Senior Researcher/Engineer: Energy Systems (Energy Modelling) (Two positions)

Job Detail

  • Qualifications Honours Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Ref#311634
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Where to submit application

Job Description

Key responsibilities: Manage projects, research and conduct investigations on energy modelling and related topics. Provide leadership in formulating research questions and developing study assumptions. Provide research direction to the Energy Centre on energy planning and energy modelling Participate in local panels or working groups on power systems topics. Work with a team of researchers/engineers in your own field and across other disciplines Generate technical reports, articles, conference papers and presentations aimed at energy modelling locally and internationally. Provide training on energy planning related topics to CSIR employees and externally. Formulate research proposals to attract contract research income from public and private clients Develop relationships with potential, collaborators and stakeholders for R&D in power systems topics Compile technical reports for clients in the energy sector; Manage contract research and development and ensure adherence to schedule and budget; Qualifications, skills and experience: An Honours degree in electrical/mechanical/industrial engineering, mathematics, science or equivalent with at least six years’ working experience in the energy sector, of which three years’ should be in the energy modelling domain. A Master’s degree in the field of energy modelling will be advantageous; Proficiency in suitable energy modelling software tools applied in the energy sector. These could include inter alia energy systems modelling using PLEXOS, OSEMOSYS, TIMES or others; Experience in the renewable energy industry / renewable energy sources; Strong network in the public and private sector as links to sustainable energy supply, with a track record of working with clients and obtaining contract R&D in the field. Familiarity with modelling approaches for energy planning and modelling. Experience in scenario definitions/planning. Familiarity with the South African and Southern African power system would be advantageous

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