Energy Modellers - World Energy Outlook
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Closed on 30 Sep 2020
Location: Paris (France)
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Job Description

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 37 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.


The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation.  The IEA operates as an autonomous body within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  Both the OECD and the IEA seek opportunities to work with an increasing number of non-members of growing importance to the world economy.


The IEA seeks energy modellers to contribute to analysis of long-term regional and sectoral energy trends and their consequences, with emphasis on end-use sectors (industry, buildings, transport) modelling. The main output is the annual World Energy Outlook. This has gained a reputation as the most authoritative source for energy analysis and projections. Each year it provides a quantitative outlook for energy supply and demand in the medium to long-term and draws policy lessons for energy security, investment and the environment.


The chosen candidate will be part of a team of enthusiastic professionals working in a dynamic and fast paced environment in the Directorate of  Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks.

Main Responsibilities

Energy Analysis and Drafting

  • Assume responsibility for elements of the end-use modelling in the World Energy Model, which include: updating databases on energy demand activity drivers, technology costs, capital stock; and calibrating regional models.

  • Track, collect and assess the impact of energy and environment policies by sector, including on energy service demand, new capital stock requirements, technology and fuel mix, investment needs, emissions;

  • Carry out techno-economic analysis, draft and prepare reports on energy policy issues, for example, sensitivity analysis of technology costs to a range of parameters, and structural elements which affect long-term trends, including technology improvements.

  • Assist with other project management as appropriate and work closely with other members of the WEO modelling team and Energy Technology modelling team .

  • Support the broader activities of the IEA through analytical, written and verbal contributions, development of web content and briefs on all aspects of energy trend scenarios.

Liaison and Outreach
  • Collaborate with other Divisions in the Agency, the OECD, and other national and international organisations, the energy industry and research bodies in the analysis of the impact of energy market developments on the macro-economies of Member, Partner, Associate countries and non-Member countries.

  • Participate in preparations for meetings of IEA standing committees, working parties and other groups as required; participate in relevant meetings of other international organisations; provide support for the development of reports, analyses and information items for these meetings.

  • Maintain contacts with members of national delegations, other international organisations, representatives of industry, and other institutions involved in energy market assessments. Promote the work of the Agency externally to a wide range of audiences through organising and participating in workshops, making presentations and holding bi-lateral meetings

Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree(s) in relevant disciplines, such as engineering or economics.

Professional Background

  • Three to seven years’ experience  in applied economic analysis, preferably within an energy context. 

  • Excellent understanding of energy sector dynamics.

  • Excellent quantitative background and experience in the construction and use of large scale energy models, a plus if with a focus on industrial sectors.

  • Proven analytical abilities as demonstrated in past work products (analytic reports, quantitative analysis, operative models, and/or published papers).

  • Excellent level of computer literacy, including the use of excel and vensim.

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; working knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.

Core Competencies
Selection Process
  • For retained candidates, written tests/video-recorded interviews are foreseen mid October and panel interviews are planned for early November.

Contract Duration
  • A two year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.


What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 6,130 EUR or 7,563 EUR , plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

  • Please note, the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.


The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.


The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

About OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. 

Today, we are focused on helping governments around the world to:

  • Restore confidence in markets and the institutions that make them function. 
  • Re-establish healthy public finances as a basis for future sustainable economic growth. 
  • Foster and support new sources of growth through innovation, environmentally friendly ‘green growth’ strategies and the development of emerging economies.
  • Ensure that people of all ages can develop the skills to work productively and satisfyingly in the jobs of tomorrow.

The OECD’s core values

  • Objective: Our analyses and recommendations are independent and evidence-based.
  • Open: We encourage debate and a shared understanding of critical global issues.
  • Bold: We dare to challenge conventional wisdom starting with our own.
  • Pioneering: We identify and address emerging and long term challenges.
  • Ethical: Our credibility is built on trust, integrity and transparency.