Senior Data Engineer

(UK-based)

We need your data expertise to speed up the global electricity transition from coal to clean. 

Ember is recruiting a talented data engineer who will take ownership of our core electricity generation and emission data. This role will guide our data team to improving and expanding our data, and making it easily accessible. Data can help change the world, and your role to use data to track the global electricity transition is critical. The broader Ember team – and key stakeholders,  especially campaign groups, politicians and academics – turn our data into action, to impact the speed of the electricity transition. Ember’s data team is growing, and this role would provide knowledge, ideas and experience into the broader team as a peer, with potential to manage a team in the future.

Our current electricity generation data needs expanding to more frequent updates, wider geographical coverage, and to include other electricity data metrics such as capacity and emissions. We also need to improve the visualisation and access to the data.

The wider Ember team of electricity experts will give you valuable support to bring insights into electricity data and to complement your technical competency with data, leveraging your ability to impact. The role will report into the Head of Global Data.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Own the running and maintenance of Ember’s core global electricity data and the data architecture.
  • Own the expansion plan for the core data. 
  • Implement that expansion plan, working with the data team to scrape and host the data in the most efficient and reliable way.
  • Work with the whole Ember team to make sure the core data is visualised impactfully.
  • Ensure the data is easily and reliably accessible to stakeholders with outside of Ember

 

Must have

  • At least 5 years experience owning end-to-end data processes
  • Strong skills in one or more relevant languages (e.g. Python, SQL, R, Javascript)
  • Experience in database management 
  • Experience in data strategy and project management
  • Proactive and delivery-focused
  • Strong team collaboration
  • A passion for creating open data to tackle climate change

 

Great to have

  • Interest in leading a small data team in the future
  • Interest and experience in data visualization
  • Experience in building and maintaining a public API
  • Electricity data experience
  • Built a network in the open climate data community


Salary: £50-70,000, depending on experience

Location: Preferably UK-based, able to attend meetings in London

Applying: Please send a CV & 1 page cover letter to jobs@ember-climate.org, addressed to Dave Jones. Please also include your earliest start date. 

Applications will close midnight on Wednesday 18th August 2021.

 

About Ember

Ember is an innovative non-profit think tank, using data to accelerate the global electricity transition and the coal phase-out. We track changes in the global power system – and use our findings to seed major shifts in international energy and climate policy. We’ve got a strong track record of influence on a lean budget. You’ll be joining us at a period of rapid growth, and be part of a Asian and European team that’s having a real impact on the end of coal power.

www.ember-climate.org 

 

Holiday and Pension

  • 25 days holiday (excluding Bank Holidays)
    • Plus additional time off between Christmas and New Year
    • For each year that you’re part of the team at Ember you’ll receive an additional 1 day of holiday, up to a maximum of 5 additional days. 
  • A pension plan with employer contribution of 3%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working

 

Further benefits 

  • Office (when we return!) includes free breakfasts, free yoga, once-a-week beer & pizza
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Funding and allocated time for your training and development
  • Volunteer Day (e.g. team tree-planting)
  • Time-off to donate blood

 

We are especially keen to encourage applications from people underrepresented in climate change analysis and campaigning. Climate change is a race issue, a class issue, and a gender issue. We welcome applicants with lived experiences of these issues.