Energy Analyst

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Athens

  • Closing Date
  • 17/06/2024

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Energy Analyst - Mid Senior

Location: Athens / Greece Hybrid

Role ID: 2024-2363


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company. 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.


Clean Energy & Environmental Solutions (CE&ES), 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.


Our Digital Modelling practice is one of seven practices within CE&ES, and is responsible for complex quantitative modelling across Europe, with clients such as the European Commission, National Governments, and private clients. We are looking at expanding our power sector and electricity modelling team, and the Energy Modelling Analyst will play a key role in enabling this growth.


The Role

Do you have solid technical skills and a strong interest in European and international energy policy, with a special focus on the power sector and electricity markets?

We are looking for a self-driven, motivated Energy Analyst to join our office in Athens 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 to support various activities of the modelling suite with a focus on the power sector and electricity market.

More specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Operate, maintain, and further develop the power sector and electricity market model and other simulation tools.
  • Collect, structure, maintain and analyse large datasets with relevance for power sector and electricity markets.
  • Draft reports, short papers or presentations on the power sector based on model results.

Skills and Behaviours 

  • Hold a BSc and/or MSc or PhD degree in engineering, economics, applied mathematics or physics or other relevant disciplines.
  • Deep knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity markets.
  • Demonstrated data management skills, including the ability to use programming tools, preferably GAMS or Python or R for modelling.
  • Experience in the power sector.
  • Have a detail-oriented and problem-solving mindset, collaborative attitude, and willingness to learn.
  • Be proficient in English (verbal and written).


  • Be an excellent user of MS Office.
  • Proven writing skills gained through (co-) authorship of academic articles, technical and/or policy reports in English is an asset.

Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.


Wellbeing and work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's 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 to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure a culture of inclusivity, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.


Next Steps

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.


Ricardo is a Disability confident employer - please advise the recruitment team via if you require any adjustments to support you throughout the recruitment process.