Senior Lead Engineer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1352754

 Job Description

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.

Main Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for delivering a range of techno-economic studies focussing on economic assessment of interconnectors, participation in the ENTSO-E Ten Year Network Development Plan process, development of interconnectors and assessment of transmission investment options.
  • Covers a wide range of activities that require complex judgements based on advanced analytical thought. Problems often require an innovative approach
  • Capable of making decisions impacting ESA responsibilities within the objectives and strategy guidelines of the organisation
  • Positively interacts and adapts a suitable approach when dealing with internal and external parties
  • Responsible for leading activities and delivering completed work cost effectively and to required timelines
  • Reviews and develops internal procedures and documentation to ensure its accuracy
  • Assists in outlining project and study requirements
  • Coaching of other engineers as required.

Skills and Experience

  • Engineering, Science or Mathematics degree with 5-6 years relevant experience
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge including market modelling and programming
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to guide, persuade and influence others through developed skills of communication and diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability with the ability to filter, prioritise, analyse and validate information and tasks at hand.
  • Ability to develop and lead projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to manage internal and external relationships in order to co-ordinate the successful execution of studies/projects.