Senior Grid Investment Modeller
Transpower
Wellington, NZ
6d ago

About the opportunity

As a Senior Grid Investment Modeller you'll lead the delivery of fit-for-purpose electricity demand forecasting, generation dispatch and expansion modelling, and economic analysis to support Transpower's investment and expenditure decision making.

Your analysis will also be used to derive benefit-based charging allocations under a potential new TPM.

Internally, you will work with a range of people to complete your analysis and be able to document and communicate your assumptions, methodology and findings in a manner that is easy to understand.

Externally, you will assist in preparing external consultation documents and engage with the industry and other interested parties, as required, relating to the analysis you have completed.

You'll coach and provide advice to the Modelling team and other Transpower staff, as well as help to coordinate and manage the input from consulting economists and other contractors.

Typically, you will :

  • Lead and complete quantitative analysis to inform Transpower's expenditure and strategic decisions (at a corporate, network and asset level)
  • Manage input data and its manipulation in our modelling
  • Undertake and oversee the production of electricity demand forecasts
  • Undertake generation expansion and dispatch modelling using tools such as SDDP and PLEXOS
  • The ability to influence through verbal and written communication will be critical as you work to ensure that Transpower's analysis meets internal guidelines and external regulatory requirements.

    To be considered, your CV and cover letter will demonstrate :

  • Experience in leading and undertaking complex quantitative economic analysis
  • Experience in electricity market modelling using programmes, such as SDDP, PLEXOS, and vSPD
  • Experience in undertaking complex modelling and data analysis, using programs such as MATLAB, GAMS, Python, Julia and SQL
  • Experience in forecasting
  • Ability to coordinate and manage the input of a variety of modellers and analysts
  • Ability to coach and mentor
  • Ability to achieve results through collaboration and influencing
  • Experience within the energy or electricity industry
  • Experience in maintaining modelling tools and processes
  • An Honours, Masters or PhD degree in a quantitative field such as Economics, Finance, Operations Research, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics is essential.

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