Research Fellow, Solar Applications, Power Market

27 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Senior Financial Analyst drives and directs all economic assessments for solar applications (including photovoltaics, solar thermal and building-integrated PV) at SERIS, covering not only Singapore, but the entire Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The detailed assessments will include “top-down”’ analyses (e.g. power markets, country specific economic analysis etc.) as well as “bottom-up” activities (e.g. detailed financial modelling on a project basis).

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may also be assigned):

  • Provide detailed economic and financial analyses for due diligence/feasibility assessments
  • Further evolve the SERIS financial model towards the integration of future energy market scenarios
  • Provide energy & power market analyses for countries/regions in APAC
  • Develop future power price scenarios for different jurisdictions in APAC
  • Regularly update the economic and financial content in the National Solar Repository (NSR) website, such as the Solar Economic Handbook, the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) calculator as well as regularly updating the “Environmental Attributes Calculator” underlying parameters
  • Develop a techno-economic model as assessment tool for selection of future R&D topics
  • Support researchers by including financial analytics in papers, conference talks etc.
  • Support business development by contributing to trade missions/conferences/articles to represent SERIS economic and financial capabilities
  • Undertake detailed life-cycle cost analysis and cost/benefit assessments for SERIS’ “PV System Doctor” activities
  • Reach out to potential clients to raise industry funding for the institute

Essential Requirements

  • Master Degree (or higher) in Finance and/or Economics
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in providing financial and economic assessment in the power industry (preferably for renewable energy applications)
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in evaluation of energy & power markets
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in energy policy and transformation of energy markets Knowledge and experience in PV system technology, design, EPC, operation and maintenance, field inspection, project finance, etc. is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment with engineers, consultants, regulators and customers.
  • Ability to work independently with a strong sense of initiative
  • Highly motivated and well organized.
  • A passion for sustainable energy

Travel Requirements Yes - 10%

More Information Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Solar Energy Research Inst of S'pore
Department : Research Cluster
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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