Department of Energy Recruits Energy Modeller x 2 Positions

Posted on :

17 Mar, 2015

Category :

Energy Jobs in South Africa

SALARY : R532 278 per annum, (inclusive package) Level 11
CENTRE : Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : An honours degree in mathematics, financial mathematics. econometrics,
engineering or energy studies. 3-5 years’ experience in modelling applied in realworld
situation. PLUS the following key competencies: Knowledge of: Policies
and legislations which govern the energy sector. Knowledge of the energy sector
with specific understanding of upstream oil, gas, nuclear and coal supply
markets. Renewable energy markets. Local and global trends and economic
drivers which impact on supply options for energy. Supply optimization and
modelling techniques and knowledge of different energy technologies Skills:
Energy modelling Mathematical and econometric modelling. Technical report
writing. Translation of concept into mathematical or analytical models. Policy
analysis, Communication: Ability to communicate at all levels. Ability to liaise with
stakeholders. Tactical and attention to details. Ability to work well under pressure
and independently as well as within a team. Good interpersonal relations and
respective and Responsive to ideas. Creativity: Assertive. Analytical, self-driven
and motivated. Mature. Self-driven and motivation


DUTIES : Conduct analyses of various energy supply options. Maintain energy supply
optimisation models. Conduct secondary research on existing and potential
energy supply options to inform the energy planning process. Analyse impacts of
energy policies and other sectoral policies related to energy supply on the current
future energy system structure and costs Analyse and interpret model outputs to
inform/advise on policy formulation and energy planning. Continually evaluate
different energy modelling tools available locally and internationally and adopt
best-practice modelling methodologies. Interact with different stakeholders
(government, state-owned entities, and technical experts).
ENQUIRIES : Dr Philip Goyns 012 406 7619


APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Department of Energy, Private Bag X96 Pretoria, 0001or
hand delivered to, Department of Energy Building, Corner Paul Kruger and
Visagie Street (192 Visagie Street)
FOR ATTENTION : Mr. D Mbhokota/ Mr P Ndlovu
CLOSING DATE : 27 March 2015
NOTE : Applications must be on a fully completed Z83 forms, signed and dated
accompanied by a Comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications as
well as ID. References should include present and former supervisors as well as
their telephone, fax and e-mail addresses. Suitable candidates will be subjected
to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal record, citizen, credit record checks,
qualification and employment verification). Confirmation of final appointment will
be subject to a positive security clearance. All non SA citizens must attach a
certified proof of permanent residence in South Africa. Due to the large number
of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and
correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Applicants are
advised not to send their applications through registered mail as the Department
will not take responsibility for non-collection of these applications. It is the
applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South
African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and proof must be attached thereof. It will
be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time
and place as determined by the Department. All applications must be sent to the
address provided above, and not to the specific region(s). The successful
candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement within three (3)
months of appointment. Should you not be contacted after 60 days of the closing
date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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