Great Britain’s electricity system is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.
Energy Insights & Analysis (EIA) leads the ESO’s thinking on key policy areas across the whole energy system covering gas, electricity and hydrogen supply and demand as well the long-term outlook in relation to the UK’s 2050 net zero emissions target. This includes developing models to support the analysis for the popular Future Energy Scenarios document which considers how the energy industry will look in 2050. The scenarios help us, the ESO, and our customers and stakeholders make long-term investment decisions for the future.
The Modelling Development team within EIA is responsible for providing new and maintaining existing models that underpin our view of the future energy uses and deliver internal and external stakeholder requirements reflecting changing markets, operation, and business strategy. In this role you will play a key part in developing our ability to model how the energy requirements of tomorrow will evolve and be met. This will involve working closely with other data scientists and analysts within the team to understand their current and future requirements and develop solutions that ensure that that the data and models required are readily available, accessible and meets the quality needed.
This role will be based from Warwick, and we continue to offer hybrid working from office and home. We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements.
As Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO), we sit at the heart of the electricity system, using our outstanding engineering and commercial expertise to balance electricity supply and demand. Ultimately, we keep the electricity flowing directly to where it’s needed, second by second.
Becoming the Future System Operator
In 2021, government and Ofgem jointly consulted on proposals for an expert, impartial Future System Operator (FSO) with responsibilities across both the electricity and gas systems, to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers. In October 2023, the Energy Act 2023 was passed, legislating for this Future System Operator to be created.
The ESO, including all of its existing roles, will be at the heart of the new Future System Operator. We will be taking on additional roles across vectors and sectors to create an organisation with a whole energy system mindset; enabling us to identify solutions to our energy system that are more sustainable, secure, and affordable for all.
The FSO will be set up as a public corporation with operational independence from government – bringing parties together to support optimised decision making and action. As now, it will be licenced and regulated by Ofgem through price control agreements. It is anticipated that the new organisation will be up and running in 2024.
The time to act on climate change is now. As part of our team, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in Great Britain – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.
The main accountabilities of the role are to:
Understand the needs of the business and developments needed to meet net zero targets
Engage with stakeholders at all levels to gather and understand their requirements
Identify where existing models or processes need to adapt to reflect these
Deliver new and enhanced models to deliver those improvements
Deliver business process improvements that facilitate efficient use of the models and data available
Work across the business to drive changes to ways of working around modelling and technology deployment in a co-ordinated fashion
This should be done by:
Working collaboratively with our in-house analysts, data scientists and IT providers
Employing relevant computer science, economic, statistical programming and data management skills to solve business problems
Looking forward and understanding the changing requirements of the team, business and stakeholders
Training and coaching others to develop their data analysis and data science skills
For higher levels – proactively identify areas for improvement, recommend solutions and lead working groups to deliver those solutions as appropriate
What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who:
An ability to handle challenges and meet tight deadlines
Advanced programming skills in Python, Excel, and SQL
Experience in building and evaluating predictive models
An inquisitive mind with the ability to join the dots
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience of communicating with, and influencing, internal and external stakeholders
Experience with the MS Azure and SharePoint platforms is desirable
A strong background and interest in the future of energy (especially decarbonisation) is desirable.
What you’ll get
A competitive salary between £55,000 – £65,000 per annum – dependent on experience and capability. As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on company performance, 26 days annual leave as standard and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%.
As we work towards creating a cleaner, greener, and more affordable future for all, we also work towards creating a place for our teammates to belong, with professional and personal growth and positive well-being.
Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximise your potential along your career journey.
A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table.
Generous Total Rewards Plan – comprising of health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits.
This role closes on 11th February 2024 at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.
We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.
We’re committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential. #LI-EM1