Energy System Modeller

Location NO-Høvik
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Business Area
Strategic Research and Innovation
Position Type
Permanent Employee (Previously A)
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Local Unit & Position Description

The energy transition is a defining feature of our century. While its direction towards decarbonisation and electrification is clear, its pace of transition is uncertain. As a key player in the energy industry, DNV GL forecasts the transition and how it will impact the energy industry and the society at large. We are now seeking one new modeller that will help strengthen our team.


The Energy Transition research programme is responsible for the annual DNV GL flagship publication - Energy Transition Outlook. Model based, this forecast spearheads the company's research activities on the area. The programme is part of Group Technology and Research, which is the strategic long-term research & innovation division of DNV GL, mostly internally funded.

We are seeking a senior candidate that will have a key role in developing, extending and improving our Energy transition model and the Energy Transition Outlook, as well as participating in customer projects.


Key tasks:
• Work as part of the Energy Transition research team, to further develop our system dynamics simulation model depicting the world's energy transition
• Work with the DNV GL organisation and outside energy experts on technologies, costs, drivers and barriers for energy demand and supply
• Innovate and create new energy models or sub-models continuously improving our work
• Document the work and the model, and write and present the results as part of DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook
• Process and visualize large datasets for input and output data
• Communicate and apply the results of the Outlook in business settings for DNV GL and stakeholders
• Work with our business units in commercial applications of the outlook

Position Qualifications

• A PhD degree in system dynamics or global energy modelling is preferred, as well as minimum 3 years of relevant experience. Alternatively, a Master's degree in in system dynamics or global energy modelling with minimum 5 years of relevant experience is also relevant
• Familiar with system dynamics modelling and experience with construction and use of simulation models
• 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, including the use of Excel and STELLA or a similar system dynamics software
• Knowledge of and experience from the energy industry (e.g. oil and gas, renewables, power, transport, energy efficiency) and the energy sector dynamics are desired, but not required
• Vision and motivation for working with energy industry challenges
• 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
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, excellent written and spoken English capabilities, and appreciation for working in an international environment


For detail information please contact:
Sverre Alvik, Programme Director Energy Transition, +47 97166917
Bent Erik Bakken, Deputy Program Director, +47 92653104

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 Strategic R&I provides strategic research and innovation, with primary focus on new knowledge and technology areas that have a long term impact on our business development.

We primarily invest in research and innovation supporting the long term business goals of the current strategy, but also explore emerging opportunities which may become part of future strategy. The activity identifies future technology and risk management trends, builds related new competences and ensures early market positioning and branding of DNV GL as a recognized technology and risk management leader.


The research activities are coupled with business development initiatives and service piloting.  Current research encompasses Maritime transport, Oil & Gas and Energy Systems, Information Technology, Power & Electrification, Healthcare, Materials and Climate Change.


Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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