IEA seeks Energy Analyst – System Integration of Renewables Unit

Description
The OECD is a global economic forum working with 34 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation.  The IEA operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  Both the OECD and the IEA seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy.

The IEA seeks to recruit an Energy Analyst to work in the newly established System Integration of Renewables Unit. The Energy Analyst will contribute to the Agency’s analysis on system integration of renewable energy and will be actively engaged in the dissemination of the results with an emphasis on emerging economies.

The selected candidate will be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals, working under the general guidance of the Head of the System Integration of Renewables Unit.

Main Responsibilities

Analysis and Drafting

Lead the unit’s work on analysis of the challenges, opportunities and best practices for operating interconnected power systems with large amounts of variable renewable energy, in particular wind and solar power. Contribute to the scoping, development, and drafting of analytical reports on renewable energy integration. This includes:

– Analysing technical, economical and institutional aspects of operating and designing power systems with large amounts of variable renewable energy while enhancing energy security, including recent best practice for power plant scheduling and dispatch, use of interconnections, renewable energy forecasting, and electricity market design in particular system services markets.
– Developing best practice recommendations for power system and market operations that are applicable for a diverse range of country contexts and have direct relevance for formulating policy, market and regulatory frameworks.
– Working closely with other members of the System Integration of Renewables Unit and the Renewable Energy Division to develop policy recommendations for the successful transformation to a low-carbon power and energy system with particular emphasis on the technical, economical and institutional aspects related to deployment of large amounts of variable renewable energy.
– Supporting the broader activities of the Agency through analytical, written and verbal contributions.
Replacing the Unit Head during his absence

Liaison, Outreach and Dissemination

– Collaborating with other divisions in the Agency, providing analysis on system integration of renewable energy and its implication for energy security, energy system costs and decarbonisation.
– Developing and maintaining contacts with governments, the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, international organisations, industry and other stakeholders.
– Engaging policy makers and other power system stakeholders as part of country case studies, training and dissemination activities with a particular emphasis on emerging economies.
– Participating in preparations and meetings of IEA standing committees, working parties and other events.
– Promoting the work of the Agency externally to a wide range of audiences through participation in workshops, making presentations and holding bilateral meetings.

Candidate’s profile
Academic Background

– An advanced university degree(s) in relevant disciplines, such as power system engineering, natural sciences or economics.

Professional Background

– A minimum of three to seven years’ experience in the field of system integration of renewable energy in interconnected power systems, preferably with practical experience in system operation and/or carrying out technical integration studies.
– Excellent technical and economic understanding of power system operations, including system services markets.
– A good appreciation of the technical, economic and institutional issues shaping the challenges and opportunities of transforming power systems in order to integrate large amounts of wind and solar power.
– Experience in writing comprehensive reports on complex, renewable energy-related subjects for a policy maker audience is an asset.
– Experience in engaging policy makers and other energy system stakeholders in emerging economies is an asset.
– Excellent command of Microsoft Office software, knowledge of MATLAB is an asset.

NOTE: Longlisted candidates will be invited to take an online test between 10th and 23rd of August, panel interviews will be held in early September.

Languages

– Excellent written and oral English ability. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Core Competencies

– Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies and the 3 indicators.

Contract Duration
Two year fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers
Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,500 EUR or 6,800 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax

Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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