Energy Storage Analyst

The Faraday Institution (FI) is the UK’s independent electrochemical energy storage research institute. Our goal is to make the UK a world leader in energy storage and to ensure the UK is well placed to take advantage of the future economic opportunities from this emerging technology.

The mission of the Energy Storage Analyst is to undertake research and analysis to develop a unique understanding of the development of battery related research and technology development across the UK, Europe and world and use the gathered intelligence to support and advise FI activities.

Objectives and responsibilities of the role:

  • Gather data, research and intelligence on developments in battery research, energy storage and the wider global battery market and understand the implications and relevance for the FI research programme, UK competitiveness and the wider UK economy.
  • Use gathered data, research and intelligence to support the FI Chief Economist, including preparing concise market, economic and technology briefings for the Faraday Insights publication aimed at building knowledge across industry, academia and government.
  • Participate in and lead techno-economic studies to understand the business and economic opportunities emerging as part of the transition to an electrified economy and the actions needed to be taken to support the change (e.g. the policy or regulatory changes that might be required).
  • Work closely with the Business Intelligence Manager to develop a strong domestic and international network and to keep abreast of the latest developments in the battery market, providing input to the FI team on industry requirements and opportunities.
  • Use gathered intelligence to support the FI CEO and the Senior Executive Team through briefings and preparation of speeches and presentations and, in particular, to inform the direction of the FI research agenda and programme.
  • Work with other parts of the Faraday Battery Challenge to understand the current and potential future UK battery value chain and use this combined with wider market knowledge to identify potential technology exploitation partners.

The Energy Storage Analyst will report to the Chief Economist and will work closely with the Senior Executive Team.

The role will involve regular interactions with external stakeholders such as leading UK policy groups, UK government and the wider public sector, consulting firms/ financial advisors with a strong energy analytics perspective, think tanks and domestic and international research centres.

Key competencies

Essential skills:

  • Strong analytical and research capability
  • Strong knowledge of the science, engineering, economics and social benefits of batteries and other forms of energy storage
  • Good level of communications and ability to engage with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to summarise and present analysis succinctly in both verbal and written form
  • An ability to work independently under own initiative as well as to work collaboratively within a small team

Highly desirable:

  • Experience in a similar role and/or experience within the field of energy storage
  • Quick learner and self-starter
  • A strong desire for quality and order and ability to manage files and data effectively

Working arrangements

  • Location: Normal location is Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, near Oxford. Working is currently blended working from home and based at Harwell.
  • Salary range: £35,000-£50,000 depending on experience
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Reports to: Chief Economist

The Faraday Institution is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and to being an equal opportunity employer. The Faraday Institution are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in all its forms.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter highlighting your fit for this role:

Closing Date:  5pm Monday 20th December 2021.

No agencies please.



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