Climate change is driving an unprecedented transformation in the global energy sector. The industry is transitioning to a low carbon, decentralised future, facing a wide range of engineering and economic challenges along the way.
EY are the leading provider of electricity market modelling services in Australia. Our role in the energy industry is to enable our clients to make informed decisions about the future of energy in Australia by providing them with evidence based insights.
We do this by utilising our industry leading National Electricity Market (NEM) dispatch and pricing engine and power flow modelling suite. Our clients are primarily renewable developers, energy sector investors, transmission and distribution network service providers, energy retailers, regulators, governments and government agencies.
Recent projects include:
- Forecasting market prices, marginal loss factors and network curtailment risk for numerous existing and prospective new entrant power stations,
- Advising government entities and network service providers on the effects of new transmission developments and/or transmission upgrades,
- Shaping key operational parameters of the wholesale electricity market through the reliability standard and settings review,
- Driving government and consumer understanding of residential electricity price trends;
- Investigating the impacts on the electricity market by changing market rules or government policy.
About the opportunity
We’re looking for vacation students to join our Sydney based Electricity Market Modelling team over this upcoming summer. As a vacation student you will have the opportunity to observe and assist our team members in the delivery of modelling projects and advancing the capability of our modelling tools. You will gain experience in the operation of energy markets, power station pre-feasibility, client and industry issues as well as exposure to a fast-paced consulting environment.
There is no exact set of skills for this role, but some of the following would be advantageous:
- Currently studying in a relevant tertiary education discipline such as mathematics, engineering, economics, or computer science
- Highly numerate with demonstrated experience in manipulating and analysing large data sets efficiently and with the ability to deal with ambiguities within data
- Highly computer literate. Currently, we use Excel, Microsoft VBA, Matlab, SQL and Python. We will provide time and training if you can demonstrate your willingness and ability to learn
- Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate meaningful insights to clients and colleagues
- The ability to employ best practice in data visualisation for both analysis and presentation
- An understanding of or willingness to learn about the structure, key drivers and rules relevant to the operation of power systems and electricity markets
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we are using the finance products, expertise and systems we have developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we will make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Applications will close on Friday 25 October.
Join us in building a better working world.
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider.
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- Job type:Internships
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- Closing Date:25th Oct 2019, 1:59 am