Global Energy Monitor


Global Energy Monitor seeks a research analyst to serve as project manager of its Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker (GFIT), a wiki-based database of oil/gas pipelines and terminals.

The Challenge

According to the IPCC, we have only a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid dangerous climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on major sources of carbon and methane pollution worldwide, including oil/gas pipelines and terminals.

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policy makers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and scores of others.

Position Summary and Duties

Reporting to the Executive Director, the research analyst will serve as project manager of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker (GFIT), a wiki-based database of oil/gas pipelines and terminals. 

Note: GEM does not have a central office; employees work from home offices and need not be based in the United States. 

Specific duties include the following:

  • Maintaining and updating GEM’s Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker (GFIT), a database of oil/gas pipelines and terminals.
  • Using various global data sources (government websites, company reports, news articles, etc., as well as information from partner organizations) to ensure the database represents the most accurate and timely information for each infrastructure project. 
  • Creating, formatting, and updating wiki pages on individual pipelines and terminals.
  • Tracking and maintaining company ownership of pipelines and terminals.
  • Analyzing industry and GFIT data to assess industry trends and movement success.
  • Writing blogs, articles, briefings, and reports summarizing research findings.
  • Doing bi-annual summary stats of GFIT data. 
  • Representing research findings at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public events.
  • Creating visual presentations of findings using presentation graphics and online tools.
  • Working with software developers to develop websites for presenting tracker results.
  • Assisting third-party researchers in academia, NGOs, governments, and business organizations seeking to utilize the GFIT data.
  • Providing miscellaneous editorial support for GEM publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts.

Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 

Experience and Skills

A commitment to social and environmental justice is a requirement for this position.

Desired skills include:

  • Proficiency with spreadsheet software such as Excel or google sheets is required. Familiarity with Python or R is recommended. Familiarity with visualization software such as Tableau, Flourish, or Google Data Studio is desirable.
  • Professional-level writing skills. Applicants must provide at least two examples of published work.
  • Experience in energy/environmental research and analysis. Familiarity with international environmental campaigns is desired but not required.
  • Experience in international research and collaboration.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, resourcefulness in using online search tools, and basic knowledge of environmental and social impacts of fossil energy production, governmental and business institutional structures, and the global political context of energy. 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including experience in summarizing and presenting data.
  • Knowledge of wiki formatting; demonstrated ability to master additional technical skills as needed for data development and analysis.
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The salary is $84,897 per year.

Benefits include:

  • Paid health, vision, dental insurance
  • Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, plus holidays, sick leave, and other leave

How to Apply

Please apply at the link below:

Only applications submitted via this link will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled.