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Date: August 2021 | Sector: Energy | Expertise: Modelling

Quantitative energy data scientist

We are looking for an outstanding individual for a 1-year fixed term contract who can play a senior role in our modelling subsidiary practice.

Role and responsibilities

You will be expected to focus on the technical development of our modelling capabilities in the energy sector. You will be assigned to internal projects and report to internal clients. Occasionally you may be assigned to work on project deliverables for our external clients.

The role responsibilities will include:

  • Using a range of programming languages to transform big data into data sets
  • Work with large databases from various sources of structured and unstructured data
  • Code development and assurance
  • Development of user interface and data visualization tools
  • Quality assurance of quantitative analyses

Most of your day-to-day work will be conducted remotely, however you may be required, at times, to travel and work in our office or at clients’ sites in the UK.

Profile

We are looking for an individual with expertise in data science, as demonstrated by a proven track record of successfully performing in a similar role and/or academic work. Recent postgraduates are welcome.

The role requires a variety of expertise as set out below:

  • Data science (e.g., time series aggregation, machine learning techniques, statistical analysis of large datasets, basics of econometrics).
  • Python coding and development of user interface and data visualization techniques (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI).
  • Databases (e.g., SQL) and work with public APIs to get live data updates from public sources.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical capability.

Desired skills:

  • Prior experience in the energy sector is not required but a curiosity for energy decarbonization and climate change is desirable.
  • Knowledge of energy system modelling tools such as TIMES and underlying datasets and assumptions is desired but not essential.
  • Ability to work in a small team across international offices, and wear 'multiple hats'.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player.
  • Ability to interpret and present complex results in succinct and coherent set of messages for government and business community.

Application process

Applicants should send their application by email to careers@cepa.co.uk. Applications will close when position is filled, so we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible. Your application should include a full CV and covering letter. Please provide confirmation of your current situation in regard to your right to work in the UK and absence of a criminal record.

If successful in the first phase of the application, candidates will be asked to take part in up to three interviews during the recruitment process.

Remuneration

CEPA offers a highly competitive remuneration package for its staff. Beyond this, staff benefits also include:

  • health and life insurance;
  • eye care vouchers;
  • a 5% employer pension contribution;
  • 25 days paid holiday per year plus 8 UK bank holidays;
  • a corporate cycle scheme;
  • a long term incentive scheme; and
  • full remote working.

Applicants

CEPA welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to candidates shortlisted for consideration. Candidates who have not received a response to their application within 15 working days should assume that it has not been successful.

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