Senior Consultant / Consultant: Electricity Market Modelling - Perth

EY

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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Climate change is driving an unprecedented transformation in the global energy sector. The industry is transitioning to a low carbon, decentralised future, facing a wide range of engineering and economic challenges along the way.

EY are the leading provider of electricity market modelling services in Australia. Our role in the energy industry is to enable our clients to make informed decisions about the future of energy in Australia by providing them evidence-based insights.

We do this by utilising our industry leading modelling suite, simulating outcomes in the electricity markets and power systems across Australia, New Zealand and globally.

We work with renewable developers, energy sector investors, transmission and distribution network service providers, energy retailers, regulators, governments and government agencies.

Recent projects include:

  • Whole of system planning to assess optimal development pathways for the South-West Interconnected System

  • Advising government entities and network service providers relating to the market benefits accrued from generation capacity and/or transmission upgrades to help in their long-term planning of the energy sector

  • Forecasting wholesale electricity market and reserve capacity prices, marginal loss factors and network curtailment risk for numerous existing and prospective new entrant power stations

  • Shaping key operational parameters of the wholesale electricity market through the reliability standard and settings review and modelling of ancillary service costs

  • Driving government and consumer understanding of residential electricity price trends

  • Investigating the impacts on the electricity market on account of changing market rules or government policies.

About the opportunity

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Consultant and Senior Consultant to join our Perth Electricity Market Modelling team within Strategy and Transactions.

The Perth electricity market modelling team is part of an Australia and New Zealand-wide team of energy modelling specialists with a diverse range of backgrounds including engineering, economics, maths, statistics, and computing. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to play a core role in the delivery of our modelling projects.

You will gain experience in the operation of energy markets, energy market design, assessment of renewable energy and power station projects, power system and network planning frameworks, as well as exposure to client and energy industry issues in a fast-paced consulting environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist project delivery teams in data management, results analysis, and modelling tasks

  • Help in developing and updating various datasets and modelling tools needed by the team

  • Work with national and international teams to understand and communicate modelling results to internal and external stakeholders in the energy sector

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a relevant tertiary education discipline such as engineering, mathematics, economics, physics or computer science

  • Be highly experienced with the Microsoft Office Suite with Excel and Excel VBA, and programming/scripting including utilising SQL and Python daily

  • Be highly numerate with demonstrated experience in manipulating and analysing large data sets efficiently and with the ability to deal with ambiguities within data

  • Present strong communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate meaningful insights to clients and colleagues both verbally and in written form

  • Have the ability to employ best practice in data visualisation for both analysis and presentation

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • an understanding of or willingness to learn about the structure, key drivers and rules relevant to the wholesale electricity market and the power system.

What we offer

  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Consultant and Senior Consultant to join our Perth Electricity Market Modelling team within Strategy and Transactions.

What we offer

  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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