• Auto req ID 356BR

Job Description

KAPSARC is hiring early career position at the Associate level with a passion for power system modeling to undertake projects within the KAPSARC Utilities and Renewables program. The candidates should have a background in power system modeling and preferably in energy economics. He/She will be part of a growing program and group of experts undertaking work on power systems modeling.

Working with senior members, the successful candidates would provide valuable input to several ongoing and new topics contributing to the production of high-quality work products and analysis with actionable policy options. KAPSARC’s work involves a mix of analytical and policy-oriented studies, which is conducted in a dynamic, multicultural environment by a team of highly qualified and experienced economists, engineers and policy analysts.

Required qualifications

  • Required: A master’s degree in electric engineering or related field, ideally in addition to a degree in economics
  • Preferred: A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in energy economics with modeling experience
  • Preferred: min 2 years’ experience of working as an applied economist with modeling experience
  • Very good command of the English language (spoken/written)


  • Experience in power system modeling
  • Experience in economics and preferably in energy and electricity
  • A willingness to learn and develop expertise as an applied energy economist or power engineer
  • A passion for consulting work and analysis
  • Interest and experience in quantitative skills in economic and power system modeling
  • Strong ability to gather relevant information and data
  • Good writing and drafting skills
  • Good communication skills and enthusiastic team player
  • Carry out applied power system modeling using PLEXOS (a power system expansion model)
  • Use a range of modeling techniques and able to provide economics interpretations
  • Contribute to the drafting, editing and production of evidence-based presentations, policy papers, working papers, reports and other publications that are clear, concise and reader-friendly
  • Learn to design, conduct and disseminate findings and insights through effective communication that meets the needs of different audiences and maximizes the impact of KAPSARC’s work
  • Collaborate effectively across KAPSARC and the Energy Ecosystem to ensure that KAPSARC’s policy advice is developed and disseminated in a consistent and coherent way
  • Deliver presentations at meetings, conferences and workshops
  • Participate actively in external expert networks and in policy workshops

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