Salary: 40k - 45k + Benefits
Status: Permanent /Full-time strongly preferable (however can potentially be flexible)
Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth. The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. We take a whole-systems view of the energy sector, helping us to identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers, in order to decarbonise the energy system at the lowest cost.
During lockdown, we have been working remotely and as we begin to focus more on the future, we intend to embrace a new refreshing way to utilise our office in Birmingham City Centre . As a consequence we are developing a flexible approach to the workplace , which ensures we keep some of the benefits of home working whilst enabling the Catapult to operate efficiently, this hybrid way of working may result in the majority of us working from home for a good chunk of the time, merging the best bits of both office and home working.
The Data Systems team explore how digital technologies and data can be used in the future energy system to enable and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy system. The Data Systems team have recently ran the Energy Data Taskforce and published ‘A Strategy for a Modern Digitalised Energy System’ which lays out the steps needed to create an energy system fit for a low carbon future. The recommendations have been accepted by the government, regulator and industry which has led to an increased demand for the expertise and insight within the Data Systems team.
This is an exciting time for digital and data in the energy sector and the team is expanding to meet growing demand and has a range of existing and prospective projects which need to be progressed, this includes:
The Consultant will work with other Consultants, Project Managers and the Practice Manager to deliver research and innovation projects for clients, manage internal digital tools and develop new products and assets. Some travel will be required in order to meet with clients and deliver projects.
Within the first 12 months, it is likely that the Consultant will have delivered a number of internal and external projects.
A typical internal project could involve leading the development of a new digital solution, providing digital and data subject matter expertise or leading the production of a research report on a topic closely related to digital and data technologies.
A typical external project could involve working independently with a client or as part of a collaborative team developing a digital or data solution (technical or process), representing the ESC at industry workshops/conferences or assessing the digital capabilities of an organisation.
It is not a prerequisite for an applicant to have expertise in the energy sector so in addition to the activities described above, in the first 12 months we would expect the successful candidate to have developed a good understanding of the UK energy sector. They will have a sound understanding of the digital and data challenges across the industry and be able to articulate the advantages and disadvantages of possible solutions.
Within the first year the candidate will also be expected to take product ownership of one or more technology solutions owned by the Data Systems team such as the Energy Knowledge Exchange (EKX), ESDC (Single Sign On) or Data Platform. Responsibility will include development of the product roadmap, management of system administration and oversight of ongoing technical development.
Key Work Activities
Consultation and engagement (industry, SMEs, innovators, Government, Regulator)
Desktop research (new technology, data analysis techniques, digitalisation experiences, analogous industry experience, etc.)
Technology analysis and recommendations
Representing ESC at conferences and workshops
Data collection and analysis (supported by Data Science)
Technology product management
Supporting funding applications
What credentials are we ideally looking for?
Would you like to Apply?
The closing date for applications is Sunday 29th June 2022
Please note that at this time we are unable to provide UK visa sponsorship.
Energy Systems Catapult undertakes innovative and exciting work that will help shape the future of energy, with this in mind we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible, as we do reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
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