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Senior analyst - net zero modelling

Grade 7

Analytical, Economist

Salary Range:

National: £50,305 - £57,760; London: £54,710 - £61,145 This position attracts a pay allowance Analytical allowance - £4,245 (2022-23 allowance level)

Department and Location:

Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, London, Salford

Advert Closing Date:


Contract Type:


Available Working Pattern:

Flexible Working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

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Job Description:

Do you enjoy fascinating analytical challenges that support critical, high-profile policy making? Then these could be great roles for you! Central Energy and Emissions Modelling is a friendly team of around 25 analysts. We develop and apply some of the Department's key energy and emissions models, supporting decision makers in decarbonising our energy system. We are advertising two senior analyst/modelling roles (G7s):

1) Whole systems modelling: As our economy transitions to net zero, it is essential to consider the energy system as a whole - understanding the complex interactions between the power, residential, industry and transport sectors, and the different ways in which our energy might be supplied, managed, and consumed in the future. We are recruiting an additional G7 (senior analyst) to support our expanding whole systems modelling capacity. Your role will be to lead on the development of the powerful UK TIMES tool, the government's only whole energy systems model (a linear programming optimisation tool). You will ensure this model can be used to provide vital strategic insight into the decisions necessary to transition to our future net zero energy system.

See here for further details on UK TIMES

2) Net zero buildings modelling: our Buildings Modelling Team is developing a suite of advanced tools and models that support every aspect of decarbonising energy use in buildings, from policy design and forecasting to field assessment and monitoring. The buildings sector represents over a third of UK carbon emissions, and this is our chance to create the policymaking infrastructure that will bring it all the way to Net Zero. We are recruiting a new G7 (senior analyst) to lead the development of our cutting-edge National Buildings Model simulation tool.
Both roles offer the opportunity to enhance your analytical skills and collaborate with a huge range of partners across policymaking, industry, and academia.

At interview stage we will ask you which role you would prefer. Job offers will be made balancing the interviewers’ assessment of suitability with applicant preferences.

Person Specification:

We would love to hear from you if you have:
• Experience of successfully leading a complex model development or improvement project.
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills, with interest and experience in modelling and programming.
• Collaborative spirit, a love of problem solving and willingness to take initiative when opportunities to make a difference present themselves.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt your approach to suit the needs of your audience.
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to get the best from your team and lead by example, with significant autonomy.
• An interest in (or curiosity about!) the future energy system and our transition to net zero
You must possess a 2:1 or higher numerate degree, or a 2:2 with relevant work experience or postgraduate qualification

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