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Modelling Analyst, ESB Trading

Vacancy Number:  10184
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

ESB Trading is a leader in the Irish wholesale energy market and is also active in the Great Britain energy market. ESB Trading delivers essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to ESB Group.


Modelling and Market Analysis is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team which uses an integrated set of modelling tools to forecast the price of electricity and the profitability our assets in Ireland and GB. Modelling and Market Analysis provides a significant input to ESB’s generation portfolio optimisation, asset management & development, trading, tariff pricing and financial management.


We develop fundamental, algorithmic and statistical models, perform analysis and advise on strategies to help value and manage complex contracts and/or assets, as well as conduct ad-hoc bespoke analysis for our stakeholders. We constantly seek to improve and innovate how we undertake our analysis and keep up to date with the most recent advances in modelling and predictive analytics.


As ESB and the wider industry transitions to a low carbon future, working in Market Modelling and Analysis offers a unique opportunity to significantly impact ESB’s trajectory in the energy market.


Position Description


This is a key role in ESB Generation & Trading Market Modelling group, specifically within the modelling function for Investment & Strategic Modelling. The Modelling Analyst role is to provide support to power market modelling processes to feed into key business decisions involving strategic asset management and investment, including the evaluation of medium to long term asset investment projects and other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

We are looking for a highly analytical individual who is capable of running key processes within the modelling function and analysing large volumes of data to provide insightful analysis. Your analysis skills coupled with energy market knowledge will allow you to create, develop and improve modelling processes.


Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities will cover the items below:

  • Support the processes in market forecasts and plant operations from the 3-year horizon of the contracts market for the Irish and GB electricity markets, and up to 20+ years long term investment horizon.
  • Analyse market drivers to determine key modelling inputs and their impacts. Interpret model outputs and their impacts.
  • Gather and analyse data relating to modelling and the energy market and implementing these in modelling tools.
  • Provide modelling analysis and support the reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain accurate modelling reports, enhance and analyse dashboards and communicate to various stakeholders on a timely basis.
  • Identify areas for improvement of systems and business processes.
  • Respond rapidly to business needs by providing ad-hoc business and analytical support.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience
  • A passion for numbers and problem-solving
  • Proven ability to analyse large volume of data, collate and summarise them in presentable format to provide insights
  • A knowledge of statistical analysis in investigating trends, patterns, and relationships using quantitative approach
  • Highly proficient in advanced Microsoft Excel and other data-oriented software
  • Attention to detail with ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy



  • A knowledge of energy market and /or modelling tools (such as Plexos) is a distinct advantage
  • A knowledge of coding programmes such as Python, R or VBA and data systems such as SQL is a distinct advantage
  • Experience using data visualisation/reporting tools such as Power BI/Tableau or other business intelligence platforms





Degree qualified in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Data Analytics or Math related discipline or equivalent work experience is required.



ESB Head Office, Dublin


Reporting to

The successful candidate will report to the Modelling Manager for Investment & Strategic Modelling.



€40,000 to €50,000 per annum


Closing Date

5th July 2022


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