Grid Modeling Researcher

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1237828

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added January 31, 2024

Our client is seeking an Grid Modeling Researcher to work within their facilities located in Houston, TX for a 12-month contract.


Summary:
  • As a Grid Modeling Researcher, you will be a part of the Research & Technology organization that works with our rapidly growing US and Global Business teams to help address their current technical needs and test new technologies for the future.
  • This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the energy strategy of our company. In collaboration with other researchers on the team and external researchers at national labs and universities, the results from this person's work will be an important part of the growth within and the company's global goal of 100GW of renewables by 2030.

Responsibilities:
 
  • Be a subject matter expert in the major US electricity markets for internal partners and stakeholders
  • Develop experimental plans and perform methodical testing for new modeling approaches and inputs (e.g. nodal to zonal simplification, demand side modeling, etc.)
  • Adjust energy system modeling to consider the impact of regulatory and market design evolution
  • Industrial and scientifical scouting on electricity market system modeling and optimization
  • Identification and collaboration with industry-leading research partners, both internally and externally
  • Coordinate plans with internal R&D teams with similar goals
  • Ensure proper follow-up with key stakeholders for project costs, milestones, and relevance of results
    You see the power grid as an essential highway that drives our current and future energy needs. You're familiar with the way the grid is evolving: from the addition of renewable generation and electric vehicles to the impact of changing weather patterns. You believe in the power of data to lead to new and exciting discoveries, and you want the opportunity for those discoveries to impact a global business.

Requirements:
 
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Power Systems, or related field of study.
  • 3+ years of experience in a field related to electricity power markets (design, analysis, optimization, etc.).
  • Experience with data science and quantitative analysis.
  • Fluent in English.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
  • Experience in transmission and distribution power systems, grid innovation, and/or demand side forecasting.
  • Experience in translating macro trends in grid development (renewable generation, flexible demand side resources, electrification, etc.) into a quantitative impact (congestion, load curve, nodal pricing, etc.).
  • Familiarity with grid modeling software.
  • Interest in on-going research and policy topics related to the US electrical grid.
  • Proficiency in French.
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