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IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

Senior Technology Analyst, Capture and Energy Systems

The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) is an internationally funded organisation headquartered in Cheltenham, UK. As one of the International Energy Agency’s largest Technology Collaboration Programmes, IEAGHG funds research work on ways to minimise the emissions of greenhouse gases from power plants and large industrial operations. IEAGHG is recognised as a world class centre of information on carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), a technology (or family of technologies) that removes the CO2 emitted from large point sources and stores it safely and securely underground, thus helping to mitigate climate change. CCS is recognised as an essential component of the portfolio of technologies that must be deployed if a ‘below 1.5°C’ scenario is to be achieved. IEAGHG is looking for Senior Technology Analyst, who will be its focal point on CO2 capture. The successful candidate will:

  • Develop relationships and undertake co-operative and collaborative activities with relevant utility companies, technology developers and energy consultancies globally.
  • Manage studies undertaken by contractors on technology analysis and research on CO2 capture.
  • Play a leading role in IEAGHG’s CCS Costs Network and manage its Post Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC) series.
  • Present on work managed/carried out by IEAGHG at international conferences and workshops to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information on CCS.
  • Prepare reports, briefing papers, blogs and other outputs for IEAGHG‘s members and external stakeholders.

Any candidate applying for this position will be expected to:

  • Have an advanced university degree in science or engineering, or demonstrate significant relevant experience.
  • Have good knowledge of the relevant subject area, for example, CCS progress globally, capture systems costs, capture system flexibility, H&S aspects of capture system design and operation, and assessment of novel capture systems.
  • Be prepared to travel internationally on a regular basis to attend relevant meetings and conferences.
  • Show willingness to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues.
  • Undertake appropriate training and personal development, as required for the role.
  • Model IEAGHG‘s values and work in accordance with health and safety, equal opportunities and environmental policies.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required, consistent with the nature of the post.
  • Have strong communication skills with the confidence to work with contractors, the general public and official organisations, conveying information pitched at an appropriate level for any audience.

Other valuable attributes include:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Exemplary time-keeping.
  • Diligence and attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Some experience of promotional or publicity work.
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision.

If you would like to use your experience and expertise to assist countries and industry in mitigating CO2 emissions, while working in a stimulating international environment, this exciting and challenging position could be for you.

The post would suit an individual that has graduated some years before and who has since followed a relevant career path in academia or industry.

The candidate’s professional background will include:

  • Experience and skills in managing projects and budgets.
  • Experience in outreach, communication and public presentation in international fora.
  • Experience working at a senior level in relevant functions would be an advantage.

The IEAGHG is not itself a legal entity but is operated on behalf of its members by IEA Environmental Projects Ltd (IEA EPL). IEA EPL will offer a competitive salary. IEA EPL is an equal opportunities employer. Further details on IEAGHG and its activities can be found at www.ieaghg.org.

To apply for this position please send your CV (with references) and covering letter to the Office and Finance Manager Marinel Jocson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any questions about the post please contact Dr Keith Burnard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..