Analyst/Planner in Energy Systems

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is seeking to employ an Analyst/Planner (Energy Systems) (P-2.

Reporting to the Senior Energy/Nuclear Power Planner, the Analyst/Planner (Energy Systems)ensures that the specialized application software of the IAEA's analytical tools for energy systems analysis (energy models) are well maintained and functional on various computer systems/platforms, and that approved enhancements to the energy models are incorporated in an efficient manner ensuring compliance with the standards and compatibility with end-user resources


(1) An energy systems modeller, engaged in enhancing and maintaining specialized analytical tools for energy systems analysis (energy models);

(2) An analyst, contributing to the design and validation of analytical tools, and;

(3) A team member, contributing as required to various data queries and analysis in support of programme objectives.

The Analyst/Planner builds close working relationships within the Section, with nuclear knowledge management staff responsible for the development/enhancement of the IAEA's energy models and nuclear knowledge management related energy/nuclear indicators, and with IT counterparts throughout the Agency.

Functions / Key Results Expected:

  • Implement, as required, upgrading and maintenance of specialized application software of analytical tools for energy systems analysis (energy models).
  • Build systems as required and contribute technical knowledge to the development and enhancement of distance learning packages.
  • Validate the functionality of energy models on various computer systems/platforms by designing and implementing tests.
  • Provide data and analysis support to the Section Head and the Programme Manager for the Agency's programme on capacity building and nuclear knowledge maintenance for sustainable energy development.

    Technical expertise:

  • Strong mathematical modelling (operations research) and analytical skills with special focus on energy system modelling and analysis;

  • Demonstrated skills in developing and maintaining large computer based models, databases and state-of-the art computer programming techniques/languages;

  • Knowledge of important issues related to the development/planning of sustainable energy systems.

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports, computer manuals, user guides, etc. in a structured and clear manner.

  • Good interpersonal skills: Ability to establish effective working relationships with other staff and to work in a multicultural/multidisciplinary team with respect and sensitivity for diversity.

    Education, Experience and Language Skills:

  • University (or equivalent) degree in systems analysis, operations research, computer science, applied mathematics, energy economics, engineering or natural sciences.

  • At least 2 years of working experience in developing and maintaining specialized application software with special focus on energy system modelling and analysis.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Working knowledge of French desirable.

    Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged.

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