Research Analyst - Low Carbon

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent contract

Company Description

Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services. We are purpose-driven, working across multiple sectors including energy, low carbon, the public sector and health to tackle today’s social and environmental challenges. Established in 2002, the business provides a range of consultancy and outsourcing capabilities including programme management, market design and governance.  We also have extensive and award winning capabilities across cyber security, data privacy and digital transformation. We are a B Corp, IIP Gold accredited and a Financial Times Leading Management Consultancy for 2021 and 2022. Our purpose is to make things that matter work better for everyone.      

The nature of what we do means we are very much a people business. The contribution every member of the team makes to our diverse range of experience, skills and personalities is valued. We invest heavily in learning and development to enable our people to develop skills and gain experience which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed to more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees value. We also offer an attractive package of benefits in addition to highly competitive salaries, pension and healthcare, season ticket loans, discounted gym membership, Cycle to Work scheme and more.

Job Description

To apply for this role, please submit your CV along with a cover letter. 

The Role

Are you interested in the transition to Net Zero? Do you have a passion for sustainability? Do you want to make a difference? 

We are looking for a motivated analyst with knowledge and/or experience in sustainability, Net Zero industry policy or similar disciplines to join our low-carbon consulting team.  

At Gemserv, we are supporting our clients to understand and explore how they can achieve Net Zero. Our work spans multiple sectors and includes hydrogen, low-carbon heating, energy efficiency and circular economy. Gemserv’s Low Carbon Business Unit works at the intersection of policy, economics, and technology to help our clients understand their opportunities in the low carbon sector. We achieve this by examining what their path to Net Zero could look like, assess the challenges, and identify solutions. 

In this fast placed and dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of clients including trade associations, manufacturers, innovation organisations, local authorities, and national government. You will gain experience in client delivery whilst developing sound knowledge in low carbon technologies, policy development, industry road mapping and supply chain development. You will be supported by an experienced team with diverse backgrounds in economics, innovation, roadmap development, politics and sustainability.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated an interest in our work and a good understanding of sustainability and the Net Zero debate. Candidates must be organised, methodical, have the ability to manage workloads and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Technical understanding of green technologies, their supply chains and technology innovation would also be valuable for this role.


  • Conduct desk based and market research into current and past low carbon policies in the UK and globally.  
  • Conduct technology and company capability mapping across key technologies
  • Undertake research and analysis of developments in key industries and policy areas such as hydrogen, circular economy, low carbon heating or the wider green technology sector  
  • Support the development of industry decarbonisation roadmaps.
  • Develop engaging content to include into reports, policy position or advocacy papers, market research reports, policy insight pieces, client briefings, blogs and other pieces where necessary.  
  • Co-ordinate workshop collateral and presentation materials.
  • Identify and implement innovative methods for visualising data and presenting findings in an impactful way to engage stakeholders.  

Competative salary,  plus excellent benefits package



Successful candidates will also need:

  • Experience and qualifications – the successful applicant will have some experience working in a related field or be a recent graduate with a relevant degree (sustainable development, engineering, politics, environmental management, climate change etc.,).  
  • Communication - we need to be able to convert complex issues into easily understood analysis, reports and presentations. We regularly develop and publish high quality reports proposing policy solutions to Government and industry. Attention to detail and the ability to produce clear, concise and accurate written documentation is essential. You will need excellent oral communication skills and feel confident communicating your ideas appropriately at all levels of the organisations that we engage with.  
  • Organisation and time management – the successful applicant will be engaged, organised, and motivated to deliver high quality outputs.  
  • Relationship building - an important part of the role is to develop relationships with clients, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders as required. You will be able to build strong relationships internally and externally; you will be a successful team player who is committed to working collaboratively.  
  • Passion and dedication - we are passionate about the low carbon transition, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the future of our planet is both different and better and we want you to share that passion. The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire to support the move to a greener economy. 

Upon employment, employees should also have a sound awareness of the Company's Information, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management Systems.

Additional Information

25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
Reward and recognition schemes
Flexible working
Private Bupa healthcare
Life Assurance (up to 4 times annual salary)
Matched pension contributions
Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to work scheme
Buy and Sell annual leave
Reimbursement of eye test and up to £50 towards glasses or contacts
Corporate gym rates
Employee Assistance Programme
Summer and Christmas parties, along with monthly Gembar

To apply for this role, please submit your CV along with a cover letter. 

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