Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
    English Dutch French
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 10,2021
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    Research Scientist Electricity Markets (relocation Belgium)

    You will be involved in research and knowledge-intensive consultancy projects related to the electricity market and system modelling. The markets in scope include day-ahead markets to system services (flexibility) procurement and unit commitment and economic dispatch models. You will apply your modelling skills on a wide range of topics, such as energy communities, peer-to-peer markets, tariff design and TSO-DSO coordination.

    Your responsibilities:

    • You are responsible for the electricity market and system modelling in several research and consultancy projects.
    • You translate the operational principles of electricity and service trading into mathematical models, implement them in algorithms, and formulate the modelling results as real-life conclusions understandable to the stakeholders without a modelling background.
    • You communicate research and project results in clear and high-quality reports, scientific papers and presentations.
    • You actively extend your network to improve scientific excellence and to expand the team’s portfolio of knowledge-intensive consultancy projects within your area of expertise.

    Job requirements

    • You hold a master degree in Engineering, Economics, or another relevant study, combined with at least 2 years of relevant experience. Holding a PhD-degree is a bonus.
    • You have factual knowledge of how today’s electricity markets are organized in Belgium and the EU.
    • You are proficient in Python and Julia programming languages.
    • You have experience with creating and running the electricity market or electricity system models, such as a power exchange model or unit commitment and economic dispatch model.
    • You want to further study electricity markets and systems and the changes within these fields. Preferably, you have a proven (scientific) record on the topic.

    Finally, having (some of) the following qualifications can give you a competitive edge:

    • You are fluent in Dutch or French.
    • You have experience in writing tenders or research project proposals.
    • You have experience in managing tasks or projects.
    • You are familiar with game theory.
    • You are familiar with concepts from object-oriented programming.


    • A competitive salary
    • A range of benefits including allowances, insurances, adjustable holiday package
    • Flexible working hours and workplace
    • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
    • The chance to be part of an organisation with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
    • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level

    Job Type: Full-time

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