Research Engineer - Infrastructure Climate and Carbon Risk - Based in London

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EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute (EDHEC-Risk Climate) aims to help private and public sector decision-makers manage climate-related financial risks and make the best use of financial tools to invest in a sustainable, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. EDHEC-Risk Climate is searching for a Climate and ESG Research Engineer to help build the science and engineering evidence to understand infrastructure's sustainability risks.

Application closing date : April 14, 2023



The successful candidate will join a diverse team (scientists, engineers, economists and finance professionals). They will develop engineering-based research and analysis into the physical and financial risks to infrastructure that arise from its carbon emissions, environmental impacts and vulnerability to a changing climate. This will be used to underpin strategic investment decisions for green infrastructure and to inform global debate on green finance: two cornerstones of achieving global ambitions for a sustainable economy and minimising the impacts and causes of climate change.




The ideal candidate will have experience in a selection  of the following areas.

  • Science & technology based experience of the climate and environmental impacts of major infrastructure sectors: e.g. transport networks; power & fuels; utilities and their distribution networks (water, gas, power & communications), construction industry and the built environment.
  • Understanding of deploying low carbon technology and mitigation of the environmental impacts for these sectors.
  • Knowledge of risk exposure from environmental factors - including climate and weather risks - of large infrastructure assets, such as networks and hubs for transport and utility.
  • Understanding of the policy and infrastructure requirements influencing technology deployment in different global regions.
  • Experience of ESG planning and measurement for infrastructure or large projects.
  • Understanding of the social and economic impacts of major infrastructure development.
  • Experience of developing infrastructure-based solutions that generate carbon and other environmental credits for the voluntary market is desirable.





  • Postgraduate degree in science or engineering.
  • Strong technical writing skills for briefing, publications and reports.
  • 5+ years of expertise in research carbon and broader environmental markets, or asset management.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent communicator, with experience of explaining technically complex concepts to a stakeholders and customers from a diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish clear performance targets and metrics.
  • Working with transnational teams a benefit.



The salary is highly competitive. It will be determined according to the School pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.

To apply for this offer, please send a CV and a cover letter to: [email protected].