Salary: Up to 27k + Benefits
Status: 12 Month Fixed Term /Full-time strongly preferable (however can potentially be flexible)
Meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero emissions target will require a fundamental transformation of our entire energy system, raising huge challenges for policy reform, market design, and the regulatory frameworks across the entire energy sector.
The Markets, Policy and Regulation (MPR) team is the ESC’s centre of excellence for energy policy and regulatory knowledge and works closely with Government and regulators, including the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Climate Change Committee (CCC), and Ofgem.
We draw upon all ESC capabilities to develop evidence-based analysis to inform key industry stakeholders and to undertake thought leadership work, such as our ‘Net Zero Carbon Policy’ project. We also engage widely with sector stakeholders, delivering high quality, policy-relevant analysis of the insights emerging from ESC’s portfolio of innovation projects.
The MPR team have built extensive expertise in both economy-wide carbon policy and industrial decarbonisation policy, with a track record of high impact work that has informed Government policymaking and the Climate Change Committee’s advice.
The Catapult is seeking to further strengthen its energy policy expertise and complement its strong capabilities in energy system modelling, consumer insights, engineering, and data and digitalisation. We have already produced an exciting body of work through our thought leadership projects, including Rethinking Decarbonisation Incentives and Rethinking Electricity Markets. This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate Energy Policy Advisor to join the team on a fixed term basis (which has the potential to be extended) and help develop and communicate valuable insights into the energy policy, market, and economic frameworks needed to deliver an energy system that works for all.
As part of the MPR team, the successful candidate will support the emerging Carbon Policy Practice, developing expertise and leading on a policy area covering industrial decarbonisation or hydrogen.
If you are attracted by the prospect of working at the cutting edge of energy innovation and new thinking on carbon policy, this could be the graduate opportunity you have been looking for.
You will probably have recently graduated at Master’s level (or potentially PhD) in a Policy, Economics, or STEM related degree, and you will possess both strong analytical and report writing capabilities.
You may already be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the UK’s Energy Policy landscape and will certainly be focused and genuinely interested in pursuing a career in this area.
So, if you’ve found you’ve enjoyed and are effective at working collaboratively (perhaps as part of your academic activities) and a self-starter, this your chance to be part of a team that will undertake influential activities that will help underpin the UK’s policies for achieving Net Zero.
So, if you would like to make a real difference, excited by the opportunity to do worthwhile work and finally like the idea of working with a diverse group of people who are passionate about the Net Zero 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 working.
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The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th January 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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