Power Sector Modeller - World Energy Outlook, Paris, France

Organization: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Country: France

City: Paris, France

Office: OECD Paris, France

Closing date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Power Sector Modeller - World Energy Outlook ( Job Number: 13778 )

Application Closing Date: 09-09-2020, 9:59:00 PM

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 37 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation. The IEA operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Both the OECD and the IEA seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy.

The IEA seeks a power sector modeller to contribute to analysis of long-term regional and sectoral energy trends and their consequences, with emphasis on power sector analysis. The main output is the annual World Energy Outlook. This has gained a reputation as the most authoritative source for energy analysis and projections. Each year it provides a quantitative outlook for energy supply and demand in the medium to long-term and draws lessons for energy security, investment and the environment.

The chosen candidate will be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals working in a dynamic and fast paced environment in the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks.

Main Responsibilities

Energy Analysis and Drafting

Assume responsibility for elements of the power sector modelling in the World Energy Model, which include: assessements on technology costs, update databases on capacity, resource potentials, regional policies; and calibrating regional power sector models.

Track, collect and assess the impact of energy and environment policies on power sector outlook, including on new capacity requirements, technology and fuel mix, investment needs, electricity prices, emissions.

Carry out techno-economic analysis, draft and prepare reports on energy policy issues, for example, sensitivity analysis of technology costs to a range of parameters, the impact of power market designs on investment, and structural elements which affect long-term trends, including technology improvements.

Assist with other project management as appropriate and work closely with other members of the WEO modelling team in an international environment.

Support the broader activities of the IEA through analytical, written and verbal contributions, development of web content and briefs on all aspects of energy trend scenarios.

Liaison and Outreach

Collaborate with other Divisions in the Agency, the OECD, the Nuclear Energy Agency and other national and international organisations, the energy industry and research bodies in the analysis of the impact of energy market developments on the macro-economies of Member and non-Member countries.

Participate in preparations for meetings of IEA standing committees, working parties and other groups as required; participate in relevant meetings of other international organisations; provide support for the development of reports, analyses and information items for these meetings.

Maintain contacts with members of national delegations, other international organisations, representatives of industry, and other institutions involved in energy market assessments. Promote the work of the Agency externally to a wide range of audiences through organising and participating in workshops, making presentations and holding bi-lateral meetings.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

An advanced university degree(s) in engineering or economics would be an asset.

Professional Background

Tags economic analysis economic growth energy policy energy security environmental sustainability nuclear energy project management supply and demand

Three to seven years‘ experience in applied economic analysis, preferably within an energy context. Good understanding of the function of the power sector.

Excellent understanding of power sector modelling.

Excellent quantitative background and experience in the construction and use of energy models, identification of price setting mechanisms and inter-fuel competition, knowledge of geospatial modelling would be an advantage.

Proven analytical abilities as demonstrated in past work products (analytic reports, quantitative analysis, operative models, and/or published papers).


Excellent level of computer literacy, including the use of exceland vensim.


Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; working knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.

Core Competencies

Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Selection Process

For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen mid September and panel interviews are planned for end September.

Contract Duration

A two year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers

Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,130 EUR or 7,563 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.