellent IT skills and knowledge. Competence in Microsoft Office software; in particular advanced knowledge of Excel. - Essential

Interpersonal skills

- Excellent team-working, and ability to contribute towards a positive team dynamic. - Essential

Managerial ability

- Effective time management skills to be able to plan and prioritise workload and team resources effectively with minimal supervision and use initiative to solve problems; a self-starter. - Essential

Numerical ability

- Good numerical skills in order to: a) carry out accurate and in-depth data analysis b) use data to produce reports and support feasibility work c) produce presentation material (dashboards, graphics) - Essential

Other Factors

- Committed and passionate about sustainability issues and able to inspire and persuade others. - Essential
- Flexible approach to work and willing to travel. - Essential
- Medical fitness to travel to Antarctica, should it be required. - Desirable [3]


- Energy/Sustainability/Engineering or other science related degree, or an equivalent level of knowledge and analytical skills gained through work experience at a similar level. - Essential
- Evidence of relevant ongoing CPD training (with particular focus on carbon management) - Desirable [4]
- Professional registration with a relevant professional body e.g. Energy Institute or EMA. - Desirable [2]

Skills / Experience

- Experience in whole life carbon accounting. - Desirable [3]
- Experience in energy monitoring and data analysis to identify trends and performance gaps. - Essential
- Ability to collect and collate facts, figures and opinions, identifying gaps, patterns and trends. - Essential
- Experience in building energy modelling. - Desirable [2]
- Relevant auditing experience e.g. against standards such as ISO50001, PAS2060, Carbon Trust. - Desirable [2]
- Very good understanding of: a) Energy performance of buildings, energy efficiency and carbon in the build environment b) Energy data, power measurement c) Energy/carbon reduction systems and technologies d) Carbon accounting processes - Essential

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