Bioenergy Strategy Analyst

Brookwood Recruitment Limited
£30-£35k Plus package and benefits
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type

To undertake relevant analysis, modelling, review and interpretation of the bioenergy sector, in order to develop strategic insights into future bioenergy scenarios and their role in delivering a wider low-carbon energy system. You will support the bioenergy strategy team, with a particular focus on modelling, quantitative analyses of project outputs and data quality checking to ensure theclient has continuing confidence in its modelling work and to identify the most promising low carbon bioenergy technologies and feedstocks, which together provide affordable genuine carbon savings in the UK.

Principal accountabilities

Working with the bioenergy strategy team you will develop new approaches to harnessing data, modelling and sector capabilities, in order to deliver relevant insights. Specific accountabilities may include:

- Supporting the wider strategy team by using project-specific modelling tools, such as BVCM and ESME, in order to inform theclients bioenergy strategy and roadmap through quantitative analyses of key low carbon bioenergy technologies and feedstocks for the 2020-2050 energy system
- Performing targeted model runs, e.g. sensitivity analyses of key scenarios, to inform policy debate, based on judgements around potential real world risks and constraints
- Developing approaches to 'sense-checking' modelled scenarios and managing a set of consistent assumptions across underlying relevant models
- Maintaining comprehensive records of data sources and assumptions underlying the models used in the bioenergy team, and to keep these up to date using the latest available data from projects and publically available sources
- Building an understanding of the bioenergy sector and the relative cost and performance of different bioenergy value chains. Comparing these value chains with other renewable and fossil-fuelled technologies in the energy system, in order to assess how sustainable biomass feedstocks can be used effectively in the UK
- Assessing different scenarios of sustainable feedstocks - in terms of production, transportation and conversion to bioenergy
- Producing high quality summaries and analyses of findings arising from current or previousprojects, for multiple audiences

Qualifications, experience & competencies required


- An interest in low-carbon energy, in particular, bioenergy and whole systems analysis
- Quantitative skills - some experience of quantitative analysis and use of computer models, preferably in an energy-based context
- Graduate in a science or engineering discipline, or another quantitative subject, preferably with a further degree, or significant relevant work experience
- High quality writing and analytical skills - ability to distil key messages from complex data/analysis
- Strong inter-personal skills, and the ability to clearly articulate analytical results to a range of audiences
- Ability to work at pace
- Ability to prioritise work to deliver required outcomes
- Self-starter able to work under their own initiative


- Relevant professional experience in an energy or science context
- Exposure to and understanding of a range of energy policy issues