The Carbon Trust

Junior Data Engineer

Job description

About the role:

In the role of Junior Data Engineer you will analyse, design, and develop data-oriented solutions and databases in the Carbon Trust’s Business Services team. You will collaborate closely with colleagues in our data team, Digital Solutions program, and IT team to implement systems and tools that enhance insights for our clients, driving mission impact while achieving operational efficiencies.

About us

The Carbon Trust is a global climate consultancy driven by the mission to accelerate the move to a decarbonised future. We have been pioneering decarbonisation for more than 20 years for businesses, governments, and organisations around the world.

Drawing on a network of over 400 experts internationally, the Carbon Trust guides organisations through their journey to Net Zero. From strategic planning and target setting to delivery, activation, and communication - we provide smarter ways to turn intent into impact.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement data solutions leveraging Azure technologies to transfer data efficiently and securely between both internal and external systems.
  • Support delivery teams to identify, ingest and validate client data required for carbon footprint analysis, target setting, decarbonisation planning and assurance
  • Optimise and streamline processes to enhance performance and reliability.
  • Develop and maintain documentation ensuring clarity and accessibility for stakeholders.
  • Proactively monitor data movement pipelines for performance issues, and swiftly troubleshoot and resolve any issues that arise.
  • Ensure data quality and consistency through effective data governance and quality control measures within Azure ecosystems.
  • Foster collaboration with team members and cross-functional departments to drive data-centric initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in Azure data services and other cloud data technologies, and integrate best practices into the organization’s data strategies.
  • Contribute innovative ideas to enhance the data engineering practices and support the company’s strategic goals.

Key skills we are looking for:

Need to have:

  • Demonstrable use of ETL techniques and tools such as Microsoft Azure Data Factory.
  • Data manipulation experience using Python
  • Strong proficiency with SQL and Relational Databases (e.g., Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of CI/CD principles, automating the build, test, and deployment processes for efficient and reliable software delivery.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic consulting environment, with strong problem-solving capabilities and a keen attention to detail

Nice to have

  • Data engineering experience using Azure Data Factory and Databricks
  • Software engineering experience using one, or more of: Python, C#, C++, JavaScript (TypeScript)
  • Experience of delivering projects in line with global footprinting guidance and standards

Qualifications and experience:

  • B.Sc. in a technical degree, including but not limited to Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience as a Data Engineer, developing ELT/ETL pipelines for ingesting, processing, and storing large volumes of text data.
  • Experience analysing and producing requirements for data solutions.
  • Experience supporting UAT (User Acceptance Testing) activities to ensure delivery of solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Experience with Agile development underpinned with appropriate tools such as Jira, Confluence, GIT
  • Fluency in oral and written English

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.

At the Carbon Trust we offer flexibility around working from home and our employees are able to work from home for half of their weekly working hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

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 follow the link to 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 our hybrid working model the interviewing and onboarding processes may take place via video conferencing.

The Carbon Trust values are integrity, ambition, collaboration and excellence.

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