Principal analyst

Principal Analyst

Job purpose

Manage a sector portfolio of work and provide oversight/management of Analysts to deliver high quality research, data and economic assessments and advice to inform effective evidence-based decisions for a specific sector or market.

Core role accountabilities

  • Use evidence and data to ensure that data analytics are available and at the heart of investment decisions e.g. through analysing infrastructure project data and assessing Environmental, Social, Resilience and Governance information.
  • Work UKIB’s Banking, Policy and Risk teams to understand potential investments’ impact on our climate change and regional and local economic growth objectives. Similarly, to assess whether the Bank is ‘additional’ e.g. addressing an undersupply of capital or market barrier over time.
  • Provide quality assurance within the Impact function.
  • Support the Chief Impact Officer to present impact and additionality considerations for potential investments at the UKIB Investment Committee.
  • Collect, manage and analyse market data to track and identify trends, policies, stakeholders, projects, and technology developments in relevant sectors.
  • Lead the production of economic and other reports and summaries for internal stakeholders, including the targeting and evaluation of new investment opportunities, in line with agreed timelines.
  • Manage, engage and develop a high performing team of analysts.
  • Contribute to the development of new methodologies for assessing the impact and additionality of our portfolio.
  • Provide analysis support to the Chief Impact Officer, Chief Operating Officer and wider C-suite leaders as required for external speeches or presentations.
  • Work flexibly across the Impact function and the Bank to support a range of projects and enable a pro-active environment.


Essential experience

  • Understanding of the UK infrastructure market, especially investment in the energy, transport, digital, waste and water sectors.
  • Experience in an analytical field, with knowledge of infrastructure finance, infrastructure project development, energy technologies, energy transition, regional development projects or similar.
  • Analytical skills and demonstrable skills in analysis of market trends in relevant fields.
  • Leadership and management of other analysts and economists.
  • Responsibility for professional economic or analytical advice within a complex financial or governmental environment.
  • Capability to supervise and conduct complex economic and/or financial modelling; high level of attention to detail and numeracy.
  • Proven ability to work with, influence, and navigate stakeholders including commercial partners, academia or government departments.
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and statistical packages.


Essential skills

  • Entrepreneurial, curious and talented candidates with a professional, positive attitude and capable of contributing to a dynamic and team-oriented culture
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to rapidly get up to speed with problems and propose implementable solutions.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both in writing and in person, including the ability to write concisely and compellingly; able to synthesis complex issues and data in an easy-to-understand manner and focus on the most relevant information.
  • Excellent research skills, and the ability to deliver high-quality output at pace.
  • An ability to manage competing priorities with deliverables for long-term transactions as well as a busy day-to-day workload.
  • Resilience and the ability to remain calm in changing situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to listen.


Desireable skills

  • Professional qualifications in finance or analysis, or part-qualification e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst.
  • Experience of using R, python or similar.
  • Experience of presenting data and analytics through relevant packages e.g. Power BI
  • Environmental, Social and Governance experience.


Professional Qualifications:

Must hold a 2:2 degree or above, in subject with a significant quantitative element, including economics and data analytics or equivalent experience.


The bank is headquartered in Leeds and there is a base salary of £55,000 - £65,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus, excellent pension and benefits.

This role is open to full-time, part-time or job-share applicants. Job-share applicants should supply individual CVs and a joint cover letter.

Sift criteria and to apply

To apply for this position please email an up to date CV along with a 750 word statement of suitability to to be considered for this role. Or you can apply via LinkedIn on the link below.