Salary: Up to £45,000 + Benefits
Status: Permanent /Full-time strongly preferable (however can potentially be flexible)
Transitioning to a low-carbon energy system to meet the 2050 net zero target is one of the most complex and important challenges we have ever faced.
Innovative solutions are going to be critical to create an energy system that is focused on renewables, flexibility and storage, optimised by powerful digital technologies at the national, local and micro level.
However, the feasibility of those solutions needs to be taken into consideration, particularly in relation to the impact they will/could have across the electricity generation, transmission and distribution networks.
As the demand for our expertise and services continues to grow, we have an exciting opportunity for an engineer join our well-established power systems practice that is steadily building a positive reputation in the sector and whose expertise includes the planning, studying, and operating of power systems on both electricity transmission and distribution networks.
The Future Power Systems Architecture programme with the IET is an excellent example of the impactful work we have already completed and if you decide to join us you can expect to be involved in an exciting range of innovative projects, including one looking at how the future power system will be operated in a net zero world and another looking at a partner’s reserve requirements in the period 2025-2030.
We envisage that you have recently or are about to complete a PHD or Engineering Doctorate in a relevant area, alternatively you may have a Master’s Degree complemented by some significant industrial experience, either way you will be keen to use both your technical strengths in power systems analysis/research and theoretical knowledge of the area to support a broad range of innovative projects.
In tandem with this expertise you will be comfortable and effective working on collaborative projects that often involve a broad range of participants, as such you will need to possess excellent communication skills to ensure, amongst other things, clarity in terms of the questions and challenges we are addressing and communicating the solutions in such a way that can be understood by both technical and non- technical audiences alike.
This opportunity will not only provide you with intellectually stimulating, varied and impactful work but also the chance for you to develop and learn, working alongside power systems engineering colleagues and other energy subject matter experts tackling the “big picture” challenges associated with decarbonisation.
What credentials are we ideally looking for?
Experience in one or more of the following areas - planning, studying, and operating power systems on an electricity transmission or distribution network. Distribution experience would be advantageous.
Experience with using computational methods to undertake numerical work – ideally modelling and simulation.
Experience with at least one of the following relevant software environments:
So, if you would like to make a real difference, love a challenge, excited by the opportunity to do worthwhile work & lastly like the idea of working with a diverse group of people who are passionate about the decarbonisation challenge, you best apply.
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
Would you like to Apply?
The closing date for applications is Sunday 6th February 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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