3E Analyst, Vienna, Austria
Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
City: Vienna, Austria
Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria
Closing date: Tuesday, 24 November 2020
( 2020/0487 (127762) )
Organization: NEPIK-3E Analysis Unit
Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Job Posting: 2020-10-27, 5:48:13 PM
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Probation Period : 1 Year
The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy (NE) is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in: improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; developing indigenous capabilities around the world for national energy planning; deploying new nuclear power plants; preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.
The department has a dynamic, participative and interactive operating environment with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.
The Division of Energy Planning and Nuclear Information and Knowledge comprises the Planning and Economic Studies Section, Nuclear Knowledge Management Section and the Nuclear Information Section. The Division is responsible for strengthening capacities in energy and nuclear power planning, building capacities to manage nuclear knowledge and provide knowledge management services to interested member states, and to procure and provide printed and electronic information in the area of nuclear science and technology.
The Planning and Economic Studies Section has two objectives. One objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to perform their own analyses related to electricity and energy system development, energy investment planning and energy-environment policy formulation and to understand the associated economic implications. The other objective is to improve understanding of the potential role of nuclear energy in the context of mitigating climate change and contributing to sustainable energy development.
Reporting to the Unit Head and Section Head, the 3E Analyst ensures that effective support is provided to interested Member States for building local capacities for conducting comprehensive technical, economic and environmental assessments of energy options and the potential role of different technology options, including nuclear power, for sustainable energy development, and that the IAEA’s analytical tools (i.e. indicators, life-cycle and full cost assessments) are developed and made available for the analysis of emerging energy issues.
The 3E Analyst is: (1) an educator: building capacity in Member States in the area of energy-economy-environment analysis; (2) an analyst: providing authoritative and objective analysis and information on energy systems issues (including nuclear power) to Member States; (3) a facilitator: working with Member States towards meeting their national energy development objectives; and (4) a team member: working collaboratively within the Section on developing/enhancing energy-economy-environment assessment tools as well as on analyses and studies.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Prepare reports, papers, presentation materials, etc. on energy, electricity and nuclear power development and on the role of nuclear power for sustainable energy development.
Act as Scientific Secretary for technical meetings, training courses and workshops organized by the IAEA and its collaborating organizations.
Tags civil servants climate change energy planning environmental assessment environmental policy industrial engineering knowledge management management services nuclear energy nuclear fuel cycle nuclear power nuclear power plants nuclear science operations research power plants programme implementation renewable energy science and technology sustainable energy
Develop and enhance the IAEA’s tools (indicators, assessment methodologies) for analyzing sustainable energy development; update their user manuals, guidebooks and related training material.
Support the Unit Head and Section Head in preparing periodic reviews of programme implementation, maintaining and updating performance indicators, and planning future programmes.
Provide technical support to Member States for capacity building for sustainable energy development and for conducting national energy studies using the IAEA’s energy planning tools.
Competencies and Expertise
Planning and Organizing
Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.
Engineering Economics for Nuclear Power Plant
Good understanding of applying engineering economics principles to the analysis and comparison of nuclear power systems to other energy systems, considering the interaction of energy, economics and the environment.
Ability to perform financial analysis on energy construction, maintenance, refurbishment and decommissioning projects
Environmental Database Contents Development and GIS Applications
Skills in developing databases in the field of sustainable energy development and climate change, concerning nuclear energy in comparison with other energy sources.
General Nuclear Energy Development
Ability to identify market drivers and policy instruments applied under various market conditions to evaluate the implications on the deployment and use of nuclear energy as part of a mix of energy technologies.
Hybrid Nuclear Systems
Proven expertise in assessing system related (grid) and economic implications from integrating nuclear power with systems including renewable energy.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
University degree in energy economics, environmental policy analysis, operations research, electrical/mechanical/nuclear engineering, industrial engineering or a related field of study.
At least five years of working experience in the analysis of energy systems, energy-environment interactions and evaluation of energy technologies.
Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $60962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 30603*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance
Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged
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