Jobs for a Net-Zero Future

About us

We are a diverse collection of experts who span policy and science, finance and engineering, data and systems—working together to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time. We need your help.    

Our mission is to rapidly convene, create and deploy climate-ready financial solutions at scale: we have a hugely ambitious goal to impact $trillions to deliver demonstrably net-zero outcomes. 

We are working with industry-leading commercial and academic partners, to develop and test climate-ready financial products—and to use these to lay new foundations for data-sharing that can affect positive action towards a carbon net-zero economy.

Icebreaker One is committed to equality and creating an inclusive culture with a diverse team.  We welcome applications from everyone and will support you to reach your full potential and to be yourself in a working environment based on dignity, respect and mutual support.  If you have any queries or need any advice or adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process please contact us.

Open roles

We have no open roles at this time. Please do follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn where we will post when we do.

Past roles as advertised

Legal advisor and writer (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed – Mid-May to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Up to 3 days a month
Rate: Contractor rate – circa £500 – £600 / day
Closing date: 0900 BST 10 May 2021

Role: Help us draft data licenses and other associated contractual documents to support the launch of Open Energy.

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Technical Writer (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed Term – mid-March to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Part time – up to three days a week
Rate: up to £300 / day rate
Closing date: 9am GMT, 4 March 2021

Role: Help us research and communicate technical documentation for Open Energy.

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Context: Icebreaker One has won a major UK Research and Innovation competition for the Open Energy project, which aims to revolutionise the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net-zero goals. This funding means we can continue developing a standard that all organisations in the energy data ecosystem can use to search, share and access data.

Devops Engineer (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed Term – March to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Up to two days a week (but may be more at the start)
Rate: Up to £550 / day

The role: Help us set up and manage reliable, efficient systems and deployment pipelines.

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Context: Icebreaker One has won a major UK Research and Innovation competition for the Open Energy project, which aims to revolutionise the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net-zero goals. This funding means we can continue developing a standard that all organisations in the energy data ecosystem can use to search, share and access data.

Administrator (Open Energy)

Contract: Employed Fixed Term – Start of March to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Full time – four days a week (we don’t work on a Friday!)
Rate: up to £25k, pro-rata

Role: Help support the effective running and smooth delivery of Open Energy.

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Commercial development manager (SERI)

Contract: Fixed – May to end of July 2021 – with continuation subject to funding
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Flexible – up to 6 days a month
Rate: Contractor) circa £500/day
Closing date: 0900 BST, 29 April 2021

Role: Help us ensure successful continuation funding for SERI through converting existing partners to paying members and adding new commercial partners.

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Context: SERI was set up as a response to an 18-month consultation with industry, policy and individual practitioners, during which we spoke with 230+ experts. The mission of the project is to create a clear, impactful and detailed governance framework that enables government, businesses, consumers and 3rd party developers to understand further the potential of sector-wide data sharing in insurance, the next steps to implementation in the UK and empower decision makers to mandate, measure and act upon the data flows that enable net-zero.

UX/Web Developer (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed – April to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Part time – eight days a month
Rate: up to £450-550 / day
Closing date: 9am GMT, 30 March 2021

Role: Help us to build web-based, user and mobile-friendly interfaces for Open Energy.

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Information & Data Architect (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed – March to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Up to three days a week
Rate: Contractor rate – £500 – £600 / dayC

Context: Icebreaker One has won a major UK Research and Innovation competition for the Open Energy project, which aims to revolutionise the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net-zero goals. This funding means we can continue developing a standard that all organisations in the energy data ecosystem can use to search, share and access data.

Role: Help us understand, map and create data schemas and metadata for Open Energy.

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API/Services Developer (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed – March to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Up to three days a week
Rate: Contractor rate – £500 – £600 / day

Context: Icebreaker One has won a major UK Research and Innovation competition for the Open Energy project, which aims to revolutionise the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net-zero goals. This funding means we can continue developing a standard that all organisations in the energy data ecosystem can use to search, share and access data.

Role: Help us develop and build an open governance platform and search engine for energy data.

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Data Scientist (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed – March to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Up three days a week
Rate: Contractor rate – £500 – £600 / day

Context: Icebreaker One has won a major UK Research and Innovation competition for the Open Energy project, which aims to revolutionise the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net-zero goals. This funding means we can continue developing a standard that all organisations in the energy data ecosystem can use to search, share and access data.

Role: Help us to document, map and design an affective energy data search tool.

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Open Engagement Manager (Open Energy)

Contract: Fixed Term – mid-February to end of July 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Flexible – up to three days a week
Rate: (Contractor) c £450/day

Context:
Icebreaker One has won a major UK Research and Innovation competition for the Open Energy project, which aims to revolutionise the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net-zero goals. This funding means we can continue developing a standard that all organisations in the energy data ecosystem can use to search, share and access data.

The role: The Open Engagement Manager will help us ensure this next phase of Open Energy is developed in collaboration with the energy industry and beyond.

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Systems and standards lead (SERI) — CLOSED

Contract: Fixed Term – 7 months (1 September 2020 to 31 March 2021)
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Flexible – minimum 2.5 days per week (if you can do more then we’d be interested to hear more)
Pay: £3k per month
Context: Help us develop climate-ready insurance products and investigate what systems, standards and regulatory changes are needed for a Standard for Environment, Risk and Insurance (SERI). This role will lead the Systems and Standards Working Group to help identify and develop the systems and standards required.


Policy and regulation lead (SERI) — CLOSED

Contract: Fixed Term – 10 months (June 2020 to 31 March 2021)
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Flexible – up to 2.5 days per week (contracted role)
Pay: £2.5k per month
Context: This role will be to chair the Policy and Regulations Working Group to help develop and build the policy and regulation response for a Standard for Environment, Risk and Insurance (SERI).

Constellation Manager — CLOSED

Contract: Fixed Term – to 31 March 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Flexible – up to three days a week
Pay: Up to £2k per month
Context: Our Constellation Manager will help support our Standard for Environment, Risk and Insurance (SERI) programme—to develop the first climate-ready insurance product and lay the foundations for exponential impact. This will involve building, informing and engaging across the Icebreaker One community of practice and SERI partners.

Researcher — CLOSED

Contract: Fixed Term – to 31 March 2021
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice)
Hours: Flexible – three days a week
Pay: £35k FTE per annum (pro-rata according to actual days worked)
Benefits: Pension and the opportunity to work on a groundbreaking project
Context: Support the Product Innovation group to help understand the existing and potential market opportunities that will inform a Standard for Environment, Risk and Insurance (SERI).

Executive Assistant – CLOSED

Contract: Fixed Term – 11 months (1 May 2020 to 31 March 2021)
Location: Flexible (working from home until further notice) 
Hours: Flexible – three days a week
Pay: £35k FTE per annum (pro-rata according to actual days worked)
Benefits:  Pension and the opportunity to work on a groundbreaking project