Department of Energy
SUPPLY MODELLING SPECIALIST
Salary: R948 174–R1 116 918 per annum (inclusive package) (Level 13) (Ref. 141480/1) • Head Office
Requirements: A Master’s degree or equivalent in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or Computer Science or any Engineering field or Economics (with Econometrics) (Energy Studies in addition to the above will be an added advantage) with 10+ years’ experience in modelling (Mathematical and Econometric Modelling), Supply and Demand Optimisation, Optimisation Models, long-term planning tools, technical report writing and policy analysis, PLUS the following key competencies: Knowledge of: • Policies and legislation which govern the energy sector • Sector with specific understanding of upstream oil, gas, nuclear and coal supply markets • Renewable energy market • Local and global trends and economic drivers which impact on the supply options for energy • Supply optimisation and modelling techniques and knowledge of different energy technologies. Thinking demand: • Assertive • Analytical • Self-driven and motivated • Mature • Attention to detail. Skills: • Energy modelling • Mathematical and econometric modelling • Technical report writing • Translation of concept into mathematical or analytical model • Policy analysis. Personal attributes: • Attention to detail • Ability to work under pressure • Ability to work independently and also in teams. The job may require local and international travel.
Duties: • Provide a specialist service pertaining to energy supply optimisation modelling: * Conduct analyses of various energy supply options * Develop and maintain energy supply optimisation models * Conduct research on existing and potential energy supply options to inform the energy planning process * Analyse impact of energy policies and other sectoral policies on current and future energy supply options and the energy sector * Analyse and interpret model outputs to inform/advise on policy formulation and energy planning * Continually evaluate different energy modelling tools available locally and internationally and adopt best-practice modelling methodologies * Interact with different stakeholders (government, state-owned entities, and technical experts) • Provide expert advice to management on strategic direction regarding energy supply matters • Mentor departmental staff on energy supply options matters.
Enquiries: Mr Thabang Audat, tel. (012) 406-7560
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
In addition to the mentioned salary, the remuneration package includes competitive benefits including a homeowner’s allowance, medical aid, pension fund and 13th cheque. The persons appointed will be subjected to a security clearance.
Applications should be made on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department, and accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications, as well as Identification Document. Application forms should be signed and dated. If this has not been done, applications will be disqualified. Confirmation of final appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance. References should include the names of present and former supervisors as well as their telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses. Suitable candidates will be subject to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal record, citizen, credit record, qualification and employment verification). All non-SA citizens must attach certified proof of permanent residence in South Africa. Women and people with disability are encouraged to apply.
Note: All short-listed candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job; some of the interviewed candidates will be subjected to a 2-day competency assessment that will test generic managerial competencies. Appointment will be subjected to the signing of performance agreement, employment contract and financial disclosure.
Please forward your application, quoting the reference number and the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to the Director-General, Department of Energy, Private Bag X96, Pretoria 0001 or hand deliver at corner Paul Kruger and Visagie Street (192 Visagie Street), Pretoria, for attention: Mr D Mbhokota/Mr T Kekana.
Please note: It is each applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide the Department with the evaluation results. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
Applicants are advised not to send their applications by registered mail, as the Department will not take responsibility for non-collection of these applications. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date and at a time and place as determined by the Department. The successful candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement within 3 months of appointment. Should you not have been contacted within 60 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Closing date: 15 June 2018