Junior Research Engineer Industrial Placement

England, London
22 Sep 2016
22 Oct 2016
EDF Energy
Contract Type
Full Time

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group and is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in France, the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK we have approximately 15,000 employees. We are the UK's leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy. We produce about one-fifth of the nation's electricity from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a 'bright' future for the combined business and its employees.

The teams that make up our central functions do so to form the very heart of our business. From the HR team looking after the interests of our people, to the property services team providing the great working environment that our employees enjoy every day, our central function teams ensure we're fully supported in building a better energy future. It also includes areas such as Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Chief Information Office, Research & Development and Supply Chain who all provide critical support to the business units across the company.

We're looking for a Junior Research Engineer to join our Storage System Economics Team for a 12 month Industrial Placement. This job is focused on Research & Development activities related to technical and economic analysis of energy storage in the UK market, supporting EDF/EDF Energy in their long term decisions and business developments related to storage technologies within the UK Market. During this placement, you'll develop a good knowledge of Storage technologies, markets, services and business models and will use various simulation tools to provide the required analysis.

* Contribute to specific studies to assess the business opportunities and risks for EDF/EDF Energy in the area of Energy Storage * Support the Storage System Economics R&D Engineer in the delivery of storage activities and projects, with specific focus on technologies, markets, business models and system impact analysis. * Develop relationships with key stakeholders in this sector, internally and externally. * Develop energy system modelling/simulation skills, and use various energy system scenarios from internal and external sources to assess the role of Storage in the future energy mix. * Be an active team member of the R&D UK Centre, providing assistance where required.

This opportunity is suitable for any individual that is currently studying (or has recently completed) a degree in maths, or an associated subject. You'll be on track to achieve or will have already achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree or 2:2 postgraduate qualification. You'll have strong analytical and data management skills. As well as initiative, independence and a strong interest in new technology development and scientific research.