Bord Gais Energy
Modelling Lead. Reference: R9965852. Modelling: Cork based. Specific Purpose Contract (maternity leave cover. Reporting to: Head of Portfolio Optimisation. Bord Gáis Energy, part of Centrica PLC, is one of Ireland's leading energy providers. We supply gas, electricity and energy services to over 650,000 homes and businesses across the country, offering excellent customer service as well as the best value possible. We are the helpful energy company. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Modelling Lead on a maternity cover contract. The Modelling Lead provides leadership and supervision for the Modelling Team, comprising 6 modellers based in Cork and Dublin offices. The team has become a centre of excellence for Modelling and is responsible for the development and enhancement of quantitative models, methodologies, analysis, and related software tools. This role requires liaising with the team's business customers in Trading, Asset Development, Retail, Finance, and Regulatory to ensure that resources are deployed according to business priorities and that solutions are fit for purpose. In addition to leadership of the team, the Modelling Lead also delivers models and analysis alongside the other modellers in the team. If you have knowledge of power and gas markets and are proficient in programming in Python/Matlab, this could be the opportunity for you! About the Role. Lead and develop the Modelling team, managing the annual Performance Management process for the team, and giving effective and timely feedback. Plan and schedule tasks, and prioritise the various projects and activities based on an understanding of the commercial business impact, management priorities, and commitments to internal customers. Mentor the modelling analysts and ensure effective training and development of their modelling skills and other competencies. Monitor and evaluate the development of models and analysis across all of the functional modelling areas listed below, as well as directly develop and deliver models, methodologies or analysis in a number of these functional areas: Forecasting, including long and short term customer demand forecasting for power and gas, and wind generation forecasting; Fundamental market modelling for power and gas in the long and short term; Modelling and analysis to support Retail, including models and methodologies to calculate forward curves, cost bases, and risk premia, and support for new product development; Optimisation of generation dispatch and generation asset valuation; Insightful analysis and development of strategic commodity scenarios/tracks to support originating and structuring strategic wholesale contracts and M&A opportunities; Modelling and analysis to support ongoing operations in the Irish I-SEM power market; and. Tool building and business process improvement; Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market and regulatory developments, especially with respect to operation of the I-SEM market. Facilitate and ensure cross-training on all activities of the Modelling team to spread knowledge, ensure redundancy, and eliminate single points of failure. Coordinate with modelling and analysis teams across Centrica Group to share methodologies and experience. Ensure that adequate documentation and controls are maintained for all models and methodologies. About You. A degree in a quantitative or scientific field such as mathematics, physics, or engineering. Relevant post-graduate qualification ideal. Experience of managing professional teams. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience. Knowledge of power and gas markets, and especially of the regulation and operation of the I-SEM market. Proficient at programming in Python, Matlab, or a similar environment. Experience of dealing with stakeholders at a senior level. In return, you'll receive a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, and a host of other benefits, including volunteering days with our charity partner, Focus Ireland. You will enjoy our friendly and collaborative office culture, with excellent work/life balance. Our Values. care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 12 February 2019. Canvassing will disqualify. This job originally appeared on RecruitIreland.com.
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