Technical Specialist - Grid Integration

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP423-02

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

This position will support EPRI’s regional customers as well as EPRI’s own global research teams to identify, create and transfer to action the tools, methods and experience needed by systems to transition to low-carbon electricity networks.

This person will:

- Contribute to and lead research in supporting the development and application of advanced power system analysis.
- Require excellent research and analytical skills
- Be able to work with light supervision across a diverse team
- Support other staff in carrying out projects and communicate findings with members and other stakeholders
- Have the ability to lead smaller projects and work on multiple projects, including contributing to larger projects as part of a team.

Additional responsibilities may include

- Develops and leads execution of regional business development plans,
- Working with others as well as independently to execute regional development plans and drive revenue growth
- Building strong client relationships to maintain old business and acquire new customers
- Provide technical and business development support as needed to create and execute on opportunities.
- Serves as a representative for EPRI Institute, addressing key industry groups and clients on a variety of issues to further the R&D mission and investments
- Primary focus will be the Middle East but may cover wider international regions as needed.


- Required – Bachelor’s Degree with 4-5 years of experience, some experience of scripting or programming (e.g. Python, Matlab or similar)
- Required - Experience with relevant production cost tools (e.g. PLEXOS, Aurora, PSO, etc.) or network analysis tools (PSSE, PowerFactory, etc.)
- Preferred - Advanced Degree with 4-5 years of experience (PhD and Masters’ degree may count towards experience),
- Preferred - Evidence of completing relevant studies or analyses related to renewable integration in large power systems
- Preferred - Demonstrable track record of sales success as an individual contributor

About the Company

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.

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