Location UK / Belfast
Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract
Updated 2 weeks ago
Working as a member of Energy Systems Analysis Team, taking responsibility for techno-economic studies, primarily power system simulations, to assess and forecast developments in electricity system.
ESA undertakes a range of studies including power system planning, electricity demand forecasting, assessing the need for new generation capacity, simulating the operation and costs of running the power system, forecasting levels of transmission congestion, economic assessment of generation portfolio expansion, demand-side management, market design options and interconnection with neighbouring systems, and forecasting and reporting on the impact of technology changes (e.g. high levels of wind powered generation).
The department provides specialist modelling services to other areas such as Network Planning, Access Planning and Operations as well as to external stakeholders such as the regulatory authorities and customers. The department is a member the expert team for pan-European market studies and is also a core modeller for the production of the Mid-term Adequacy Report.
The successful candidate will have developed technical knowledge working on complex techno-economic studies. Capable of working independently and leading specific activities within the team, seeking guidance from senior staff as required The role requires the successful candidate to produce very high quality work, be a strong team player with excellent verbal, written and influencing skills. The candidate will also contribute to the continuing development of the modelling methods and the teams skills base.
The main responsibilities will be economic assessment of interconnectors, participation in the Ten Year Network Development Plan process, development of interconnectors and assessment of transmission investment options.
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