Graduate Modellers - Oxford


About us

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation.

We are a diverse team of around 350 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities.

We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Berlin, Paris, Sydney, Madrid, California and Austin, and more opening soon.

We currently serve around 600 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.

About the position

At Aurora, you will apply the skills you have developed through your studies to solve some of our clients’ most interesting and intricate problems. Whether you are finishing your undergraduate degree or studying at postgraduate level, you will grow and develop through a mix of structured training programmes and on-the-job learning.  

We will help you to raise your abilities to the next level, preparing you to contribute to projects, communicate complex ideas across the company, nurture teams, and push our modelling capabilities to meet client and internal needs.

For recent graduates joining Aurora’s Oxford Modelling Team, in your first year you can expect to: 

  • Undergo rigorous training on our modelling methodology and the energy markets we are modelling.
  • Contribute to some of the most advanced energy market models in the industry.
  • Have close involvement in live client projects as the technical modelling expert. 

A modeller’s role is highly varied depending on ongoing projects, and your responsibilities can include: 

  • Contributions to the long-term development of our modelling suite to improve the quality and value of our modelling results.
  • Liaising internally with analysts and other stakeholders across the company to ensure that our modelling is meeting project requirements.
  • Developing analytical and computational tools, formatting recommendations on future trends, and conveying these insights to enhance clients’ decision making.

Most project work in modelling involves close interaction with other teams across Aurora, including:

  • Advisory: executing bespoke consulting projects for clients, involving complex project-specific model developments to meet client needs.  
  • Research: developing market forecast reports and original in-depth research on the future of energy markets, with a modelling focus on the accuracy of the market behaviour being modelled and the quality of results.
  • Software Solutions: developing new services for our clients which directly use our models or modelling results. 

What we are looking for

Our Graduate Modelling Programme is open to you if you have studied a relevant degree in Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Science or other quantitative fields. 

Our team look for evidence of the following qualities in applications: 

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical ability.
  • An ability to collect, analyse and interpret complex quantitative data and information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a great team player.
  • Knowledge of one programming language, e.g. C++, Matlab, Python (preferred), R, Java

It would also be beneficial to have: 

  • Knowledge of and interest in energy markets, and a belief that well-designed models significantly improve decision making.
  • Excellent Python Programming skills
  • Knowledge of statistical and/or optimisation techniques.

What we offer

  • A fun, informal and international work culture 
  • An office in the centre of Oxford with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
  • A competitive salary package 
  • Access to the Aurora Academy, our training programme offering a range of opportunities to develop your skills

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

To apply, please submit your CV, a brief cover letter, your salary expectations and state your earliest possible start date.

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  • Deadline
    March 17th, 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    £39,000 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
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  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Maths
  • Software
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