Energy Modeller - Industry

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Athens, Madrid, Flexible, Germany

  • Closing Date
  • 15/06/2023

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Energy Modeller – Industry

Location: Athens, Madrid, Berlin

Role ID: 2023-1887


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions. Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.


Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data. With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.


Role purpose
Do you have solid technical skills and a strong interest in European and international energy policy, with a special focus on the industrial sectors and industrial processes?

We are looking for self-driven, motivated modellers to join our EU offices, Athens, Madrid, or Berlin and work alongside our energy system modelling team on high-standing consulting projects for international organisations, national governments, and the private sector.


Key responsibilities

In this position you will perform quantitative research in order to support various activities of the energy system models PRIMES. More specifically, you will:

  • Collect, structure, keep up-to-date and analyze large datasets with relevance for energy, economy and industrial demand sectors.
  • Operate, maintain and further develop the PRIMES model and other simulation tools for the industrial sectors.

Key competencies and experience

  • Hold a BSc and/or MSc or PhD degree in engineering, economics, applied mathematics or physics or any relevant disciplines.
  • Have proven experience of research and/or work experience on energy systems modelling, operations research, mathematical programming, optimization modelling, especially focusing on process engineering and decarbonisation pathways for the industrial sectors.
  • Utilise quantitative modelling skills with experience in the development of models and scenarios ideally related to the decarbonisation of the industrial sectors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use analytical and modelling tools, preferably GAMS or Python or R for modelling.
  • Be an excellent user of MS Office with particular emphasis on MS Excel.
  • Be proficient in verbal and written communication in English.
  • Have an interest in energy system analysis and energy economics.
  • Have an understanding of European and/or international energy and environmental policy issues.
  • Have an analytical and problem-solving mindset, collaborative attitude and be eager to learn.
  • Proven writing skills gained through (co-) authorship of academic articles, technical and/or policy reports in English is an asset. .


Working here

You will be warmly welcomed into our workplace where every voice matters. We are diverse thinkers and doers, coming together to create a culture of inclusion. We will support you to find your place.

We will encourage you to use your passion and expertise to make a positive impact through the projects you work on.  Your knowledge and desire to bring about change will be invaluable in helping deliver innovative solutions that support communities across the globe in becoming safer and more sustainable.


Work life balance 

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that is working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core of our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential.



We want you to know how much you are valued. Your remuneration and benefits package will reflect that. You will receive a range of benefits which include support for your physical and mental health.

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.