Net Zero Analyst

Website Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Job Description:

We are looking for a SEO analyst to lead the analysis underpinning the successful roll-out of smart meters to domestic and non-domestic customers across Great Britain at scale, overseeing c.£13bn of private energy sector investment, delivering benefits of c.£19bn, and supporting 15,000 jobs. This multifaceted role provides the opportunity to support an established and priority area across Government, with significant opportunities for cross-government working and exposure with senior policy stakeholders. It would suit a driven individual keen to develop technical analysis and use it to influence real-world policy decision-making. The smart metering analytical team works very closely with the SMIP policy teams and its management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide potential line management for junior analysts in the team, as well as be active in coaching them and aiding their development.
  • Work in close contact with policy colleagues to understand shifting priorities and outputs, establishing positive relationships and ensuring the delivery of impactful and timely analysis. The role offers substantial opportunities for presenting analysis to a pool of engaged SCS leading the programme.
  • Performing searches and screening, which may include physical interaction with passengers (e.g., pat-downs, search of property, etc.), conducting bag searches and lifting/carrying bags, bins, and property weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Engaging in continuous development of critical thinking skills, necessary to mitigate actual and potential security threats, by identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate situational options and approaches.  This may include application of risk-based security screening protocols that vary based on program requirements.
  • Develop analysis on the costs and benefits associated to the rollout of smart meters and related policy interventions, drawing from the modelling conducted for the 2019 Cost-Benefit Analysis.
  • Engage analysts across BEIS to develop evidence around the value of smart meters within the energy system, as well as the interactions with other government policies.
  • Controlling terminal entry and exit points.
  • Collaborate with and engage the Smart Metering Research and Evaluation team to draw insights from a wide range of commissioned research on consumer attitudes and monitoring data on the rollout to embed them in new and existing modelling frameworks. Smart metering analysis can rely on a wide range of existing datasets and evidence from different data sources, including a quarterly publication of statistics on the rollout.
  • Develop modelling and draw insights to support decisions on installation targets and tolerance levels for the second part of the post-2020 framework, as part of the upcoming Mid Point Review process.
  • Retaining and implementing knowledge of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures, demonstrating responsible and dependable behavior, and is open to change and adapts to new information or unexpected obstacles.Support and project manage a variety of analytical projects underpinning policy decisions to support the rollout of smart meters for domestic and non domestic consumers. This evidence base will be crucial to make effective and timely policy decisions as the rollout progresses within the post-2020 policy framework.
  • Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries.
  • Operating various screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to understand the wider context in the Directorate, Department and externally and feed this context into evolving analytical products.
  • Ability to confidently using Excel for modelling policy outcomes. While appraisal represents a significant part of the analytical work on smart meters the postholder will share these responsibilities with the G7 lead and will be supported in achieving the learning and development required for the role.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to design and lead analytical projects to respond to policy requirements. This includes planning and delivering at pace against key policy commitments and adapting flexibly to rapidly-evolving priorities.
  • A dedication to your own professional development.
  • A commitment to integrated working with policy teams and motivation to proactively shape and respond to their needs.
  • Ability to effectively present analysis in different formats and to different audiences (including to senior leaders) to inform policy-making, outlining conclusions and limitations in a clear and concise way.

Job Details:

Company: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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