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16 Jun 2023

Full-Time Energy Modeler

Global CCS Institute – Posted by RecruitmentGCCSI Australia

Job Description

Up to $130,000 AUD (package)

About us

The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and deliver climate neutrality. We are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Washington DC, Houston, London, Brussels, Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Tokyo.

About the role and the team

Due to growth in global CCS initiatives in core economic markets, we are looking for an Energy Modeler to join us on a full-time basis. This role is available in Australia or England.

As an Energy Economist, you will be operating on a global level. You will be part of a cross-disciplinary team of experts and collaborating on Member and Client projects. You will have a particular focus on decarbonising our economy and achieving net zero targets by leveraging your technical knowledge on energy systems and mathematical models or advanced modelling techniques.

What you will do and your impact

  •  Identifying and assessing economic problems, benefits, and costs,
  • Conducting robust analysis to evaluate the role that CCS plays in long-term decarbonisation using our in-house Global Economic Net Zero Optimization (GENZO) model,
  • Further developing the GENZO model, written in GAMS and based on the OSeMOSYS modelling framework; collecting data, characterising technologies, , writing GAMS code, writing Python code to process and visualize GENZO results,
  • Evaluating the economic impacts of proposed CCS hubs within countries and regions by developing economic multipliers from input-output tables, and
  • Preparing technical reports and communications materials for internal stakeholders.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to work well in a team or autonomously and be engaging, confident and flexible in your working style. You will have strong attention to detail, analytical & research skills and a natural alignment with our company Values; integrity, quality and collaboration.

The ideal candidate will have the following background:

  • Previous experience in a similar role or Energy Economics, consulting or academic background.
  • Hands-on experience in Energy Modelling or possess detailed understanding of energy models, ideally Mathematical Optimization Modelling or Partial Equilibrium Modelling; experience with Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) or econometric modelling may be helpful but are of secondary importance to the role.
  • Excellent communication skills, including technical writing
  • Strong working knowledge of energy systems and technological pathways to decarbonisation.
  • Experience with mathematical modelling languages, such GAMS highly desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in Python scripting for data visualization highly desirable but not essential.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field, such as Economics, Operations Research or Engineering.

Why work with us?

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What we offer

  • Due to the nature of how we operate we offer benefits that enhance your work/life blend so that you can meet both, family and professional responsibilities.
    Flexible working, including working form elsewhere, working from home and hybrid options.
  • Professional development via on-job-the-training, conferences, memberships, and subscriptions.
  • Well-being and Health Program, including 4 paid Well-being Days per year, flu vaccination reimbursements, volunteering day leave and comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Ready to join us ? Visit our Job Board for a detailed position description of the role and to apply. Applicants must have a right to work for the location in which they apply.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: data visualization, economic impact anylisis, economics, energy decarbonisation, energy modeling, Energy transition, GAMS, input-output analysis, Net-zero, python, and technical writing. Salaries: See posting for details.

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