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Senior Analyst, Future Energy Market

Job Title Senior Analyst, Future Energy Market
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Thomas Bladier, VP R&D EDF Inc.
Location Los Altos, CA
Schedule Full-time
Position Open Immediate

1.Company and department overview

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables, EDF Trading & Energy Services, Dalkia, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units.

EDF R&D has 2,000 researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally. Their role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done through the creation of partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions. EDF Innovation Lab also introduces start-ups and emerging technologies to EDF Group’s business units with the goal of partnering and develop joint ventures.

2.Summary of the position

The electricity industry is currently undergoing profound changes, and renewable energy resources are playing a central role in this evolution. Across the US, more than 150 cities, ten counties, and seven states have already adopted 100% clean electricity goals, and utilities across the country are also pledging 100% clean energy supply.

EDF Innovation Lab has been actively working in the areas of understanding the future energy mix evolution, challenges with electricity market design, and technical feasibility and the need for new products with a high share of variable renewables. EDF R&D has a comprehensive set of tools to study these areas, including performing production cost simulation analysis, modeling of market design and investment behavior, and analyzing grid stability and inertia needs. EDF Innovation Lab’s current work is sponsored by EDF Renewables to study the California market, where the state has adopted a goal achieve 100% clean energy supply by 2045. The team is also exploring opportunities where such tools and analysis could guide the policymakers, researchers, and resource planners, in other regions, to meet the 100% clean electricity goals cost-effectively.

We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join the team and lead the work to adapt the EDF R&D tools to study the North America markets and regions with 100% clean electricity goals. The analyst may also provide qualitative and quantitative inputs on the topics of technology costs evolution, distributed resources forecast, and translate the information to be used in energy market models. It is a rewarding employment opportunity to guide renewable projects development strategies for EDF in North America, inform external stakeholders, and make possible achievement of 100% clean electricity goals.

3.Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Work on EDF R&D models related to capacity expansion, production cost simulations, and market design. Perform analysis for the North America markets and regions planning to achieve 100% clean electricity goals.
  • Analyze renewable energy markets, technology cost trends, and provide insights into the role of emerging technologies (such as long-duration storage) in future resource mix
  • Work on the analysis of the challenges, opportunities and best practices for operating and planning power systems with large amounts of variable renewable energy
  • Present results and promote the EDF Innovation Lab’s work through participation in workshops and meetings
  • Carry out reporting on activities and communicate synthesis of results to internal and external stakeholders

4.Qualifications

Education, skills, and experience

  • MSc or D. in Energy, Engineering, or similar, with excellent knowledge of US power markets
  • 3+ years of experience in renewable energy policy, consulting, modelling, or directly related field
  • Strong technical understanding of electricity market design, U.S. renewable energy policy, and power system operations
  • Experience in electricity resource planning and knowledge of analytical tools used (e.g. PLEXOS, PROMOD) is a plus
  • Experience in programming and statistical programming skills (e.g. Python, R) is desirable

Professional skills

  • Ability to quickly ramp-up and understand functioning of EDF R&D energy models
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Capable of multi-tasking and learning new areas
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally, based on business needs

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Senior Analyst, Future Energy Market’ in the subject line.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Internships

Mobility Data Science Intern

Job Title: Mobility Data Science Intern

Department: R&D Innovation Lab

Supervisor: Katie Lee, eMobility Lead

This 3-6 month temporary position will be remote. Flexible 20-40 hours per week.

Job Summary

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Electric Mobility. This topic includes research on electric vehicles, smart charging, autonomous vehicles, and micromobility, to name a few. This role would be helping to integrate an existing EV charging optimization tool with a front-end user interface. The position will be part of the EDF Innovation Lab and will participate in collaborative projects on behalf of EDF R&D in France as well as for EDF’s business units in the US. This will be an exciting role for someone with strong technical and data science capabilities and interests in innovation in the eMobility and Energy Industry. The analyst will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all of the Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

Duties

  • Take the existing optimization model in python and integrate it into a larger model with a user-facing front end, developed with Django

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Python expert
  • Django experience
  • Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (strong English skills required)

Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing a degree (Strong undergraduate, MS or PhD) in computer science, engineering, or other relevant technical background
  • Interest or expertise in the energy or eMobility industry preferred (e.g. electric utilities, energy markets, power systems)

Disclaimer:

  • May perform other duties assigned

How to Apply:

Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with subject line: MOBILITY DATA SCIENCE INTERN

 

Energy & Blockchain + IoT Internship

Title:                           Energy & Blockchain + IoT Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                   Los Altos,Ca (remote)

Application closing:  July 31, 2020 (or until filled)

Duration:                   2-3 months full time during summer or part-time during the year

Internship Description

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to Blockchain and IoT use cases in the energy sector. This should be an exciting and cutting-edge opportunity for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have knowledge of Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) industrial use cases,
  2. have a technical major and demonstrate ability to quickly grasp technical concepts,
  3. be an undergraduate or graduate student with energy industry and market experience

The main activities will include:

  • Delivering a market survey of relevant market players, products, architectures, protocols and applications relevant to IoT withy connection to blockchain and especially with relevance for distributed energy resources
  • Identification, interviewing, and evaluation of market players

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and the energy sector is preferred but not required.

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates several entities where among EDF Renewable Energy (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Energy & Blockchain+IoT Internship” in the subject.

Energy & Blockchain Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                    4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Application closing:  May 31, 2020 (or until filled)

Duration:                   part-time during the year and/or 2-3 months full time during summer

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Energy & Blockchain Internship” in the subject.

Internship Description

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to Blockchain use cases in the energy sector. This should be an exciting and cutting-edge opportunity for the right candidate.

 

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have knowledge of Blockchain and industrial use cases,
  2. have a technical major and demonstrate ability to quickly grasp technical concepts,
  3. be a graduate (or undergraduate) student with energy industry and market experience
  4. preferably have coding abilities in Blockchain or demonstrated ability to quickly learn this.

 

The main activities will include:

  • Market surveying of relevant technical, commercial, and regulatory activities, and analysis with periodic reports and/or contributions to reports
  • Identification, interviewing, & evaluation of potential partners and platforms, e.g. start-ups, consortia, and others
  • Demonstration project support perhaps related to renewable energy credits and contracts
  • Potentially developing code to simulate proof-of-concept ideas

 

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and the energy sector is preferred but not required. Proficiency in the French language is a bonus, but not at all required. Projects may be more technical and coding focused, if the candidate and current project list match, or the work could be more high-level and use-case focused.

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

 

 

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Full-time Position Benefits

Culture:

Having a positive culture enables our employees to thrive. We are an agile and forward-thinking business and our employees work hard and celebrate every success.

We also have a number of social events during the year which include annual team-building, happy hours and holiday parties.

Competitive Pay and Benefits:

We offer our employees a variety of benefits along with maintaining a competitive pay structure through an annual salary exercise. Such benefits include:

  • Cover an average of 90% of health costs for employees and their families; 100% employer coverage on some plans
  • Contribute equal to 6% of total compensation to a non-elective 401(k) account with immediate vesting
  • Competitive time-off benefits

Communication:

We aim to be transparent with our business strategy and performance information by giving employees access to the latest news and announcements.

We also provide quarterly Town Halls so that employees can hear business updates directly from executives.

Wellness & Community:

We promote wellness and community involvement by offering benefits such as gym membership reimbursement, community Involvement Time-Off and commuting allowance.