Energy System Modeller

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Oslo, Norway
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Permanent employment
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Local Unit & Position Description

The world is transiting towards a new energy future, with less carbon intensive production and consumption of energy. The pace of the energy transition is, however, uncertain, and DNV GL is now embarking on the task of forecasting the transition and how it will impact the energy industry and the society at large.


The Energy Transition research programme is responsible for the annual DNV GL flagship publication - Energy Transition Outlook, and is spearheading the company's research activities on the unfolding energy transition, and how it will be impacting on DNV GL, our customers and sectors of operation. The programme is part of Group Technology and Research, which is the strategic long term research & innovation division of DNV GL.
We are seeking a candidate that will have a key role in developing, extending and improving our Energy transition model and the Energy Transition Outlook.
Key tasks:

  • Design and improvement of a system dynamics model of the world's energy transition, and assume responsibility for parts of the model development and input
  • Work with the DNV GL organisation and energy system experts on technologies, costs, drivers and barriers for energy demand and supply alternatives, and incorporate the input into the energy model
  • Contribute to documentation of the model, presentation of the outputs, and writing and dissemination of DNV GL's Energy Transition Outlook
  • Process and visualize large datasets for input and output data
  • Communicate and apply the results of the Energy Transition Outlook in relevant business settings for DNV GL and our stakeholders

Position Qualifications

  • We are seeking a person with a fresh PhD in system dynamics, and/or global energy modelling or a Master's degree in system dynamics / engineering / economics / statistics with 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Familiar with system dynamics modelling and system dynamics software
  • Extensive modelling and quantitative skills, and proven analytical capabilities, as well as experience with construction and use of simulation models
  • Excellent level of computer literacy is expected, including the use of Excel and STELLA or a similar system dynamics software
  • Knowledge and experience of the energy industry (e.g. oil&gas, renewables, power) and the energy sector dynamics are desired, but not required
  • Vision and motivation for working with energy industry challenges and the energy transition
  • Ability to deliver independent work, as well as to contribute to success as part of a larger team
  • Curiosity, an innovative mindset, the interest to learn new topics and ability to develop new skills are important
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, excellent written and spoken English capabilities, and appreciate working in an international environment 

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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