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Salary: Up to £30k + Benefits
Status: Permanent /Full-time strongly preferable (however can potentially be flexible)
Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth. The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. We take a whole-systems view of the energy sector, helping us to identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers, in order to decarbonise the energy system at the lowest cost.
During lockdown, we have been working remotely and as we begin to focus more on the future, we intend to embrace a new refreshing way to utilise our office in Birmingham City Centre . As a consequence we are developing a flexible approach to the workplace , which ensures we keep some of the benefits of home working whilst enabling the Catapult to operate efficiently, this hybrid way of working may result in the majority of us working from home for a good chunk of the time, merging the best bits of both office and home working.
At the Energy Systems Catapult we believe a single national approach to decarbonisation is unlikely to be the most effective, and instead different areas are likely to require different approaches that take account of their local infrastructure, opportunities and ambitions.
We are looking for a talented and motivated modelling analyst to join our growing Modelling team at the Energy Systems Catapult, focusing on our local or city scale energy modelling using our EnergyPath Networks tool to understand how best to decarbonise these local energy systems.
Working with our existing local modelling team, you will be both applying our tools to generate insight for local areas, but also potentially contributing to new models and the development of new functionality or approaches to our analysis. You will help to ensure the quality of model data and to verify our outputs. Throughout the role you will develop an understanding of a range of local low carbon technologies and work to appropriately represent them in models.
There may also be the opportunity to work with our suite of other modelling tools including ESME (national modelling), Home Energy Dynamics (buildings) and to help develop new tools to solve future challenges.
You will enjoy working in a fast moving and changing environment at the cutting edge of innovation. You will be able to apply your analytical skills to work collaboratively in analysing complex whole system problems. You will be passionate about energy and climate change and able to work independently and within multi-disciplinary teams on wide variety of projects.
What credentials are we ideally looking for ?
- The ability to use modelling to deliver analysis, with an attention to detail to ensure high quality.
- Experience in model development, which may have included designing and developing new modelling approaches or adding new functionality to existing tools.
- Experience in using a variety of software tools and packages for modelling and data analysis, which could include some of Python, R, SQL, Visual Basic, MATLAB and a willingness to learn new ones as required.
- Excellent numeracy skills – comfortable analysing and manipulating large data sets with an ability to explain complex analysis and issues to other
- The ability to clearly communicate technical topics.
- Experience of handling spatial data, potentially with Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as ArcGIS or QGIS would be useful.
- Energy sector knowledge or experience would be an advantage but we welcome applications from wider backgrounds.
- Self-motivated with ability to take initiative and ownership of work, comfortably dealing with ambiguity and responding positively to changing priorities or setbacks.
- Educated to at least degree level
Would you like to Apply?
The closing date for applications is Sunday 24th October 2021
Please note that at this time we are unable to provide UK visa sponsorship.
Energy Systems Catapult undertakes innovative and exciting work that will help shape the future of energy, with this in mind we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible, as we do reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
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