2014 Callaghan Innovation R&D Career Grant BEC2050 Research Intern

Date Added: 3 Sep 2014 from BusinessNZ

CRL Energy

BEC is undertaking a major project to develop scenarios of New Zealand's "energy future" to 2050.

Primarily, they intend to do this through a novel scenario modelling approach, leveraging the World Energy Council's (WEC) work in this area World Energy Scenarios: Composing energy futures to 2050. As part of this, BEC will partner with a world-leading modelling organisation, the Paul Scherrer Institute, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

CRL Energy Limited is a commercial research and consultancy company with a focus on energy technologies and environmental issues. We have close links with government, industry, a variety of national and international clients and a well-established reputation for carrying out high quality research and consultancy. CRL Energy's Technology Group is a research and consulting team with experience in a wide range of energy systems.

Research Intern

CRL Energy is proposing to appoint, for a 6 month term, a Postgraduate Research intern to work with BEC on the BEC 2050 Energy Scenarios project.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in world-leading research; help shape New Zealand's energy future; and embark on a career in energy research or in the energy sector.

Ideally, the role would suit someone just completing a post graduate qualification. The role will provide you with many challenges and opportunities for personal growth. You will be based at our Lower Hutt offices on the Gracefield Science Park, but will also have the opportunity to work out of a Wellington CBD location.

To be successful in this role, ideally you will have:

  • A keen interest in New Zealand's energy future
  • An energy-related post-graduate science, engineering or business qualification.
  • A high-level awareness of the energy industry and energy technologies.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills, and a high degree of autonomy and motivation
  • A passion to lead and to grow.

A stipend of $30,000 will be paid for the 6 month appointment.

The candidate will work closely with and be mentored by BusinessNZ Energy Council and Sapere Research Group who are project-managing BEC2050. The intern will also work with MBIE, EECA, MfE and the 16 energy industry partners who are funding the project.

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For more information

Enquiries to, and job description available from:

Dr R S Whitney r.whitney@crl.co.nz
Chairman - BusinessNZ Energy Council
Chief Science Advisor – CRL Energy Ltd and Coal Association NZ
Or phone Stephen Batstone BEC 2050 project manager on +64 (27) 225 1983

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